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IHFA honors local realtors

March 31, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Two Blackfoot realtors have been recognized by the Idaho Housing and Fiance Association for their commitment to the IdaMortgage program.
Tami Fairchild of Heartland Real Estate received the gold STAR (Saluting Top Area Realtors Award) for representing eight IdaMortgage homebuyers. Andy Hasselbring of RE/MAX Preferred Properties received the silver STAR award for representing buyers on six IdaMortgage loans. The awards are based on the number of IdaMortgage loans closed over a two-year period.

Snake River students go on virtual field trip

March 31, 2011

THOMAS — In a murder trial, the most valuable evidence is a credible eyewitness to the crime, said WWII Jewish survivor Gloria Glantz.
"So I am giving you my testimony which makes you all eyewitnesses," said Glantz.
Jay Millan's history class at Snake River High School (SRHS) participated in a "virtual field trip" using the Idaho Education Network. With the help of a video camera, students could see, listen to and ask questions of Glantz. At the other end of this live feed, Glantz could see the class, speak with them and answer their questions.

March 30th

Tribes host job fair for construction of hotel, events center

March 30, 2011

FORT HALL — Construction is scheduled to begin next month on the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes' new hotel and events center, and a job fair in Fort Hall Tuesday attracted hundreds of local Native Americans seeking to work on the project.
The $47 million project is expected to employ 300 labor and trade employees between now and the expected completion date in May of next year.

March 29th

Family plans Japan benefit concert

March 29, 2011

BLACKFOOT — It's personal why June Cannon is sponsoring a relief concert for Japan.
"I want to help the people of Japan," she said.
Cannon's parents and brother live in Japan.
The relief concert, featuring Cannon and local talent, is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. next Tuesday, April 5, at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center (BPAC). Admission is free.
A silent auction featuring Japanese items starts at 7 p.m.
All proceeds will go to the Japanese Red Cross to help people in that nation recover from the earthquake and tsunami hit earlier this month.

March 27th

County Republicans gather at Premier Technology

March 27, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Cindy Reese, wife of county Republican chairman Scott Reese, pinch-hit for him at the central committee's Lincoln Day dinner on Saturday.
"It's an honor to be in a room with so many great people, patriots," Reese said as she began her remarks to the Bingham County Republicans.
Using President Abraham Lincoln's "House Divided" speech as her theme, she noted that he and the nation faced many of the same type of challenges our leaders now face.
"As Republicans we must find leaders who are today like Lincoln," she said.

Blackfoot dancer seeks chance to solo at 'Stadium of Fire"

March 27, 2011

BLACKFOOT – Tenisha Schild of Blackfoot is one step closer to performing her dance "Gravity" with a hula hoop at the Stadium of Fire show in Provo, Utah, this year. To move forward, she needs your vote.
Schild was just notified that she is in the top 40 talents remaining. Anyone interested in voting for Tenisha can go to http://www.freedomfestival.org/events/stadium-of-fire-talent-search/. Tenisha is contestant number 33.

Shelley Preparedness Fair draws crowd

March 27, 2011

SHELLEY — About 1,000 people took advantage of the Emergency and Preparedness Fair at Shelley High School Saturday.
“Attendance was beyond our expectations,” said organizer Terrill Christensen. “We’re tickled about the turnout.”
This is the third year Shelley has hosted a preparedness fair.
Terry Johnson demonstrated the Aqua Pour-Niken Water Purification System.
“I expected to be sitting a lot but there were so many people--I’m wearing better shoes next year,” Johnson said.
“A lot of people were helped today,” said Barbara Morrison from Shelley.

March 25th

Two former BHS athletes sentenced to jail, probation

March 25, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Two of the five former Blackfoot High School athletes facing charges stemming from incidents that occurred last year are now serving the first part of their jail sentence.
Logan Chidester and Nathan Walker each pleaded guilty to two counts of misdemeanor disturbing the peace. They were both sentenced Friday in Bingham County Magistrate Court.

March 24th

D55 considers Native American language preservation

March 24, 2011

BLACKFOOT — The Blackfoot School Board of Trustees discussed Native American language preservation at their meeting Thursday night.
The topic of Native American language immersion in the Blackfoot School District has been an ongoing topic for the school board, an effort supported by Trustee Pete Lipovac.
At the meeting, Superintendent Scott Crane presented information about several Native American Language Preservation Acts that provide grant funding for language preservation programs.

Author shares book with Sho-Ban students

March 24, 2011

The Morning News—Melanie Moore
Author Brenda Stanley listens to sophomore Tye Teton speak during a presentation she gave at Shoshone-Bannock Jr./Sr. High School Thursday. Students at the school just finished reading Stanley's book, "I Am Nuchu."

FORT HALL — A teacher's greatest challenge is getting students excited about learning. With the help of a local author, two teachers in Fort Hall have their students excited about reading.

 

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