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Blackfoot kindergartner places in PBS writing contest

May 20, 2012

Winners for the 2012 Eastern Idaho Awards Ceremony were announced Saturday as part of the PBS Kids Go! Writers Contest.
Blackfoot's Hallie Miles earned second place in the kindergarten division. She won a certificate and a bag of goodies.
Hallie story, with original artwork, was entitled, “Rainbow Fairies.”
In Hallie’s story, there are seven rainbow fairies—red, yellow, orange, green, blue, indigo and violet.
“These fairies sing all the time, everywhere they go,” her story concludes.
The PBS writers contest is for kindergartners through third graders.

Volunteers help make marathon a success

May 20, 2012

A lot of effort went on behind the scenes during Saturday's Tommy Vaughn's Blackfoot Marathon and More for 200-plus volunteers. Hundreds of gallons of water, chocolate milk and Gatorade distributed, traffic directed, signs put in place, roadways painted and pancakes flipped by the do-good citizens of Bingham County in an effort to make the marathon run smoothly did not go unnoticed.

Blackfoot man claims Tommy Vaughn's Blackfoot Marathon championship

May 20, 2012

Competitors came from Idaho, Montana and Utah, but a man from Blackfoot won the overall championship of the Tommy Vaughn's Blackfoot Marathon and More on Saturday.
John Taberna ran the 26.2-mile course around the community in three hours and two minutes.
Taberna said the marathon was his first in seven years. He and his wife run the Pocatello series of 5- and 10-kilometer races and he regularly competes in half-marathons.
"They claim you have to do marathon training to get better at the half," Taberna said. "Since this was local, I said, 'why not?'

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