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September 26th

Bingham Memorial Hospital to conduct open house tonight

September 26, 2013

BMH to conduct open house tonight
For the MORNING NEWS
BLACKFOOT — Bingham Memorial Hospital will be the site of a physicians' open house tonight from 5-7 p.m.
Administrators are inviting members of the community to come meet the new healthcare providers working at the hospital.
That group includes:
• Ron Ellsworth, MD – Family Medicine and Obstetrics                       
• Ricky Gardner, MD – Family Medicine and Obstetrics
• Jared Kam, MD – Family Medicine and Sports Medicine
• Travis Evans, NP – Family Medicine
• Jonathan Godfrey, MD – Gastroenterology

September 25th

Panthers, Cougars roll to easy wins

September 26, 2013

Brylie Bair had 9 kills and Kenna Shelley added 3 as Snake River downed Bear Lake 25-12, 25-17, 25-14 in District 5 volleyball action on Wednesday.
The Panthers (35-5, 1-0) had little trouble with the Bears (0-1). The teams were deadlocked 4-4 in game one before Snake River went on an 8-0 run. Bear Lake led briefly again in game two, but the Panthers started with a 6-0 run in game three and methodically pulled away.
Carter and Shelley had an ace apiece while Kylee Orr had 16 assists.

Incumbent Jensen wants to retain his seat

September 26, 2013

Longtime Blackfoot city councilman Chris Jensen is the only one of four councilman who is being challenged in the upcoming city election.
Jensen, who was elected to the council in 2005, currently holds Seat 1. He is being challenged by Kenneth Ashcraft and Andy Hasselbring.
Jensen, a Blackfoot resident of 20 years, said he's not sure why his place on the council seems to be the "hot seat" that people want - but he will strive to keep it.
"I have thought about it and I'm not sure if it's because of something that I've done wrong or something that I've done right," he said.

Children accept North Bingham Library's challenge

September 26, 2013

The North Bingham County District Library in Shelley was stuffed, filled, crammed with kids and cardboard for the first "Cardboard Challenge" conducted at the library.
The idea came from the book, "Not a Box," and the online video, "Caine's Arcade," said librarian Sesha Hammond.
"We changed the emphasis from "not a box" to "not a cardboard box," she said. "This challenge helps children use their imaginations."
"[This activity] made their minds really think," said mom Jamie Kidman. "This was a good way to get out and do something during Spud Harvest.

September 24th

Community leaders address climate change in Idaho

September 25, 2013

POCATELLO—A group of students and concerned citizens gathered at the Idaho State University quad on Tuesday to hear local leaders, rancher, scientists and educators speak about climate change in Idaho. The event titled: "Time To Act, Idaho: A Climate Change Event" was hosted by a coalition of scientists, business and community leaders to help raise awareness of the impacts of extreme weather, drought and the impact on Idaho's economy and natural resources.

Lady Broncos come to close to an upset

September 25, 2013

BLACKFOOT — So close.
Those two words described the night the Blackfoot High School volleyball team had against Madison Tuesday and just how close they were from pulling an upset on the visitors from Rexburg.

September 23rd

Foreign exchange students at Blackfoot, Idaho Falls high schools

September 24, 2013

Five students have traveled to Blackfoot and Idaho Falls from all over the world through the American Intercultural Student Exchange(AISE).
"I've hosted since 1994 and we've had probably around 39 exchange students. To offer another adolescent the opportunity to see the world and to share cultures is priceless,"said one of the host mothers, Traci Leonardson.
Two of the exchange students are young men, who are living in Idaho Falls with their host family. They are juniors at Idaho Falls High School (IFHS).

ROBERT VERLAND HADDON, 61

September 23, 2013

Robert Verland “Bob” Haddon, 61, of Blackfoot passed away on Friday, Sept. 20, 2013 at Bingham Memorial Hospital following a lingering illness.
Bob was born Jan. 14, 1952 to Charles Vernon Haddon and Cora Bell Wagner-Haddon.  He was the second child of what grew to be 7.

STEVEN BRENT CRONQUIST, 58

September 23, 2013

Steven Brent Cronquist, 58, of Pingree passed away on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013 at his home surrounded by his family following a lingering illness. 
Steven was born on Feb. 4, 1955 in Logan, Utah to Carl and VaLoye Balls Cronquist, Jr.  He was raised in the Blackfoot area and attended Snake River schools, graduating from Snake River High School. He married Diane Schobe and together they had two sons, Jimmy and John.  They were later divorced.  Later in life he found companionship with Debbie Thomas and they remained together until her passing on Nov. 9, 2012.

Commentary: Halfway there; a look back the high school season’s first month

September 23, 2013

Believe it or not we have just finished the first month of the high school football season.
While most teams in the state are wrapping up their non-conference match-ups and preparing for the meat of their schedule, there will still be a few big non-conference match-ups later in the season.

 

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