Archive - Dec 7, 2012 - Latest News
BLACKFOOT â€” Kenneth Finis Brown looks you in the eye and speaks of the sacrifices made by veterans to keep this country free.
"Patriotism is not dead," he said.
Brown has been working for veterans for the past 50 years.
Born in Peoria, Ill., in 1922, Brown is a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy as a gunner's mate from 1943-1945. He served on convoy duty.
Brown sailed the world, serving in both the Pacific and Atlantic theaters as well as in the Mediterranean.
Attorneys for Dr. Scott Crane, the former superintendent of Blackfoot School District #55, have released a press release to clarify certain statements that were made in court and to the press by District 55 agents.
Oral hearings in the case of Joyce Bingham v. Blackfoot School District took place Friday, Nov. 30. One of the points of discussion regarded an affidavit filed by Blackfoot School District Interim Superintendent Chad Struhs.
The affidavit stated, "I contacted Dr. Crane and urged him to allow the District to release the requested agreement [but] Dr. Crane declined to do so."
Students at the Blackfoot Charter Community Learning Center (BCCLC) brought in enough material in two and one-half months to save a tree. The celebration to recognize this achievement took place Thursday afternoon.
It's estimated it takes 1,000 pounds of recycled material to save one tree, said teacher Katrina Elliott. In 10 weeks, students at Blackfoot Charter School contributed over 1,000 pounds of material to recycle.
"We wanted to do a service project when we were studying about community," she said. Teachers Elliott and Amy Ogden headed up this project.