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August 27th

Michael Dean Palmer, 65

August 27, 2014

Michael Dean Palmer, 65, of Pingree, Idaho passed away Monday, Aug. 25, 2014 at Bingham Memorial Hospital in Blackfoot, Idaho.
Michael was born May 14, 1949 in Rexburg, Idaho, the son of Dean Lewis and Juanita May Palmer.
He attended schools in Rigby and graduated from Rigby High School.
Michael served in the Navy during the Vietnam War as a door gunner and a flight nurse.  

August 26th

Controversy spices awarding of bus contract

August 26, 2014

It was not an easy decision to make; in fact, at times the frustration was evident. However; the Blackfoot School District board of trustees voted 3-2 to grant Teton Stage Lines 10 bus routes at a special board meeting on Tuesday night.
The board called the meeting to finalize the 2014-15 school transportation bids. The were reopened last month after Donavan Harrington, the owner of Idaho Falls-based Teton Stage Lines, appealed the board's decision denying him the routes even though his firm was the lowest bidder.

Late penalty kick gives Lady Broncos 3-2 win over Bees

August 26, 2014

IONA — New Blackfoot girls soccer coach Ramon Sanchez took his young Lady Broncos squad on the road for the first time on Tuesday at the ladies traveled to take on former district opponent Bonneville.
After playing to a hard fought draw with Idaho Falls in the rain in wind on Saturday, the Broncos got a taste of a warm day and sunny skies.
Sanchez learned quickly about how difficult being a coach can be as fatigue, injuries and a very tough and physical game gave the new head coach all he could handle.

August 25th

School crosswalk now safer

August 25, 2014

A new flashing sign now sits in the crosswalk where a Blackfoot High School student was hit crossing the street in the early morning hours last winter. City and school officials are hoping that the new sign will prevent such an accident from ever happening again.
Last February, BHS senior Cheyanne Pendlebury was walking in the crosswalk from the LDS seminary building to the high school around 7 a.m. It was still dark outside when she was hit by a car. She sustained a broken arm among other injuries.

Couple witnesses history first hand

August 25, 2014

BLACKFOOT — Henry Miles and his wife Carol didn't know what to expect when Wednesday, Aug. 28, 1963 arrived.
The couple had grown up in Blackfoot, Idaho, and didn't know a lot of black people although they were now living in Washington, D.C. There Henry had met Glen Roane, like him a contract negotiator who purchased underwater ordinance for the Polaris submarine. Roane was black and had grown up in Viriginia.

Alvina Cecilia Fred Mendez, 88

August 25, 2014

Alvina Cecilia Fred Mendez,88, passed away Saturday morning on August 23, 2014 to be with our father and her loved ones that have gone before her. 
Alvina was born to Johnnie Fred and Amelia Osborne Fred on October 8, 1925 at the old Fort Hall Hospital in Fort Hall, ID. As a young girl she was raised by her grandfather Tom Madzaweyu and considered his daughter and Marie Madzeweyu Hardy her mother. Alvina’s Indian name was “Cedar Top”.  She was raised with Charlene Hardy Browning and loved her as her little sister to her last day. 

Betty Lorraine Fife Tanner, 79

August 25, 2014

Betty Lorraine Fife Tanner, 79, passed away Friday, August 22, 2014 at her home in Blackfoot with her family around her.
Betty was born August 17, 1935 in Menan, Idaho, the daughter of John Guy Fife and Eleanor Melrie Dalling  Fife.  She lived in several Idaho towns as a child, including:  Menan, Salmon, Sandpoint, Rigby, Idaho Falls and Blackfoot.  After marriage she happily settled in Blackfoot.
Betty graduated from Blackfoot High School in 1954.  She then went on to become a Licensed Practical Nurse at Bingham Memorial Hospital.

August 24th

Blackfoot man recalls WWII

August 25, 2014

BLACKFOOT — As Dyle Clark prepared to step onto a landing craft in the Philippines during World War II, a sailor said, "that's enough."
"I turned to my buddy and said, 'there's room for two more and we climbed in," Clark recalled recently.
"When we were climbing the nets onto the boat after that, the general asked, 'did we get them all?' He was told we had left about 350."
Those guys were later involved in a big battle and many were killed, Clark recalled.

Young Broncos drop season opener 4-1 to veteran Idaho Falls squad

August 24, 2014

IDAHO FALLS — Heading into Saturday's season opener Blackfoot boys head soccer coach Liam Pope knew his young squad was going to suffer some early season going pains.
After losing 13 of the 16 players on the 2013 varsity roster Pope and the young Broncos took to the field of the Idaho Falls Soccer Complex to take on a veteran Idaho Falls team on a cold and rainy morning.
Things did not start well for the Broncos as most of the opening 20 minutes was pent in the Broncos end as the aggressive and upperclassmen laden Tigers squad put the pressure on.

August 22nd

BSD teachers can earn leadership awards

August 22, 2014

Teachers in the Blackfoot School District can earn leadership premium dollars (from $850 to $5,780) by taking on leadership tasks in the upcoming school year "above and beyond" their contracted work.
The leadership award plan is part of the Idaho State Department of Education's effort to revamp the I teacher's salary system while encouraging educators to take on extra endeavors for the benefit of students such as writing new curriculum, working with at risk students or chairing a professional development committee.

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