#7 Former principal sent to prison
By LESLIE MIELKE
BLACKFOOT â€”Â Christopher Charles Cox, 39, the former principal at the Snake River Junior High School, was sentenced in August for one count of sexual abuse of a child under 16 years of age.
He was originally charged with three counts of sex abuse but Bingham County Prosecutor Scott Andrew said his office dropped two of the charges in exchange for Coxâ€™ guilty plea.
Seventh District Judge Gregory Moeller sentenced Cox to not less than three and not more than 18 years in the Idaho Department of Correction.
Little girls and baby dolls go together at Christmas.
This Christmas students in the fashion design class at Firth High School decided to combine learning to sew and doing a service project. Â The activity had a two-fold purpose. The students learned to sew to fulfill a need and children received a â€śSanta Babyâ€ť this season.
Three ladies purchased 16 dolls for this project. The students made a blanket, pajamas and a dress with bloomers for each doll.
Bingham County commissioners recently gave two cherished paintings by Shoshone-Bannock artist Willie Preacher depicting native life from bygone days to the Fort Hall Business Council and Shoshone-Bannock Justice Center at a gathering last week.
The oil paintings titled "Traveling to Fish for Salmon" and "Winter Camp" were completed by Preacher in the 1970s and had been hanging on the wall of the old Bingham County Courthouse for about 20 years.