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Archive - Oct 25, 2012

Virtual dog walk raises funds for Hadley School for the Blind

October 25, 2012

BLACKFOOT – During the month of October, dog lovers are being asked to contribute $1 to Hounds for Hadley each time they walk their dog.
Founded in 1920 by William Hadley and Dr. E.V.L. Brown, The Hadley School for the Blind offers courses free of charge to its blind and visually impaired students and their families and affordable tuition courses to blindness professionals.
Today, Hadley is the largest educator of people who are blind or visually impaired around the world, serving more than 10,000 students annually in all 50 states and 100 countries.

Activity center raises new sign and kicks off fundraiser

October 25, 2012

BLACKFOOT — The Blackfoot Community Center (BCC)-Activity Center at 257 S. Broadway is home to the only indoor playground in town and fundraising efforts are underway to make sure it stays open for children in the area to enjoy for many years to come. The playland, which was installed in August, was made possible through a variety of grants and is a thrill for kids with a bouncy track, rope swings, balance beams, basketball hoops, ping pong tables and climbing equipment, similar to that found at some fast food restaurants.

New well approved for Snake River

October 25, 2012

THOMAS — The well at the Snake River Middle School (SRMS) in Thomas has a nitrate problem. The nitrate level is still within the safe level, below 20 parts, however, nitrates measure above the limit of 10 parts. The nitrates in the old well at SRMS measures 13 parts.
Students, staff and cooks use bottled water for their water needs.
The school uses 25-30 five-gallon water bottles each week, said Ed Jackson, principal of the SRMS.
Marvin Fielding, an engineer with Schiess and Associates from Idaho Falls, presented three recommendations for the nitrate problem at SRMS. These are:

Playoffs? Are we talking about playoffs?

October 25, 2012

And away we go! As most of you football crazed fans in Bingham County are aware of, the state football playoffs begin tonight! The top ranked and undefeated Firth Cougars will open Bingham County's run at the state tournament when they kick off against Valley at Idaho State's Holt Arena at 8:15 p.m.
Aberdeen will play at Declo on Friday evening while Blackfoot will be closing out their regular season at Rigby before they open the 4A state playoffs next week at home against the second place team out of district three which is currently Bishop Kelly.
On Saturday, the 3A schools kick into action with defending 3A state champion Snake River taking on Sugar-Salem at 4 and the current second ranked team in the state, Shelley taking on Buhl immediately following. Both of those games will be in Holt Arena.
As with seasons past, I will now gaze into my crystal ball and make my bold and fearless predictions as to what will unfold over this glorious football weekend.

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