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June 24th, 2011

District 55 trustees approve budget

June 25, 2011

BLACKFOOT — The Blackfoot School Board of Trustees approved the budget for 2011-2012 at their meeting Thursday night.
District 55 saw a $1.3 million cut from the general fund in 2010-2011 and $4.64 million since 2008-2009. The budget cuts proposed at the May meeting were factored into the budget and will be made.
"We have a large reduction, once again," Assistant Superintendent Chad Struhs said.

"Rollin for a Cause"

June 25, 2011

BLACKFOOT – Longtime Blackfoot residents Susan Jensen and Colleen Morgan have found a cause close to their hearts and they are going full throttle to make "Rollin' for a Cause" a success. All money raised will go directly to children in Bingham County living with juvenile diabetes.
Jensen's oldest daughter, Camille Coles--best known as Cami-- was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes when she was seven years old. Then, at just 12 years of age Cami died from complications.

June 23rd

Fire doused at gravel pit at Gale Lim Construction

June 23, 2011

Crews responded to Gale Lim Construction, 301 North 700 West, for a fire Thursday morning. The fire began on a hot plant used to mix asphalt and was near a gas tank and propane tank in the gravel pit.

Firefighters quickly doused the fire and remained on scene. No one was injured.

Read Friday's Morning News for more information.

Storm damage

June 23, 2011

BLACKFOOT – High winds and rain pummeled select areas of Blackfoot Wednesday night around 7 p.m.
The City of Blackfoot confirms that at least 19 trees are down in Jensen Grove. A large tree blocked Airport Road for a short time and Tana Lane was hit causing trees to fall and a metal flagpole to bend.
Photos are available to view on the Blackfoot Morning News Facebook page.

June 22nd

Walt Tschikof, 90

June 22, 2011

Walter Tschikof died on Wednesday, March 23, 2011, in Meridian at the well-seasoned age of 90.
We hope all those wishing to honor Walt’s life will attend a memorial celebration planned for 4 p.m., Saturday, June 25, 2011, at Nalder Funeral Home in Shelley.
Condolences can be sent to the family at www.nalderfuneralhome.com.

Eva Parsons Cunningham, 89

June 22, 2011

Eva Parsons Cunningham passed away quietly Friday, June 17, 2011, at home with her family near her side.
She was born April 12, 1922, in Sterling to Ralph and Velma Parsons. The second of three children, Eva lived there for the first two years of her life until her father moved them to Butte, Mont.,, to work in the copper mines. Six years later, with the Depression in full swing and the mines closing, the family moved back to Sterling.

Cynthia Ann Cover, 63

June 22, 2011

IDAHO FALLS — Cynthia Ann Cover, 63, passed away June 17, 2011, at Promontory Point Rehab Center in Ammon from respiratory failure.

Special delivery: EIRMC celebrates new women's center

June 22, 2011

IDAHO FALLS — Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center celebrated the grand opening of its Women and Infants Center and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Tuesday.
Called "Building Beautiful," the $20 million, 11-month construction project included a floor-to-ceiling renovation of the former Women's Center and the construction of a new 24,000 square-foot Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Guests received guided tours of the facility to get a first-hand look at the patient rooms and technology and expertise available in the NICU.

Pilot walks away from golf course crash

June 22, 2011

BLACKFOOT — The 11th fairway of the Blackfoot Golf Course briefly gained a new hazard as a cropdusting plane crashed onto the fairway at 4:20 p.m. Tuesday.
The cropdusting plane is owned by Vector Disease Control International. It had just taken off from the Blackfoot Airport, heading north with the wind.
Golfer Brent Hill was on the tee box at the 11th hole.
"We watched it all," he said. "[The pilot is] lucky; I can't believe the plane is rightside up.

June 21st

Claire Suzanne ‘Sue’ Haralson, 78

June 21, 2011

Claire Suzanne “Sue” Haralson, 78, passed away at her home in Arco on Sunday, June 19, 2011.
Funeral services will be Friday, June 24, 2011, at 11 a.m. at the Moore LDS Stake Center with President Steve Tibbitts conducting.
A viewing will be held Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at the Anderson Family Funeral Home, 2555 N. Highway 93, Arco, and for one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in the Hillcrest Cemetery in Arco.

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