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Archive - Sep 2012

September 28th

Broncos force 5 turnovers in 45-21 win over Bees

September 29, 2012

BLACKFOOT — The Blackfoot defense forced 5 Bonneville turnovers and the dynamic duo of Alonzo Ramos and Colby Pearson accounted for four Bronco scores as the Blackfoot Broncos remained unbeaten on the season with a 45-21 win over the Bees.
"We knew that we would have to come out and score some points because Bonneville has some explosive kids," Blackfoot head coach Stan Buck said. "Our defense got off to a fantastic start and when your being aggressive and flying to the ball you can create turnovers. Our philosophy was to bend but not break and that's what we did tonight."

Bergeson retires from post office

September 29, 2012

BLACKFOOT – The service counter at the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) in Blackfoot will not look the same come Monday morning. Postal Clerk Kim Bergeson retired Friday after 35 years of service.
“I started here in 1978 as a clerk and ended as a clerk,” Bergeson said.
There have been a lot of changes in the post office over those 35 years.
“In 1978, mail was weighed on a scale and then you had to look up the rate and the zone on a chart,” he said. “All the stamps were licked.
“Now all the stamps are self-adhesive and there are forever stamps.

Kesler family to be on Family Feud

September 29, 2012

BLACKFOOT — You'll want to make plans to watch or set your DVRs as five siblings from Blackfoot's Kesler family go head to head against the Ianitello family from Woodstock, Ga., in front of a live studio audience on Family Feud Monday at 2:30 p.m on KPVI (Channel 6). It could be a nail-biter as it is revealed whether or not the Keslers win big money (up to $100,000) and a brand new car, along with some serious bragging rights.

September 27th

Panthers skin Bears 3-1

September 28, 2012

THOMAS — One consistent highlight of the 3A fifth district volleyball season has been the long time rivalry between Bear Lake and Snake River. Those two teams resumed that rivalry on Thursday evening at Snake River High School and when the dust had settled, it was the two time defending state champion Panthers who stood victorious as they downed Bear Lake in four games 25-5, 25-17, 18-25 and 25-16.

Idaho School Board supporting Proposition 1

September 28, 2012

IDAHO FALLS — Members of the executive board of the Idaho School Board Association (ISBA) have announced ISBA's support of Proposition 1.
"We urge Idahoans to vote YES on Proposition 1 in November to support this return of local governance and ensure it remains in place in future years," said Wendy Horman, past president of the ISBA and a trustee in the Bonneville District.

September 26th

Bronco comeback falls short

September 27, 2012

BLACKFOOT — The Blackfoot Bronco volleyball squad took to the court on Wednesday night looking to take down the visiting Pocatello Indians in a conference tussle on the hard wood. Unfortunately for the Broncos and a nice crowd in attendance, the home standing Broncos came up just short of a comeback attempt as they fell in five games 15-25, 18-25, 25-23, 27-25 and 4-15.

Riverside woman turns 100

September 27, 2012

Born Sept. 17, 1912, family and friends of Eva May "Sis" Wray celebrated her century mark this month. She was born and raised in Lompoc, Calif., north of Santa Barbara.
Living through the Depression, she developed a strong work ethic, said her son, John Wray. "She saved money and gave to those in need.
"She's a real humble person who always stays in the background," he said. "She's a gracious giver but does not receive well.
"At a family party, Mom could be found in the kitchen, preparing the meal," Wray said. "Family is very important to her."

First Lady offers views on education propositions

September 27, 2012

Idaho First Lady Lori Otter made it clear that she was expressing her own views, not necessarily those of her husband, Idaho Governor C,L, (Butch) Otter's or of State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna's, as she addressed an audience of students, educators and patrons Wednesday. She urged her audience to "Vote YES for Education" (Idaho Proposition Bills 1, 2, and 3) at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center.

BMH attorneys respond to allegations

September 27, 2012

Attorneys hired by the Bingham Memorial Hospital board reported their internal review of allegations raised in the press during the months of May and June 2012.
Attorneys Walter Bithell and Erik Stidham from Holland & Hart in Boise conducted this review.
"We had full access," Bithell said. [The board's direction was, "whatever you think you need to review."
The attorneys investigated seven basic allegations:
° Outdated Medications and Supplies
° Billing for Saipan Hospital
° Purchase and Sale of Equipment by Cyberdine
° Telephone Monitoring
° Medicare Secondary Payer Forms

September 25th

Foreclosed Bingham County residents could receive government payment

September 26, 2012

Home foreclosures were rampant in Idaho and throughout the nation from 2008-2011 and now Idahoans who lost their homes during that time may be eligible for payments from the government under the National Mortgage Settlement.

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