October 12th, 2010
By MELANIE MOORE
BLACKFOOT â€” After months of planning and weeks of construction and design work, the Grandstands of Terror are prepared to open this week.
The Grandstands of Terror, a haunted spook alley located in the grandstands at the Eastern Idaho State Fairgrounds, opens this Thursday and runs through Nov. 1, excluding Sundays. All proceeds from the haunted house benefit the Blackfoot Community Players and the Nuart Theater.
BLACKFOOT â€“ It is fundraising season at Ridge Crest Elementary and a couple of area businesses have come forward with big donations.
Both Brent Gordon Law Firm and Brandon and Summer Jackman with local State Farm offices have boosted fundraising efforts at Ridge Crest by each donating $600 which will result in two new projectors for classrooms.
FIRTH â€” This week is National School Lunch Week.
â€śIdaho is one of the leaders in the national for nutrition standards,â€ť said Amy Dye, Food Service Supervisor in the Firth School District. â€śIdahoâ€™s nutrition standards were put in place three years ago.â€ť
Menus must have the right proportion of calories and fiber. They must be low fat with whole grains, including vitamins A and C, she said. â€śWe bring in fresh fruit and vegetables instead of canned fruits in syrup or canned vegetables.â€ť
â€śEverything is analyzed through a computer,â€ť Dye said.
BLACKFOOT â€” A longtime Blackfoot business is getting a new look.
The owners of Keslerâ€™s Market have decided to upgrade their storefront for an updated look and improved customer experience.
The new storefront, which is expected to be complete by December, will have two entrances and an enclosed patio area. There will be automatic doors on the west and south walls, with secondary doors inside to prevent cold winter air from entering the store.
â€śWeâ€™re pretty excited about it,â€ť said Kelly Kesler, who co-owns the store with his brother Bob.
Jacquelin L. Moon, 62 year old Sterling area resident, died at her home on Sunday, October 10, 2010, following an extended illness. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Hawker Funeral Home in Blackfoot.
Fort Hall â€“ Domay Honeybloom Graves, eight months old, passed away Saturday, October 9, 2010 at home. She was born on January 28, 2010 in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Joanie Graves and Guy Dean Nevada Jr.
Domay was a happy little angel. She sometimes was very quiet but she was also a talkative baby girl. She enjoy it when her big sister, Zoey, was around her.
Merzel Viola Truchot Decker, 72, of Pocatello, passed away Friday, October 8, 2010 at Pocatello Care and Rehab in Pocatello, Idaho from a lingering illness.
She was born May 26, 1938 in Fort Hall, Idaho to Victor George and Teola Ella Metz Truchot.
Merzel attended elementary schools in Fort Hall and graduated from Blackfoot High School in 1956. She later attended the University of Wisconsin-Stevenâ€™s Point where she earned an Associates Degree in Business Administration.
By MELANIE MOORE
BLACKFOOT â€” Officials from Bingham, Bannock and Power counties and the City of Pocatello again met with officials from the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes and the Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Friday.
The purpose of the meetings is to continue breaking down barriers between the entities so they can begin to work together toward common goals. The entities began meeting in June.
At their previous meeting, a facilitator provided training on how to work together by viewing each other as human beings and how to work out of negative behaviors and perceptions.
IDAHO FALLS â€” Wendell Bruce Walton, 69, of Idaho Falls passed away Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.
Bruce was born July 27, 1941, in Afton, Wyo., to Wendell S. and Sarah Duke Walton. At the age of two the family moved to Montpelier where he received his schooling and graduated from Montpelier High School.
BLACKFOOT â€” The Blackfoot Fire Department is hosting an open house today to educate the community about fire prevention and fire safety.
The open house will be from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Station 1 at 255 N. Ash St. in Blackfoot. Tours of the station and equipment displays will be available, as well as refreshments. The open house is part of Fire Prevention Week.