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BLACKFOOT â€” 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.
By LESLIE MIELKE
BLACKFOOT â€“ Blackfoot native Trina Hawker is one positive and enthusiastic teacher. She teaches choir at Mountain View Middle School (MVMS) and Blackfoot Sixth Grade School.
â€śI absolutely love my job,â€ť Hawker said. â€śI love being a choir teacher.
â€śMy mom said I was singing as soon as I could speak,â€ť she said. â€śI am the oldest of six and our parents put all of us in piano lessons.
By KATIE HARRIS
BLACKFOOT â€“Â Residents of Rose Park Senior Community in Blackfoot are bringing years of resourcefulness and lifetimes of treasures together for their first Christmas Festival today from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.
By MELANIE MOORE
BLACKFOOT â€” The Blackfoot Community Players presents the musical "Annie," the touching story of orphan Annie's search for her parents. "Annie" opens tonight at the Nuart Theater and runs Dec. 3, 4, 6, 7, 10, 11 and 13. All shows are at 7:30 p.m.
Director Sharon Hoge said she has wanted to do a production of "Annie" for several years. "Annie" was written as a Christmas show, and is quite a large production.
"It's a great family show," Hoge said.
BLACKFOOT â€”Â Required space for multi-family dwellings and the fall height of cell towers were the topics of discussion for the first couple hours of the Planning and Zoning (P&Z) work meeting on Draft 14.
P&Z commissioners Ann Christensen, Gay Sorensen, Larry Kohler and Randy Turpin participated in this work session Wednesday.
Kohler disagreed with enforcement of single wide homes under Manufactured Homes, Article 5.2.26(4)(a).
BLACKFOOT â€” Blackfoot School Board Trustee Pat Colman has resigned from her position on the board, citing personal reasons. Colman was the trustee for zone 3.
Colman said she gave her resignation prior to the Nov. 18 board meeting. She was not present at that meeting.
Colman, who served as treasurer on the board, said she had wanted to resign from that position but ended up totally resigning as a trustee.
BLACKFOOT â€“Â The Fantasy officially opens todayâ€”the tree room will be open from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. today, Thursday and Friday and from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. The tree auction will be Thursday at 7 p.m. The gift boutique and Sweet Shoppe will also be open all days.
By LESLIE MIELKE
BLACKFOOT â€“ Robert â€śBobâ€ť Hemmert followed a circuitous path to get to working with students. He is the Career Center Coordinator at Blackfoot High School.
â€śI love my job,â€ť Hemmert said.
Among other things, the people in the Career Center at the high school help students develop their portfolio, as they line up their classes to meet their long-term goals. On-line classes from Idaho Digital Learning Academy (IDLA) are also available. Students can earn both high school and college credit from IDLA classes.
Blackfoot High School senior and trombonist Daniel Burt put on a benefit concert for Blackfoot Community Dinner Table Saturday evening at BPAC. It was also his Eagle Scout project.
By LESLIE MIELKE
BLACKFOOT â€“ The 125 people in the audience at the benefit concert for the Blackfoot Community Dinner Table on Saturday were treated to a fun evening filled with music from a wide spectrum of genre.
People donated 100 coats and $493.