A mile in their combat boots

Students play on a Howitzer from the Idaho National Guard during Veterans Day services at Eagle Rock Middle School, on Thursday. John Roark/ jroark@postregister.com

On Thursday, the seventh- and eighth-grade students at Eagle Rock Middle School participated in what has quickly become a beloved annual tradition while honoring those who served in the armed forces.

Firth students, community celebrate Veterans Day

Bob Reinich, president of the Veterans Mobility Corporation, speaks to audience members during Veterans Day services at Firth High School on Thursday. The Veterans Mobility Corporation provides free power wheelchairs to veterans.

FIRTH — Col. Dwight Richins stood in front of hundreds of people Thursday — a crowd of young and old, dotted with military uniforms — and hesitated before speaking into the microphone.

I.F. District 91 considers path forward on bond

Idaho Falls residents prepare to cast their vote during Tuesday’s election at the 4-H Hamilton Building in Idaho Falls. A $110 million bond initiative from Idaho Falls School District 91 failed to secure the needed supermajority to pass. The bond would’ve paid for a new Idaho Falls High School and a modernization of Skyline High School.

Idaho Falls School District 91 officials have some work to do following Tuesday’s bond failure. 

Bingham County won’t join CEI

Voters in Bingham County overwhelmingly rejected a proposal to join the College of Eastern Idaho on Tuesday. About 61 percent of voters there opposed the measure, which only needed a majority to pass, unlike the earlier vote in Bonneville County, which required a two-thirds majority.

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