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Archive - Oct 2012

October 16th

Get a Whiff of these guys...

October 16, 2012

BLACKFOOT—Every year as part of an age old tradition 14 strapping young men, seniors at Yale, gather together to enthusiastically sing songs across the world. This year the Whiffenpoofs, comically named in part of a joke that featured a mythical dragonfish over 100 years ago, will venture into Southeastern Idaho to display their vocal talents.

October 15th

Business award nominations

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.

Helen Florence Leatham, 82

October 15, 2012

Helen Florence Leatham, 82, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Friday, October 12, 2012 at The Good Samaritan in Idaho Falls, Idaho                     
            She was born June 9, 1930 in Idaho Falls, Idaho the daughter of George Gee McGavin and Hazel Jannette Tanner.
            Helen graduated from Idaho Falls High School.
            On July 27, 1949, she married Lamar Leatham in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.  After she was married she lived in Shelley, then to Idaho Falls and Pocatello.  She spent the last few years living with her daughter, Lorie in Blackfoot.

October 14th

Five new teachers at ISTCS

October 14, 2012

BLACKFOOT – Five new teachers are at the Idaho Science and Technology Charter School.
The five teachers are Jocelyn Hayes, math; Shalene Summers, history; Katie Sorensen, band and music education; Matt Green, language arts and creative writing; and Devin Larsen, science technology.
Jocelyn Hayes
Math teacher Jocelyn Hayes was born into a military family and spent much of her school age years in England. Idaho, however, has always been her home base.

Intuitive healer comes to Blackfoot

October 14, 2012

BLACKFOOT — A painful divorce and a bout with serious depression twelve years ago, ultimately catapulted Leanne Facer into a life of joy and passion as a life coach and healer in East Idaho. She shares her knowledge and her life's passion in Blackfoot once a week offering Aqua Chi foot bath detox treatments, foot reflexology and intuitive medical readings.

October 13th

Lady Broncos leave it all on the field

October 13, 2012

IDAHO FALLS — On a cold and blustery Saturday morning two teams took to the Bonneville High School pitch looking for a berth in this weeks upcoming state tournament. Preston entered the game with the knowledge that they had beaten Blackfoot in both of their earlier meetings but as many sports pundits will tell you, beating a team three times in a row is a tough thing to do.

October 12th

Bobcats end Broncos 18 game winning streak

October 13, 2012

REXBURG — For the first time since the 2010 4A state championship game, the Blackfoot Broncos tasted defeat as they fell at Madison 35-14 on Friday evening.
"Like I told the kids after the game, football will expose you if you don't do the little things and do the work necessary to win," Blackfoot head coach Stan Buck said. "Madison beat us up. I was impressed with what they were able to do to us."

BHS fundraiser a huge success

October 13, 2012

BLACKFOOT — Blackfoot High School students and community members from Blackfoot came out in force at noon on Friday to support We the People. The lines were long, the weather was beautiful and the food was delicious.
Over 250 people were served Friday.
The event was so very successful, the same event will take place next Friday, said Holly Kartchner, We the People advisor. The difference is people will get a bottle of water rather than soda pop.

Hulse remembered, named Mayor for the day

October 13, 2012

BLACKFOOT — Butch Hulse aspired to be the mayor of Blackfoot someday, a city he loved so much; however, he lost his battle with a congenital lung disease, at the age of 65, on Oct. 5 in Salt Lake City while awaiting a lung transplant. Hundreds gathered at Hulse’s funeral service at Hawker Funeral Home Friday, where he was proclaimed Honorary Mayor of the City of Blackfoot for Oct. 12, 2012.
Hulse, a Blackfoot native, was serving as a city councilman for the City of Blackfoot at the time of his death.

October 11th

BHS teacher gets grant

October 12, 2012

BLACKFOOT — 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."

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