Archive - Sep 27, 2013
IDAHO FALLS â€” Jen Andrus was hoping to win "Bish's RV Challenge" and walk away with a brand new $20,000 travel trailer. Her wish was short-lived.
The former Morning News reporter was selected into the top 25 and then got enough votes on Facebook to be one of the top 12 contestants to play in the "Survivor"-style competition and live in an RV for a week.
She completed the first challenge (a team obstacle course) on the first night and then something went wrong.
Lydia â€śTootsâ€ť Edline Chaffin, 98, passed away Sept. 24, 2013.
Mom was born to Julius (Gustav) Edward Bergeman and Emma Kastning Bergeman in Fairmont, Minn., on April 2, 1915, the sixth child of 11 children.Â Her parents and the children moved numerous times to various towns in Utah before moving to Blackfoot, in 1932, sometimes living in a tent. She attended school until the 8th grade.Â
BLACKFOOTâ€”Longtime Blackfoot School District Board Clerk Margaret Contor attended Thursday night's school board; however, she was not in her usual seat.
Contor retired from the district this month after nearly 25 years of service and was at the meeting for special recognition from the board in front of a room full of friends, patrons and district personnel.
Contor started at the district in the early 80s as a part-time secretary and took on the full-time position of duty clerk and secretary to the superintendent in 1989.
BLACKFOOT â€” Free flu shots were a great draw at the open house at Bingham Memorial Hospital on Thursday. The open house ran from 5-7 p.m. People started lining up one hour before the open house started to get free flu shots.
"We have flu shots for everyone who is here before 7 p.m.," said one of the receptionists.
"I came for the free flu shots," said Sally McCasland. "I knew several of the doctors here; I've received really good care here."
Winn Larson brought his mother, Lois, for a flu shot, and then got a flu shot for himself, along with dinner.
BLACKFOOT â€” For Blackfoot senior Cassandra Clarke finding the back of a soccer net is not something that is very difficult.
But Thursday afternoon against Bonneville, finding the back of the net proved to be a tough task.
Clarke's first three shots on goal were stopped by the Bonneville goalie, but in the 35th minute Clarke finally found the back of the net scoring the final Blackfoot goal as the Lady Broncos walked way with a 3-1 victory.