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May 29th

Snake River graduates 121

May 29, 2013

Patrons, parents, friends and students crowded the gymnasium in Snake River High School to celebrate the graduation of 121 seniors Wednesday evening.
Senior class president Logan Wheeler greeted the graduating class of 2013 and said, "We are at the juncture of a kaleidoscope. This is the collision of our life with our families, friends and a a feel good moment.
"We need to take our talents and beliefs and be adaptable," he said. "Be ready to update your knowledge and cope with change.
"This is the first phase of our adult life," Wheeler said. "Whatever you do; you will do it well."

May 28th

State Hospital South adds more headstones to cemetery

May 28, 2013

A ribbon-cutting ceremony took place Tuesday to recognize the placement of 120 new headstones in the State Hospital South's Cemetery.
The project was started in 2011 by hospital administrator Tracey Sessions. To date, 165 headstones have been placed in the cemetery.
"Our goal is to place 300 more headstones by next year," she said. "I hope each grave will have a headstone by the time I retire. I retire in five years."
Asked how she became interested in this project, Sessions said. "Everyone of us wants someone to remembers who we were and our life story.

Project-oriented middle school to open in fall

May 28, 2013

BLACKFOOT — A new middle school will open in Blackfoot this coming fall.
Summit Middle School is for sixth, seventh and eighth graders.
A parent presentation is scheduled at 6 p.m. on Tuesday to explain the objectives of this new school. The meeting will take place in the board room in the Blackfoot District office, 270 E. Bridge St., in Blackfoot.
"This will be a non-traditional middle school," said administrator Brandee Hewitt. "It will be project-based learning.
The school will be located upstairs in the district office.

Woman pays it forward to daughter-in-law

May 28, 2013

BLACKFOOT—In the past few years, Jamie Irwin of Blackfoot has humbly accepted the help of a giving community while she was battling a brain tumor. Irwin's daughter-in-law, Sarah Taylor, willingly spearheaded the community fundraisers to help cover her medical costs of over $30,000. Now, Irwin, who has made great strides in her own health, is stepping up to 'pay it forward' to Taylor, a mother of four, who was recently diagnosed with thyroid cancer.

May 27th

Community remembers veterans with Memorial Day ceremony

May 27, 2013

Representatives of several civic organizations honored veterans of all modern conflicts during Monday's ceremonies at the Grove City Cemetery.
Stanley Brangham, a 1953 Blackfoot High School graduate, narrowly missed service in the Korean War but served in the U.S. Marine Corps and the Marine Corps Reserve.
Delivering "A Tribute to Our Armed Forces," Brangham noted how veterans have helped preserve our freedoms, particularly those of the press and religion.

May 26th

Life jacket station at Jensen Grove

May 26, 2013

BLACKFOOT — Eagle Scout candidate Kyle Stailey of Moreland was among a group of people who installed two loaner life jacket stations at Jensen Grove Lake on Saturday.
"We're setting up loaner stations for those who don't have life jackets or forgot them," Stailey said.
"Scouts help get the stands set up," said Juelie Traska, the Boat Safety Education Coordinator for the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation.
"The Bingham County Marine Deputies will monitor the stations to ensure that they're kept up," Traska continued.

May 24th

District 55 to open new middle school in fall

May 24, 2013

A new middle school will open in Blackfoot this coming fall.
Summit Middle School is for sixth, seventh and eighth graders.
A parent presentation is scheduled at 6 p.m. on Tuesday to explain the objectives of this new school. The meeting will take place in the board room in the Blackfoot District office, 270 E. Bridge St., in Blackfoot.
"This will be a non-traditional middle school," said administrator Brandee Hewitt. "It will be project-based learning.
The school will be located upstairs in the district office.

Body Sculpting Business Opens in Blackfoot

May 24, 2013

BLACKFOOT—Local businesswoman Jackie Foote has admittedly battled her weight through the years, so when she discovered a way to get rid of fat for good through body sculpting, it inspired her to open her own business: "Sleek Physique and Body Sculpting."
Foote said she was skeptical when she first heard about "Ultrasound Fat Cavitation and Radio Frequency Treatments," through her daughter Stephanie Pitman, who has also opened up a body sculpting business in Helena, Mont.

May 23rd

Moreland kindergartners enjoy Ag Day

May 23, 2013

Kindergartners at Moreland Elementary enjoyed a day filled with adventure on Thursday.
Kindergartners circled through 10 activities. Each activity lasted 30 minutes.
The activities included:
° Smores and an obstacle course
° Rockets and kites
° Bugs
° Idaho Fish & Game
° Planting a tree
° Hayride
° The Idaho Farm Bureau provided a wheat adventure. (Students ground wheat for pancakes.)
° The Idaho Farm Bureau also brought Maggie the milk cow. Kindergartners made butter that was put on their pancakes.

May 22nd

KeyBank volunteers complete projects at Stalker

May 22, 2013

Key Bank personnel spent Wednesday afternoon doing volunteer service at Stalker Elementary in Blackfoot.
Check out today's print edition for the full story.

 

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