Archive - Oct 2010 - Latest News
BLACKFOOT â€” Adjectives such as joyful, thankful, grateful and blessed can be used to describe breast cancer survivor Kim Buck. Come Dec. 23, Buck has been cancer-free for six years.
â€śI feel wonderful,â€ť Buck said. â€śIâ€™m a very blessed lady and I know it.â€ť
In May 2004, Buck was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer.
â€śMy insurance agent had talked me into purchasing cancer insurance the previous September,â€ť Buck said. â€śI just went in for a check-up because I had purchased the insurance.â€ť
BLACKFOOT â€” Despite a down economy, one local business has been growing and is now looking to hire at least 50 new employees.
Premier Technology, Inc., a manufacturing, engineering and construction firm, has recently received several new contracts, requiring the company to seek additional employees.
Premier Technology has partnered with the Idaho Department of Labor to host job fairs throughout the state. The fair in Blackfoot is today from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Department of Labor, 155 N. Maple St.
By LESLIE MIELKE
BLACKFOOT â€” Students who attend the after-school program at Wapello Elementary visited the Blackfoot Public Library Monday afternoon.
Students attending Wapello Elementary, Fort Hall Elementary and the Independence Alternative High School can participate in this after-school program.
"Wapello and Fort Hall are rural schools," Wapello program coordinator Joy Mickelsen. "We do not have a plethora of books.
"Less than one-third of the students in the after-school had been to the Blackfoot Public Library," Mickelsen said.
By MELANIE MOORE
THOMAS â€” The Snake River High School Music Theatre presents Gilbert and Sullivan's "Pirates of Penzance," which opens tonight and runs through Saturday. The show begins at 7 p.m. at the Snake River High School Auditorium. Tickets are $5.
BLACKFOOT â€” Mountain View Middle School (MVMS) students honored their principals Thursday as part of National Principals Month.
The idea came from the Snake River Junior High, Bonnie Harwood, student council advisor said.
The morning announcement at MVMS declared, â€śWeâ€™re sending our principals to the tropics; please make it like paradise for them.â€ť
In the morning, students greeted the principals with leis, lounge chairs and orange-pineapple drinks.
BLACKFOOT â€” Gubernatorial candidate Keith Allred stopped in Blackfoot Thursday to meet supporters and to answer questions from concerned citizens.
The Democratic candidate drew approximately 100 peopleâ€”from staunch supporters to skepticsâ€”to a meet and greet event Thursday evening.
Allred, who believes in a government by and for the people and not for special interest, said his two priorities are education and reducing the tax burden for Idahoans.
BLACKFOOT â€” Basic American Foods is providing a new benefit for employees â€” free healthcare.
A new health clinic located at the Blackfoot Basic American facility, will provide employees and their families with free office visits, free laboratory tests and free prescriptions. There are approximately 450 employees at Basic American in Blackfoot.
â€śOur main goal is to keep employees healthy,â€ť Human Resources Manager Ken Carrol said.
By MELANIE MOORE
SHELLEY â€” Starla Thompson was just 39 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Now, seven years later, she is free and clear of the deadly disease.
Thompson found a lump in her breast, but hesitated to have it checked. Three months later, in May of 2003, she again found the the lumpâ€”this time it was larger.
"I decided 'I can't just ignore this anymore,'" Thompson said.
Thompson scheduled an appointment at the Blackfoot Medical Center. Shortly after her exam, she had a mammogram and biopsy. It was cancer.
POCATELLO â€” Late Tuesday, Idaho State Police officials reported the arrest of a suspect in a hit-and-run accident which occurred on Sunday, Oct. 9.
An ISP spokesman said information provided by members of the public resulted in the arrest of Kelsey Schlenker of Idaho Falls.
Schlenker was arrested for the felony charge of Leaving the Scene of an Injury Accident and the misdemeanor charge of Reckless Driving.
By MELANIE MOORE
BLACKFOOT â€” After months of planning and weeks of construction and design work, the Grandstands of Terror are prepared to open this week.
The Grandstands of Terror, a haunted spook alley located in the grandstands at the Eastern Idaho State Fairgrounds, opens this Thursday and runs through Nov. 1, excluding Sundays. All proceeds from the haunted house benefit the Blackfoot Community Players and the Nuart Theater.