March 29th, 2011
BLACKFOOT â It's personal why June Cannon is sponsoring a relief concert for Japan.
"I want to help the people of Japan," she said.
Cannon's parents and brother live in Japan.
The relief concert, featuring Cannon and local talent, is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. next Tuesday, April 5, at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center (BPAC). Admission is free.
A silent auction featuring Japanese items starts at 7 p.m.
All proceeds will go to the Japanese Red Cross to help people in that nation recover from the earthquake and tsunami hit earlier this month.
BLACKFOOT â Cindy Reese, wife of county Republican chairman Scott Reese, pinch-hit for him at the central committee's Lincoln Day dinner on Saturday.
"It's an honor to be in a room with so many great people, patriots," Reese said as she began her remarks to the Bingham County Republicans.
Using President Abraham Lincoln's "House Divided" speech as her theme, she noted that he and the nation faced many of the same type of challenges our leaders now face.
"As Republicans we must find leaders who are today like Lincoln," she said.
BLACKFOOT âÂ Tenisha Schild of Blackfoot is one step closer to performing her dance "Gravity" with a hula hoop at the Stadium of Fire show in Provo, Utah, this year. To move forward, she needs your vote.
Schild was just notified that she is in the top 40 talents remaining. Anyone interested in voting for Tenisha can go to http://www.freedomfestival.org/events/stadium-of-fire-talent-search/. Tenisha is contestant number 33.
SHELLEY â About 1,000 people took advantage of the Emergency and Preparedness Fair at Shelley High School Saturday.
âAttendance was beyond our expectations,â said organizer Terrill Christensen. âWeâre tickled about the turnout.â
This is the third year Shelley has hosted a preparedness fair.
Terry Johnson demonstrated the Aqua Pour-Niken Water Purification System.
âI expected to be sitting a lot but there were so many people--Iâm wearing better shoes next year,â Johnson said.
âA lot of people were helped today,â said Barbara Morrison from Shelley.
BLACKFOOT â A day after a road loss at Bonneville, the Blackfoot Broncos returned home, looking for a season split with the Bees.
After an early start time on the diamond and a slow start at the plate, Blackfoot rebounded for a nice 5-3, come from behind victory.
"It really feels good. The boys came out today a little slow to get started but once they did I was really impressed," Blackfoot head coach Kenny Dahle said.
Melvin Martin, 72, of Blackfoot passed away Thursday, March 24, 2011, at the home of his daughter, Jennie Hong.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home and will be announced.
Walter L. Tschikof, 90, of Meridian, passed away Wednesday, March 23, 2011, at a local care center.
Arrangements are pending through Summers Funeral Homes, Ustick Chapel.
Anthony âA.J.â Keith Camp, 24, of Firth passed away Tuesday, March 22, 2011, at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls.
A.J. was born June 2, 1986. in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Deborah Camp Lockyer. He attended school in Firth and graduated from Jefferson High School in Rigby.
A.J. worked at Idaho Supreme in Firth. In his free time he enjoyed working on cars, woodworking, and playing basketball and football in high school and hanging around with his friends and family.
BLACKFOOT â Two of the five former Blackfoot High School athletes facing charges stemming from incidents that occurred last year are now serving the first part of their jail sentence.
Logan Chidester and Nathan Walker each pleaded guilty to two counts of misdemeanor disturbing the peace. They were both sentenced Friday in Bingham County Magistrate Court.
BLACKFOOT â The Blackfoot School Board of Trustees discussed Native American language preservation at their meeting Thursday night.
The topic of Native American language immersion in the Blackfoot School District has been an ongoing topic for the school board, an effort supported by Trustee Pete Lipovac.
At the meeting, Superintendent Scott Crane presented information about several Native American Language Preservation Acts that provide grant funding for language preservation programs.