July 12th, 2011
BLACKFOOT â Idaho's public schools will receive an additional $60 million in state funding and local school districts are hoping to use the funds to offset budget cuts and add cushion to slim budgets.
The funding is a result of increased tax receipts for fiscal year 2011. The state received $2.44 billion from all forms of tax receiptsâsales, income and corporateâin the past 12 months. That was $85.3 million more than the most recent Division of Financial Management projection in January, and 7.95 percent ahead of total tax receipts in fiscal 2010.
Harold Clifford Valentine, 90, of Blackfoot passed away Friday, July 8, 2011, at his home from causes incident to age.
He was born Aug. 16, 1920, in Ainsworth, Neb., to Harold Randolph Valentine and Eva VonLear Keech.
He attended school in Ainsworth, Neb., and was an All-State player in football and basketball.
Marcella R. Torrez, 77, of Basalt passed away Monday, July 11, 2011, at her home.
Funeral arrangements are pending under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home.
Clyde Seymour Beverland, 83, died Saturday, July 9, 2011, at the Lost Rivers Hospital in Arco from a sudden illness.
Funeral Services will be Wednesday, July 13, 2011, at 1 p.m. at the Anderson Family Funeral Home, 2555 N. Highway 93, Arco. The family will meet with friends for one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in the Lost River Cemetery with military rites provided by the Harlen Clendenin VFW Post #7137.
MORELAND â The Idaho Science and Technology Charter School (ISTCS) at 51 N. 550 W. in Moreland is hosting an open house from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. this Thursday.
Board member Holly Lilya said board members read somewhere that colleges were turning out more students graduating in interior design than in the sciences.
âWe decided to try to change that,â Lilya said.
There is plenty of technology at ISTCS. A piano lab with 15 pianos will be used to train students. There is also a technical lab, a science lab and a computer lab.
BLACKFOOT â Blackfoot Pride Days is this weekend and organizers have planned several events for both adults and children.
The annual event has traditionally been held in June but was moved to July this year with the hope for better weather.
Activities begin Thursday with tours of the Potato Museum from 1-4 p.m. Tours continue Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
BOISE â Timothy Frank Spanbauer, 67, of Meridian passed away at his home on Wednesday, July 6, 2011, of natural causes.
He was born on March 2, 1944, in Blackfoot to Frank and Gertrude Spanbauer. His siblings were Matt Spanbauer, Mary Lou Lewis and Arthur Vandeberugh. He graduated from Boise High School in 1962. He also graduated from Links Business School and attended the College of Southern Idaho.
Harold C. Valentine, 90, of Blackfoot passed away Friday, July 8, 2011, at his home from causes incident to age.
Funeral services are pending under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home.
Dorsel Claude Baden, 84, of Blackfoot passed away Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010, at his home.
A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 11, 2011, at the Riverside-Thomas Cemetery under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home. Military honors will be presented by the American Legion Stewart Hoover Post Number 29 and Masonic rites by St. Johns Masonic Lodge Number 52. Condolences may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.