Archive - Oct 2012 - Latest News
Blackfoot School District 55 trustee Mary Jo Marlow and clerk/treasurer Jenny Hong have been named as co-chairs for a newly formed search committee to find a new superintendent to replace Scott Crane, who resigned last spring. This decision was announced at the Board of Trustees meeting Thursday evening.
BLACKFOOT â€” Former Blackfoot High School teacher Joyce Bingham is suing Blackfoot School District 55 on behalf of herself and concerned patrons. Bingham filed in district court on Oct. 15, 2012 with a verified complaint to enforce her right to examine and copy public records according to her attorney, Jared M. Harris of Blackfoot.
Bingham's complaint stems from her request to the school board in August to view copies of a contract payout from the district's bank account in the amount of $105,428 on July 2, 2012. Bingham discovered the payout while reviewing the district's public records.
POCATELLO â€” Susan Mann, programming director of the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center, described herself as speechless.
"For those of you who know me, I'm speechless and that's shocking," Mann said as she accepted the Hall of Fame award at the 13th Annual Idaho State Journal Business & Achievement Awards on Wednesday.
Mann, a longtime music teacher at Blackfoot High School, spearheaded the campaign to build the BPAC during the mid-1990s. She often told her students they would be the ones to see it come to fruition.
BLACKFOOT â€“ Kids in the after school program at Wapello Elementary spent part of their afternoon taking swimming lessons at the Blackfoot Swimming Pool.
With the help of a 21st Century Grant, students at Wapello Elementary, Fort Hall Elementary and Independence High School are able to participate in after school enrichment activities.
FORT HALL â€” The environment, education and mental health funding were three hot topics addressed by 17 local candidates at a voters forum in Fort Hall Monday night. A small group of Fort Hall residents attended the forum which was part of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribe's "Rocking the Native Vote" campaign â€” an effort to encourage Native Americans to exercise their voting power.
BLACKFOOTâ€”Morning News publisher, Leonard Martin, is one of four Bingham County business people to be nominated for an Idaho State Journal (ISJ) Business Achievement Award. Martin, who has been publisher of the Morning News for the past seven years, worked as the advertising director of the Idaho State Journal in Pocatello for fourteen years prior to becoming the publisher of Blackfoot's newspaper.
BLACKFOOTâ€”Every year as part of an age old tradition 14 strapping young men, seniors at Yale, gather together to enthusiastically sing songs across the world. This year the Whiffenpoofs, comically named in part of a joke that featured a mythical dragonfish over 100 years ago, will venture into Southeastern Idaho to display their vocal talents.
BLACKFOOT â€” Morning News publisher, Leonard Martin, is one of four Bingham County business people to be nominated for an Idaho State Journal (ISJ) Business Achievement Award. Martin, who has been publisher of the Morning News for the past seven years, worked as the advertising director of the Idaho State Journal in Pocatello for fourteen years prior to becoming the publisher of Blackfoot's newspaper.
BLACKFOOT â€“ Five new teachers are at the Idaho Science and Technology Charter School.
The five teachers are Jocelyn Hayes, math; Shalene Summers, history; Katie Sorensen, band and music education; Matt Green, language arts and creative writing; and Devin Larsen, science technology.
Math teacher Jocelyn Hayes was born into a military family and spent much of her school age years in England. Idaho, however, has always been her home base.
BLACKFOOT â€” A painful divorce and a bout with serious depression twelve years ago, ultimately catapulted Leanne Facer into a life of joy and passion as a life coach and healer in East Idaho. She shares her knowledge and her life's passion in Blackfoot once a week offering Aqua Chi foot bath detox treatments, foot reflexology and intuitive medical readings.