Archive - Oct 1, 2012
Idaho State senior tight end Josh Hill has been named the National Tight End of the Week by College Football Performance Awards for his performance on Saturday against Sacramento State.
Hill, a Blackfoot High School graduate, had a career afternoon as he caught 12 passes for 123 yards against the Hornets. His previous career high was nine catches against Portland State last year and 92 yards receiving against Western State in the 2011 home opener. For the season Hill has 25 catches for 242 yards and two touchdowns.
Friends and family of Brent and Emilie Hanson, with the support of Modern Woodmen of America Youth Service Clubs, raised over $13,000 for the Hanson family through fundraising events in late September.
Emilie's husband, Brent, was killed in a motorcycle accident last month.
"It was inspiring to see the community pull together and do so much for one person," said Hanson. "I am grateful for the hard work and generosity, the giving hearts and love given from this community.
"We are really held up by the community and we are really grateful," she said.
City Clerk Suzanne McNeel, a Blackfoot native, has been elected vice president by members of the Idaho City Clerks, Treasurers and Finance Officers Association (ICCTFOA) for 2012-2013.
The ICCTFOA was formed to increase the professionalism of its members; improve city administration; advance the fullest measure of responsibility in local government and to cooperate with federal, state and local agencies, the Association of Idaho Cities, Idaho universities and other organizations to upgrade the efficiency of city government.
Pay-for-performance is a concept nearly everyone understands, but a group of Bingham County educators say they will never qualify.
They are those who teach and guide students at Independence Alternative High School, which serves all five districts in the county.
"People in the community are under the impression that good teachers will be rewarded" under the state's pay-for-performance or merit pay law," said Dan Grimes, who teaches government at IAHS. "But that's not true."
The five siblings from Blackfoot's Kesler family were all smiles and their camaraderie and enthusiasm was evident over the airwaves as they took on the Iantello family from Woodstock, Ga., on the popular game show Family Feud Monday afternoon on KPVI (Channel 6).