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January 26th, 2012

Students donate books in memory of child

January 27, 2012

A family's mission to honor the memory of their 18-month-old son who died in 2010 has resulted in the donation of 2,400 books to area hospitals to provide comfort to other children during hospital stays.
David and Amy Saville, whose 18-month-old son Gabriel Grant Saville died July 12, 2010, started the book drive last year as a way to honor the memory of their son. Students at Stoddard, Stalker and Wapello Elementary schools donated 563 books to the project.

D55 board postpones calendar decision; charter petition referred to state

January 27, 2012

The Blackfoot School Board of Trustees plan to gather additional input from parents, teachers and students before making a decision on the 2012-2013 school year calendar.
At issue is when to start and end the school year—in August or September and before or after Memorial Day.
A survey conducted in November that was emailed to parents only received 127 responses. The same survey will be distributed at elementary parent teacher conferences in the coming weeks and to students at secondary schools in February.

January 25th

Local man sentenced for strangulation

January 26, 2012

BLACKFOOT — Erik Matthew Nava, age 27, was sentenced Wednesday to 12 years in the Idaho State Penitentiary by Seventh District Judge Darren Simpson. Nava's sentence is for not less than five years and not more than 12 years in the state penitentiary. He can seek help in the penitentiary if he asks for it.
Nava was also fined $1,000. He was given credit for 81 days served in the Bingham County Jail.
The felony charge of attempted strangulation against Nava was because Nava choked/ strangled his girlfriend for an hour to an hour and a half, said Chief Prosecuting Attorney Randy Smith.

Shelley ballroom dancers shine

January 26, 2012

Editor's Note: The BYU Ballroom Dance Company returns to Blackfoot at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center (BPAC). This year they bring the world champion showcase, Capture the Magic!, to the BPAC stage. At 2 p.m., a free one-hour ballroom dance workshop, taught by the dancers, is open to all ages. No pre-registration is required.

SHELLEY — Nowadays, ballroom dancing is long past Viennese waltzes. Included in ballroom dancing are lifts, gymnastic moves, like splits and cartwheels, as well as waltz steps.

law enforcement investigating alleged incident near I-15

January 25, 2012

FORT HALL — Local law enforcement officers are investigating a reported altercation that took place on the side of Interstate 15 near Fort Hall.
A passerby called 911 and reported that she saw three people—two men and one woman—in an altercation on the side of the road, Shoshone-Bannock Tribes spokesperson Randy'L Teton said.

January 24th

BYU Ballroom Dancers coming to BPAC Saturday

January 25, 2012

Editor's Note:
See a feature on the Shelley High School Ballroom Dance team in Thursday's Morning News. The Blackfoot Performing Arts Center event organizers encourage everyone to take advantage of the free workshop that the BYU Ballroom Dance Company will conduct Saturday at 2 p.m.

MORNING NEWS
BLACKFOOT – The BYU Ballroom Dance Company returns to Blackfoot Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center. This year they bring the world champion showcase Capture the Magic! to the BPAC stage.

Local woman to conduct diabetes clinic tonight

January 25, 2012

SHELLEY – A diabetes workshop is from 6:30—7:30 this evening at the North Bingham County District Library, 197 W. Locust St., Shelley. The workshop is free to all.
"We're going to talk about diabetes—what it is, how to prevent it and tips on how to control blood sugar," said Barbara Moulton, a registered dietitian and diabetes educator.
"I've worked with Rocky Mountain Diabetes in Idaho Falls for 13 years," she said. "I love it.
"I love learning about the disease and the different tricks people can do to help themselves," Moulton said.

Local students to perform with honor band tonight

January 25, 2012

BLACKFOOT — The Gem State Clinic and Honor Band Concert begins at 7:30 this evening at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center (BPAC).
Students auditioned to be part of the honor or clinic band.
Students from 10 of the larger schools in the area have participated in workshops throughout today in preparation for this evening's concert.
Students from Madison High School, Bonneville, Hillcrest, Idaho Falls, Skyline, Blackfoot, Pocatello, Highland, Century and Preston are participating.

Former resident about to release novel

January 24, 2012

BLACKFOOT — When Rachel McClellan was growing up, she never planned to become an author; she just enjoyed writing stories.
However, this former Blackfoot resident is now using her fiction writing skills to contribute to the young adult fiction genre. Her first novel, “Fractured Light”, is receiving superb reviews from other authors and is highly rated on Goodreads, a popular website for book recommendations, by those who have previewed the novel.

January 23rd

ISTCS students earn some hardware

January 24, 2012

BLACKFOOT — Five sixth grade boys at Idaho Science and Technology Charter School travelled to Boise last weekend to compete in the Future City regional competition and returned home with some hardware.
Not only were they recognized for the being the team that travelled the furthest, they also won the Materials Exotica award, which is given to the team with the most creative use of materials and materials science in the design of their city.

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