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January 30th

North Bingham Boy Scouts have some wintertime fun

January 31, 2011

FIRTH – Twelve Boy Scout troops from Shelley and Firth and one Order of the Arrow troop participated in an overnight campout and Klondike Derby Friday and Saturday at the river bottoms in Firth.
The number of Scouts, leaders and staff camping overnight totaled 103.
Most of the Scouts said their favorite activity of the campout was the sled race, also known as the Klondike Derby.

January 29th

Blackfoot High students prepare for Renaissance Fair

January 29, 2011

BLACKFOOT — The Blackfoot High School Choir Department will be presenting their popular Renaissance Feast Feb. 3, 4 and 5 at 6:30 p.m. at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center.
"The More the Merrier" Renaissance Fair includes dinner and an entertaining night of music and theatre.
The meal will include roasted chicken breast, mashed red potatoes, roasted vegetables and dessert.

January 28th

Audit results in: District 55 policy report finds few problems

January 28, 2011

BLACKFOOT — The Blackfoot School Board of Trustees received the results of an audit of the district’s bullying and harassment policies and administrative procedures during their regular meeting Thursday night.

January 26th

Shelley Library offers story kits for loan

January 27, 2011

SHELLEY — Assistant Librarian Henrietta Miller has made most of the 195 story kits available for loan at the North Bingham County District Library in Shelley.
The story kits feature a variety of themes. Some of these themes include holidays, transportation, trucks, cars, flight, animals, authors or destinations.
"One patron has borrowed every kit we have," Miller said.
Miller started building kits about 13 years ago, right after the library moved into its present location.

UPDATED: On the Spot owner floods own home

January 26, 2011

BLACKFOOT – It was not just another day at the office for Derek Preece, owner of On the Spot Cleaning and Restoration. On Wednesday, it was his home with the flooded basement and the flood was his fault.
First, Preece filled a 1,200-gallon swimming pool and sat poolside in his basement as his five children enjoyed the fun. Then, Wednesday morning, he released the water and set out to prove what his firm can do.

January 25th

Local school receives $50,000

January 25, 2011

BLACKFOOT — The Lillian Vallely School received a large grant to fund a portion of the construction costs on a new building currently underway.
The Lillian Vallely School received $50,000 from the Gladys E. Langroise Advised Fund. The fund was established through a generous $15 million bequest to the Idaho Community Foundation from Boise philanthropist Gladys Langroise to support the health, education and welfare of children. Langroise died in early 2000, just prior to her 100th birthday.

Growing quickly: NDN Scholars program doubles

January 25, 2011

BLACKFOOT — A program providing tribal youth with academic support services and leadership development opportunities has doubled in size this year.
The NDN Scholars Program—short for Navigating and Developing Native Scholars—began last year as a pilot program aimed toward helping tribal youth reach their academic goals. This year, the program—which operates as part of Partners for Prosperity—received a Learn & Serve grant that allowed for the expansion of the program to focus on service learning. The grant also allows for a leadership conference to be held for all tribal youth in the area.

January 23rd

Woman with local ties receives Bronze Star

January 23, 2011

BLACKFOOT — A woman with local ties was awarded the Bronze Star last year for her service as a logistical planner with the U.S. Army's 1st Infantry Division.
U.S. Army Maj. Karrie Patterson—who was raised in Idaho and whose grandparents are Margene and Charles Belnap of Blackfoot—was deployed to Basra, Iraq, last year for a one-year deployment where she earned the Bronze Star.

January 21st

Students going to Boise for competition

January 21, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Eighth-grade students at the Idaho Science and Technology Charter School have spent the last three months designing and constructing a functional city of the future.
Two teams from the school will travel to Boise this weekend to compete among 25 teams from 17 schools in the Idaho Regional Future City Competition.

January 20th

Fighting back: Researchers battle potato disease

January 20, 2011

POCATELLO — Potato growers from throughout Idaho learned about the re-emergence of the Potato Virus Y and what research is being done to prevent the spread of the disease during a special symposium at the 2011 Potato Conference Wednesday.

 

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