Wilmer E. Wheeler, â€śWimpâ€ť, passed away on Sept. 1, 2013 at his home in Phoenix, Ariz.Â He was 81 years old.Â
Wilmer was born in 1932 in Moreland.Â He is the son of Austin and Lurlean Wheeler.Â Wimp loved his family the most, but horse racing, fishing, farming and ranching were all close seconds.Â He was always willing to give a helping hand, a friendly wave and a beautiful smile.Â Â Â
New clothes, new books, new teachers and friends...and for some, a brand new school...marked the the first day of school on Wednesday for Blackfoot School District 55. The start of this year's school year marked the first day for 17 students, teachers Amy Wren and Garth Carlson and principal Brandee Hewatt at the new Summit Middle School, located upstairs in the district office on Shilling Street.
The school received a 21st Century Grant in Mid-April to offer a non-tradtional type of school, focused on "project-based learning."