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October 12th, 2010
By MELANIE MOORE
BLACKFOOT â€” After months of planning and weeks of construction and design work, the Grandstands of Terror are prepared to open this week.
The Grandstands of Terror, a haunted spook alley located in the grandstands at the Eastern Idaho State Fairgrounds, opens this Thursday and runs through Nov. 1, excluding Sundays. All proceeds from the haunted house benefit the Blackfoot Community Players and the Nuart Theater.
BLACKFOOT â€“ It is fundraising season at Ridge Crest Elementary and a couple of area businesses have come forward with big donations.
Both Brent Gordon Law Firm and Brandon and Summer Jackman with local State Farm offices have boosted fundraising efforts at Ridge Crest by each donating $600 which will result in two new projectors for classrooms.
FIRTH â€” This week is National School Lunch Week.
â€śIdaho is one of the leaders in the national for nutrition standards,â€ť said Amy Dye, Food Service Supervisor in the Firth School District. â€śIdahoâ€™s nutrition standards were put in place three years ago.â€ť
Menus must have the right proportion of calories and fiber. They must be low fat with whole grains, including vitamins A and C, she said. â€śWe bring in fresh fruit and vegetables instead of canned fruits in syrup or canned vegetables.â€ť
â€śEverything is analyzed through a computer,â€ť Dye said.
BLACKFOOT â€” A longtime Blackfoot business is getting a new look.
The owners of Keslerâ€™s Market have decided to upgrade their storefront for an updated look and improved customer experience.
The new storefront, which is expected to be complete by December, will have two entrances and an enclosed patio area. There will be automatic doors on the west and south walls, with secondary doors inside to prevent cold winter air from entering the store.
â€śWeâ€™re pretty excited about it,â€ť said Kelly Kesler, who co-owns the store with his brother Bob.
By MELANIE MOORE
BLACKFOOT â€” Officials from Bingham, Bannock and Power counties and the City of Pocatello again met with officials from the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes and the Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Friday.
The purpose of the meetings is to continue breaking down barriers between the entities so they can begin to work together toward common goals. The entities began meeting in June.
At their previous meeting, a facilitator provided training on how to work together by viewing each other as human beings and how to work out of negative behaviors and perceptions.
BLACKFOOT â€” The Blackfoot Fire Department is hosting an open house today to educate the community about fire prevention and fire safety.
The open house will be from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Station 1 at 255 N. Ash St. in Blackfoot. Tours of the station and equipment displays will be available, as well as refreshments. The open house is part of Fire Prevention Week.
By LESLIE MIELKE
BLACKFOOT â€” Reaching your tenth birthday is a big deal. For two youngsters, one in Blackfoot and another in Firth, each will turn 10-years-old on the 10th day of the 10th month in the 10th year of the century.
Katie Steadman in Blackfoot and Jordan Scott in Basalt will each celebrate her/his first decade this Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010.
"Ten is my favorite number," said almost 10-year-old Katie Steadman.
BLACKFOOT â€” Deconstruction of the house on the corner of S. Shilling Avenue and South Street began Thursday. The house at 523 S. Shilling was destroyed by fire in February.
At the time of the fire, Steve Condon was living in the house with his wife and four teenage children. No one was home at the time of the fire. Janet Chamberlain owns the property.
"Free entertainment in the middle of the afternoon, what could be better?" queried a neighbor.
Another neighbor said, "I've been waiting a month for them to begin this project."
BLACKFOOT â€” The Bingham Crisis Center hosted a candlelight vigil Wednesday night to raise awareness of domestic violence and to recognize those who have been abused or lost their lives to domestic violence. Approximately 40 people were in attendance.
Domestic violence is a problem in Bingham County and throughout the country. As economic stresses have put stress on relationships, the number of domestic violence incidents have increased.
The Crisis Center provided services for 509 primary or secondary victims of domestic violence in 2009, providing shelter for 25 women and 16 children.
BLACKFOOT â€” Hundreds of people attended the eighth annual Stone Soup contest, with all the proceeds benefiting the Southeastern Idaho Community Action Agency.
Fourteen businesses or organizations entered the soup contest. Those testing and judging the soups had a wide variety to choose from including chicken noodle, Italian chicken chili and coconut curry chickpea chowder.
Rupe's Burgers placed first with its cream of asparagus soup; Bingham Memorial Hospital took second place for its spinach and artichoke soup; and ReMax Preferred Properties won third place with its taco soup.