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December 14th

Local women celebrates 100th birthday

December 15, 2012

Annie Prouse reaches the century mark today.
She has seen plenty of changes in her 100 years.
“I never thought I would ever live this long,” Prouse said.
Her advice for longevity is “behave yourself.”
Born in 1912 in Salt Lake City, she was the youngest of her 14 siblings.
“I didn’t know my older siblings so well,” she said. “They were out of the house mostly when I was growing up.”
Her parents were Albert and Lottie Sharp.
The family moved up to the Blackfoot area when she was little. They lived near Grave Creek.
“We would move to the hills during the summer,” Prouse said.

December 13th

Sheriff asks for public help

December 14, 2012

MORNING NEWS
BLACKFOOT — On December 10, 2012, at approx. 9:12 p.m., Bingham County Deputies and Fort Hall Police responded to a resident at Agency Rd. and Eagle Rd., in Fort Hall. They found a male subject had been shot in the leg. The name of the male subject is not available at this time. The victim was transported to Portneuf Regional Medical Center in Pocatello by Fort Hall Ambulance. 
The individuals in the attached photos are persons of interest in the shooting. The male appears to wear glasses and has a tattoo on his neck.

Firefighter/author to sign latest novel

December 14, 2012

BLACKFOOT — Local author and firefighter Kirby Jonas is a man who has lived his dream of becoming a writer.
Now an award winning author, who has written eleven Western novels, Jonas will sign copies of his latest book “The Secret of Two Hawks” Saturday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Stinkin’ Cute Scrapbook Shop (formerly M & H Office Supply) at 126 W. Bridge St. in Blackfoot.
Jonas, who is a native of Shelley and currently a firefighter in Pocatello, published his first book in 1994. Since then he has published eleven novels.

December 12th

More questions for D55 trustees

December 13, 2012

The case of documents signed by trustees of the Blackfoot School District and former superintendent Scott Crane begs the question, of course, what's next?
According to Idaho Code 67-2347 (1), "If an action …occurs at any meeting which fails to comply with the provisions of sections 67-2340 through 67-2346, Idaho Code, such action shall be null and void."
On Monday, the district admitted to violating the Idaho Open Meetings Law.
Interim Superintendent Chad Struhs said the board does realize the contract is now void. The trustees are working on deciding what to do, he said.

Former local woman ready to mush in West Yellowstone

December 13, 2012

April Cox and Hugo Antonucci are mushers. They raise, rescue, re-home and race Huskies.
Cox is the daughter of Gayle and Luane Cox. She grew up in the Blackfoot area.
Antonucci was a senior configuration analyst for Rockwell Collins. He worked in the engineering core before he retired. Now he works with Huskies.
Cox and Antonucci each have brought eight-dog teams to compete in the West Yellowstone Sledding Race that begins at 5:30 p.m. Thursday with the "Parade of Lights."

December 11th

Locals celebrate unique birthday

December 12, 2012

Today, let’s celebrate 12. As all math teachers will tell you, the number 12 is divisible by 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6. Three 12s in a row happens only once a century—today—on 12-12-12.
Dexter Gordon Hale celebrates turning 12 today. Dexter is the son of Dandee and Sarah Hale of Blackfoot. He was born at Bingham Memorial Hospital at 6:06 a.m.
Dexter attends the Blackfoot Sixth Grade Center and is active in basketball, baseball and football. He also plays the trombone.

Community outraged over former superintendent's deal

December 12, 2012

Blackfoot residents reacted mostly with anger and disbelief to the news that Blackfoot School District trustees violated Idaho Open Meeting Laws and spent over $220,000 of taxpayer money on a separation agreement between the district and former superintendent Scott Crane; with many questions still unanswered.

Top 20 stories of 2012 — #18

December 11, 2012

# 18 Pingree couple grand marshals

MORNING NEWS

BLACKFOOT - The Eastern Idaho State Fair’s board of directors named Gary and Muriel Judge of Pingree as grand marshals of the 2012 Eastern Idaho State Fair. They led the annual Fair Parade down Shilling Avenue.

Share your views

December 11, 2012

How do you feel about the payoff agreement between members of the Blackfoot School District No. 55 trustees and former superintendent Scott Crane? Share your thoughts on our Facebook page and/or participate in our poll elsewhere on this Website. We want to hear from you regarding the appropriate course of action moving forward.

December 10th

Blackfoot School District officials release documents about pact with former superintendent

December 11, 2012

Former Blackfoot School District superintendent Scott Crane received nearly a quarter million dollars in the employment separation agreement signed between Crane and the school district.
The separation agreement was released on Monday.
Crane's separation agreement was signed April 20, 2012, four days before the trustees "approved the agreement as executed by Employee B-2012 and the Chairman of the Blackfoot School District Board of Trustees on behalf of the board," as stated in the board minutes of the April 24 meeting.

 

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