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July 1st

City ready for Pride Days

July 1, 2013

Grab a copy of today's print edition of the Morning News. It holds the full July 4th/Blackfoot Pride Days schedule featuring three packed days of food and fun July 4-6.
The summertime tradition, which started back in the 1980's to "celebrate the community," kicks off with July 4th celebrations including the Fireworks Show at Jensen Grove at dusk and two community concerts.

Blackfoot High students scoop up scholarships

July 1, 2013

Students from Blackfoot High School's 'Class of 2013' scooped up an impressive amount of scholarships (totaling $511,357) this year. Vicki Johnson, BHS counselor and Dean of Students, said, "It's very impressive the amount of students who have earned scholarships for themselves. This is a great class."
The scholarships earned are as follows:

USU/Idaho scholarship: Donovan Andrew Stott - $12,000

"Cop on Top' to aid Special Olympics

July 1, 2013

BLACKFOOT—Idaho State Patrolman Horacio Caldera of Blackfoot will have the “best seat in the house” watching the 4th of July fireworks at Jensen Grove this year.
He will be sitting on top of Tommy Vaughn’s Restaurant for the second
annual “Cop on Top” event to raise money for Special Olympics.
This is the second year that Caldera has volunteered to sit on top
of the roof to help raise money and awareness for the Special Olympics
- a sports training and athletic competition of “Olympic-like” like sports
for children and young adults with intellectual difficulties.

June 30th

Leaders call Boy Scout Encampment a success

June 30, 2013

The Rise up 2013 Boy Scout Encampment finished Saturday.
The encampment was a “resounding, unbelievable success,” said director David Smith. “Everyone had a great time, from the action centers through the family history center.
“Dr. Seuss had it right when he said, ‘It was beyond Z,’” he said.
“We had a great army of volunteers who all came together to make it happen,” said Smith.
“I’m at church right now [on Sunday],” he said. “All the scouts are wearing their Thomas S. Monson award medallions and talking it up; there’s quite a buzz going.”

Record High Heat: Caregivers Watch Elderly Carefuly

June 30, 2013

BLACKFOOT — Record-breaking heat is in the forecast across the country and right here in East Idaho.
The heat is hard on everyone, but for older adults who are particularly
vulnerable to the dangers of heat, the extreme temperatures
can become deadly.
Excessive heat claims more lives each year than tornadoes, hurricanes, floods and lightning combined. Senior care companies take great care to ensure that their residents are safe and hydrated in extreme temperatures.

June 28th

Scouts combine faith and fun at Encampment

June 29, 2013

The Scout Law says a scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful …
Scout Travis Schwendeman from Newdale exemplified being helpful as he taught two instructors, scouts and adult leaders how to crack a cow whip on Friday afternoon at the Rise Up 2013 Boy Scout Encampment near Firth.
“You swing the whip one way, reverse it and crack it,” Travis said. “The crack [of the whip] does not happen because the whip hits the ground; it’s more like wave action.

Caregivers watch elderly carefully during heat wave

June 29, 2013

Record-breaking heat is in the forecast across the country and right here in East Idaho. The heat is hard on everyone, but for older adults who are particularly vulnerable to the dangers of heat, the extreme temperatures can become deadly. Excessive heat claims more lives than each year than tornadoes, hurricanes, floods and lightning combined.
Senior care companies take great care to ensure that their residents are safe and hydrated in extreme temperatures.

District says goodbye

June 28, 2013

B L A C K F O O T —Blackfoot District Superintendent Chad Struhs presented trustees Peter Lipovac (Zone 1) and Taylor Johansen (Zone 4)
with a gift at the school board meeting Thursday night to express his appreciation for their service.
Both men are retiring from the school board, opting not to seek re-election in May. Their final day as board members is June 30.
“Both of these men have done wonderful things for the district,” Struhs said.
“We (at the district) appreciate their service and this is just a token of appreciation for their time and dedication.”

June 27th

Boy Scouts keep busy at Encampment

June 28, 2013

Activities abound at the Rise Up 2013 Boy Scout Encampment near Firth. Scouts, leaders and staff moved in Wednesday.
On this hot June day, following the water truck and hoping to be sprayed by it was a happy activity.  
About 12,000 people are participating in the encampment, according to Brian Porter, media person for the Grant Teton Council. Three states are represented—Idaho, Wyoming and Utah. One scout is from Washington state.
The number of LDS stakes represented is 58, Porter said.

Blackfoot trustees honored for service

June 28, 2013

Blackfoot District Superintendent Chad Struhs presented trustees Peter Lipovac (Zone 1) and Taylor Johansen (Zone 4) with a gift at the school board meeting Thursday night to express his appreciation for their service. Both men are retiring from the school board, opting not to seek re-election in May. Their final day as board members is June 30.
"Both of these men have done wonderful things for the district," Struhs said. "We (at the district) appreciate their service and this is just a token of appreciation for their time and dedication."

 

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