April 20th, 2012
Blackfoot High School automotive students placed one-two in the State Skills USA competition last week in Boise.
James Montgomery earned gold; Josh Spiegel took silver. Both are seniors at BHS.
Because of his gold medal finish, Montgomery qualified to compete in the National Skills USA competition June 23-27 in Kansas City, Mo.
Out of 100 competitors, Montgomery was one of seven who succeeded in starting the engine of the car on which he was working.
Spiegel was about five seconds away from turning over his car's engine.
Blake L. Bales, 64, passed away Saturday, April 14, 2012, in Boise.
Blake was born Nov. 14, 1947 to Gayle and Lynn Bales of Blackfoot.
Blake was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Bradley.
He is survived by four sisters and four brothers. Blair Bales (Chehalis, Wash.); Kelly Bales (Albion); Jocelyn (Vic) Adams (Pocatello); Julie (Carl) Wright (Swan Valley); Kathleen (Laurie) Williams (Swan Valley); Cherie Packham (Blackfoot); Kevin (Julie) Bales (Richmond, Utah); and Steven (Anita) Bales (Blackfoot).
REXBURG â€” Russell Osborne struck out five and scattered six hits to pace Blackfoot to a 5-0 High Country Conference win over Madison in baseball action on Thursday.
Cole Manzanares led the Broncos (8-7, 2-3) with three runs batted in. Zach Later was 3-for-4 to lead the Broncos offensively. Osborne had two solid hits as Blackfoot recorded nine hits.
"This was Russell's second complete game in a row," said coach Jeff Dahle. "He's really getting strong and stronger as season goes on.
Aberdeen's Distinguished Young Women contest will be held in the Aberdeen Middle School auditorium at 7 p.m. Saturday. Seven young women will vying for title of 2013 Distinguished Young Woman.
Zoe Moriah Pratt, daughter of Natalie and Christopher Pratt, hopes to attend BYU. She is a member of the Aberdeen High concert, jazz and pep band. Zoe will be playing Sonata in D Major by G.F. Handel on the trumpet.
Captain Supertooth, defender of oral health and arch-nemesis of bacteria and cavities, came to Southeast Idaho promoting good oral hygiene on Thursday.
Armed with a giant toothbrush, a mouthy puppet and knowledge, the giant molar taught first and second graders from Stalker Elementary proper brushing techniques, flossing, the importance of regular dental exams and staying away from sugar. He made a stop at Lillian Vallely School later in the day.
At Stalker volunteers from the classes represented teeth with food, bacteria and plaque on them.
Lee Meldrum Harding passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at
Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls.
Lee was born Jan. 2, 1934 in Provo, Utah.Â He was the eighth child born to Myrtle Meldrum Haring and Milton James Harding.Â He grew up in Provo, Utah.Â
Twelve manly contestants strutted their stuff at the Blackfoot High School Distinguished Dudes competition Wednesday night. 12 young men performing talents ranging from piano, singing and tutu wearing stunned the audience leaving many members speechless.
The Bingham County Historical Society (BCHS) bustled with activity Wednesday night for its 100 yr. celebration of the Standrod Bank. BCHS held an open house in which 101 attendees joined in the festivities. Janet Alvarez, President of BCHS was excited about the turnout and has big plans for the future development and protection of the BCHS archives, photos and Bingham County history. Alvarez said, "Our focus is on trying to get everything preserved. We need UV protective windows and UV protective sleeves for the lights.
During the month of March, Bingham Coop employees, customers and partners in Blackfoot and American Falls donated $12,980.61 to help clients of the Southeastern Idaho Community Action Agency (SEICAA).
"I'm really excited; this will help a lot," said SEICAA Director Julia Campbell.
The almost $13,000 will be divided among SEICAA offices in Bingham, Bannock and Power counties.
"This will help us keep our shelves full," said Bobette Beesley, Bingham County SEICAA coordinator.
Snake River trustees approved a possible trip to Washington, D. C., for fifth through eighth grade students, ages 11 to 14, during summer 2013.
The subject theme for gifted and talented classes next year is the United States. To solidify this information, gifted and talented teacher Lisa Norman suggested this possible trip to Washington, D. C., for interested students and their parents.
Each family would be responsible to pay for this trip.
Because school facilities will be used to prepare for this trip, permission was needed from the school board.