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September 28th

Bergeson retires from post office

September 29, 2012

BLACKFOOT – The service counter at the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) in Blackfoot will not look the same come Monday morning. Postal Clerk Kim Bergeson retired Friday after 35 years of service.
“I started here in 1978 as a clerk and ended as a clerk,” Bergeson said.
There have been a lot of changes in the post office over those 35 years.
“In 1978, mail was weighed on a scale and then you had to look up the rate and the zone on a chart,” he said. “All the stamps were licked.
“Now all the stamps are self-adhesive and there are forever stamps.

Kesler family to be on Family Feud

September 29, 2012

BLACKFOOT — You'll want to make plans to watch or set your DVRs as five siblings from Blackfoot's Kesler family go head to head against the Ianitello family from Woodstock, Ga., in front of a live studio audience on Family Feud Monday at 2:30 p.m on KPVI (Channel 6). It could be a nail-biter as it is revealed whether or not the Keslers win big money (up to $100,000) and a brand new car, along with some serious bragging rights.

September 27th

Idaho School Board supporting Proposition 1

September 28, 2012

IDAHO FALLS — Members of the executive board of the Idaho School Board Association (ISBA) have announced ISBA's support of Proposition 1.
"We urge Idahoans to vote YES on Proposition 1 in November to support this return of local governance and ensure it remains in place in future years," said Wendy Horman, past president of the ISBA and a trustee in the Bonneville District.

September 26th

Riverside woman turns 100

September 27, 2012

Born Sept. 17, 1912, family and friends of Eva May "Sis" Wray celebrated her century mark this month. She was born and raised in Lompoc, Calif., north of Santa Barbara.
Living through the Depression, she developed a strong work ethic, said her son, John Wray. "She saved money and gave to those in need.
"She's a real humble person who always stays in the background," he said. "She's a gracious giver but does not receive well.
"At a family party, Mom could be found in the kitchen, preparing the meal," Wray said. "Family is very important to her."

First Lady offers views on education propositions

September 27, 2012

Idaho First Lady Lori Otter made it clear that she was expressing her own views, not necessarily those of her husband, Idaho Governor C,L, (Butch) Otter's or of State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna's, as she addressed an audience of students, educators and patrons Wednesday. She urged her audience to "Vote YES for Education" (Idaho Proposition Bills 1, 2, and 3) at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center.

BMH attorneys respond to allegations

September 27, 2012

Attorneys hired by the Bingham Memorial Hospital board reported their internal review of allegations raised in the press during the months of May and June 2012.
Attorneys Walter Bithell and Erik Stidham from Holland & Hart in Boise conducted this review.
"We had full access," Bithell said. [The board's direction was, "whatever you think you need to review."
The attorneys investigated seven basic allegations:
° Outdated Medications and Supplies
° Billing for Saipan Hospital
° Purchase and Sale of Equipment by Cyberdine
° Telephone Monitoring
° Medicare Secondary Payer Forms

September 25th

Foreclosed Bingham County residents could receive government payment

September 26, 2012

Home foreclosures were rampant in Idaho and throughout the nation from 2008-2011 and now Idahoans who lost their homes during that time may be eligible for payments from the government under the National Mortgage Settlement.

Community members comment on final draft of P&Z ordinance

September 26, 2012

Bingham County Commissioners have scheduled a work session on comments given during the public hearing on the final Planning & Zoning (P&Z) ordinance. The work session will begin at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4.
About 50 people attended the public hearing on Tuesday.
Two letters were read into testimony. Twenty-four people presented their concerns verbally to the commissioners.
Most of the people who spoke expressed concern about property rights.
"We want to use our property as we see fit," said Michael Harvey from Shelley.

Kindergartners check out potato fields

September 25, 2012

September 24th

Fundraiser scheduled for woman battling rare illnesses

September 25, 2012

Brady Meline is a vibrant 28-year-old wife and mother to an active 3 year old boy.
Unlike most average women her age Meline doesn't dream of conquering the world.

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