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May 23rd

Moreland kindergartners enjoy Ag Day

May 23, 2013

Kindergartners at Moreland Elementary enjoyed a day filled with adventure on Thursday.
Kindergartners circled through 10 activities. Each activity lasted 30 minutes.
The activities included:
° Smores and an obstacle course
° Rockets and kites
° Bugs
° Idaho Fish & Game
° Planting a tree
° Hayride
° The Idaho Farm Bureau provided a wheat adventure. (Students ground wheat for pancakes.)
° The Idaho Farm Bureau also brought Maggie the milk cow. Kindergartners made butter that was put on their pancakes.

May 22nd

KeyBank volunteers complete projects at Stalker

May 22, 2013

Key Bank personnel spent Wednesday afternoon doing volunteer service at Stalker Elementary in Blackfoot.
Check out today's print edition for the full story.

May 21st

Election results decisive in each race

May 21, 2013

The election results were decisive in each contest.
·        In Blackfoot School District Zone 5, Mary Jo Marlow garnered 146 votes to Lori Kitzmiller’s 66 votes.
The breakdown by voting precinct follows:
Blackfoot 1—Kitzmiller 14; Marlow 27
Wapello 19—Kitzmiller 14; Marlow 58
Blackfoot 23—Kitzmiller 13; Marlow 22
Absentee 31—Kitzmiller 25; Marlow 39
·        In Shelley School District Zone 5, newcomer Sharlene Jolley defeated incumbent Vicki Johnson. It was Jolley 133; Johnson 29.
By voting precincts, the count was:
Shelley 13—Johnson 3; Jolley 12
Shelley 14—Johnson 14; Jolley 87

May 20th

Snake River science students learn about kidneys from doctor

May 20, 2013

The study of kidneys brought a doctor of nephrology and a kidney transplant recipient to Elaine Asmus’ science class at Snake River High School last Wednesday.
To bring the study of the kidney into real life, SRHS junior Taylor Crumley, a student in the class, arranged the visit of nephrologist Dr. Michael Haderlie, M.D., and kidney recipient Peggy Hansen.
In a question and answer session with the students, Dr. Haderlie spoke about his education—13 years after high school—and his school debt--$300,000.

Police Log

May 20, 2013

Items of note from April 17-24.

Bingham County Sheriff

BUSH MAN: April 21, 7:05 p.m.: A caller at the Porterville Boat Dock reported that there is a man laying in the bushes.

CHILD ABUSE: April 22, 12:37 p.m.: A woman reported finding five cigarette burns on her two-year-old son. She said she left the boy with her boyfriend and there are other people that live at the residence.

Blackfoot Police

DYING TREES: April 18, 11:02 a.m.: A man said he just realized that someone has drilled holes into the trunks of several of his trees and they are beginning to die.

May 19th

Taberna repeats as Tommy Vaughn's Marathon and More champion

May 19, 2013

Two Blackfoot men were the top winners in the marathon and half-marathon at the Tommy Vaughn's Marathon and More competitions on Saturday.
Defending champion John Taberna repeated his marathon victory while Kohl Bingham won the half marathon.
"There was a headwind the whole way," Taberna said of his race, which he completed in 3 hours, 11 minutes and 5 seconds. "But the volunteers did great and the officers were great.

May 17th

MVMS students enjoy pirate meal

May 17, 2013

It wasn't your usual school lunch for eighth graders at Mountain View Middle School on Thursday. The students feasted on parrot wings, golden carrot doubloons, pirate ship potatoes, tropical key lime pie, hardtack and apple cider grog - the kind of meal that possibly pirates of days gone by may have enjoyed.
The students said they particularly enjoyed making the hardtack - a hard, thick flat cracker, described as "an edible rock" often eaten by sailors out at sea. The crackers are supposed to keep indefinitely and not become spoiled or infested by weevils or grubs.

May 16th

Honeybees swarm Blackfoot

May 16, 2013

BLACKFOOT — There was literally something abuzz in Blackfoot Thursday afternoon. A swarm of thousands of honeybees converged over the Eastern Idaho State Fairgrounds, eventually settling on a curb behind the Bingham County Courthouse.
Bingham County Commissioner Ladd Carter, who saw the bees from his office, called his son, Chase, a novice beekeeper. Chase brought a honey box to catch the bees.

Swarm of honeybees converges on Blackfoot

May 16, 2013

There was literally something abuzz in Blackfoot Thursday afternoon. A swarm of thousands of honeybees converged over the Eastern Idaho State Fairgrounds, eventually settling on a curb behind the Bingham County Courthouse.
Bingham County Commissioner Ladd Carter, who saw the bees from his office, called his son, Chase, a novice beekeeper. Chase brought a honey box to catch the bees.

May 15th

D.A.R.E. graduates celebrate at fairgrounds

May 15, 2013

Students and adults alike enjoyed a perfect spring afternoon Wednesday at the Eastern Idaho State Fairgrounds for the 20th annual D.A.R.E. Activities Day. The event was in celebration of the D.A.R.E. graduations of about 900 fifth graders from throughout the county.
The Bingham County D.A.R.E program started with a grant in 1990 and was spearheaded by two sheriff's deputies who started teaching the program in the schools in an effort to steer kids away from violence, drugs and alcohol.

 

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