Archive - 2013
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.
IDAHO FALLSâ€” Monday, Sept 30 the Idaho Falls Symphony will be hosting a Family concert and will also be having a instrument petting zoo.
Stay tuned for tomorrow's paper for more information on this opportunity for your family to get together to enjoy a fun-filled evening.
IDAHO FALLS â€”The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking volunteers to help them on some projects throughout the region as they celebrate the 20th Anniversary of National Public Lands Day (NPLD) on Saturday (Sept. 28).
Volunteers of all ages are welcome to pitch in celebrate the event and help spruce up some of the area's outdoor treasures. All volunteers will receive a NPLD t-shirt and a coupon for free entrance into any national park.
BMH to conduct open house tonight
For the MORNING NEWS
BLACKFOOT â€” 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:
â€˘ Ron Ellsworth, MD â€“ Family Medicine and ObstetricsÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
â€˘ Ricky Gardner, MD â€“ Family Medicine and Obstetrics
â€˘ Jared Kam, MD â€“ Family Medicine and Sports Medicine
â€˘ Travis Evans, NP â€“ Family Medicine
â€˘ Jonathan Godfrey, MD â€“ Gastroenterology
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.
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.
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.