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Where there's a will there's a way. Wyatt Anderson, who just graduated from Blackfoot High School, needs money for college tuition. As an actor, who has participated in high school and local theater productions through the years, Anderson is planning to attend the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles this fall.
BLACKFOOT â€”Â Idaho District 31-A Representative Neil Anderson, a Blackfoot resident, took part in a 12-day humanitarian outreach to the Philippines this year from April 23 to May 4.
On Nov. 8, 2013, the Philippines was hit by the biggest typhoon in its history, at least in windspeed, with gusts exceeding 230 miles per hour. This was Typhoon Yolanda in which over 6,300 people died.
Anderson, his son, Tyler, and 13-year-old grandson, Dylan, from Brigham City, Utah, joined a 18-person team to help the Filipino people on the Philippine island of Leyte.
The U.S. Army Rangers were organized in 1943 as a light artillery unit.
Edward (Eddie) Krumenacker, father of Blackfoot Fire Department Captain Dave Krumenacker, was in an artillery unit before transferring to the Rangers in 1944. He was a Tech 5th grade, a radioman, with the 5th Rangers.
The first military action the Rangers saw was on Omaha Beach on June 6, 1944. There were six Ranger divisions. The 2nd and 5th saw action at Normandy in northern France. The 1st, 3rd and 4th were stationed in Italy and the 6th division was assigned to the Pacific Theatre.
ROCKFORD â€” Today marks the 70th anniversary of D-Day when American, British and Canadian troops hit the five beaches of Normandy in northern France.
Early on the morning of June 6, 1944, 7,000 ships of all sizes approached the coast of Normandy. This was the largest flotilla the world had ever seen, and has never been surpassed.
On D-Day, Americans were assigned to attack the beaches of Utah and Omaha. The British attacked Gold and Sword Beaches; the Canadians attacked Juno Beach.
IDAHO FALLS â€” From free entertainment including Lady Houdini and Blackfoot spray can artist Matt Sorensen to concerts from Big and Rich and Credence Clearwater Revisited, the Eastern Idaho State Fair will "Feed Your Need For Fun" this year.
"This year will be 112 years of food, family and fun," said fair manager Brandon Bird as he announced the theme and headline acts on Wednesday.
The fair will run from Aug. 30-Sept. 6. Gate prices will remain the same as they have been for the past five years â€” $6 for adults and $2 for children 6-11. Senior admission is $4.
Ask any of the fifth graders from Blackfoot School District who were awarded a free bike from Phil Meador Toyota in Pocatello for their perfect attendance and most will say that it was a "piece of cake."
Nearly 80 student from the district received a free mountain bike, helmet, and an award certificate, while they and their families were treated to a pasta dinner from Villano's Italian Restaurant at the finale of Phil Meador's "PASS" (Perfect Attendance Spells Success) Program on Tuesday evening.
The Blackfoot Performing Arts Center (BPAC) needs the support of the community for Friday night's concert.
Country star Ty Herndon and popular Nashville band "Due West" will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. and programming director Susan Mann is asking the community to step up and help fill up the auditorium.
"If you ever enjoyed an event at the BPAC, we ask that you support this concert," Mann stated. "We need a good audience for this show."
Mann stressed that poor attendance at concerts can decrease future funding for the BPAC and make it difficult to attract good shows to the facility.
It's an emotional time when folks take the time to decorate the graves of their loved ones during the Memorial Day weekend or throughout the year. However; emotions can quickly turn to hurt and anger, when it is discovered that what has been placed on those graves has been stolen.
The Bronco pride was palpable as over 240 seniors were awarded their diplomas from Blackfoot High School in front of packed house at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center Friday evening.
The commencement ceremony honored the school's longtime traditions, but was spiced with the humor, reverence and personality that only the "Class of 2014" could provide.
Graduates Gentry Carter and Blake Dewveall had some fun joking with the audience and "taking a selfie" before offering their opening remarks.
BLACKFOOT â€” Heartfelt were the remarks expressed at the commencement ceremony at Independence High School on Thursday evening.
Twenty-nine graduates marched across the stage at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center to receive their diplomas before a proud and appreciative audience.
"The teachers are Independence are flat out amazing," said class speaker Angelica Longoria. "They will take their time to help you until you understand.
"They believed in me," she said.