May 25th, 2011
THOMAS â Into a gymnasium filled to capacity with proud parents, families and friends marched 134 graduating seniors at Snake River High School Wednesday evening.
Speaking to her classmates, senior class president Kylee Hale said, "The world is so much bigger than high school."
She continued, "Be a best friend. Overuse 'I love you.' Don't outsmart yourself. Whatever you do, be a good one."
The 2011 graduating class at Snake River has two valedictoriansâSarah Asmus and Jake Arbon. Katie Mathis is the salutatorian.
"Learn, laugh, love," said Asmus. "Experiences provide challenges."
MORELAND â Mill Creek Metals, LLC, is a recycling center serving Southeast Idaho. Steve Peterson, his wife Kittie and their sons Lex, Trevor, Hans and Cooper â are the owners and operators of the business. They have been in business since 2004 and are on 10 acres at 182 N. 760 W. in Moreland.
The business started out as a metal salvage business but has expanded significantly in the last seven years.
Mill Creek is currently under contract with Bingham County to run the transfer station. At the transfer station, cardboard and some plastics are recycled along with all metals.
BLACKFOOT â It's an interview that I both loathed and loved to have. On one hand my favorite high school teacher and coach is riding into the sunset, leaving a void that the flooding Snake River could never fill.
On the other hand, a man among men is entering into the best times of his life. He is free as he says and now embarks upon yet another chapter in the life and times of Brian Barlow.
Here is a few words from the man. The myth. The legend.
Mark High - Coach you've spent 30 years in the same district both coaching and teaching. Did you ever consider leaving during that time?
BLACKFOOT â When their children were at home, Lamar and Barbara Robertson of Blackfoot planted a large garden on their two-plus acres of ground.
But when the children left and their tiller broke, they lost interest in gardening for a time.
Today the Robertsons are among a growing group of people who participate in what is known as four-square gardening. They have four raised beds in the area behind their house.
"I heard some ladies talking about it at the temple one day last year," Barbara recalled. "So I bought the book (Square Foot Gardening by Mel Bartholomew).
BLACKFOOT â Due to flooding conditions in eastern Idaho, Governor C.L. âButchâ Otter has declared a State Declaration of Emergency in support of Bingham and Jefferson Counties. The State Declaration, approved by the governor today, brings the availability of state support to the impacted areas.
Lori Hammond, 55, of Blackfoot passed away Tuesday, May 24, 2011, at Portneuf Regional Medical Center in Pocatello.Â
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 27, 2011, at the Thomas LDS Church.Â Family will meet with friends and relatives from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, May 26, 2011, at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 South Shilling Avenue in Blackfoot and for one hour prior to services at the church.
Condolences may be sent to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org .
BLACKFOOT â Driver Education will no longer be offered as a class at Blackfoot High School, but students will still have the opportunity to take the course before school or during the summer.
Dan Hale will no longer be teaching Driver Education as a class and incoming freshmen can take five classes in addition to Driver Education, which will be offered before school each block. Gerald Humpherys, who also taught Driver Ed, is retiring.
BLACKFOOT â The National Weather Service continues to issue flood warnings for the Snake River in Blackfoot and Shelley.
A spring-like weather pattern is expected to bring intervals of showers and fluctuating temperatures to the region throughout the week and is expected to melt snowpack in an manageable fashion, according to the National Weather Service.
The Snake River at Blackfoot is forecast to rise at least another six inches over the next four days, cresting at 11.54 feet by Saturday evening. On Tuesday night, the river was 10.9 feet. Flood stage is 10 feet.
SHELLEY â One hundred fifty-six Shelley graduates received a rousing send-off Tuesday evening at their graduation ceremony.
The Class of 2011 earned scholarships and awards totaling more than $900,000.
Addressing her classmates, valedictorian Wendee Morgan said, âStop worrying about filling someone elseâs shoes, just fill your own.â
She continued, âAs Abraham Lincoln said, âWhatever you are, be a good one.ââ
As valedictorian Kemais Ehlers related the incident that when he was 4 years old, he had climbed onto the counter to get some toothpicks.
Marguerite Y. King, 95, of Firth passed away May 23, 2011, at her home under hospice care.
Arrangements are pending under the direction of Nalder Funeral Home in Shelley.
Condolences can be sent to the family at www.nalderfuneralhome.com.