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Scout makes city hall sign his Eagle project

July 23, 2013

At just 12 years old, Shad Hess wondered why there wasn't a sign in front of Blackfoot City Hall letting people know where the city's businesses is conducted. So, he took it upon himself to make building and erecting a sign his Eagle Scout project.
"How is anyone supposed to know where City Hall is when there is no sign in front of the building?" Hess asked.
Hess said he approached Blackfoot Mayor Mike Virtue with the idea of the sign and Virtue put him in touch with some local businessmen who donated goods and services to make the sign a reality.

Jensen Grove Lake water supply shut off

July 23, 2013

Blackfoot Mayor Mike Virtue learned Tuesday morning that the water supply going into Jensen Grove Lake would be shut off by Tuesday afternoon because of a water shortage. He said this is the earliest he has seen the water supply cut off in 13 years.
"Last year we were fortunate to still have water until November. I was hoping this year that we'd last until at least mid-August but it's just been too dry," he said.
Virtue explained that the city purchases water rights to fill the lake from Snake River Irrigation and that its administrators control the water flow.

New vet happy to be in Blackfoot

July 23, 2013

BLACKFOOT—This winter's snow, ice and sub-zero temperatures won't be a shock to Minnesotan Paul Syverson, the new veterinarian at Blackfoot's 'Animal Health Clinic.' In fact, East Idaho fits the bill just right for what he and his wife, Josie (a doctor at Portneuf Medical Center) were looking for as they start their careers.
Upon completing his schooling at the University of Minnesota, Syverson said he and Josie were looking for a rural, agriculture-based community similar to their hometown Benson - in western Minnesota.

 

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