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December 12th

More questions for D55 trustees

December 13, 2012

The case of documents signed by trustees of the Blackfoot School District and former superintendent Scott Crane begs the question, of course, what's next?
According to Idaho Code 67-2347 (1), "If an action …occurs at any meeting which fails to comply with the provisions of sections 67-2340 through 67-2346, Idaho Code, such action shall be null and void."
On Monday, the district admitted to violating the Idaho Open Meetings Law.
Interim Superintendent Chad Struhs said the board does realize the contract is now void. The trustees are working on deciding what to do, he said.

Former local woman ready to mush in West Yellowstone

December 13, 2012

April Cox and Hugo Antonucci are mushers. They raise, rescue, re-home and race Huskies.
Cox is the daughter of Gayle and Luane Cox. She grew up in the Blackfoot area.
Antonucci was a senior configuration analyst for Rockwell Collins. He worked in the engineering core before he retired. Now he works with Huskies.
Cox and Antonucci each have brought eight-dog teams to compete in the West Yellowstone Sledding Race that begins at 5:30 p.m. Thursday with the "Parade of Lights."

December 11th

Madison girls sprint past Blackfoot

December 12, 2012

BLACKFOOT — Foul trouble reared it's ugly head at Blackfoot High School on Tuesday evening and for the home standing Lady Broncos, the trouble was all theirs as they were forced to sit a trio of their starters for a large portion of the first half of play against 5A Madison.
Madison took advantage of that as they poured in 51 first half points en route to an 80-52 win over the Lady Broncos.

Locals celebrate unique birthday

December 12, 2012

Today, let’s celebrate 12. As all math teachers will tell you, the number 12 is divisible by 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6. Three 12s in a row happens only once a century—today—on 12-12-12.
Dexter Gordon Hale celebrates turning 12 today. Dexter is the son of Dandee and Sarah Hale of Blackfoot. He was born at Bingham Memorial Hospital at 6:06 a.m.
Dexter attends the Blackfoot Sixth Grade Center and is active in basketball, baseball and football. He also plays the trombone.

Community outraged over former superintendent's deal

December 12, 2012

Blackfoot residents reacted mostly with anger and disbelief to the news that Blackfoot School District trustees violated Idaho Open Meeting Laws and spent over $220,000 of taxpayer money on a separation agreement between the district and former superintendent Scott Crane; with many questions still unanswered.

Top 20 stories of 2012 — #18

December 11, 2012

# 18 Pingree couple grand marshals

MORNING NEWS

BLACKFOOT - The Eastern Idaho State Fair’s board of directors named Gary and Muriel Judge of Pingree as grand marshals of the 2012 Eastern Idaho State Fair. They led the annual Fair Parade down Shilling Avenue.

Share your views

December 11, 2012

How do you feel about the payoff agreement between members of the Blackfoot School District No. 55 trustees and former superintendent Scott Crane? Share your thoughts on our Facebook page and/or participate in our poll elsewhere on this Website. We want to hear from you regarding the appropriate course of action moving forward.

Kurt H. Aikele, 58

December 11, 2012

Kurt H. Aikele, 58, passed away peacefully at his home in Blackfoot, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012. His loving family surrounded him as he departed this life, witnesses to his courageous battle with cancer, which he endured for four years with grace and patience.
Kurt was born Nov. 8, 1954, in Pocatello to Herman Aikele and Atha Pearl Murdock. He attended school in Arco and graduated from Butte County High School. He received degrees from Ricks College and Idaho State University in farm and health care management, respectively.
He served an LDS mission to Kansas and Missouri.

Juanita K Packer Elison, 74

December 11, 2012

Juanita K Packer Elison, 74, joined her eternal sweetheart on Wednesday, 5th day of December, 2012.  This wonderful mother, wife, sister, and friend passed away after struggling for several months with NPH.  Her gallant heart was worn out.

John Michael Reading, 62

December 11, 2012

John Michael Reading, 62, of Blackfoot, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012 at his home.
\He was born April 20, 1950 in Chadron, Neb., to John William and Betty Jean Feldhousen Reading.  John was raised and attended school in Chadron.       
On July 7, 1973 he married Kay Marie Larsen in Rexburg.  After their marriage they lived in Nebraska for two years, then moved to Pocatello for a year and a half.  They moved to Blackfoot in 1977.  Their marriage was solemnized in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple on March 17, 1979. 

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