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March 16th, 2012
BLACKFOOT â€” Jacob Harris of Troop 235 knew what he wanted to do for his Eagle Scout project.
"I wanted to do something for kids," he said.
He found the ideal project when Neils and Susan Anderson, who are serving an LDS Church mission in Guam, told him the school children needed books.
So, with the help of family, friends and some fellow Scouts, he began collecting books. "I wanted children's books, but I got some young adult books for older kids."
Those books came from collection boxes at the Morning News, the Blackfoot City Library and the Snake River Library.
BLACKFOOT â€” Blackfoot High School's state championship We The People competition government team showed about 35 community members its skills on Thursday.
Fourteen of the 16 students who have qualified for the national competition in Washington, D.C., next month answered questions about the U.S. Constitution from a panel of judges including Mayor Mike Virtue, assistant prosecuting attorney Mark Cornelison and Independence Alternative High School teacher Dan Grimes.
Blackfoot and the Idaho Potato Museum got a brief mention on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" recently. Follow this link to watch the video. The Blackfoot mention is about 2 minutes, 53 seconds in.
BLACKFOOT â€” Lawrence James Crow, age 25, pleaded guilty to attempted murder Wednesday when he appeared before Seventh District Judge Darren Simpson.
Crow was arrested July 22, 2010, and charged with one count of attempted murder and one count of batteryâ€”domestic violence. On that date, the Bingham County Sheriffâ€™s Office and Blackfoot Police Department responded to a shots fired call in the Groveland area. After arriving, officers learned of a gunshot victim with a wound to the lower left arm.
The victim was transported to Bingham Memorial Hospital.
BLACKFOOT â€” After nearly two hours in executive session on Tuesday, members of the Blackfoot School District board of trustees returned to open session long enough for vice chairman Peter A. Lipovac to admit he did not have permission of the full board to attend an Indian education conference last year.
His attendance at that conference, without permission of the board, is at the crux of a recall petition which has been certified by Bingham County director of elections Marlene Jensen.
Items of note from March 1-5.
STABBING: March 1, 1:38 a.m.: A caller said a male has been stabbed in the neck. An arrest was made.
HOSTAGE SITUATION: March 1, 2:41 p.m.: A woman said a man is refusing to return her vehicle and the parts. She said he got into her face and yelled at her that he was going to "hold her truck hostage."
GAS THEFT: March 1, 7:10 p.m.: A caller at White Eagle reported a vehicle leaving without paying for $35.40 in gas.
Two Bingham County families recently President's Volunteer Service Awards for their part in hosting exchange students this year.
Glenn and Shannon Thomson and Tom and Donna Bevan and their families welcomed three high school students into their homes for the 2011-2012 school year.
Pernille Andersen of Denmark and Fanny Winqvist of Sweden and Stephanie Moyaert of Belguim are all seniors at Snake River High School. Andersen and Winqvist live with the Thomsons while Moyaert lives with the Bevans.
Moyaert said she learned of the Pax Academic Exchange program through her English teacher.
Last weekend, Blackfoot High School debate students were elated after they claimed the first place title at the 2012 State Debate tournament.
Now, however, Blackfoot must give the first place banner and trophy to another team because of a computer glitch.
Everett Lilya has led an exciting life. The Blackfoot High School graduate has flown planes, traveled around the world, and tested weapons. Currently, Lilya is a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force and serves as chief of operations and strategy for the U.S. European Command Liaison Office in the Pentagon.
The Aberdeen school district is asking voters to approve a $600,000 supplemental levy, the same amount that was requested last year. The election is from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the American Legion in Aberdeen and Road and Bridge in Springfield.
"In light of the current economic climate and the challenges families in our communities and across the state are facing, we are doing everything we can to curb costs," said Superintendent Jane Ward. "We will strive to maintain your trust and use resources wisely to continually provide outstanding educational opportunities for all students."