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December 13th

Students read 2 million minutes

December 14, 2010

BLACKFOOT — Elementary students in the Blackfoot and Snake River school districts read for more than 2 million minutes in October after a friendly challenge from the local firefighters union.
In the Blackfoot School District, seven schools participated with a total of 1,095 students reading for a combined 1.94 million minutes. In Snake River, Riverside Elementary had 271 students participate. They read 210,592 minutes.

Cookies go quickly at Festival

December 13, 2010

BLACKFOOT – They weren’t exactly a swarm of locusts, but those who attended the Emanuel Lutheran Cookie Festival on Saturday quickly got what they wanted.
“I knew to get here at 11 because they’re gone in a hurry,” said Jeanne Hoover. “I come to get good cookies and to help support the charities.”
The sale of the cookies was scheduled from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. but the selection was best for those who came at opening time.
Many people have been coming for many years. The Festival was in its 18th year.
Juell Stewart, however, was a first-time attendee.

December 10th

Accident blocks Highway 91 south of Blackfoot

December 10, 2010

An accident involving a semi-trailer and a passenger car blocked a section of Highway 91 between Blackfoot and the south interchange at Exit 89 Friday morning.
Emergency crews from Blackfoot and Fort Hall were dispatched to the accident, which occurred at approximately 10 a.m. Officers from Idaho State Police, Blackfoot Police and the Bingham County Sheriff were also dispatched to assist.

December 9th

Two charged in hazing suspended from college teams

December 9, 2010

BLACKFOOT (AP) — Four former Blackfoot High School athletes have been charged with various misdemeanors as well as felony counts of forcible sexual penetration using a foreign object.
Three of the four adults have gone on to college to play football, but two of them have been suspended from their teams.

Program funding cut for children with emotional disorders

December 9, 2010

BLACKFOOT – Stillwaters Counseling in Blackfoot was notified Friday that the partial care program for children with severe emotional disorders and children at risk of out-of-home placement has been cut by the Department of Health and Welfare. While government funding for the program ends Dec. 31 counselors and social workers at Stillwaters are determined to find a way to continue service. However they admit they will need the community’s help.

December 8th

UPDATED: BHS hazing suspects served

December 8, 2010

BLACKFOOT — The four former Blackfoot athletes facing charges relating to hazing incidents in the past year have been served and are scheduled to appear in front of Magistrate Judge Charles Roos Dec. 23. A fifth individual will also be charged but is not being identified because he was a juvenile at the time the incidents occurred.

December 7th

Suspects identified in BHS hazing

December 7, 2010

BLACKFOOT — The four former Blackfoot athletes facing charges relating to hazing incidents last year have been served.
The four adults and an unidentified juvenile were identified after the Blackfoot Police Department in cooperation with the administration and staff at Blackfoot High School began an investigation in September after students came forward to report incidences of harassment, intimidation and bullying. The investigation is ongoing.

Felony Charges; Police probe BHS hazing incidents

December 7, 2010

BLACKFOOT — Four former Blackfoot High School athletes and an unidentified juvenile have been summoned to appear on charges relating to hazing incidents within the last year.
The Blackfoot Police Department, in cooperation with the administration and staff at Blackfoot High School, began an investigation in September after students came forward to report incidences of harassment, intimidation and bullying. The investigation is ongoing.

December 5th

Educator has a song in her heart

December 6, 2010

By LESLIE MIELKE
lmielke@cableone.net
BLACKFOOT – Blackfoot native Trina Hawker is one positive and enthusiastic teacher. She teaches choir at Mountain View Middle School (MVMS) and Blackfoot Sixth Grade School.
“I absolutely love my job,” Hawker said. “I love being a choir teacher.
“My mom said I was singing as soon as I could speak,” she said. “I am the oldest of six and our parents put all of us in piano lessons.

Breakfast with Santa

December 6, 2010

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