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June 4th, 2012

Mento fountains a hit at 4-H Day Camp

June 4, 2012

Science Fun was on display at the 4-H Day Camp Monday afternoon.
Students used materials found in almost any kitchen to do experiments.
Ingredients included vinegar, baking soda, food coloring, Ziploc bags, Dawn dishwashing detergent, Mentos, pop rocks and Diet Cola.
Explaining why a Mentos fountain works, 4-H Coordinator Debbie White said, "Mentos is a mint candy with a hard shell with small holes in it," she said. "Carbon dioxide is in the soda.
"The carbon dioxide sticks to the Mentos candy; the carbon dioxide builds up and then explodes, White said.

June 3rd

Local diner helps bring back memories

June 4, 2012

When Glenna Hale steps into the All-American Diner at 902 West Highway 39, she sees a bit of American from the 1950s.
There's a poster for "The Long, Long Trailer," a Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz movie, another advertising Pepsi for five cents and one featuring a 1954 Ford pickup.
"I like it," Hale said of the decor. "It brings back memories. I like all the old pictures of pickups and that. It's cool."
It doesn't hurt that the food is good, too.

Fire fighters offer seasonal safety tips

June 3, 2012

June is National Safety Month and, in light of recent house fires throughout East Idaho, the focus is on 'the prevention of home fires.'
The National Safety Council and Captain Craig Stallings of the Blackfoot Fire Department offer these 'seasonal safety tips' that could help prevent your home from going up in flames.
-FIRE PITS — While these outdoor fireplaces add a warm touch to cool East Idaho nights and are great for entertaining, they need to be handled with extreme caution and respect.
-Keep these fireplaces at least 15 feet from any structure or flammable items.

Fire fighters offer seasonal safety tips

June 3, 2012

June is National Safety Month and, in light of recent house fires throughout East Idaho, the focus is on 'the prevention of home fires.'
The National Safety Council and Captain Craig Stallings of the Blackfoot Fire Department offer these 'seasonal safety tips' that could help prevent your home from going up in flames.
-FIRE PITS — While these outdoor fireplaces add a warm touch to cool East Idaho nights and are great for entertaining, they need to be handled with extreme caution and respect.
-Keep these fireplaces at least 15 feet from any structure or flammable items.

June 1st

41 students graduate from Independence Alternative High School

June 1, 2012

The cheers were 'loud and proud' for the 41 students who received their diplomas from Blackfoot's Independence Alternative High School (IAHS) Friday at Blackfoot Performing Arts Center.
It was evident in the speeches given by both students and staff that there is much pride, respect and appreciation for one another at IAHS.
"This is an amazing group of kids," said counselor Randy Martineau. "I am thankful for the opportunity they gave me to be their counselor."

May 31st

Retiree late for his own party

May 31, 2012

He may have been fashionably late for his own retirement party, but Ken Saunders was never late for work (in over 30 for years) for a job that he loved - working for the Bingham County Road and Bridge Department.
Saunders said he made the decision to retire at this time "to give someone else the opportunity to have what he had."

Students play with their food creatively

May 31, 2012

While your mother may tell you 'not to play with your food,' that rule went out that window as students from Snake River Middle School (SRMS) made 'fruit and veggie-mobiles' with the intention of racing them down a ramp and smashing them into a juicy mess at Jensen Grove Thursday afternoon.
It was all part of the 'last day of school' celebration put on by SRMS teachers Lisa Martin, Jill Munson, Suzanne Hieb, Susan Shawver, Sydnee Hale and Carol Adams.

Police investigating allegations of BMH wrongdoing

May 31, 2012

Blackfoot Police Chief Dave Moore confirmed Thursday that his department is looking into allegations on the criminal side against Bingham Memorial Hospital.
“We met with the prosecuting attorney this morning [Thursday] asking for direction,” said Moore, “whether we should continue the investigation or not.
“The prosecutor told us to continue moving forward,” he said, “so we are in an ongoing investigation.  
“We hope to sort out allegations cited by former employees about business practices at the hospital to determine if anything happened or if it didn’t happen,” said Moore.

May 30th

Snake River graduates 126

May 31, 2012

Family, friends, teachers, administrators and staff members celebrated with the 126 graduates of Snake River HIgh School Wednesday evening.
"Every class forges its own identity; its own uniqueness," said SRHS principal Dean Bonney.
The class of 2012 has received $247,000 in scholarships and awards.
Three more banners have been hung in the gymnasium—for state championships in boys soccer, football and volleyball.
Twelve different teams represented Snake River at state events.
"What's unique about this class is how well you treat one another," Bonney said.

Three Dog Night, Heart are featured acts at EISF

May 30, 2012

The Eastern Idaho State Fair is celebrating its 110th birthday and you're invited to the Barnyard Birthday Bash Sept. 1-8.
"It's the place for lots of excitement and fun," said fair director Brandon Bird. He announced this year's grandstand entertainment at the offices of I.E. Productions, the company charged with promoting the fair.
On Thursday and Friday of fair week there will be two concerts sure to please rock and roll fans, Bird said.

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