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October 12th, 2010

Celebrating School Lunch Week

October 12, 2010

FIRTH — This week is National School Lunch Week.
“Idaho is one of the leaders in the national for nutrition standards,” said Amy Dye, Food Service Supervisor in the Firth School District. “Idaho’s nutrition standards were put in place three years ago.”
Menus must have the right proportion of calories and fiber. They must be low fat with whole grains, including vitamins A and C, she said. “We bring in fresh fruit and vegetables instead of canned fruits in syrup or canned vegetables.”
“Everything is analyzed through a computer,” Dye said.

Kesler’s updating storefront

October 12, 2010

BLACKFOOT — A longtime Blackfoot business is getting a new look.
The owners of Kesler’s Market have decided to upgrade their storefront for an updated look and improved customer experience.
The new storefront, which is expected to be complete by December, will have two entrances and an enclosed patio area. There will be automatic doors on the west and south walls, with secondary doors inside to prevent cold winter air from entering the store.
“We’re pretty excited about it,” said Kelly Kesler, who co-owns the store with his brother Bob.

October 11th

Jacquelin L. Moon, 62

October 11, 2010

Jacquelin L. Moon, 62 year old Sterling area resident, died at her home on Sunday, October 10, 2010, following an extended illness. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Hawker Funeral Home in Blackfoot.

Domay Honeybloom Graves

October 11, 2010

Fort Hall – Domay Honeybloom Graves, eight months old, passed away Saturday, October 9, 2010 at home. She was born on January 28, 2010 in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Joanie Graves and Guy Dean Nevada Jr.
Domay was a happy little angel. She sometimes was very quiet but she was also a talkative baby girl. She enjoy it when her big sister, Zoey, was around her.

Merzel Viola Truchot Decker, 72

October 11, 2010

Merzel Viola Truchot Decker, 72, of Pocatello, passed away Friday, October 8, 2010 at Pocatello Care and Rehab in Pocatello, Idaho from a lingering illness.
She was born May 26, 1938 in Fort Hall, Idaho to Victor George and Teola Ella Metz Truchot.
Merzel attended elementary schools in Fort Hall and graduated from Blackfoot High School in 1956. She later attended the University of Wisconsin-Steven’s Point where she earned an Associates Degree in Business Administration.

October 9th

Tribes, counties discuss goals

October 9, 2010

By MELANIE MOORE
mmoore@cableone.net
BLACKFOOT — Officials from Bingham, Bannock and Power counties and the City of Pocatello again met with officials from the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes and the Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Friday.
The purpose of the meetings is to continue breaking down barriers between the entities so they can begin to work together toward common goals. The entities began meeting in June.
At their previous meeting, a facilitator provided training on how to work together by viewing each other as human beings and how to work out of negative behaviors and perceptions.

Wendell Bruce Walton, 69

October 9, 2010

IDAHO FALLS — Wendell Bruce Walton, 69, of Idaho Falls passed away Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.
Bruce was born July 27, 1941, in Afton, Wyo., to Wendell S. and Sarah Duke Walton. At the age of two the family moved to Montpelier where he received his schooling and graduated from Montpelier High School.

Blackfoot Fire Department sponsors open house

October 9, 2010

BLACKFOOT — The Blackfoot Fire Department is hosting an open house today to educate the community about fire prevention and fire safety.
The open house will be from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Station 1 at 255 N. Ash St. in Blackfoot. Tours of the station and equipment displays will be available, as well as refreshments. The open house is part of Fire Prevention Week.

local kids celebrate special birthday

October 9, 2010

By LESLIE MIELKE
lmielke@cableone.net
BLACKFOOT — Reaching your tenth birthday is a big deal. For two youngsters, one in Blackfoot and another in Firth, each will turn 10-years-old on the 10th day of the 10th month in the 10th year of the century.
Katie Steadman in Blackfoot and Jordan Scott in Basalt will each celebrate her/his first decade this Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010.
"Ten is my favorite number," said almost 10-year-old Katie Steadman.

October 8th

Cougars hold on for big win over Pirates

October 9, 2010

FIRTH — A 6-0 Butte County team invaded Firth on Friday night, looking to complete a perfect regular season and capture a 2A Nuclear Conference Title.
The Cougars were having none of that nonsense on their senior night however as they started fast and then held on late for a 36-60 victory.
"This was a huge win, basically if we can win out we will be conference champs which is what our goal was setting out," Firth head coach Dee Harrison said. "We're getting better. The offensive line did a great job, the defense was awesome it was just a great game."

 

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