Idaho Falls A Cappella Chorus wins awards

Idaho Falls A Cappella Chrous won first place in the small-chorus category last month at a regional Sweet Adelines International competition. The group also took third place overall, finishing ahead of many larger groups. Photos courtesy of Idaho Falls A Cappella Chorus

Idaho Falls A Cappella Chorus may be a small group, but proved it features big talent by winning two awards last month at a regional Sweet Adelines International competition.

Duo pairs cross-country cycling with science

Californians Elizabeth Case and Rachel Woods-Robinson got a tour Wednesday of the Experimental Breeder Reactor-I Atomic Museum, west of Idaho Falls. The pair is on a cross-country cycling trip, teaching science lessons at middle schools along the way. Courtesy INL

Elizabeth Case and Rachel Woods-Robinson are midway through “Cycle for Science,” a 3,800-mile cross-country bike trek from San Francisco to New York City. Along the way, they are making pit stops at middle schools and summer camps to teach lessons centered around three of their passions: physics, solar power and bikes.

Rigby graduates excel despite drawbacks

Sandra Carrillo and Joe Heyrend will graduate May 28 from Rigby High School. Carrillo is looking forward to attending Idaho State University, while Heyrend will be attending University of Idaho. Monte LaOrange /

Rigby High School will graduate 293 students Thursday at the school’s 6 p.m. commencement program at Brigham Young University-Idaho in Rexburg.

Every Memorial Day, Ammon man decorates graves

Steve Loveland doesn’t want anyone being forgotten on Memorial Day. Loveland recycles artificial flowers removed by the Ammon Cemetery groundskeepers, saves them and places them on graves that haven’t been decorated. Loveland goes to the Ammon Cemetery around 9 a.m. on Memorial Day and looks for headstones in need of flowers. This year he will be getting some help from a group of Boy Scouts. Monte LaOrange /

Steve Loveland collects artificial flowers that otherwise would be discarded to make sure each grave in the Ammon Cemetery is decorated every Memorial Day. Local scouts are helping him with his project this year.


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