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May 28th, 2013
BLACKFOOTâ€”In the past few years, Jamie Irwin of Blackfoot has humbly accepted the help of a giving community while she was battling a brain tumor. Irwin's daughter-in-law, Sarah Taylor, willingly spearheaded the community fundraisers to help cover her medical costs of over $30,000. Now, Irwin, who has made great strides in her own health, is stepping up to 'pay it forward' to Taylor, a mother of four, who was recently diagnosed with thyroid cancer.
Representatives of several civic organizations honored veterans of all modern conflicts during Monday's ceremonies at the Grove City Cemetery.
Stanley Brangham, a 1953 Blackfoot High School graduate, narrowly missed service in the Korean War but served in the U.S. Marine Corps and the Marine Corps Reserve.
Delivering "A Tribute to Our Armed Forces," Brangham noted how veterans have helped preserve our freedoms, particularly those of the press and religion.
BLACKFOOT â€” Eagle Scout candidate Kyle Stailey of Moreland was among a group of people who installed two loaner life jacket stations at Jensen Grove Lake on Saturday.
"We're setting up loaner stations for those who don't have life jackets or forgot them," Stailey said.
"Scouts help get the stands set up," said Juelie Traska, the Boat Safety Education Coordinator for the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation.
"The Bingham County Marine Deputies will monitor the stations to ensure that they're kept up," Traska continued.
A new middle school will open in Blackfoot this coming fall.
Summit Middle School is for sixth, seventh and eighth graders.
A parent presentation is scheduled at 6 p.m. on Tuesday to explain the objectives of this new school. The meeting will take place in the board room in the Blackfoot District office, 270 E. Bridge St., in Blackfoot.
"This will be a non-traditional middle school," said administrator Brandee Hewitt. "It will be project-based learning.
The school will be located upstairs in the district office.
BLACKFOOTâ€”Local businesswoman Jackie Foote has admittedly battled her weight through the years, so when she discovered a way to get rid of fat for good through body sculpting, it inspired her to open her own business: "Sleek Physique and Body Sculpting."
Foote said she was skeptical when she first heard about "Ultrasound Fat Cavitation and Radio Frequency Treatments," through her daughter Stephanie Pitman, who has also opened up a body sculpting business in Helena, Mont.
Kindergartners at Moreland Elementary enjoyed a day filled with adventure on Thursday.
Kindergartners circled through 10 activities. Each activity lasted 30 minutes.
The activities included:
Â° Smores and an obstacle course
Â° Rockets and kites
Â° Idaho Fish & Game
Â° Planting a tree
Â° The Idaho Farm Bureau provided a wheat adventure. (Students ground wheat for pancakes.)
Â° The Idaho Farm Bureau also brought Maggie the milk cow. Kindergartners made butter that was put on their pancakes.
Key Bank personnel spent Wednesday afternoon doing volunteer service at Stalker Elementary in Blackfoot.
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The election results were decisive in each contest.
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â In Blackfoot School District Zone 5, Mary Jo Marlow garnered 146 votes to Lori Kitzmillerâ€™s 66 votes.
The breakdown by voting precinct follows:
Blackfoot 1â€”Kitzmiller 14; Marlow 27
Wapello 19â€”Kitzmiller 14; Marlow 58
Blackfoot 23â€”Kitzmiller 13; Marlow 22
Absentee 31â€”Kitzmiller 25; Marlow 39
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â In Shelley School District Zone 5, newcomer Sharlene Jolley defeated incumbent Vicki Johnson. It was Jolley 133; Johnson 29.
By voting precincts, the count was:
Shelley 13â€”Johnson 3; Jolley 12
Shelley 14â€”Johnson 14; Jolley 87
The study of kidneys brought a doctor of nephrology and a kidney transplant recipient to Elaine Asmusâ€™ science class at Snake River High School last Wednesday.
To bring the study of the kidney into real life, SRHS junior Taylor Crumley, a student in the class, arranged the visit of nephrologist Dr. Michael Haderlie, M.D., and kidney recipient Peggy Hansen.
In a question and answer session with the students, Dr. Haderlie spoke about his educationâ€”13 years after high schoolâ€”and his school debt--$300,000.
Items of note from April 17-24.
Bingham County Sheriff
BUSH MAN: April 21, 7:05 p.m.: A caller at the Porterville Boat Dock reported that there is a man laying in the bushes.
CHILD ABUSE: April 22, 12:37 p.m.: A woman reported finding five cigarette burns on her two-year-old son. She said she left the boy with her boyfriend and there are other people that live at the residence.
DYING TREES: April 18, 11:02 a.m.: A man said he just realized that someone has drilled holes into the trunks of several of his trees and they are beginning to die.