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May 11th, 2011

Firth has new council member

May 11, 2011

FIRTH – The Firth City Council has a new member. He is Kent Burch. Tuesday was his second city council meeting.
“I’m just happy to be here; this is all new to me,” he said.
Burch was appointed in April to complete former city councilman Gary White's term. White resigned from this position.
This council position will be open for election in November.
The city's budget meeting has been set for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 6.
The city is making a little more money (0.3 percent) at Potelco United Credit Union than at the state investment, city clerk Robert Dial said.

Blackfoot Chamber honors community's top seniors

May 11, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Members of the Greater Blackfoot Chamber of Commerce honored 26 area high school seniors on Wednesday.
"These are the best of the best," said Chamber president Derek Preece. "We look forward to what they are going to accomplish in the future."
Each of the students received a certificate and a keepsake in recognition of their high school success.
Representing Blackfoot were Camille Norton, Collin Rockwood, Hanna Miller, Isaac Hong, Dallin Evans, Daniel Burt, Elise Moser, Kevin Sommerorn, Logan Christiansen and Taylor Sandow.

Blackfoot Chamber honors community's top seniors

May 11, 2011

The Morning News — Bob Hudson
Chelsea Barzee of Independence Alternative High School thanks members of the Greater Blackfoot Chamber of Commerce for a top senior award on Wednesday, Barzee and classmate Wendi Cameron joined Chamber president Derek Preece at the podium. The Chamber honored 26 seniors from Independence, Sho-Ban, Snake River and Blackfoot high schools. Photos of the other groups can be found on our Website, www.am-news.com.

By BOB HUDSON
bobhudson@cableone.net

Chamber recognizes Sho-Ban's top seniors

May 11, 2011

Chamber honors Snake River seniors

May 11, 2011

Chamber honors Blackfoot seniors

May 11, 2011

May 10th

Firth senior wins at BPA nationals

May 10, 2011

FIRTH — Firth High School (FHS) senior Brittney Robinson won first place last week in the nation in desktop publishing at the Business Professionals of America (BPA) in Washington, D. C.
This is the second time Robinson had qualified in this discipline at BPA nationals. The 2010 contest was in Anaheim, Calif.
"I wasn't expecting anything," Robinson said. "It was a complete surprise.
"I was just happy to make it to the top 10," she said. "I couldn't believe I had actually done it."

Voters to choose trustee for Zone 1 in Shelley

May 10, 2011

SHELLEY — Only one school board trustee position is up for election in Shelley Joint School District No. 60.
Incumbent Loren Lund will face Eva Ochoa in the May 17 election for the position in Zone 1.
Lund has served four years on the Shelley School Board.
“I have a passion for education,” Lund said. “Education has always been extremely important in my life.”

Two seek District 55 Zone 3 position

May 10, 2011

BLACKFOOT — There are two candidates for the Blackfoot School Board Zone 3 trustee. Elections will be May 17. Bingham County will be running the elections and electors will vote in their regular precinct location from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
R. Scott Reese, who was appointed to fill the Zone 3 position in January, is running against Marilyn R. Cottam.

May 9th

Firth seeks levy approval

May 9, 2011

FIRTH — Because of the reduced funds from the state, the Firth School District trustees are asking electors to approve a supplemental levy for $300,000 each of the next two years.
These funds are necessary to meet the increased requirements from the state and to continue to provide academic excellence and meets the needs of students, Superintendent Sid Tubbs said.

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