March 24th, 2011
BLACKFOOT â The Blackfoot School Board of Trustees discussed Native American language preservation at their meeting Thursday night.
The topic of Native American language immersion in the Blackfoot School District has been an ongoing topic for the school board, an effort supported by Trustee Pete Lipovac.
At the meeting, Superintendent Scott Crane presented information about several Native American Language Preservation Acts that provide grant funding for language preservation programs.
The Morning NewsâMelanie Moore
Author Brenda Stanley listens to sophomore Tye Teton speak during a presentation she gave at Shoshone-Bannock Jr./Sr. High School Thursday. Students at the school just finished reading Stanley's book, "I Am Nuchu."
FORT HALL â A teacher's greatest challenge is getting students excited about learning. With the help of a local author, two teachers in Fort Hall have their students excited about reading.
Jack Fisher, 77, of Blackfoot passed away Wednesday, March 23, 2011, in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Funeral arrangements are pending under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home and will be announced.
Anthony âA.J.â Keith Camp, 24, of Firth passed away Tuesday, March 22, 2011, at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 26, 2011, at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 South Shilling Avenue in Blackfoot, with Pastor Lifeshay officiating. Family will meet with friends from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, March 25, 2011, at Hawker Funeral Home and for one hour prior to services on Saturday. Condolences may be sent to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Walter Taylor Greaves, 94, of Blackfoot passed away Monday, March 21, 2011, at the Idaho State Veteranâs Home in Pocatello.
Walter was born Dec. 4, 1916, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to George Edward Greaves and Minna Frieda Andra.Â He spent part of his youth in the Salt Lake area.Â He moved to Pingree about the age of 8 with his family.Â His family worked for a while on a farm there.Â From there, they moved to Rose.Â He went to school in Wapello, finishing the fifth grade.
Jonathon Edward Maglio, 27, of Shelley passed away Tuesday, March 22, 2011, at his home.
Jonathon was born Aug. 24, 1983, in Lynwood, Calif., to Donald Edward Maglio and Lluana Jean Cherry. He moved to Blackfoot in 1991and lived in Blackfoot until moving to Pocatello in 1998. He lived and worked in Pocatello until moving to Shelley three years ago.
BLACKFOOT â Members of Bingham County Search and Rescue will be providing the public with the opportunity to experience scuba diving while raising funds for their program.
Search and Rescue members will be at the Blackfoot Pool on Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. teaching members of the public to scuba dive. Divers must be ages 10 and up and all equipment and instruction will be provided by Search and Rescue. The cost is $20, with proceeds going to Bingham County Search and Rescue and the Blackfoot Pool.
BLACKFOOT â Blackfoot and Snake River got together on Wednesday afternoon for a double dip on the softball field in a reschedule of the games that were snowed out on Tuesday.
Playing for their first games of the season, Blackfoot was able to get the better of the twin bill by sweeping their cross river rivals 5-1 and 12-4.
BLACKFOOT â The Blackfoot tennis team cruised by the Sugar-Salem Diggers on Wednesday with the boys squad winning 5.5 - .5 and the girls team pulling out a 3.5 - 2.5 victory.
"Over all it was a great win for us, we did very well on the day," Blackfoot head coach Brint Jefferis said. "Our freshman are playing really well and our doubles were real strong for us today."
BLACKFOOT â The traditional Blackfoot-Snake River rivalry was renewed on Wednesday afternoon as the Broncos and the Panthers squared off on the diamond for a good old fashioned baseball game at Blackfoot High School.
At the end of the day, Blackfoot emerged triumphant with a 11-5 victory as they begin the season by winning the debut for new head coach Kenny Dahle.
"We are just excited to be outside," coach Dahle said. "We were out here at 9 A.M. breaking up ice and frozen diamond dust down the third base line and we are just excited to get the season started."