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December 5th

Charter high school seeks interested students

December 5, 2012

Bingham Academy, the new charter high school in Blackfoot, needs a list of interested students who would consider attending that school in the fall 2013.
The Idaho Charter School Commission recently approved the new charter school in Blackfoot with some caveats.
One of the requirements is an increase in the number of interested students, said Fred Ball, project director for Bingham Academy and administrator of the Blackfoot Charter Community Learning Center. Other issues deal mainly with the actual petition that enables the school to be chartered.

Blackfoot High students deliver toys to SEICAA

December 5, 2012

Santa's helpers look a lot like students from Blackfoot High School (BHS).
Student council members went shopping with money raised from the BHS student body and the community and delivered the toys to the Southeastern Idaho Community Action Agency Wednesday evening.
"Our limit was $3,000," said student body treasurer Megan Moore.
"This is so fun," said student body president Markie Lawrence. "We look forward to this the whole year.
"This is our biggest project and our favorite project," she said. "We were reliving our childhoods as we were shopping in the toy aisles."

December 4th

'Real' Christmas trees still available for purchase

December 5, 2012

The tradition of seeking the perfect 'real' Christmas tree is not lost in this age of high tech, pre-lit, artificial trees. In fact, real Christmas tree vendors, say that "business is good." The reasons consumers have for purchasing a real Christmas tree include upholding family traditions and environmental factors, but most say it's for that "fresh pine smell of Christmas."

'John Doe' takes hazing case to federal court

December 5, 2012

A Blackfoot man who was charged as a juvenile in the Blackfoot hazing cases in 2010 has filed a complaint and demand for a jury trial in federal court.
The lawsuit was filed Monday afternoon by "John Doe" in the U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho against officials of the Blackfoot School District and Bingham County.
As stated in the lawsuit, "Plaintiff John Doe is an adult male individual, … presently a citizen and resident of a state other than Idaho.

December 3rd

Soloists to be featured in Snake River Orchestra concert

December 4, 2012

The Snake River Community Orchestra will present its annual Christmas Concert on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the Snake River High School auditorium.
The concert will spotlight three soloists as they perform concertos by Vivaldi, Haydn and Mozart. Saint-Saens's "Dance Bacchanale" from Samson and Dalila, and well-loved Christmas music will complete the evening program. The support and dedication to the orchestra are appreciated. Arlene Osborn printed fliers and programs for the orchestra's season performances.

Three file suit in hazing case

December 3, 2012

Three Blackfoot men have filed a lawsuit against Blackfoot School District 55, the County of Bingham, the City of Blackfoot, Scott Andrew, Randy Smith, Paul Newbold, Kurt Asmus, David Moore and agents, officers and employees of the above entities. The suit was filed at 4:55 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30.

Tree lighting begins festive week at Bingham County Historical Museum

December 3, 2012

Morning News-Lisa Lete
Oh Christmas tree, Oh Christmas tree, your branches green delight us. Marty Ellis, incoming president of the Bingham Historical Society, leads the community in singing the classic Christmas carol after county commissioner Whitney Manwaring lit the beautifully decorated tree at a public ceremony inside the museum Monday night. The tree lighting was the first of the festive events as part of a week-long 'holiday open house' at the museum at 190 N. Shilling St. A cookie and 'holiday treat' sale will take place from 4-8 p.m. at the museum today.

Police Log

December 3, 2012

Items of note from Nov. 15-27.

Blackfoot Police

WILD CATS: Nov. 15, 12:44 p.m.: A caller reported a large amount of wild cats in the area of Rose Road.

BAD NEIGHBOR: Nov. 15, 3:09 p.m.: A man said his neighbor walks her dog by his residence every day and lets the dog urinate and defecate on his plants.

SHADOWY FIGURES: Nov. 16, 4:20 a.m.: A caller said they can see about eight figures and possibly flashlights and is also hearing whistle-type noises.

December 2nd

Kids learn physics at egg catapult competition

December 2, 2012

FORT HALL — It was a change of pace from holiday activities as area elementary and middle school students learned about physics and had some fun at the Nordic 'Egg' Catapult Challenge at Fort Hall Elementary School on Saturday.

November 30th

Judge to review D55 files

December 1, 2012

BLACKFOOT — Following an hour-long presentation on Friday, District Judge David Nye took the case of Joyce Bingham vs. Blackfoot School District 55 under advisement.
Bingham brought suit against the school district because they refused to explain a large payment which she found when she examined its budget.
"As I looked on the website at the district's published budget, I noticed the first listed expense in July was $105,428 for a contracted service," said Bingham. "Checking back to January, any other contracted services were usually paid on payday which is around the 20th of each month.

 

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