Archive - Jul 2013 - Latest News
BLACKFOOT â€” Stories of Bingham Countyâ€™s history have been compiled into a book entitled â€śBingham County Memories Volume II.â€ť Local historian Lois Bates compiled it.
Her passion is history.
â€śI remember climbing into my grandmotherâ€™s lap and begging her to tell me stories about our family,â€ť Bates said.
Her grandmother came from Switzerland.
â€śThere is so much history that has got to be preserved,â€ť she said. â€śStories will go away if they are not preserved.â€ť
â€śIâ€™m excited about this book,â€ť said Bates.
BLACKFOOT â€” Singer Christina Christensen, an â€śAmericaâ€™s Got Talentâ€ť
finalist, was in Blackfoot Tuesday to raise funds for and promote awareness of cystic fibrosis (CF).
â€śCF is a disease where mucus builds up in the lungs and/or pancreas,â€ť
said Christina. â€śEach day treatments can take from 10 to 45 minutes. There are multiple pills and multiple medical treatments.â€ť
Christina and her three sisters all have CF.
â€śPeople have asked why our parents had any more children after our first sister was diagnosed with CF,â€ť she said.
The Blackfoot City Council unanimously agreed to adopt a resolution to work with the Blackfoot Urban Renewal Agency (BURA) and expand the Downtown Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District to assist Glanbia Foods with some improvement projects.
Jason Moulton, a representative of BURA, addressed the council, asking for the "expandability to help businesses which in turn helps local tax revenues."
BLACKFOOTâ€”Amid the hype of the verdict in the George Zimmerman case involving the death of Trayvon Martin, we asked our Facebook friends for their thoughts on the case.
"It's not isolated, but we are emotional beings, so we won't let it go and keep focusing on it. He may not be in prison, but he will not live a comfortable life because he had the worst juryâ€¦ the jury of public opinion," said Chris Werth of Blackfoot.
Blackfoot Mayor Mike Virtue said that the stories going around about swimmer's itch at Jensen Grove are out of control and that there is much misinformation getting out to the public. Virtue said that visitors to Jensen Grove are afraid to go in the water after recent stories and social media postings about swimmer's itch bites with black worms embedded in the skin.
"The swimmers are freaking out. There are no black worms at Jensen Grove that can get into your body and eat your brain," he joked.
BLACKFOOTâ€”A few weeks ago we asked our Facebook friends about their financial experience with an emergency Life Flight; due to the response on Facebook, we decided to do some research.
LifeFlight Network's(LFN) main goal is to save lives. They have been striving to achieve that goal by transporting over 75,000 patients over the course of the past 35 years.
We want to get the word out that the Community Dinner Table BBQ is not tonight, as posted on the front page of the newspaper, but is in fact tomorrow night from 5-7 p.m. at Courthouse Square (across from Hawker Funeral Home) in Blackfoot.
This BBQ is for those who need a hot meal, or are hungry for social interaction.
The Morning News regrets this error, as per it was inadvertently posted in today's paper incorrectly.
FORT HALL â€” Catholics from throughout the region gathered at the Saint Kateri Tekawitha Catholic Church in Fort Hall for mass and the first Feast Day celebration in honor of the recently canonized Saint Kateri Tekawitha.
More than 300 years ago, Kateri lived in what is now the state of New York. Her mother was Catholic and her father a member of the Algonquin tribe.
BLACKFOOT â€” Camdon Chidester, son of Scott and Linnea Chidester, traveled to Nadi, Yavusania, Fiji for a Humanitarian Experience for Youth (HEFY) trip to assist in building outdoor bathrooms for villagers in need.
HEFY is a nonprofit humanitarian organization for youth ages 16-19. It was established in 1999 to provide LDS teens with humanitarian service opportunities.
HEFY has grown into a vibrant volunteer organization led by a nation-wide advisory council that organizes humanitarian programs for hundreds of volunteers in countries around the globe.
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.