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Local woman to participate in Parenting magazine forum

April 10, 2012

Eight years ago, when her daughter Abbi was in kindergarten at Rockford Elementary, Emily Perkes and her husband Alma volunteered to be involved in PTA.
Now Perkes is president-elect of the Idaho PTA, learning her duties from current state president Jana Lee Hatch of Blackfoot.
Later this month Perkes will travel to Washington, D.C., where she will be Idaho's representative for Parenting magazine's third annual Mom Congress on Education and Learning Conference.

Blackfoot Police make marijuana bust

April 10, 2012

James Griswold, age 54, from Blackfoot was arrested Monday for manufacturing a controlled substance.
Griswold appeared in court Tuesday and was released on his own recognizance.
The Blackfoot Police Department reported that approximately 7:15 p.m. Monday, police responded to an address on North University for a welfare check.
The owner of the home had not been seen all day and, according to the caller, that was unusual.
Police were unable to locate the owner but his vehicles were still at the residence.

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. 

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