BLACKFOOT â€” Brint Jefferis is up to his eyeballs in new P.E. equipment thanks to General Mills who just gave the School District #55 elementary P.E. teacher a $2500 grant. "The grant," explained Jefferis "is based on the after school programs that I do." Jefferis has organized after school tennis three times a week, an indoor walking program through December and March and other activities. "General Mills gives rewards for healthy lifestyles."
SHELLEY â€” An early morning blaze blackened the business, Hidden Treasures, a furniture store, at 238 S. Emerson in Shelley on Thursday. The business remains open.
Firemen from Shelley, Firth, Blackfoot and Ammon responded to the blaze. Forty guys and eight trucks were on site, said Shelley Fire chief Mike Carter.
A person spotted the fire as he/she was passing by and called 911. The call came into the Shelley fire station about 5 a.m.
When the Shelley firemen arrived on site, the front section of the business was fully engulfed, said Shelley assistant fire chief Randy Adams.
BLACKFOOT â€” State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna explained the history of Props 1, 2, 3 and took questions regarding these propositions at the Bingham County/District 31 Republican Central Committee Thursday evening.
Thirty-one people attended this meeting.
In explaining the history of Props 1, 2 and 3, said Luna. "A plan is better than abcense of a plan."
Thirty states have passed educational reform, he said. This is a renaissance about public education.