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The "Coins for Kenzie" and "Hats On For Kenzie" campaigns, spearheaded by local teen Megan Moore to raise money for 8-year-old McKenzie Barbre have netted a nice chunk of change. Barbre has had two bouts with eye cancer.
Moore presented a check for $1,531 to Barbre's family Tuesday after just a little over a month of fundraising efforts. McKenzie's family will use the money to pay for medical bills.
Twelve years of planning, fund raisers and pledges culminated Monday morning with the installation of stained glass windows in the Bethel Lutheran Church, 413 N. Main St. in Firth.
The windows are in the front of the sanctuary. The one the left side features a picture of the ascension of Jesus Christ. The right side features Jesus welcoming a small child.
The two main panels measure 9 2/3 feet tall by 1 2/3 feet wide. The curved windows at the top of the design measure 1 2/3 feet tall by 1 2/3 feet wide.
BLACKFOOTâ€”Local author Linda Gatewood has completed her second book "Spring Promise," and is offering it to friends and family in the Blackfoot area before it is released to the general public.
"Spring Promises" is the the sequel to Gatewood's first book "Winter Secret" and the second of a four-book "Winter Secret" series, which some have compared to the popular "Born" book series.
"This is a pre-release of the book, a chance for all my friends and family to read it first" Gatewood explained. "The actual release date isn't until Aug. 6."
To provide more options for Snake River students, Basic American Foods plant manager Brent Higginson presented a check for $5,250 to the Snake River School District Friday.
The money will be used for technology, probably the purchase of laptops to be used in the new civil engineering technology class offered at Snake River High School (SRHS) this fall.
Darren Leavitt, an instructor at Idaho State University, will teach the class via the Idaho Education Network (IEN).
Students Nayeli Morales and Tony Davis from the Student Health Council at Independence High School are on a mission to see that all parks in Blackfoot become smoke-free for the better health of everyone, especially children. The students, along with Traci Lambson, MHE from Southeastern Idaho Public Health (SIPH), presented a proposal to the Blackfoot City Council on Tuesday night in hopes that the city will consider making smoke-free parks a reality in the near future.
With the help of its patrons, employees and members of the community, Bingham Co-op presented a check for $14,100 and boxes of food to the Southeastern Idaho Community Action Agency (SEICAA) Wednesday.
"Even though it wasn't a great year, with help from the community we increased our giving," said Bingham Coop marketing director Jeff Nii.
The total amount of funds given to SEICAA increased by over $1,000 from last year.
"People came by and dropped off money or food," he said. "Our employees also were very involved."
Items of note from April 8-15.
Bingham County Sheriff
CAUSING PROBLEMS: April 8, 7:41 a.m.: A woman said she believes someone has been opening her gates and letting the horses out. She said someone has broken the padlocks she put up and now they have started turning on the water when she leaves.
TRUCK ON FIRE: April 8, 8:29 p.m.: A caller reported a truck on fire. They said orange flames are coming from the engine compartment and the truck has a full tank of gas.
As was expected, Blackfoot Police Captain Kurt Asmus was officially appointed the city's new police chief by the Blackfoot City Council Tuesday evening.
Asmus will take over as police chief on June 1, replacing Police Chief David Moore, who will retire at the end of the month. Moore recommended Asmus to the council as his replacement in March when he turned in his resignation letter to Blackfoot Mayor Mike Virtue.
Today is teachers' appreciation day.
Third grade teacher Tammi Dayley teaches at Stoddard Elementary. This year marks her 32nd year teaching there.
Dayley started teaching at Stoddard Elementary in January 1986 when she took the place of a teacher who left for maternity leave. She has taught first grade, Title 1 and third grade.
"I love the kids," said Dayley. "I love to see them progress.
"Third graders are like little sponges and they still really like their teacher," she said.
Morning News â€” Leslie Mielke