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April 10th, 2012

Former principal pleads 'not guilty'

April 10, 2012

Appearing before District Judge Gregory Moeller Tuesday morning, Christopher Cox plead not guilty to three counts of sexual abuse of a child under age 16.
Cox, age 39, is the former principal of the Snake River Junior High School.
If convicted, Cox would face a maximum sentence on each count of 25 years in the Idaho State Prison, $50,000 fine and would be required to register as a sex offender.
If Cox were convicted and the sentences were to be served consecutively, Cox would face 75 years in prison, a $150,000 fine and would be required to register as a sex offender.

Police Log

April 10, 2012

Blackfoot Police

Items of note from March 29-April 7.

DANGEROUS DEBRIS: March 29, 8:33 a.m.: A woman said a neighbor put up siding over a year ago and left the debris in the driveway. She said the owner is rarely at the home and the debris is continually blowing into her yard and she has to clean it up so her kids don't get hurt on it.

DUI: March 29, 6:19 p.m.: A caller said a truck crashed into and knocked over the light in the parking lot of El Centenario.

SHOPLIFTING: March 29, 7:15 p.m.: A caller at Cal Store said there is a female shoplifter.

Jerry Bart Windous, 49

April 10, 2012

Jerry Bart Windous, 49, of Blackfoot passed away Friday, April 6, 2012, at his home from a lingering illness.
Jerry was born March 20, 1963 in Ely, Nev., to Jerry Franklin Windous and Louise Laneve Hunt.  He graduated in 1981 from Owyhee High School in Owyhee, Nev.  He lived many different places, including Wildhorse, Sunnyside and Baker, Nev., moving to Moreland in 1999.
On Aug. 20, 1983 Jerry married Brenda Hood in Wildhorse, Nev. 

April 9th

Snake River Orchestra concert is Thursday

April 9, 2012

The spring concert of the Snake River Community Orchestra begins at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Snake River High Auditorium.
The orchestra features well loved music by composers including Bach and Strauss.
The concert is called "Timeless Favorites."
Admission is free. (Donations are welcome and gladly accepted.) For the last number of the evening, the orchestra will combine with the Snake River High School band and Community Choir to perform Irving Berlin's "America."

Kauer seeks Bingham County commission post

April 9, 2012

Steven Kauer is running for Bingham County Commission Zone 3, as a Republican. His opponents are incumbent A. Ladd Carter and Kirk Ogden. They will battle in the primary May 15. With no Democratic opponent, the winner will assume his seat on the commission in January, 2013.
"We need a big change in the direction of county government," said Kauer.
He said he opposes the county's intrusion into property rights through its newly rewritten zoning ordinance.

Trustees to clean roadway

April 9, 2012

Bingham County Sheriff Dave Johnson announced Monday the clean-up of both sides of the road from U. S. 91 east to the Rattlesnake dumpsite.
The clean-up will occur from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the next two Saturdays, April 14 and April 21.
Trustees from the Bingham County jail and people who would like to work off some of their probation time will be doing the clean-up.
"We encourage people to tarp their loads as the loads are moved to Rattlesnake," Sheriff Johnson said. "People are losing too much material as it is moved from house to Wolverine.

Trustees to clean roadway

April 9, 2012

Bingham County Sheriff Dave Johnson announced Monday the clean-up of both sides of the road from U. S. 91 east to the Rattlesnake dumpsite.
The clean-up will occur from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the next two Saturdays, April 14 and April 21.
Trustees from the Bingham County jail and people who would like to work off some of their probation time will be doing the clean-up.
"We encourage people to tarp their loads as the loads are moved to Rattlesnake," Sheriff Johnson said. "People are losing too much material as it is moved from house to Wolverine.

April 8th

Shelley's Richardson claims DYW crown

April 8, 2012

McKayla Richardson from Shelley was named the 2013 Distinguished Young Women (DYW) of Firth/Shelley Saturday night. First Alternate is Tristan Hillman from Firth; Second Alternate is Lexa Hansen from Shelley.
Completing the field of 11 were Shateal Murphy, Ashley Killpack, McCall Williams, Selena Garcia, Carissa Jolley, Milly Fielding, Michelle Tucker and Tabatha Jolley. This was the first year students from Firth and Shelley high schools participated together. 

Kids enjoy successful hunt

April 8, 2012

The sun shone brightly for the Easter egg hunt at Jensen Grove on Saturday in stark contrast to the snow that lay on the grass the day before. Hundreds attended the activity hosted by the Blackfoot Community Center and the Blackfoot Chamber of Comerce.
Brightly colored eggs littered the taped off areas of the Grove. The Blackfoot Fire Department signaled its start and hundreds of children clamored for their prizes. Dainian Martinez, only 4 years old, could barely stand the anticipation of waiting. His mother, Suzette noted how excited he was.

April 7th

Russets ten run Idaho Falls JV 15-5

April 7, 2012

SHELLEY — Even though there was a slight chill outside, there was a heated game when the Shelley Russets baseball team hosted the Idaho Falls Tigers Saturday morning.
Shelley got the better end of a ten run rule win as the Russets walked off with the 15-5 win, before the bottom of the sixth inning was finished.

 

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