Archive - Jul 2013 - Latest News
The city and county are teaming up for triple celebration on Aug. 16 at the Idaho Potato Museum.
It is the 100th anniversary of the building which was formerly Blackfoot's train station, donated to the city in 1987.
Additionally, it is the 30th anniversary of the Bingham County Historical Society, a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of the history of Bingham County and surrounding areas.
IDAHO FALLS â€” Lightning ignited a wildfire in the Wolverine area late this afternoon. The Wolverine Fire is estimated to be 150 acres and is continuing to grow. The fire is located approximately nine miles east of Firth.
BLACKFOOTâ€” Concert tickets for country stars Trace Adkins and Chris Young, along with the always popular Demolition Derby, are proving to be hot commodities as Eastern Idaho State Fair officials have already raked in a record number of ticket sales for this year's grandstand events.
While the grandstand events are not sold out yet, fair officials say they are expecting the concerts and the derby to completely sell out.
Whether you drive a truck, mini-van, moped or fifth wheel...as long as it rolls, you are invited to join the thundering motorcycles as they hit the pavement this Saturday for the third annual Rollin' For A Cause bike rally to help raise money for families affected by Juvenile Diabetes.
Blackfoot High School teacher Holly Kartchner was named "Educator of the Year" at the Idaho American Legion State Convention in Boise recently.
Kartchner, who has taught government at the school over 10 years, was nominated by Blackfoot's American Legion Stewart Hoover Post #23.
Gene Womack, the finance officer for Post #23, who was instrumental in nominating Kartchner said, "She [Kartchner] is one of the most enthusiastic teachers I have ever seen."
Nashville, Tenn. â€” Firth High School students were among the more than 7,000 participants of the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) who attended the 2013 National Leadership Conference in Nashville, Tenn., July 7-11.
The Firth High School chapter had five members compete in the STAR Event (Students Taking Action with Recognition) competition.
Celeste Esplin competed in Chapter Service project Senior Division and received a Gold.
Quinci Nelson competed in National Programs in Action, Occupational division and received a Gold.
Books, desks, chair, bulletin board are on sale at the Pingree Elementary School from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. today. Each person's memories of the school and his/her time there are thrown in for free.
The garage sale is open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. today in hopes of getting rid of the school supplies that have accumulated at the school for the past five years.
"We call it the Pingree Mall," said Snake River High School secretary Sally Nelson.
BLACKFOOT â€” Juvenile probation officer Mark Gough received a plaque from Bingham County Commissioner chairman Ladd Carter on Tuesday for "assisting in saving someone's life."
On Thursday, May 23, 2013, Gough received a call from juvenile probation officer Dyrk Blackburn, who said he had been notified that a probationer was in need.
A probationer had contacted the probation officer because he was concerned about his friend, a fellow probationer. The probationer had recently moved from Shelley, so even his parents did not have a current address.
ABERDEEN â€” The Twilight Tour in Aberdeen Wednesday evening was filled with good food, activities for kids and adults and a sampling of what is done at the Aberdeen Research and Extension Center.
Sponsored by the University of Idaho (UI) College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and the USDA Agricultural Research Service, the evening was well-attended as people took advantage of an evening on the grounds of the research center.
BLACKFOOT â€” A date for a jury trial has been set in the Blackfoot "hazing" case. A jury trial is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, in the courtroom of Seventh Judicial District Judge David Nye. The date for pre-trial is set for Friday, Feb. 21, 2014.