Archive - Apr 2013
Thanks to the kindness and generosity of the community and one special young man, a night fit for a princess awaits Rachael Slay, a senior at Blackfoot High School with non-speaking autism, as she prepares to attend the BHS prom on Friday night.
A few weeks ago, Rachael's mother, Serrina Slay, used social media and the assistance of the Morning News in hope of finding her only child, Rachael, a date to the prom saying, "She [Rachael] has never gone to a school dance or any school function and I would love for her to have this one last opportunity to go to the Blackfoot High School prom."
BLACKFOOT â€” Former Blackfoot High School teacher Joyce Bingham, who sued the Blackfoot School District last fall and won, has been nominated for The Max Dalton "Open Government Award."
The award, sponsored by the Idaho Newspaper Foundation, has been given yearly since 1999, "to a citizen or group judged to be an outspoken advocate of openness in either public records or public meetings on the state or local level."
For one former Blackfoot man, the celebration of the Boston Marathon ended with two bombs going off near the finish line on Monday.
Matt Hong, a Blackfoot High School graduate, was running his first Boston Marathon.
When contacted, Hong said, "My wife and I are okay."
"I had finished the marathon a half-hour before the explosion," he said. "We are staying with friends near the scene of the explosion.
"After cleaning up, we were heading back to the finish to cheer on other runners," Hong said. "People were heading toward us, coming in the opposite direction,from the finish line.
FIRTH â€“ Shannon Christensen was named the Distinguished Young Woman (DYW) of the Firth/Shelley area Saturday night in the Firth High School auditorium.
Ashley Carpenter was named First Alternate. Jessica Mecham will serve as Second Alternate.
Christensen not only became the DYW but also was recognized as the person who best exemplified the â€śSpirit of Distinguished Young Women.â€ť This award is voted on by the participants themselves.
DYW is a scholarship program. Christensen was awarded these scholarships:
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â $1,000 scholarship for becoming the DYW,
BLACKFOOT â€” In an overall quality and entertaining production as good as any in a big city, accomplished dancer, Miiko Toussaint, wowed the crowd with a self choreographed lyrical dance performance, taking top honors as Blackfoot's 2013-14 Distinguished Young Woman at Saturday night's program held at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center.
Morning News â€” Leslie Mielke
BLACKFOOT â€” The Blackfoot Broncos remained undefeated in conference play on Friday afternoon as they rode the left arm of Dallan Fairchild to a 4-0 home win over Rigby.
Fairchild was in a word, magnificent as he worked a complete game 2 hit shutout. Fairchild was efficient on the bump, throwing just 90 pitches in his 7 innings of work as he sat down 12 Rigby hitters via the strike out.
The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, one of the most beloved Big Bands in the country, will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. this Friday at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center.
The current band director is Terry Myers, a world-renowned clarinet and saxophone player.
"We play swing music from the 30's and 40's," he said.
"The music is great," Myers said. "I love it; we have a good time." Many great soloists started their careers with the Dorsey Orchestra, like Frank Sinatra, said Myers.
POCATELLO â€” "Cybersecurity Researchers" is the fancy new term for "hackers." But, whatever you call them, they are out there putting businesses, small and large, at risk of losing services, data and vital information while undermining top positions and a company's reputation.
Rita Wells, a cybersecurity specialist for the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) addressed the issue at a seminar sponsored by the Pocatello Department of Labor on Thursday.
BLACKFOOT â€” Bingham County foes collided on the softball diamond at Blackfoot High School on Thursday afternoon and when the dust had settled it was the Lady Broncos who stood triumphant with a 6-0 win over the Lady Russets of Shelley.
The win spoiled the return of Shelley head coach Brenda Whitworth who took to the visiting dugout on a field in which she had led the Lady Broncos to so many wins on in her tenure as the head coach of the Lady Broncos.