March 21st, 2012
Students, parents, grandparents and teachers filled every couch and chair and most floor space in classrooms at Rockford Elementary Wednesday afternoon as they took part in the all-school Reading with Relatives.
"This is what education is all about," said Rockford principal Ed Jackson, "parents, grandparents, students and high school students involved with each other.
"This is incredible," he said.
"Don't you like the buzz?" asked Rockford PTA president Julie Wada.
New kindergarten schedule approved at Snake River
Snake River trustees approved a new schedule for kindergarten beginning in the 2012-2012 school year.
There will be four half days of instruction. There will be no mid-day kindergarten busings. It is the parents' responsibility to provide the transportation for the middle of the day.
Changing kindergarten to half days will add 40 minutes of instruction each week, said Moreland teacher Lisa Warren. That change will make a big impact on student achievement and will not cost the district one penny, she said.
BLACKFOOT â€” The Blackfoot Broncos opened their conference slate on Wednesday afternoon as they welcomed the Bonneville Bees to town for the first game in the home and home series.
A disappointing top of the second inning as the Bronco defense made an uncharacteristic 4 errors in the frame led to 7 Bonneville runs and as it turned out, the first run was all the Bees needed as they left Blackfoot with an 8-0 victory.
BLACKFOOT â€” The Blackfoot Bronco tennis squad turned in a dominating performance on Wednesday afternoon as they dispatched with a Rigby Trojan squad by the final combined score of 11-1 between the boys and girls squads.
"This was a nice, decisive win today which shows just how hard we've been working," Blackfoot head coach Brint Jeffris said. "I think that this was one of those matches which gives us a brief picture of how districts should look like."
A loaded potato truck overturns on Southbound I-15 just before the Hwy 20 exit. Check back later for more details.
Raona Ann (Sjostrom) Kesler, 80, a resident of Gooding, passed away March 17, 2012 at her home in Gooding.
She was born April 25, 1931 in Union (now Midvale), Utah, to Lester Charles Sjostrom and Orell Jensen Sjostrom. She attended schools in Rockford and Blackfoot, graduating from Blackfoot High School in 1949.
On July 25, 1950, she married Ronald Lynn Clark in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple. They were later divorced.
Moroni Oborn (Rone) Clawson, 83, of Firth left this earth to return to his Heavenly Father on March 19, 2012.Â He passed away peacefully at home, from pancreatic cancer.Â
Rone was born to Ray and Veva Harker Clawson on July 24, 1928 in Shelley.Â When he was six weeks old, his family moved from Idaho to Montana, settling in Charlo where he went to elementary school and started high school. He returned to Idaho in 1947 and completed the last two years at Shelley High School.Â
RIVERSIDE â€” The game was much more winnable than the final 13-5 score indicated on Tuesday evening as the Snake River Lady Panthers dropped their first game of the season in the eight run, extra inning defeat at the hands of a tough Teton squad.
"We should have won this game," Snake River head coach Kay Martin said. "We get ahead in the sixth inning and then just didn't make the plays that we needed to make to get the job done. When the pressure was on, we just didn't make the plays when we needed them."
This Friday Blackfoot High School students will enchant audiences with their musical production of "Beauty and the Beast."
This grand performance will include a cast of about 50 students, a full orchestra directed by Jan Eddington and a choir directed by Andrew Hames.
Though "Beauty and the Beast" is a "tale as old as time," director Sharon Hoge said the play will be unique. Hoge is a master at making plays distinct through special effects and she says this show will include those impressive elements.