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February 15th, 2011

Local Scout troop retires several flags

February 15, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Members of Boy Scout Troop 202 in Blackfoot took part in a flag retirement ceremony Tuesday evening.
Michael Prudhomme headed this project to complete his Eagle Scout project.
"When flags are no longer in any condition to be displayed, a flag retirement ceremony is conducted," Prudhomme said.
Prudhomme explained the design of the flag.

John Thomas Clark, 84

February 15, 2011

John Thomas Clark known among his friends as “John”, “Tom”, “Johnny” and “J.T.” to his railroad buddies, passed away at his home after a short illness with a cancerous brain tumor.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 18, 2011, at the Moreland LDS Chapel, 740 W. 175 N. in Blackfoot, with Bishop Keith Keller conducting.
The family will meet with friends and relatives from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 South Shilling Avenue in Blackfoot and again for one hour prior to services at the church.

George Robert Ney, 79

February 15, 2011

George Robert Ney, 79, of Blackfoot passed away Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, at his home.
George was born Feb. 21, 1931, in Decatur, Ill., to Carl Winter Ney and Pearl Susan Dunkel. He was raised and educated in Decatur.
George served in Japan during the Korean Conflict in the United States Navy, his ship, the USS Preston, went throughout the world during his service. After serving in the Navy, he lived in Southern California from 1958 to 1972, until he relocated to Blackfoot in 1972. He has lived here ever since.

Council to discuss “salts” ban

February 15, 2011

BLACKFOOT — The Blackfoot City Council plans to discuss a new synthetic drug called “bath salts” at tonight’s meeting at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Councilman Chris Jensen said he plans to discuss a possible ban on the new drug, which is starting to be seen in Blackfoot.
The Idaho Legislature is seeking to ban “bath salts,” but Jensen said he would like to see a pre-emptive strike against the substance in Blackfoot. The House bill was introduced Feb. 8, but has been in the Judiciary, Rules and Administration Committee since. If passed, the ban would go into effect immediately.

Volunteers needed to prepare Community Center facility

February 15, 2011

BLACKFOOT — The Blackfoot Community Center is asking for volunteers to help prepare and move into their second facility.
Community Center Executive Director Ashlee Howell said they recently secured a second facility at 257 S. Broadway, the former Danny’s Auto building. The second location is located less than one block away from the existing facility.
They plan to convert the space into a youth center with pool table, air hockey, ping pong and a big screen television. The space will also be used for various activities, including a Zumba class to begin this week.

February 14th

George Robert Ney, 79

February 14, 2011

George Robert Ney, a 79-year-old Rose area resident, died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, at his home following an illness.
A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011, at the Rose LDS Church, 403 N. 150 W. under the direction of the Hawker Funeral Home. The family will meet with friends at the church on Wednesday for an hour prior to services.
Interment will be in the Riverside-Thomas Cemetery where military honors will be provided by the Stewart Hoover Post #23 of the American Legion.

February 13th

ISU professor's voice no longer a solo

February 13, 2011

BLACKFOOT – Blackfoot High School (BHS) Spanish teacher Paula Maldonado loves her job.
“I say it’s the best job in the world,” Maldonado said.

“Not one day’s the same,” she said. “There are a lot of eager students who want to learn Spanish and work hard.”
Maldonado has been teaching 13 years. The first three years, she was taught English as a Second Language (ESL) in the Blackfoot Sixth Grade School and Mountain View Middle School. For the past decade, she has taught straight Spanish classes to Blackfoot High School students.

Eager students create fun for BHS teachers

February 13, 2011

BLACKFOOT – Blackfoot High School (BHS) Spanish teacher Paula Maldonado loves her job.
“I say it’s the best job in the world,” Maldonado said.

“Not one day’s the same,” she said. “There are a lot of eager students who want to learn Spanish and work hard.”
Maldonado has been teaching 13 years. The first three years, she was taught English as a Second Language (ESL) in the Blackfoot Sixth Grade School and Mountain View Middle School. For the past decade, she has taught straight Spanish classes to Blackfoot High School students.

Dive team prepares for ice rescue

February 13, 2011

ABERDEEN — Members of the Bingham and Power County Search and Rescue dive teams spent their Saturday morning diving below the ice in the freezing American Falls Reservoir.
The divers were completing their winter training, preparing for a scenario in which someone falls through the ice and into the water, potentially becoming trapped under the ice.
On Saturday, the ice in the Big Hole area of the American Falls Reservoir near Sportsmen's Park was nearly two feet thick. The water temperature was less than 30 degrees.

February 11th

Duo writes, illustrates children's books

February 12, 2011

ABERDEEN — A stay at home mom and a retired school teacher have partnered to write and illustrate children's books.
Author Julie Beck is a stay at home mom with six children. She has read countless children's books to her kids, and about 10 years ago she said she began writing her own stories. But it wasn't until a few years ago that she found someone to illustrate her stories, making her dream of writing children's books a reality.

 

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