October 11th, 2011
BLACKFOOT â Two schools in the Blackfoot School District received recognition from the Idaho State Board of Education for their academic achievement during the 2010-2011 school year.
Blackfoot High School received a Distinguished School award and Fort Hall Elementary received two Additional Yearly Growth Awards. The schools were among 20 total in Idaho recognized for their achievement and growth on the Idaho Standards Achievement Test.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) â The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to consider the case of Idaho death-row inmate Paul Ezra Rhoades, effectively ending the appeals of his death sentence.
Rhoades was convicted of three murders in Idaho Falls and Blackfoot in 1988 and sentenced to death for two of them. In his petition to the U.S. Supreme Court, Rhoades said a lower court judge was wrong to refuse to have an evidentiary hearing on claims that his attorneys were ineffective when it came time to present evidence of mental illness during his sentencing.
BLACKFOOT â Tickets for David Archuleta's "My Kind of Christmas" concert sold quickly Saturdayâbut there are still a few hundred tickets available to those still wishing to attend.
Susan Mann, programming director for the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center, said tickets for the Dec. 9 show sold quickly Saturday morning, but that approximately 200 of the 1,200 tickets available for the show were still available Monday afternoon. Tickets are $31.
BLACKFOOT â During the winter, the Eastern Idaho State Fairgrounds (EISF) has over 100,000 square feet of indoor storage for vehicles or recreational vehicles.
Included in this list are performance cars, trailers, boats, vans, motor homes, fifth- wheelers, Skidoos and/or "any recreational vehicle you can bring in on a trailer," said Stan Osburn who is part of the EISF maintenance crew.
Storage space is limited and is on a first-come-first-serve basis. Storage will be taken from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, Monday through Friday, and from 8 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday.
By MELANIE MOORE
BLACKFOOT â October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and two local events are planned in Blackfoot and Fort Hall for Thursday.
The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Tribal Health and Human Services Victims Assistance Program is conducting a mile walk, breakfast and program to raise awareness of domestic abuse. Registration for the walk will begin at 8 a.m. at Timbee Hall, with the walk beginning at 8:30 a.m. Following the walk, breakfast will be served followed by a presentation from Domestic Abuse Judges David Hooste and Brandelle Whitworth.
Keith Jensen, 64, of Blackfoot died Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011 at his home.
Services are pending and will be announced by the Hawker Funeral Home.
Hyrum LeRoy Van Kirk, 66, of Blackfoot, died Oct. 8, 2011 at the Willows Assisted Living in Blackfoot.
Services are pending and will be announced by the Hawker Funeral Home in Blackfoot.
Edward LeRoy âTrapperâ Popejoy passed away at age 78 at his home in Blackfoot from natural causes.
Trapper was born April 23,1933, in Salmon to Hilra L. and Naomi (Moore) Popejoy. He grew up in the Pahsimeroi and Patterson area where he attended grade school. He later attended Challis High School before going to work in the Ima Mine near Patterson. He was the oldest of four children and spoke fondly of life with his father, mother and sisters in Patterson.
A former Moreland resident is among the 25 most powerful women in finance.
Thatâs according to American Banker magazine, which included American Express Centurion Bank president and CEO Andrea Moss on that list in its October issue.
âIâm quite surprised and happy about the award,â Moss said during a recent telephone interview.
ARIMO â Wet, muddy and miserable. Those three words describe the total experience for the Snake River Panthers on Friday night as they traveled to Marsh Valley for their conference opener on a less than ideal field.
Two days of rain certainly helped the home town eagles as they took advantage of the sloppy conditions, pounding the ball at the Panthers on every opportunity, eventually culminating in a 14-0 shut out.