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January 30th, 2012

Katherine Pauline Giest, 93

January 30, 2012

Katherine Pauline Giest, 93, of Blackfoot passed away Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012 at The Willows in Blackfoot.
She was born March 12, 1918 in Dickinson, North Dakota, the daughter of Martin Hegel and Rosalia Ehly.
Katherine was raised in Dickinson, and in Fromberg, Mont., where she received her education.
On March 12, 1936, she married Jonathan “Pete” Giest in Montana.
She has lived in North Dakota, Montana, Colorado, Washington, Oregon, California and has lived in Blackfoot since 1956.
She was a member of the Jason Lee Memorial Methodist Church.

Lovell J. Callister, 88

January 30, 2012

Lovell J. Callister, 88, of Blackfoot, passed away Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012 at his home.
Lovell was born August 21, 1923 in Moreland to Orson Pratt and Annie Francella Jones Callister. He attended Groveland Elementary and graduated from Blackfoot High School.
He has lived in the Blackfoot area most of his life, living a few years in Merced, Calif. He attended the University of Idaho in Moscow for two years and then transferred to Utah State, earning a degree in Ag Economics.

D55 trustees vote no on Crane's contract extension

January 30, 2012

The Blackfoot School Board of Trustees failed to pass a motion to extend Superintendent Scott Crane’s contract another year during their Thursday night meeting. Crane is currently in the first year of a three-year contract, set to expire July 2014.
A motion to extend the contract by one year failed on a 2-3 vote. Trustees Mary Jo Marlow and Taylor Johansen voted in favor of extending the contract, while Chairman R. Scott Reese, Vice Chairman Pete Lipovac and Trustee Jenny Hong voted in opposition.
Prior to the vote, the trustees met in executive session for about five hours.

January 29th

Scouts learn leadership at Klondike Derby

January 30, 2012

Creativity was the rule of the day as 14 Scout troops from the Wolverine District took part in a Klondike Derby over the weekend despite little snow.
Objectives of the Derby included developing teamwork, learning to work together and building self-confidence, said scout leader Merlin Andersen. It also gets kids out of the house and allows them to sleep outdoors.
Curtis Burtenshaw, the 2012 Klondike chairman, said planning for the Derby begins two or three months beforehand.
“Plans are refined as the time gets closer,” Burtenshaw said. “I went to the Internet to come up with activities.”

District 55 to begin implementation of tech plan soon

January 30, 2012

BLACKFOOT — High school teachers in Blackfoot will soon receive iPads to use in the classroom as part of the district's technology plan to implement the "Students Come First" legislation.
But before they can receive the new technology, teachers will need to submit a plan to the school district regarding how they plan to use the technology in their classroom.
"We want the teachers to have a plan to improve their instruction," Technology Committee member Brian Kress said.
In addition, five iPads each will be distributed to all other schools for teachers to utilize.

January 27th

'Brigadoon' set coming together at Nuart

January 28, 2012

The set backdrop of the musical, "Brigadoon," is taking shape at the Nuart Theater in Blackfoot. Artists have been working evenings to develop the feel of the Scottish highlands.
Blackfoot artist Ken Spencer sketched the background "as I was sitting in the theater with the Mosers, who are the directors of the play."
Spencer then painted a color study to figure out what colors he wanted used.
"Each two-inch square on the color sketch equals two-feet on the backdrop," said Spencer.

No hearing needed for charter school

January 28, 2012

Public hearing not necessary for charter school petition
The Blackfoot School Board of Trustees narrowly passed a motion to refer a petition for a new Fort Hall charter elementary school to the Idaho Public Charter School Commission during their meeting Thursday night.

Police Log

January 27, 2012

Items of note from Jan. 23-24.

Blackfoot Police

FRAUD: Jan. 23, 11:58 a.m.: A caller said someone has used their credit card without their permission.

ITCHY MAN: Jan. 23, 3:19 p.m.: A caller at the Y Motel said a man keeps coming out of his room half naked with no shirt on. They said they have asked the man multiple times not to leave his room undressed. They said the man also approached a woman while he was scratching himself below and above the belt area.

Wendell England Stander, 86

January 27, 2012

Wendell England Stander, 86, of Blackfoot passed away Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012 at his home.
Wendell was born Dec. 31, 1925 in Thomas to George Henry Stander and Alta Delila England. 
On Nov. 14, 1946 Wendell married Mary Olsen in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.  Together they had six children, Delwyn, Marian, Lowell, Celia, Lyle Dewey, and Elaine.

Lovell J. Callister, 88

January 27, 2012

Lovell J. Callister, 88, of Blackfoot, passed away Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012 at his home.
Lovell was born August 21, 1923 in Moreland to Orson Pratt and Annie Francella Jones Callister. He attended Groveland Elementary and graduated from Blackfoot High School.
He has lived in the Blackfoot area most of his life, living a few years in Merced, Calif.. He attended the University of Idaho in Moscow for two years and then transferred to Utah State, earning a degree in Ag Economics.

 

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