A ribbon-cutting ceremony took place Tuesday to recognize the placement of 120 new headstones in the State Hospital South's Cemetery.
The project was started in 2011 by hospital administrator Tracey Sessions. To date, 165 headstones have been placed in the cemetery.
"Our goal is to place 300 more headstones by next year," she said. "I hope each grave will have a headstone by the time I retire. I retire in five years."
Asked how she became interested in this project, Sessions said. "Everyone of us wants someone to remembers who we were and our life story.
BLACKFOOT â€” 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.
BLACKFOOTâ€”In the past few years, Jamie Irwin of Blackfoot has humbly accepted the help of a giving community while she was battling a brain tumor. Irwin's daughter-in-law, Sarah Taylor, willingly spearheaded the community fundraisers to help cover her medical costs of over $30,000. Now, Irwin, who has made great strides in her own health, is stepping up to 'pay it forward' to Taylor, a mother of four, who was recently diagnosed with thyroid cancer.