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June 20th, 2014
Country and bluegrass music fans enjoyed a unique "backstage" concert experience with the duo "Otter Creek" at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center on Friday evening.
The husband and wife team Peter and Mary Danzig, who (with 10 instruments and 53 strings), invited their three daughters - Eliza (14), Kjersten (12) and Lucy (9) on stage, entertaining with classic country hits, lively bluegrass jigs, folk music and some fast-paced fiddle playing - all interjected with humor and storytelling.
BLACKFOOTâ€”An important meeting to discuss upcoming changes in the Blackfoot Sixth Grade School's (BSGS) band program will be held on Monday 6 p.m. at the BSGS (50 S. Shilling).
There has been concern in the district about band program being pulled from the school curriculum and converted to an "after school program" at Mountain View Middle School
Aberdeen Daze started in 1971. Saturday is the culmination of a week of events.
"It's a great day," said Dwight Wallace, Chamber of Commerce board member. "It's a great reunion for people who haven't been to Aberdeen for awhile.
"I've order perfect weather for the weekend," said Wallace.
A golf scramble at Hazard Creek will run from Tuesday through Friday. A children's drama camp for ages 5-18 at the high school auditorium that is sponsored by The Aberdeen Arts Council.
Aberdeen Daze Schedule
Sidewalk sales on Main Street
Blackfoot city leaders and soccer officials representing youth and adult leagues came to an amicable agreement on Tuesday regarding the use of the soccer complex on Mitchell Lane.
The last agreement regarding the issue between the city and the soccer leagues was in 2003 under the leadership of Blackfoot Mayor Scott Reese. The agreement covered priority use of the Blackfoot Soccer Complex, use of the soccer building, maintenance of the fields and marking of the fields.
Mayor Paul Loomis reviewed each area of concern asking for input from the soccer officials present at the meeting.
BLACKFOOT â€” Summer has come to Bingham County, and as temperatures have risen, those annoying and potentially dangerous mosquitoes have arrived earlier than usual.
Every year, responsible government agencies, public health professionals, and mosquito abatement experts do their best to educate the public about mosquitoes and the numerous ways that people can protect themselves from mosquito-borne diseases.
BLACKFOOT â€” A flag ceremony to honor the American Flag, its traditions and service took place on Flag Day, June 14, at the Blackfoot Elks Lodge.
"The flag is a history, a declaration and a promise of all that makes up our country," said one Lodge member. "What it is today and what it will be in future is up to us."
In July 1908, the national Elks organization voted that all lodges affiliated with the nationwide organization must recognize Flag Day with a formal ceremony.
Valerie Pascoe had at least two reasons to participate in Bingham County's Relay For Life on Friday.
"My mother died at 45 and I have the gene," said Pascoe, the director of nursing at Access Home Health. "Now the clock is ticking."
"This is our third year participating," she continued. "We do this in honor of our hospice patients that we have lost."
As he walked into the stadium for his first year at Relay For Life, Drew Hansen said, "I had a grandpa die of cancer."
Hansen said he was participating in honor of that family member.
The purple window paintings, purple ribbons and even purple t-shirts are evident throughout town this week, as the community show its support for this year's Bingham County "Relay For Life." The all-night event kicks off this evening on Blackfoot High School's football field with entertainment by Les Merle starting at 5 p.m. followed by opening ceremonies at 6.
Organizers have worked hard all year to pull of this annual fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.
Dog loversâ€”heads up. Starting today and concluding on Sunday, dog enthusiasts can enjoy two kennel club "clusters" at the Eastern Idaho State Fairgrounds in Blackfoot.
The kennel club dog show opens at 8 a.m. today. Admission is free.
The Pocatello Kennel Club opens today and concludes Friday. The Eagle Rock Kennel Club opens on Saturday and closes Sunday. The gate opens at 8 a.m. for all four days.
Each day, the semifinals begin at 2 p.m. followed by "Best of Show" competition that begins about 4-4:30 p.m.
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Mikaela Jensen, a recent graduate from Firth High School (FHS), can be spotted on billboard across Eastern Idaho. She was named the Distinguished Student of the Year by the United Dairymen of Idaho.
For her senior project, Jensen organized a Senior Prom at The Gables in Shelley, an elder care facility. The prom took place in January. She selected The Gables because her grandmother, Zelda Moser, was living there at that time.