Archive - 2013
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.
Blackfoot 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.
"Both of these men have done wonderful things for the district," Struhs said. "We (at the district) appreciate their service and this is just a token of appreciation for their time and dedication."
John Lyle Smith, 93, passed away Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at his home in Moreland, Idaho.
John was born April 4, 1920 in Smithfield, Utah, to Thomas and Cora Myrtle Tall Smith.Â He was raised in the Moody, Idaho area and attended school in Sugar Salem School District, graduating in 1938.
On April 8, 1942 he married Jean Tucker in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple.Â She preceded him in death on September 30, 2010.
John was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he served in a Bishopric and various other callings.
BLACKFOOT âStarting as a swimming coach 33 years ago, Jeffrey Hammett has lived through educational changes, revolutions and revolts in The Republic
of the Philippines.
âI attended Stanford University and was an all-American swimmer
in the â60s,â Hammett said. âThe national team in the Philippines needed
some expertise in swimming so they offered me a two-year contract.â
After taking a trip around the world, Hammett started as a swimming coach in the Philippines in 1980. In 1980, the exchange rate of the Philippino peso to the U.S. dollar was 7.6 to one. In June 2013, it is
BLACKFOOT âHazardous Household Waste will be collected this Saturday at Bingham Countyâs Central Transfer Station at Moreland.
This waste will be collected ONLY at the Central Transfer Station
This service for Bingham County residents only and it is free. The Central Transfer Station will receive this waste from 8 a.m. to 12
noon this Saturday, June 29.
This is a great opportunity to gather up all those old cleaning solvents,
drain cleaners, pesticides and other items that you no longer
need or want. Check for items under your kitchen or bathroom sinks, in
BLACKFOOTâWith the '4th of July' just one week away, firework stands have popped up throughout the region. However, with last year's fire season (particularly the June 28th 'Charlotte Fire' in Pocatello that destroyed 66 homes) still fresh in the minds of many, fire officials are urging the public once again, "to use extreme caution."
BLACKFOOT â So far this week the Blackfoot American Legion baseball team has played .500 baseball.
After a split with the Idaho Falls Knights on Monday and another split with Wood River on Tuesday, the Broncos took to the field tired, sore but looking for improvement.
In Wednesday's doubleheader with Twin Falls the Broncos put the fatigue behind them and pulled out two big district wins taking game one 9-8 in eight innings and game two 8-2.
So far this summer the Blackfoot offense has come in spurts, some games they get runs in bunches, the rest it is a struggle.
THOMAS â Kids are âDigging into Readingâ at the Snake River School/Community Library at the âend of summer reading partyâ on Tuesday.
Food was served. The children made âdirtâ by crushing Oreo cookies.
Pudding was added to the dirt for a sweet treat. Watermelon was also
Kids also received free books and chose a flower to take home.
Story time lady, Miss Peggy Hansen, helped the children put handles on
BLACKFOOTâTo say that Lisa Harral "knows the library" is an understatement. Harral started working at the Blackfoot Public Library in 1980 while she was just in high school; now, over 30 years later, Harral has been named Library Director - an opportunity that she welcomes wholeheartedly.
BLACKFOOT â One pitch.
One pitch is all it takes to swing the momentum in the game of baseball.
In the top of the fifth inning in game number two of the district opening doubleheader with Wood River Tuesday at Blackfoot High School, Jaron Katseanes made that one pitch, he also got a little help from right fielder Dallin Fairchild.