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April 3rd, 2014

Stalker students get free dental services from Delta Dental

April 4, 2014

BLACKFOOT — First grader Alejandro Pelayo was a little nervous as he climbed into the dental chair in the makeshift dentist office at Stalker Elementary School on Thursday. He said it was the first time he had ever been to a "dentist."
Delta Dental hygienists have been at the school this week offering free dental sealants and fluoride varnish to first and second graders who need them. The dental sealants fill the deep grooves of a child's back teeth where 90 percent of cavities occur; while fluoride varnish helps protect the smooth surface of children's teeth.

Shelley taking her talents to Big Bend

April 3, 2014

THOMAS — With family and friends providing support, Makena Shelley of Snake River signed a letter-of-intent to play college basketball on Wednesday.
Shelley will play at Big Bend Community College in Moses Lake, Wash.
"I'm excited for the opportunity to play basketball again," Shelley said. "And I'm excited to get a good education."
Shelley, daughter of Cody and Erin Shelley, said she will likely major in elementary education.
She said the biggest thing she will miss "is playing other sports with my teammates all four years."

DENNIS RAMEY, 67

April 3, 2014

Dennis “Denny” Ramey, 67, of Blackfoot, passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2014 at the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.  

April 2nd

Commissioners proclaim Organ Donation Month

April 2, 2014

Bingham County commissioners declared April "Organ, Tissue and Eye Donation" month at the Bingham County Courthouse on Tuesday. Blackfoot women Paula Hulse and Megan Moore were there to share personal stories on the importance of organ donation, encouraging everyone to mark "Yes" on their drivers license application form.
Hulse, who works at the drivers license office in Bingham County, lost her husband Butch two years ago while he was awaiting a lung transplant.

Russets offense explodes in 14-4 win over Soda Springs

April 2, 2014

SHELLEY — Prior to Shelley's game with Soda Springs on Wednesday head coach Trent Armstrong told his team one thing, be aggressive.
But after finding themselves in a 3-0 hole after an inning and a half Armstrong wondered if his team was listening.
They were.
The Russets exploded for 14 runs over the next four innings including a six-run fourth inning on the way to a 14-4, five inning win over the Cardinals at Shelley High School on Wednesday.

April 1st

City will remove problem trees

April 1, 2014

BLACKFOOT — The Blackfoot City Council moved Tuesday evening to remove at least six of the eight spruce trees along Bergener Boulevard that have been the source of complaints from local business owners. However, the city will make every effort to transplant the trees to a different location while replacing them with smaller, aesthetically pleasing lowering pear trees.
Some local business owners complained to the city last summer that some of the trees were blocking their signs and storefronts; specifically Papa Murphy's and the strip plaza that houses Sally's Beauty Supply and GNC.

Dr. James 'Jay' Dallas Stephens, 82

April 1, 2014

James (Jay) Dallas Stephens, Ph.D., professionally known as Doctor Stephens, a resident of Blackfoot, Idaho since November 1976 passed away at home on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013.
Jay was the youngest of five siblings born to John W. Stephens and Ellen (Irene) Fogarty Stephens, at the hospital in Salmon City, Idaho on Nov. 27, 1931.

March 31st

Shelley/Firth DYW to be decided Friday

March 31, 2014

The Firth/Shelley Distinguished Young Women contest will begin at 7 p.m. this Friday, at the Firth High School Auditorium. The theme is "Toes in the Sand."
Tickets are available from the contestants for $8 or can be purchased at the door for $10.
Some of the sponsors for this contest are Andrea Jo Photography, Piano Gallery, Bingham Memorial Hospital, Steven Longhurst Farms, Adams Manufacturing, Holley Brothers, Farm Bureau and many others.

Hazing case back in court

March 31, 2014

BLACKFOOT — The so-called hazing case returned to court Friday afternoon.
This hazing case involved five former Blackfoot High School students who faced various charges related to incidents which took place while they were members of the high school basketball team. It was filed in 2012.
Defendants include Scott Andrew, Kurt Asmus, Blackfoot School District 55, Bingham County, City of Blackfoot, R. David Moore, Paul Newbold and Randy Smith. The plaintiffs are Logan Chidester, Tyson Katseanes and Nathan Walker.
Arguments were presented before Sixth Judicial District Judge David Nye.

March 30th

Community comes together to aid 'Angels'

March 30, 2014

At least two dozen cancer survivors were among those in attendance at Saturday's Relay for Life fundraiser.
Many of those supporting the potato bar and cake auction which the team, Angels Among Us, sponsored have been touched by cancer.
"I have a sister who had cancer," said Bill Kelleher, who was among the supporters.
"It's a just a good cause, a worthwhile cause, I think," he added.
Ludean and Skip Yancey agreed. "It's a good cause. The money goes to a good cause, not to administrative costs.
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