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Archive - Oct 2012

October 17th

Former teacher sues school district

October 18, 2012

BLACKFOOT — Former Blackfoot High School teacher Joyce Bingham is suing Blackfoot School District 55 on behalf of herself and concerned patrons. Bingham filed in district court on Oct. 15, 2012 with a verified complaint to enforce her right to examine and copy public records according to her attorney, Jared M. Harris of Blackfoot.
Bingham's complaint stems from her request to the school board in August to view copies of a contract payout from the district's bank account in the amount of $105,428 on July 2, 2012. Bingham discovered the payout while reviewing the district's public records.

BPAC director honored with Achievement Award

October 18, 2012

POCATELLO — Susan Mann, programming director of the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center, described herself as speechless.
"For those of you who know me, I'm speechless and that's shocking," Mann said as she accepted the Hall of Fame award at the 13th Annual Idaho State Journal Business & Achievement Awards on Wednesday.
Mann, a longtime music teacher at Blackfoot High School, spearheaded the campaign to build the BPAC during the mid-1990s. She often told her students they would be the ones to see it come to fruition.

Cannon Captures district title

October 18, 2012

IDAHO FALLS — The Blackfoot cross country squad took to the course at Freeman Park in Idaho Falls on Wednesday and at days end, Rachel Cannon became the first female district champion in recent memory while Paul Cannon and Kohl Bingham each punched a ticket to state in the boys race with fifth and seventh place finishes.

Nuclear Blast!

October 18, 2012

TERRETON — There was no wild celebration at the net and no student body rushing the court but despite the relatively low key celebration, the Firth Cougar volleyball squad were all smiles on Wednesday evening as they capped an undefeated conference season with a solid 3-1 victory over Ririe 25-15, 25-20, 18-25 and 25-18 to capture the 2A Nuclear Conference championship.

Neta Stoddard Nelson,

October 17, 2012

Neta Stoddard Nelson went home to be with her loved ones on October 9, 2012. She was born in Shelley on September 17, 1937 to Wilford and Ireta Stoddard. Neta loved to be with family and with coming from a family of 16 it was a good thing. She would regale all with the antics what they did as kids. She was the tenth child of the Stoddard Clan.

Norma Jean (Jones) Aslett

October 17, 2012

Norma Jean Aslett, 77, passed away Thursday, October 11, 2012. Her last earthly hours were spent with her family at her bedside. Norma celebrated the last several months at Silverado Senior Living, Aspen Park Dementia Care Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Norma Jean was born on July 26, 1935 to Arthur William Jones and Phronia Louise (Jones) Baux in Fort Hall, Idaho. Norma spent her early childhood in Fort Hall, Idaho. She also enjoyed spending time with numerous cousins, older brother William and younger sister Charlotte, often times, under the care of her loving Grandma Gay.

October 16th

Russets win Mountain Rivers Championship

October 17, 2012

SHELLEY — The Shelley Russet volleyball squad entered Tuesday nights conference tournament needing nine wins for a district championship. At the end of a very loud, and very dominant evening, they got all nine of those wins in just ten of the possible fifteen games, as they downed Teton 3-0 and then Sugar-Salem 3-0 and 3-1 while punching their ticket to the state tournament with a 3A Mountain Rivers Conference Championship.

Grant getting students in the pool

October 17, 2012

BLACKFOOT – Kids in the after school program at Wapello Elementary spent part of their afternoon taking swimming lessons at the Blackfoot Swimming Pool.
With the help of a 21st Century Grant, students at Wapello Elementary, Fort Hall Elementary and Independence High School are able to participate in after school enrichment activities.

Candidates 'Rocking the Native Voice' in Fort Hall

October 17, 2012

FORT HALL — The environment, education and mental health funding were three hot topics addressed by 17 local candidates at a voters forum in Fort Hall Monday night. A small group of Fort Hall residents attended the forum which was part of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribe's "Rocking the Native Vote" campaign — an effort to encourage Native Americans to exercise their voting power.

Award Nominations- Four from county up for business awards

October 16, 2012

BLACKFOOT—Morning News publisher, Leonard Martin, is one of four Bingham County business people to be nominated for an Idaho State Journal (ISJ) Business Achievement Award. Martin, who has been publisher of the Morning News for the past seven years, worked as the advertising director of the Idaho State Journal in Pocatello for fourteen years prior to becoming the publisher of Blackfoot's newspaper.

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