Archive - May 2012 - Latest News
POCATELLO â€” 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.
â€śI went back to ISU in 2007 to finish my bachelorâ€™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,â€ť said Hawker.
Twelve employees will retire from the Blackfoot School District at the end of the school year.
The people retiring and the number of years they have taught in the Blackfoot School District are Cherie Clawson 8 years, Kathy Crane 19 years, Scott Crane 27 years, Frankie Creasey 6 years, Valaree Estep 18 years, Ruth Hanson 17 years, Linda Plewa 28 years.
Charles Riddle 28 years, Karen Seely 34 years, Julia Dee Starr 8 years, Diane Tauscher 30 years and Sue Thomas 4 years.
Their combined experience totals 227 years of service to the district.
Blackfoot businesses are going to pot!!! Actually, no, it's quite the opposite...'the pot' is going to Blackfoot businesses!
It's all part of a creative fundraiser for this year's Bingham County 'Relay For Life' - instigated by team 'Fishing For A Cure.' Chances are, you could 'get flushed' and end up with a bright, purple commode on the front steps of your home or business - complete with a Baby Ruth candy bar in the toilet bowl - and you'll have to pay to have it removed!!
Items of note from April 23-27.
STOLEN JACKET FOUND: April 23, 8:05 p.m.: A man said his daughter's jacket was stolen a few months ago and said he said another girl wearing the jacket today.
GANG ACTIVITY: April 24, 7:42 a.m.: A man said some gangsters took the camera down at his residence. He said they are outside his door right now but he cannot answer the door because he is barricaded inside.
SHOPLIFTING: April 24, 4:18 p.m.: A caller at the Cal Store said they have someone detained for shoplifting.
BLACKFOOT â€” Twenty-four students in the third through eighth grades and from Arco, Aberdeen, Blackfoot, Mackay and Shelley received awards ranging from $30-$75 from Elks Lodge No. 1416 not only for their scholastic achievements but for who they are becoming as citizens on Thursday.
Most Valuable Student awards went to Wyatt Andreason $500, Camille Jolley $250, Kaylee Andreason $300, and Ashli Munger $500.
Daisha Cummings of Arco and Will Higham of Shelley were selected as Teenagers of the Year.
BLACKFOOT â€” Nothing is more troubling than feeling hungry and not knowing when that desire will be satiated.
A parent splitting the last loaf of bread to be divided amongst the children, unsure of when they will be able to eat again and knowing full well that the food they were given will only dull the aches of unfilled bellies for a small moment.
This Saturday, May 12th, 2012, letter carriers in more than 10,000 cities and towns across America will be collecting goodness and compassion of postal customers who participate in the 20th annual National Food Drive to â€śStamp Out Hungerâ€ť.
SHELLEY â€” Local heroesâ€”the 24 volunteers who make up the Shelley fire districtâ€”want your vote.
The volunteer firemen are asking voters in the Shelley-Firth Fire District to approve the $1.7 million bond so a new fire station can be built in Shelley and to renovate the existing Firth fire station. This bond issue is on the Primary Election ballot. The election is set for Tuesday, May 15.
The cost to property owners in the fire district depends on the tax value of the person's property.
The Blackfoot Firefighters Reading Challenge was issued to students in the Blackfoot and Snake River School Districts during February.
At an assembly Friday morning at Ridge Crest Elementary, Tony Catt, Blackfoot fireman and reading organizer, said, "You guys went way above and beyond everybody.
"Other schools would need to read 500,000 more minutes just to tie you."
Ridge Crest students read 1,573,671 minutes in 29 days.
For their victory prize, firefighters will serve lunch to the whole school before the end of the school year. The school also received a check for $100.
Jeremy Robert Andrus, age 30, of Blackfoot is awaiting a mental examination at Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello after leading sheriff's deputies on a high speed chase through the Fort Hall Reservation Wednesday night.
Charges of fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer in a motor vehicle, aggravated assault and attempted kidnapping second degree/not for ransom were filed against Andrus on Friday.
Andrus was taken into custody after a pursuit and standoff during which he threatened to commit suicide.
The incident started as a domestic dispute and then escalated from there.