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August 9th

Idea comes to fruition for Shelley woman

August 9, 2011

SHELLEY — Despite a sometimes rocky life, a former Shelley single mother has returned with a photo exhibit which testifies of Jesus Christ.
"The message is the hope that Christ lives," said Debbie Evans, who owns the exhibit at 152 South State. "Life hasn't gone completely smoothly since I came home from my mission, yet I've never been alone."
There is no admission charge for the exhibit, which is open from noon to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday. A DVD presentation with inspirational music plays in the background. It will open through Sept. 3.

August 8th

Shelley School Board makes plans

August 8, 2011

SHELLEY – Last Thursday, Shelley school trustees met in a work session to discuss long range plans and the upcoming school year.
Trustees approved the purchase of 28.65 acres south to Baseline Road and west for $350,000.
“It’s for future use,” said Superintendent Bryan Jolley.
Possible use of the land could be an addition to present facilities or to build a new school or just as an investment.
“The district didn’t own property when we needed to build Riverside,” Jolley said. “It took eight months to secure that property.

Little Buckaroos show plenty of pluck

August 8, 2011

FIRTH – The Little Buckaroo had a record number of entrants this year—359.
Friday night featured glorious weather. Sheep riders and calf riders had difficulty staying aboard.
Ribbon tie contestant Brianne Bingham was so excited when she saw the calf riding. Her mother assured her she needed to grow a little bit so she could ride a sheep before taking on a calf.

August 6th

Little Buckaroos invade Firth

August 6, 2011

Brush fire burns 10 acres

August 6, 2011

Pilot fine after emergency landing

August 6, 2011

BLACKFOOT — A pilot in an experimental aircraft made an emergency landing Friday on an island in the Snake River after his plane struck a bird.
The pilot, Joel Milloway, of Idaho Falls, was piloting a single-engine light aircraft along the Snake River when a flock of birds came up from the water. A bird struck the plane and and caused a vibration on the engine. Milloway decided to make an emergency landing on a gravel bar in the Snake River just north of Blackfoot approximately 10:40 a.m.

August 5th

Facebook group has Blackfoot natives sharing memories

August 5, 2011

By MELANIE MOORE
mmoore@cableone.net
BLACKFOOT — A former Blackfoot man has created a group on Facebook that has more than 1,100 Blackfoot natives reminiscing about their past.
John Brann, who graduated from Blackfoot High School in 1990 and currently lives in Portland, Ore., created the Facebook group "You grew up in Blackfoot, Idaho if you remember… " at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. Within 24 hours the group had more than 1,000 members and 1,600 posts.
Brann created the group with the idea that he and a few of his friends would share their memories of growing up in Blackfoot.

August 4th

Bingham County schools have mixed AYP results

August 4, 2011

High schools in Aberdeen, Firth and Shelley met Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) for school year 2010-2011 in the report released by the Idaho Department of Education.
In the Snake River School District, no school made AYP for school year 2010-2011.
In the Blackfoot School District, the schools that made AYP included Fort Hall, Stoddard and Wapello Elementary and Blackfoot High School.

Four District 55 schools make AYP

August 4, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Four of 10 schools in the Blackfoot School District met adequate yearly progress during the 2010-2011 school year, but three schools failed to meet AYP due to low participation levels among minority students and three failed to meet proficiency levels.
AYP is an academic benchmark states are required to set and report each year under the federal No Child Left Behind Act. AYP is calculated based on results of the Idaho Standards Achievement Tests (ISAT). The ISAT measures reading, mathematics and language usage in grades 3-8 and science in grades 5, 7 and 10.

Making music in the park

August 4, 2011

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