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The Blackfoot Community Players are presenting the romantic comedy "All Of A Sudden Peggy" May 9, 10, 12, 16, 17 and 19 at the Nuart Theater. This is a show that brings director Heather McPhie's love for theater full circle.
The show starts at 7:30 p.m. each night. Ticket prices are $7.
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Blackfoot High School band director Jan Eddington has been recognized as the 2013 Idaho Music Educator of the Year. She received this award last month at the Idaho Music Educatorsâ€™ Association meeting in Nampa.
â€śI was totally caught by surprise,â€ť Eddington said. â€śThere are so many amazing teachers in this state.
â€śIt makes me all the more appreciative of this honor,â€ť she said. â€śIt means a lot to be recognized by my peers because I have such respect for them.â€ť
Eddington will retire at the end of this school year after 23 years of teaching music in public schools in Idaho.
BLACKFOOTâ€”The Idaho Potato Museum received a check for $6,000 from Union Pacific Public Affairs Director Dan Harbeke on Friday. The funds that came through a Union Pacific Foundation grant will be used to repair the deteriorating stonework around the base of the old building - originally built as a train depot in 1913. Museum executive director Tish Dahmen specifically applied for the grant in hopes of funding the masonry repairs.
The pride was evident as members of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes and folks from throughout the region gathered at the Shoshone-Bannock Hotel & Event Center Thursday to honor and congratulate new MIss Indian World - Taylor Thomas.Â
Thomas, 21, the current Â Miss Shoshone-Bannock Â and an Idaho State University student, was crowned Miss Indian World at the "Gathering of Nations" powwow in Albuquerque, New Mexico last week. She also placed first in the interview category of the competition.
The outside doors of three Blackfoot schools and the district office were locked to prevent any intruder from entering on Thursday.
At 12:41 p.m. the Blackfoot Police Department asked students, faculty and staff at the Blackfoot Sixth Grade Center, Independence Alternative High School, and Mountain View Middle School to â€śshelter in place."
That tactic is a form of lockdown where the exterior doors are locked, but instruction continues inside the school, said Blackfoot Police Lt. Shawn Hunter. The exterior doors were locked so no intruders could come inside.