September 23rd, 2010
BLACKFOOT â€” Blackfoot school district trustees are looking to save taxpayers a little money.
Interest rates are low because the bond market is low, said Alan Westenskow, vice president of Zions Bank Public Finance. It's a good time to refinance.
The Blackfoot School District could get a triple A rating because Blackfoot's bonds would be backed by the State of idaho.
In 2002, the Blackfoot School District issued bonds totaling $7.5 million, Westenskow said. What is still owed on the bond issueâ€”$6.7 millionâ€”could be called and refinanced.
ABERDEEN â€” Fans of high school soccer were in for a real treat on Thursday afternoon as the Tigers and Panthers squared off on the pitch in what turned out to be a highly entertaining contest between the Bingham County rivals.
In a match that was played about as evenly as one could imagine, the teams combined for 3 goals over a six minute span on the play clock, with Aberdeen coming away with a 2-1 victory that propelled them onto the top of the district standings.
BLACKFOOT - When the Blackfoot Lady Broncos Soccer team took to the pitch on Thursday taking on the visiting Rigby Lady Trojans, they did so without three of their key starters.
Behind the inspired play of their defense and the addition of a pair of junior varsity call ups, the Broncos came away with an important 2-0 shut out of the Trojans, keeping their hopes of a district regular season title alive.
"Rigby came in here with their best team in many years," said Coach Scott Stufflebeam. "For the girls to step up their play and come away with a win today was huge for us."
BLACKFOOT â€” The Blackfoot Community Center will reopen Friday after being closed today to assess damages from the nearby fire at a Sartori Foods storage building.
Executive Director Ashlee Howell said they are working to purify the air today, and that it will be safe for the children to return to the center tomorrow. They will open at 7:30 a.m.
Blackfoot Fire Chief Kevin Gray said the chemicals that burned in the fire are normal household chemicals, and there is no serious threat to human health from the chemicals in the smoke.
Cornell Harold Baxter, Jr, 56, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Friday, September 17, 2010 at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls, Idaho.
He was born March 20, 1954 in Blackfoot, Idaho the son of Cornell Harold Baxter, Sr. and Shirley A. Christensen.
Cornell has lived his entire life in Blackfoot and attended schools in the Blackfoot District.
He married Dee Williams, together they had a daughter, Courtney and then were later divorced.
He was a welder and a member of the Sheet Metals Workers Union. He had worked the last ten years for Industrial Metals.
Vivian W. Dills, 83, a longtime Blackfoot resident passed away peacefully, Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 22,2010, at a local care facility.
Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Wilks Funeral Home, 211 W. Chubbuck Road, 238-8000.
Condolences for the Dills family may be sent online at www.wilksfuneralhome.com.
KUNA â€” Elena Francine Robertson, 69, of Blackfoot, passed away Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010, in Boise with her family by her side. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Sept. 24, at the LDS Chapel at 4225 N. Linder Ave., Kuna. Interment will follow the services at Dry Creek Cemetery.
POCATELLO-Lon William Herbst, 60, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010, at his home.
Lon was born Feb. 1, 1950, to E. Randall and Margie Ireton Herbst in Blackfoot, Idaho.
He attended Groveland Elementary, Blackfoot Junior High, and graduated from Blackfoot High School.
Lon joined the Army in 1969 and served on active duty in Southeast Asia. While serving in the military he received several awards.
Lon married Kristina Alleen Jenkins on Jan. 18,1982, and they were later sealed in the Los Angeles LDS Temple.
Janice H. Thurman of Blackfoot, 71, passed away peacefully on Monday, Sept. 20, 2010, while surrounded by family.Â
She was born on Feb. 12, 1939, in Blackfoot, to Robert and Velma Hansen.Â With the exception of one year in Salt Lake City, she lived her entire life in Blackfoot, where she was known by many.Â
BLACKFOOT â€” There were some scary moments for kids Wednesday afternoon at the Blackfoot Community Center when a fire across the street brought billows of smoke towards the Center, forcing an evacuation.
Center administrators quickly began calling parents alerting them to the fire and advising them that the smoke was intense. Approximately 35 students were picked up before the Code Red call came. With 52 students remaining, officers ordered them to evacuate.