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December 4th

Velda Mae Blackburn, 88

December 4, 2012

Obituary
Velda Mae Blackburn, 88, of Springfield passed away Dec. 1, 2012 at Bingham Memorial Hospital in Blackfoot.
Velda was born May 7, 1924 in Moreland to Harrison McKnight and Myrtle Parker.  She lived her lifetime in Bingham County, graduating from Moreland High School. 
On Dec. 23, 1942 Velda married Quinton Blackburn in Blackfoot.  Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.  Together they had seven sons, Terrell, Brent, Kevin, Varon, Chad, Parker and Joel.

December 3rd

Soloists to be featured in Snake River Orchestra concert

December 4, 2012

The Snake River Community Orchestra will present its annual Christmas Concert on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the Snake River High School auditorium.
The concert will spotlight three soloists as they perform concertos by Vivaldi, Haydn and Mozart. Saint-Saens's "Dance Bacchanale" from Samson and Dalila, and well-loved Christmas music will complete the evening program. The support and dedication to the orchestra are appreciated. Arlene Osborn printed fliers and programs for the orchestra's season performances.

Three file suit in hazing case

December 4, 2012

Three Blackfoot men have filed a lawsuit against Blackfoot School District 55, the County of Bingham, the City of Blackfoot, Scott Andrew, Randy Smith, Paul Newbold, Kurt Asmus, David Moore and agents, officers and employees of the above entities. The suit was filed at 4:55 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30.

Tree lighting begins festive week at Bingham County Historical Museum

December 4, 2012

Morning News-Lisa Lete
Oh Christmas tree, Oh Christmas tree, your branches green delight us. Marty Ellis, incoming president of the Bingham Historical Society, leads the community in singing the classic Christmas carol after county commissioner Whitney Manwaring lit the beautifully decorated tree at a public ceremony inside the museum Monday night. The tree lighting was the first of the festive events as part of a week-long 'holiday open house' at the museum at 190 N. Shilling St. A cookie and 'holiday treat' sale will take place from 4-8 p.m. at the museum today.

Police Log

December 3, 2012

Items of note from Nov. 15-27.

Blackfoot Police

WILD CATS: Nov. 15, 12:44 p.m.: A caller reported a large amount of wild cats in the area of Rose Road.

BAD NEIGHBOR: Nov. 15, 3:09 p.m.: A man said his neighbor walks her dog by his residence every day and lets the dog urinate and defecate on his plants.

SHADOWY FIGURES: Nov. 16, 4:20 a.m.: A caller said they can see about eight figures and possibly flashlights and is also hearing whistle-type noises.

December 2nd

Kids learn physics at egg catapult competition

December 3, 2012

FORT HALL — It was a change of pace from holiday activities as area elementary and middle school students learned about physics and had some fun at the Nordic 'Egg' Catapult Challenge at Fort Hall Elementary School on Saturday.

November 30th

Madison holds off Blackfoot

December 1, 2012

BLACKFOOT — After trailing by close to 10 points for the majority of the game, Blackfoot made a run to cut Madison's lead to 32-30 with two minutes left in the third quarter. The Broncos didn't score from the field for another five minutes and by that time the lead and grown to 11 and the Bobcats hung on to win 53-44.
"We did some good things tonight," Blackfoot head coach Dan Hale said. "Especially defensively. Offensively is where we need to see some improvement. We played like five individuals for most of the night instead of running our offense. I think we were just trying too hard."

Judge to review D55 files

December 1, 2012

BLACKFOOT — Following an hour-long presentation on Friday, District Judge David Nye took the case of Joyce Bingham vs. Blackfoot School District 55 under advisement.
Bingham brought suit against the school district because they refused to explain a large payment which she found when she examined its budget.
"As I looked on the website at the district's published budget, I noticed the first listed expense in July was $105,428 for a contracted service," said Bingham. "Checking back to January, any other contracted services were usually paid on payday which is around the 20th of each month.

Christmas Tree Fantasy auction raised $16,000

December 1, 2012

The tree, wreath and holiday decor auction at the 34th annual Christmas Tree Fantasy Thursday night brought in about $16,000, according to event chair Jana Rupe.
One Christmas tree donated by Milestone/E.M. Tanner sold for $1,200 while another tree, decorated in the memory of Gene 'Fatboy' Taylor, was purchased, donated back to the auction, and then sold again.
Rupe said she is pleased with the outcome of this year's auction, considering there were fewer trees donated to the event this year.
"We are always happy with what we get," Rupe said. "Blackfoot is a very generous community."

Judge takes Distict 55 decision under advisement

December 1, 2012

Following an hour-long presentation on Friday, District Judge David Nye took the case of Joyce Bingham vs. Blackfoot School District 55 under advisement.
Bingham brought suit against the school district because they refused to explain a large payment which she found when she examined its budget.
"As I looked on the website at the district's published budget, I noticed the first listed expense in July was $105,428 for a contracted service," said Bingham. "Checking back to January, any other contracted services were usually paid on payday which is around the 20th of each month.

 

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