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May 7th, 2013
As was expected, Blackfoot Police Captain Kurt Asmus was officially appointed the city's new police chief by the Blackfoot City Council Tuesday evening.
Asmus will take over as police chief on June 1, replacing Police Chief David Moore, who will retire at the end of the month. Moore recommended Asmus to the council as his replacement in March when he turned in his resignation letter to Blackfoot Mayor Mike Virtue.
Today is teachers' appreciation day.
Third grade teacher Tammi Dayley teaches at Stoddard Elementary. This year marks her 32nd year teaching there.
Dayley started teaching at Stoddard Elementary in January 1986 when she took the place of a teacher who left for maternity leave. She has taught first grade, Title 1 and third grade.
"I love the kids," said Dayley. "I love to see them progress.
"Third graders are like little sponges and they still really like their teacher," she said.
Morning News â€” Leslie Mielke
A group of women from the Harvest Family Christian Church who have a vision to help those in need were inspired to start the 'Harvest Free Gift Store' inside the country church in the Groveland area.
Lisha Lee, the group's ministry leader, said the store has been open since October and has already provided furniture, appliances, clothing and other household goods to many families in the community who really needed the items.
FIRTH â€” U.S. News & World Report reviewed 21,035 U.S. public high schools; 46 Idaho schools made the rankings.
In Idaho, Firth High School was ranked 4th in the U.S. News Best High Schools 2013.
When Firth School District Superintendent Sid Tubbs learned about the ranking, he was surprised.
"They used our numbers," he said. "We checked.
"We know we have people who work hard and kids who do well," said Tubbs. "We know we have a good school."
Nationally, Firth was ranked 937. Firth ranks in the top 4.45 percent of high schools in the nation.
A Blackfoot man was killed in a collision with a semi-trailer about 1 p.m. on Wednesday. The accident occurred on Highway 39, approximately 2 miles north of Aberdeen.
According to the Idaho State Police, Joseph Grover, 63, of Blackfoot died after he struck a 2002 Kenworth semi which Daniel Bolgen, 59, of Aberdeen was driving.
Both drivers were northbound with Grover driving a 1988 Jeep Cherokee. When Bolgen turned westbound onto 1500 South, Grover struck the semi-trailer from behind.
Local nonprofit organizations participating in "Idaho Gives" on Thursday are gearing up for what they hope will be unprecedented day of giving in Bingham County.
The statewide 24-hour fundraising blitz will begin at midnight on Thursday and will end at 11:59 p.m.
Items of note from April 3-7
Bingham County Sheriff
HUNGRY PIGS: April 3, 9:38 a.m.: A woman said two pot-belly pigs keep eating her dogs food.
FRAUD II: April 3, 12:21 p.m.: A woman said she received a phone call from someone who requested her to send them a $1100 money order for them to release her prize. She said she did send them a money order that she got from Walmart.
FRAUD: April 3, 1:10 p.m.: A caller reported sending $1100 to Nicaragua for a lottery scam.
THEFT: April 3, 1:34 p.m.: A man reported four tree stands and some other items stolen.
BLACKFOOT â€“ More than 50 people participated in â€śWalk a Mile in Her Shoesâ€ť on Saturday.
â€śWe appreciate everyone who comes out to walk,â€ť said Susan Nalley, chair of the board of the Bingham Crisis Center. â€śWe always have amazing support from the community.â€ť
Asked why he was walking, Bryce Moser said, â€śMy wife is on the board and itâ€™s for a good cause; it helps to bring awareness of the Crisis Center and about domestic abuse. Itâ€™s a lot of fun.â€ť
BLACKFOOT â€” The laughter and the "ARRRGHHHs" could be heard throughout the building at Stoddard Elementary School as students celebrated exceeding their Idaho Reads! VISTA (Volunteers In Service To America) reading challenge at a "pirate themed" reward party Friday.
Annie Tanner, Idaho Reads! VISTA volunteer for the school, said that the goal for the school-wide reading challenge was for the students to read 200 books (with a book title starting with each letter of the alphabet) by March 31. The students exceeded the goal by reading 207 books.