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Archive - May 24, 2013

District 55 to open new middle school in fall

May 24, 2013

A new middle school will open in Blackfoot this coming fall.
Summit Middle School is for sixth, seventh and eighth graders.
A parent presentation is scheduled at 6 p.m. on Tuesday to explain the objectives of this new school. The meeting will take place in the board room in the Blackfoot District office, 270 E. Bridge St., in Blackfoot.
"This will be a non-traditional middle school," said administrator Brandee Hewitt. "It will be project-based learning.
The school will be located upstairs in the district office.

Body Sculpting Business Opens in Blackfoot

May 24, 2013

BLACKFOOT—Local businesswoman Jackie Foote has admittedly battled her weight through the years, so when she discovered a way to get rid of fat for good through body sculpting, it inspired her to open her own business: "Sleek Physique and Body Sculpting."
Foote said she was skeptical when she first heard about "Ultrasound Fat Cavitation and Radio Frequency Treatments," through her daughter Stephanie Pitman, who has also opened up a body sculpting business in Helena, Mont.

Local MMA Fighter Picks up First Win

May 24, 2013

BLACKFOOT—Rayce Ranstrom of Pingree, and Jonathan Turpin of Blackfoot, for Team Mayhem brought home some impressive wins this past Saturday.
They earned those victories at the Mixed Martial Arts Showdown 2 at the Shoshone-Bannock Hotel and Convention Center.
Turpin, a 2009 graduate of Snake River High School, has an extensive background in wrestling, including qualifying as a state finalist his senior year. Although his love for wrestling will never falter; Mixed Martial Arts has slowly but surely become his new passion.
"It helps keep my life stress-free," said Turpin.

Moreland kindergartners enjoy Ag Day

May 24, 2013

Kindergartners at Moreland Elementary enjoyed a day filled with adventure on Thursday.
Kindergartners circled through 10 activities. Each activity lasted 30 minutes.
The activities included:
° Smores and an obstacle course
° Rockets and kites
° Bugs
° Idaho Fish & Game
° Planting a tree
° Hayride
° The Idaho Farm Bureau provided a wheat adventure. (Students ground wheat for pancakes.)
° The Idaho Farm Bureau also brought Maggie the milk cow. Kindergartners made butter that was put on their pancakes.

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