November 14th, 2011
BLACKFOOT â€” School fundraisers are now more important than ever. With deep budget cuts schools are reliant on the extra funds generated through fundraisers to help fill in the gaps.
While some schools are sticking with the tried and true -- others are venturing into new territory, hoping the risk will pay off. Ridge Crest Elementary is one school that decided to try something new this year and its switch from a catalog order to a math-a-thon equalled big success.
THOMAS â€“â€“ Blackfoot Fire Department is now responding to a structure fire at 799 West 100 South. There are reports of a chimney fire at the residence. We will bring you updates as they become available.
UPDATED: 11:15 a.m. â€“Â There are no injuries reported.
UPDATED: 11:22 a.m. - Minor fire resulting in roof damage to the residence. Crews are checking for hot spots.
Clara L. Jensen, 74, of Blackfoot passed away Friday, Nov. 11, 2011 at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.
Funeral arrangements are pending under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home.
CHEHALIS, Wash. â€” Jeffrey Lee Alverson, a loving husband, father, and friend passed away at his home surrounded by loved ones on Nov. 10, 2011, at the age of 46.
Funeral services will be on Monday, Nov. 14, 2011 at 1 p.m. in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Stake Center, 2195 Jackson Hwy, Chehalis, Wash. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the church prior to services. Graveside services will be held in Mountainview Cemetery in Pocatello on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011, at 1 p.m.
FORT HALL â€” Gloria Navo Moore, 67, passed away in Salt Lake City, Utah on Nov. 11, 2011.
Viewing will be held on Monday, Nov. 14, at her residence on Sandy Road. Burial will be on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011 at 10 a.m. in the Gibson Cemetery. Home funeral arrangements are under the care of the family.
Ardith Ogden Cammack, a 73-year-old Blackfoot resident, died Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011 at the LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah following a long illness.
She was born Dec. 9, 1937, in Blackfoot, the daughter of Arthur Bobkin Ogden and Helen Parks Ogden.
She is a lifelong resident of the Blackfoot area, having attended schools and graduating from Snake River High School.
POCATELLO â€” Veterans from Twin Falls to Soda Springs and Rexburg to Preston received praise for their service at a Red, White and Blue gala on Saturday.
"I think it's great," said Max Rowberry of Blackfoot. "I'm honored to be a part of it.
"We did what we had to do at that time," added Rowberry, a Vietnam vet.
"It warms your heart, I'll tell you that," said Roland Wright, a World War II veteran who graduated from Blackfoot High School. "It stirs my memory of a lot of warm experiences. It causes me to think of some of the heroes of my time."
BLACKFOOT â€” Idaho Science and Technology Charter School hosted the FIRST LEGO League regional qualifying tournament Saturday. Seventeen teams from Blackfoot, Idaho Falls and Ammon gathered in the gym to complete for five spots at the state tournament in December. The competition is open to students ages 9-14.
Two teams from Mountain View Middle School â€” Crazy Bananaz and Sanitation Enforcers â€” received second place trophies in their respective categories.
BLACKFOOT â€” Nearly 90 runners participated in the first Blackfoot Tater Trot race on Saturday, braving wet, windy and cold conditions to run in the inaugural race.
The race set the scene for a big announcement â€” the Tommy Vaughn's Marathon will take place in Blackfoot next year on May 19.
POCATELLO â€” Four was a prevalent number for the Firth Cougars on Saturday evening. After starting the season 0-4, the Firth Cougars got 4 touchdown passes from Jacob Orme, all of which went to cousin Mitch Orme and the defense got a huge goal line stop on fourth down as the Cougars dumped New Plymouth 26-7 for a trip to the 2A state championship game next Friday in Moscow.