BLACKFOOTâ€”The Blackfoot school board is now complete after new trustees Dewane Wren and Derek Preece along with longtime trustee Mary Jo Marlow were sworn in at a special board meeting Thursday afternoon.
Wren replaced former trustee Peter Lipovac in Zone 2 and Preece replaced Taylor Johansen in Zone 4. Lipovac and Johansen officially resigned from the board at the end of June.
Mary Jo Marlow, who has served on the board for 16 years, was reelected in May for a four year term representing Zone 5.
THOMAS â€” On Wednesday Students moved quietly about their tasks, moving sprinkler pipe, pulling weeds, doing other things farmers do daily.
They are participants in the crop science class at Snake River High School.
Joining them were members of Crop Production Services, which provides
â€śWeâ€™re excited to help because weâ€™re in the fertilizer business,â€ť said Leon Anderson of CPS.
â€śMost crop consultants average about 55 years old so weâ€™re trying to get
kids interested in farming,â€ť Anderson said of CPSâ€™ participation in the class.
â€śThereâ€™s going to be a whole bunch of openings,â€ť
BLACKFOOT â€” Patients and staff at State Hospital South (SHS) can now enjoy a water fountain in the flower garden thanks to Idaho State Universityâ€™s College of Technology nursing students.
The students dedicated the fountain Wednesday afternoon in memory of a
beloved employee, Marvin Welch, who served as psych tech at the hospital
and helped nurture the garden, making it a special place.
He died in 2004.
â€śHe [Welch] helped change the culture here,â€ť said Amos Grim, assistant
director of nursing at the hospital.