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June 1st, 2011

Firth spaghetti dinner earns funds for school supplies

June 2, 2011

The Morning News — Leslie Mielke
Four-year olds Ben Evans and Gabe Hooste dig into spaghetti dinners at the fundraiser at A. W. Johnson Elementary in Firth Wednesday evening. "We've had a huge turnout," said organizer Laurie Nielson. Funds raised from the dinner, donated items and raffle totaled $3,060. Proceeds will be used for paper, ink and curricula for students and teachers in the Firth School District.

Harrington to retire

June 2, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Tom Harrington has spent 39 years as a teacher and administrator, and this year he has finally decided to retire.
Harrington has worked in the Blackfoot School District for 22 years as an administrator. He was an assistant principal at Blackfoot High School from 1989-1991. He was then assigned to Mountain View Middle School for three years. He was transferred back to BHS in 1991, where he has remained since.
"I found my niche," Harrington said. "I like to work with kids and it's been a perfect fit."

River reclaims bike path

June 2, 2011

The Morning News—Melanie Moore

May 25th

Snake River graduates greet their future

May 26, 2011

THOMAS — Into a gymnasium filled to capacity with proud parents, families and friends marched 134 graduating seniors at Snake River High School Wednesday evening.
Speaking to her classmates, senior class president Kylee Hale said, "The world is so much bigger than high school."
She continued, "Be a best friend. Overuse 'I love you.' Don't outsmart yourself. Whatever you do, be a good one."
The 2011 graduating class at Snake River has two valedictorians—Sarah Asmus and Jake Arbon. Katie Mathis is the salutatorian.
"Learn, laugh, love," said Asmus. "Experiences provide challenges."

Mill Creek Metals recycles most everything

May 25, 2011

MORELAND — Mill Creek Metals, LLC, is a recycling center serving Southeast Idaho. Steve Peterson, his wife Kittie and their sons Lex, Trevor, Hans and Cooper — are the owners and operators of the business. They have been in business since 2004 and are on 10 acres at 182 N. 760 W. in Moreland.
The business started out as a metal salvage business but has expanded significantly in the last seven years.
Mill Creek is currently under contract with Bingham County to run the transfer station. At the transfer station, cardboard and some plastics are recycled along with all metals.

You can garden in a small space

May 25, 2011

BLACKFOOT — When their children were at home, Lamar and Barbara Robertson of Blackfoot planted a large garden on their two-plus acres of ground.
But when the children left and their tiller broke, they lost interest in gardening for a time.
Today the Robertsons are among a growing group of people who participate in what is known as four-square gardening. They have four raised beds in the area behind their house.
"I heard some ladies talking about it at the temple one day last year," Barbara recalled. "So I bought the book (Square Foot Gardening by Mel Bartholomew).

Gov. signs Declaration of Emergency for Bingham County flooding

May 25, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Due to flooding conditions in eastern Idaho, Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter has declared a State Declaration of Emergency in support of Bingham and Jefferson Counties. The State Declaration, approved by the governor today, brings the availability of state support to the impacted areas.

May 24th

BHS changes driver's education

May 24, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Driver Education will no longer be offered as a class at Blackfoot High School, but students will still have the opportunity to take the course before school or during the summer.
Dan Hale will no longer be teaching Driver Education as a class and incoming freshmen can take five classes in addition to Driver Education, which will be offered before school each block. Gerald Humpherys, who also taught Driver Ed, is retiring.

Flooding update: Weather Service expects manageable snowmelt

May 24, 2011

MORNING NEWS
BLACKFOOT — The National Weather Service continues to issue flood warnings for the Snake River in Blackfoot and Shelley.
A spring-like weather pattern is expected to bring intervals of showers and fluctuating temperatures to the region throughout the week and is expected to melt snowpack in an manageable fashion, according to the National Weather Service.
The Snake River at Blackfoot is forecast to rise at least another six inches over the next four days, cresting at 11.54 feet by Saturday evening. On Tuesday night, the river was 10.9 feet. Flood stage is 10 feet.

Shelley graduates 156 in Class of 2011

May 24, 2011

SHELLEY — One hundred fifty-six Shelley graduates received a rousing send-off Tuesday evening at their graduation ceremony.
The Class of 2011 earned scholarships and awards totaling more than $900,000.
Addressing her classmates, valedictorian Wendee Morgan said, “Stop worrying about filling someone else’s shoes, just fill your own.”
She continued, “As Abraham Lincoln said, ‘Whatever you are, be a good one.’”
As valedictorian Kemais Ehlers related the incident that when he was 4 years old, he had climbed onto the counter to get some toothpicks.

 

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