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May 14th, 2014

County fifth graders enjoy Dare Day

May 14, 2014

Fun, sun, water, music and friends.
"It's Dare Day; what more can I say?" said Bingham County Sheriff's Deputy Craig Luker. He is the Dare officer in Bingham County.
"There are 800-900 fifth graders from every school in Bingham County celebrating their decisions to be drug free," he said. "They get to meet friends from across the county. High school role models from all five high schools are here to help."
Activities were set up in four areas on the Eastern Idaho State Fairgrounds. All the games were duplicated in each of these four areas.

May 13th

Robinson reflects on over 30 years with school lunch program

May 14, 2014

Tami Robinson has held the title of Blackfoot School District's child nutrition supervisor for over 20 years but she is the first one to say, "I am not an 'official' nutritionist. People keep calling me a nutritionist, but my education only goes as far as high school."
Robinson claims that it was through hard word and dedication that she excelled in her job, earning her the title of nutrition supervisor. As Robinson prepares to retire in just a few weeks, she reflects on a rewarding career with the district's lunch program that began when she started as a substitute cook back in 1983.

Blackfoot’s ‘Dirty Dozen’ ready to bring home tennis titles

May 13, 2014

BLACKFOOT — A mere hours after the Blackfoot High School tennis team qualified 12 players for this weeks state tennis tournament head coach Brint Jefferis had a nickname for his state bound group.
"The Dirty Dozen."
A year after finishing a half a point short of a boys team title, the Broncos are poised to make sure the hardware comes back to Blackfoot.
The doubles pair of Jacob Harris and Tanner Norton are a big reason for the Broncos success.

Elma 'Fuzz' Jensen, 79

May 13, 2014

Elma 'Fuzz' Jensen, 79
Our loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend Elma “Fuzz” Jensen, 79, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Saturday, May 10, 2014 at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls, Idaho surrounded by her loving family.
She was born Sept. 15, 1934 in Arco, Idaho, the daughter of Joseph and Ethel Mathie Winmill.
Elma attended grade school at Riverside and Pingree and high school at Snake River High.
On June 17, 1953, she married her best friend, Weldon Jensen in Blackfoot.  Next month they would have celebrated their 61st anniversary.  

May 12th

City celebrates BMH

May 12, 2014

National Hospital Week will be celebrated this week at Bingham Memorial Hospital (BMH).
Blackfoot Mayor Paul Loomis proclaimed May 11-17 as Hospital Week.
As stated in the proclamation, "Whereas the hard-working people that compose our hospitals deserve universal regard and appreciation for keeping our community healthy; … [Loomis urges] all residents to express their appreciation for the people, facilities and technologies that make trustworthy, reliable healthcare possible in Blackfoot.

May 11th

Stamp Out Hunger drive a success

May 11, 2014

BLACKFOOT — Mail carriers and rural mail carriers in the Blackfoot area brought in almost three tons of non-perishable food on Saturday.
Almost 30 volunteers were on hand at the Blackfoot Post Office parking lot to sort the food contributed by Blackfoot residents.
The exact weight of food contributed on Saturday was 5,740 pounds.
The food bank at the SouthEastern Idaho Community Action Agency (SEICAA) was the beneficiary of these food stuffs.
"We are happy," said Bobette Beesley, SEICAA Outreach Manager/Bingham County Coordinator. "It helps a lot.

May 9th

Firth cowboys shine under the lights in Blackfoot

May 10, 2014

BLACKFOOT — It wasn't exactly the warmest of May night's at the Eastern Idaho State Fairgrounds Friday night, but the cowboys from Firth gave the fans in the stands a reason to get off their feet.
Colton Clemens started off the night with the only qualified ride in bareback and bull rider Brady Oleson recorded the only score in Saddle Bronc riding as the second night of the District 4 high school rodeo took to the arena of the EISF.

Fredrice Smith Morgan, 94

May 9, 2014

Our beloved mother, Fredrice Smith Morgan, 94, passed away 6 May 2014 at her home due to natural causes.
She was born to Edith Mitchell and Samuel Franklin Smith on 8 Feb. 1920 in Ora, Idaho. She was the eighth child with two sisters and five brothers.
She attended Moreland schools and graduated at age 16.

Lena Hall Robertson, 84

May 9, 2014

Lena Hall Robertson, 84, of Stockton, Calif. passed away at her home on April 22, 2014.
She was born to the late Harvey and Hannah Hall on Oct. 5, 1929 in Hurricane, Utah.  She graduated from Hurricane High School in 1948. Later she attended Dixie College, University of Utah and then transferred to Idaho Falls Nursing program and completed the Registered Nursing program.  Later she received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Weber State College.

Dorothy Jane Twitchell, 92

May 9, 2014

Dorothy Jane Twitchell
1922-2014
LIVED TO BE  92, was married to her high school sweetheart, Bill Twitchell, for 71 years and died in his arms.  It just doesn’t get much better than that.  Dot Jane as she was known in her youth grew up in Blackfoot, Idaho but spent most of her married life in Fort Wayne, Ind. 

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