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April 16th

Honor Recital offers variety

April 16, 2012

The 26 musicians who performed in the Honor Recital sponsored by the Bingham County Music Teachers' Association Monday evening offered variety delight.
"The students played beautifully," said Blackfoot resident Ken Spencer.
Performing were 19 pianists, three violinists, one flutist, two vocalists and one guitarist.
The variety stretched from the folk song, "The Water is Wide," sung by Mariah McCandless.
Timothy Baxter played a delightful rag entitled "Montana Ragtime" by Alexander.

Wapello students and families run for health

April 16, 2012

Students, parents, babies in baby carriers and one dog circled the track set up at Wapello Elementary Monday evening.
The track for the Wapello Timberwolf Trot measured 200 meters. Every eight and one-quarter laps equalled one mile.
"We challenged the kids to walk or run one hour," PTA president Krystal Wray said.
"A quote from Will Smith summed up our objective," she said. Smith was quoted as saying, "There are two keys to success--running and reading. If you conquer the demon that tells you to give up, you can conquer anything."

Police Log

April 16, 2012

Items of note from April 7-12.

Blackfoot Police

ILLEGAL TATTOOS: April 7, 10:39 a.m.: A caller at a hotel said they found tattooing equipment in one of the rooms and believes someone was illegally tattooing in the room.

STEALING WINE: April 7, 12:33 p.m.: A caller at Ridley's said an employee has been caught on tape stealing wine from the business. An arrest was made.

FIRE CALL: April 7, 11:31 p.m.: A woman said her neighbors are upset that their fire was called in and are outside yelling and screaming and throwing items against her residence.

April 15th

Bingham shows off talent

April 15, 2012

BLACKFOOT — What a great way to spend an evening — by attending the third annual Bingham’s Got Talent. 
Donations for this event totaled $2,770 — all of which benefits the American Cancer Society.
Twenty-two acts performed Saturday evening. These acts included dancers, singers, pianists, a fiddler, cellist and bands.
“This is the largest fund raiser we have,” said Elizabeth Fields, one of the organizers. “I think we have the cream of the crop performing here tonight.”
The winner of the Under 14 Age Division was 10-year-old pianist Mandi Xu. She won $100 and a trophy.

April 13th

Local photographers receive state honors

April 13, 2012

Micha Wixom, owner of Shutter Girl Photography, and Harmony Jones, owner of the Photography Boutique, are up-and-coming masters of their craft. Wixom and Jones recently returned from a four-day convention hosted by Professional Photographers of Idaho (PPof I). It is a non-profit organization geared to expanding and perfecting the talents of professional photographers in Idaho.

Wagons Ho! Train heads to Goodall's Cutoff

April 13, 2012

During the early hours of the morning, wagonmasters Lenna and Bruce Dawkins begin harnessing their horses.The warm breath of the animals billows out, cutting through the cold air. The mules and horses neigh, showing their anticipation of the journey.
The party of 10— five teams — will be hauling wagons for a five-night, six-day journey through Goodall's Cutoff to the old post known as Frenchman's Cabin at the bottom of the Butte.
The Dawkins, husband and wife, have gone on several treks prior to this. This is the first that they have organized themselves.

Bingham County is ready to show off their talent-

April 13, 2012

BLACKFOOT- The 3rd annual talent show, Bingham's Got Talent, will be hosted at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center (BPAC) Saturday night, April 14th at 7 p.m. The talent show was organized by Angels Among Us, the Relay for Life team from the Jason Lee Memorial United Methodist Church.
Stacy Hastriter is the chairman for Bingham's Got Talent. Tom Drysdale is the chairman of the Angels Among Us relay team.
This year there are 22 entries. All spectacular in differing ways. Landon Delaney, 13-years-old, will be playing the cello and Alyssa Delaney, his sister, will be playing the fiddle.

April 12th

Historical Society preparing centennial celebration

April 12, 2012

BLACKFOOT — Stepping into the Bingham County Historical Societies (BCHS) new location is like stepping into a time machine. Black and white photos line the walls and shelves. Unknown faces from the past stare blankly shouting out stories of their history. People enjoying a day at the Eastern Idaho State fair, an old drugstore with various commodities stacked floor to ceiling, an ice cream parlor- all part of Bingham County's rich history.

April 11th

Local woman competes in national mobility contest

April 11, 2012

Stephanie Palmer, a young mother of two, had her life turned upside down when she suddenly became paralyzed. Palmer is now reaching out to the community after she entered a national contest to win a wheelchair-accessible vehicle.

Candidates meet-and-greet with Chamber members

April 11, 2012

Nineteen candidates for five county and state officers introduced themselves to the members of the Blackfoot Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday.
They are running for sheriff, the state House of Representatives, county prosecutor and two county commission seats.
Each had two minutes to briefly explain their reason for seeking their office. All are Republicans whose numbers will be winnowed in the primary election on May 15.

 

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