Archive - 2013
Students from Blackfoot High School's 'Class of 2013' scooped up an impressive amount of scholarships (totaling $511,357) this year. Vicki Johnson, BHS counselor and Dean of Students, said, "It's very impressive the amount of students who have earned scholarships for themselves. This is a great class."
The scholarships earned are as follows:
USU/Idaho scholarship: Donovan Andrew Stott - $12,000
BLACKFOOTâIdaho State Patrolman Horacio Caldera of Blackfoot will have the âbest seat in the houseâ watching the 4th of July fireworks at Jensen Grove this year.
He will be sitting on top of Tommy Vaughnâs Restaurant for the second
annual âCop on Topâ event to raise money for Special Olympics.
This is the second year that Caldera has volunteered to sit on top
of the roof to help raise money and awareness for the Special Olympics
- a sports training and athletic competition of âOlympic-likeâ like sports
for children and young adults with intellectual difficulties.
Mary Leah Parris, 86, of Moreland passed away Saturday, June 29, 2013 at her home with her family by her side.
Leah was born May 5, 1927 in Shelley to Olen V. Bateman and Mary E. Hebertson.Â She lived her entire life in Southeast Idaho and most of her adult life in Moreland.
Â On Aug. 28, 1950, Leah married DeVear F. Parris.Â He preceded her in death in 1976.
Â She worked for 27 years for Nonpariel.Â In her free time she enjoyed gardening, decorating cakes, watching NASCAR and traveling.
Â Leah was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
The Rise up 2013 Boy Scout Encampment finished Saturday.
The encampment was a âresounding, unbelievable success,â said director David Smith. âEveryone had a great time, from the action centers through the family history center.
âDr. Seuss had it right when he said, âIt was beyond Z,ââ he said.
âWe had a great army of volunteers who all came together to make it happen,â said Smith.
âIâm at church right now [on Sunday],â he said. âAll the scouts are wearing their Thomas S. Monson award medallions and talking it up; thereâs quite a buzz going.â
BLACKFOOT â Record-breaking heat is in the forecast across the country and right here in East Idaho.
The heat is hard on everyone, but for older adults who are particularly
vulnerable to the dangers of heat, the extreme temperatures
can become deadly.
Excessive heat claims more lives each year than tornadoes, hurricanes, floods and lightning combined. Senior care companies take great care to ensure that their residents are safe and hydrated in extreme temperatures.
The Scout Law says a scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful âŠ
Scout Travis Schwendeman from Newdale exemplified being helpful as he taught two instructors, scouts and adult leaders how to crack a cow whip on Friday afternoon at the Rise Up 2013 Boy Scout Encampment near Firth.
âYou swing the whip one way, reverse it and crack it,â Travis said. âThe crack [of the whip] does not happen because the whip hits the ground; itâs more like wave action.
Record-breaking heat is in the forecast across the country and right here in East Idaho. The heat is hard on everyone, but for older adults who are particularly vulnerable to the dangers of heat, the extreme temperatures can become deadly. Excessive heat claims more lives than each year than tornadoes, hurricanes, floods and lightning combined.
Senior care companies take great care to ensure that their residents are safe and hydrated in extreme temperatures.
BLACKFOOT â Since District play began on Tuesday the Blackfoot Broncos have been playing some of their best baseball of the summer.
The Broncos came into Friday's doubleheader with Buhl winners of their last three games looking to keep a stranglehold on the top spot in the district.
B L A C K F O O T âBlackfoot District Superintendent Chad Struhs presented trustees Peter Lipovac (Zone 1) and Taylor Johansen (Zone 4)
with a gift at the school board meeting Thursday night to express his appreciation for their service.
Both men are retiring from the school board, opting not to seek re-election in May. Their final day as board members is June 30.
âBoth of these men have done wonderful things for the district,â Struhs said.
âWe (at the district) appreciate their service and this is just a token of appreciation for their time and dedication.â
Activities abound at the Rise Up 2013 Boy Scout Encampment near Firth. Scouts, leaders and staff moved in Wednesday.
On this hot June day, following the water truck and hoping to be sprayed by it was a happy activity. Â
About 12,000 people are participating in the encampment, according to Brian Porter, media person for the Grant Teton Council. Three states are representedâIdaho, Wyoming and Utah. One scout is from Washington state.
The number of LDS stakes represented is 58, Porter said.