March 28th, 2012
BOISE, Idaho (AP) â€” A last-ditch attempt Tuesday by Democrats to revive a bill that would require teachers and administrators to identify and crack down on students who harass and threaten their classmates was beaten back in the House, a move that likely ends any chance of bolstering anti-bullying policies in public schools this year.
The legislation, which was amended extensively before clearing the Senate earlier this month, has been held up ever since in the House by Rep. Bob Nonini, R-Coeur d'Alene, chairman of the House Education Committee.
BLACKFOOT â€” Grant Thorson of Woodville is running to replace Cleone Jolley as Bingham County commissioner in District One.
Community Dinner Table serves up it's 25,000 plate-
When the Community Dinner Table opened it's doors for free meals to the needy through the winter season 4 years ago, it did not anticipate the kind of growth that would occur each passing year. The Dinner Table awarded young Michael Sullenger in being it's 25,000 plate served.
RIVERSIDE â€” Once again the Snake River Panthers and the Blackfoot Broncos collided on the softball diamond as the Panthers took to their home field looking for a season sweep over the Broncos.
Blackfoot was having none of that on Tuesday evening as they turned the tables on their earlier season loss to the Panthers as they pounded out 13 hits in an 8-5 road victory.
"This was big for us," Blackfoot head coach Matt Chavez said. "All week long we have come out and practiced with a ton of confidence and today they brought that confidence to the field. Our seniors came out strong and ready to play."
THOMAS â€” Sixth grader Latimer High won his school's geography bee and qualified for Idaho's Geography Bee. Latimer attends Snake River Middle School.
Latimer was notified in February that he is one of the top 100 geography students in the state. This qualifies him to compete in the state Geography Bee.
The Idaho Geography Bee is scheduled Saturday at Boise State University.
Egg artist Jacqueline Wittwer from Shelley spent last Saturday teaching 12 4-H members how to make Ukrainian Easter eggs.
From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. this Thursday, Friday and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Wittwer and two other egg artists will be doing demonstrations and personalizing eggs at the North Bingham County District Library, 197 W. Locust St., Shelley. Each personalized egg costs $5.
Funds raised will go to Friends of the North Bingham County District Library to help raise funds for a new library building.
Items of note from March 12-21.
SUSPICIOUS TEXT: March 12, 3:48 p.m.: A caller requested to speak with an officer because of a suspicious text message.
WHEELCHAIR CRASH: March 12, 4:07 p.m.: A caller at Taco Time said a woman crashed into the front door with her wheelchair and cracked the glass.
DRUGS FOUND: March 12, 6:06 p.m.: A caller said they found marijuana in the parking lot at Auto Zone.
NOT A BFF: March 13, 11:09 a.m.: A woman said she stayed with a friend last night and he is throwing her stuff out of his residence and she has nowhere else to go.
Ralph Elmo Arave, 79, of Jameston, passed away at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls on March 23, 2012.
He was born Jan. 5, 1933 in Jameston to Lyman Alma and Mary Louise Arave.
The Board of Directors of the Idaho Potato Museum will conduct the annual Idaho Potato Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Thursday. The event will start at 6:30 p.m. at the museum, 130 NW Main Street. The event is free and the public is invited. There will be a baked potato bar meal following the program.
This year's recipient is longtime Blackfoot
resident and pioneer of the potato industry, James Pendlebury.
Pendlebury was born in 1870 in England and later immigrated to the
United States, living first in Wyoming and then in Blackfoot.
The Shelley Preparedness Fair on Saturday offered a variety of classes and demonstrations. About 600 to 700 people attended.
Calvin Pirtle from Shelley displayed cooking methods without electricity.
â€śAbout three years ago, my wife, Helen,Â went to a preparedness fair that demonstrated some of these alternative methods of cooking,â€ť Pirtle said.
One of the items onÂ display was a Wonder Box. Itâ€™s also called a hay box cooker. The entire cooking operation was located inÂ a bucket. The pan of cooking food was surrounded by a pillow or beanbag that insulated the pan, keeping it warm.Â