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November 4th, 2011

Firth leads at the half

November 4, 2011

Sports Editor Mark High is out in the blowing snow watching Firth take on Declo. At the half, Firth leads 12-0.

Cold front moving into area

November 4, 2011

Clouds will be on the increase this morning, and light snow will develop in the Stanley and Challis area later this morning. Snow will spread to the south and east this afternoon, remaining light. Snow accumulations will continue overnight and through Saturday afternoon, then taper off Saturday night and Sunday. Areas of greater than 6 inches of snow accumulation from Friday morning through Sunday afternoon will include the Idaho Wasatch, and mountain ranges along the Idaho-Wyoming border, and only at elevations above 7000 feet.

Michael Pelletier, 82

November 4, 2011

Michael Pelletier, 82, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Oct. 25, 2011.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011 at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 South Shilling Ave. in Blackfoot. Military honors will be provided by the American Legion Stewart Hoover Post #23. Condolences may be sent to the family at condolences@hawkerfuneralhome.com.

Mildred Vernetta Nelson, 89

November 4, 2011

Mildred Vernetta Nelson, 89, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011 from complications of heart and kidney disease.
Vernetta was born Feb. 8, 1922 in Rockford, Idaho to David William Borrowman and Mildred Jane Webster. She was the third of six children. She grew up and attended school in the Blackfoot area.
On Sept. 29, 1941 she married Jay Lars Nelson.

November 3rd

Fundraiser Sunday for Caratachea

November 3, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Angelica Caratachea is a senior at Shelley High School who has a rare disease that affects her kidneys. She is still waiting for a kidney transplant.
A fundraiser for Angelica will start at 1 p.m. this Sunday at the American Legion Hall, 436 N. Fisher, Blackfoot. Money raised will be used by the family for transportation and board and room as they travel to Salt Lake City for treatments.
The cost is $5 per plate for adults $2 per plate for children. All plates include beans and rice.

Symposium focused on growth

November 3, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Bingham Economic Development Corporation's first Economic Symposium Thursday highlighted potentials for economic growth in Bingham County and throughout Southeast Idaho.
Speaking at the symposium, Dan Cravens, regional economist for the Idaho Department of Labor, said Southeast Idaho has drawn interest from numerous employers and said Blackfoot is located in the center of growth between Idaho Falls and Pocatello.

Board gives Boise State clearance to join Big East

November 3, 2011

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho State Board of Education has given Boise State its consent to join the Big East Conference.

The board voted 7-1 Thursday to give university president Bob Kustra authority to move Boise State out of the Mountain West Conference and into the Big East.

Kustra told trustees he has had ongoing discussions with Big East representatives, though the school has yet to receive a formal invitation to join the conference.

Board approves Idaho online class requirement

November 3, 2011

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho is set to become first state in the nation to require high school students to take at least two credits online to graduate.

The state Board of Education gave the online education requirement final approval Thursday, despite heavy criticism of the plan at public hearings this summer.

The measure is part of a sweeping education overhaul that introduces teacher merit pay and phases in laptops for every high school teacher and student.

Fearless predictions for state quarterfinals

November 3, 2011

BLACKFOOT – Three out of four. Not a bad first week of fearless predictions of the Bingham County teams involved in the state football playoffs. Hopefully the area teams will continue their good play on the field and I will have three more predictions next week. That said, here goes the latest round of football previews for the upcoming playoff games.

Blackfoot @ Skyview 7 P.M. Friday

Rollin’ for a Cause aids six families

November 3, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Six families coping with the realities of juvenile diabetes received a little assistance Wednesday from the Rollin’ for a Cause fundraiser.

 

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