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May 11th

Fire fighters pay off reading challenge

May 11, 2012

The second annual Fireman's Reading Challenge caught fire this year with almost all of Blackfoot School District participating along with several from Snake River School District. The total of reading minutes tallied up to nearly 5 million. The firefighters started the contest last year in an effort to engage local students in reading.
Winning this years contest was Ridgecrest Elementary with a total of 1,563,671 minutes read by 430 students. This was 500,000 minutes more than the next closest school.

Police Log

May 11, 2012

Items of note from April 26 - May 6.

Aberdeen Police

CANADIAN FRAUD: April 26, 4:25 p.m.: A man said he had been working with a Canadian company that has been ordering potatoes and then once the potatoes have been sent the company puts a stop payment on the checks they wrote for the potatoes.

Blackfoot Police

ATTEMPTED VEHICLE BREAK-IN: April 27, 3:28 p.m.: A caller said two juveniles are attempting for force their way into vehicles near the tennis courts.

Candidates Speak- Forum for those running for House, Prosecutor

May 11, 2012

BLACKFOOT — Jean Nilsson has attended several candidate forums, including Thursday's event which the Blackfoot Association of Realtors sponsored.
"I came here to become better-informed so I can make a better decision when I vote," Nilsson said.
Shane Gifford, a realtor, added, "I came to here what the people say and feel what their passion is.
"They gave us some good information," Gifford added.
Speakers were the four candidates for state House of Representatives Seats A and B and for Bingham County Prosecuting Attorney in Tuesday's Republican primary election.

Blood and Guts-

May 11, 2012

BLACKFOOT—There was something 'fishy' going on at Wapello Elementary school Thursday afternoon...literally! It was 'Celebrate Fish Day' and fourth graders were enjoying quite the conglomerate of activities: Dutch oven cooking, t-shirt painting, churning homemade butter and dissecting fish!
Fourth grade teacher Amy Wren said that 'Celebrate Fish Day' is a fun day that she has made into annual event to help make up for the lack of field trips because of budget cuts.

May 10th

Candidates speak at forum

May 11, 2012

BLACKFOOT — Jean Nilsson has attended several candidate forums, including Thursday's event which the Blackfoot Association of Realtors sponsored.
"I came here to become better-informed so I can make a better decision when I vote," Nilsson said.
Shane Gifford, a realtor, added, "I came to here what the people say and feel what their passion is.
"They gave us some good information," Gifford added.
Speakers were the four candidates for state House of Representatives Seats A and B and for Bingham County Prosecuting Attorney in Tuesday's Republican primary election.

May 9th

Law enforcement issues scam alert

May 9, 2012

For the MORNING NEWS
The Bingham County Sheriff’s Office-Blackfoot Police Department Joint Investigations Division want to make the public aware of a scam and suspicious activity that has been reported to law enforcement officials in Bingham County.

Shelley teacher is passionate about his classes

May 9, 2012

Stephan O'Shaughnessy, a teacher at Shelley High School (SHS), believes in participation in his classrooms.
O'Shaughnessy said, "We do lots of board work in my classroom.
His enthusiastic teaching style is emulated after his calculus teacher at BYU-Idaho.
"I teach like him," O'Shaughnessy said. "He would jump on desks or play music. The class was at 7 a.m. and he kept me awake."
The calculus teacher emphasized the learner is the teacher, he said. The teacher would have us explain a problem to each other.

May 8th

Local man sentenced for attempted murder

May 8, 2012

The Morning News — Leslie Mielke
Lawrence James Crow looks toward his family during his sentencing Tuesday afternoon in Seventh District Judge Darren Simpson's courtroom. Using an Alford plea in March, Crow plead guilty to attempted murder.

Lawrence James Crow was sentenced to at least nine years and not more than 15 years in the Idaho Department of Correction on a charge of attempted murder in the first degree.

Stalker teacher gets haircut for good cause

May 8, 2012

Teachers at Stalker Elementary School were accosted with silly string, zapped with strange hair color and attacked with stickers and rubber stamps at school on Tuesday. Fifth grade teacher Amanda Jones even got her hair whacked off by a student! The culprits were all students...and no one got sent to the principal's office!
According to Stalker's office secretary Laurie Kearsley it was all part of a fun day to reward students who had a 7-point gain or received an 'advanced' or 'proficient' rating on their ISAT (Idaho Standard Achievement Test) scores.

May 7th

Moreland man completes doctorate in physical therapy

May 7, 2012

Brandon Hawker, 35, of Moreland received his doctorate degree in physical therapy over the weekend; a goal that he has been working towards for several years.
“I went back to ISU in 2007 to finish my bachelor’s degree in exercise science, and was fortunate to get right into the doctor of physical therapy program at ISU in 2009 which took an additional three years of intense schooling to complete,” said Hawker.

 

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