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January 7th

Students donate books to PMC

January 7, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Students at Stoddard and Stalker Elementary schools donated more than 800 books that will be given to the pediatric floor at Portneuf Medical Center in memory of a child that died last year.
David and Amy Saville, who’s son Gabriel Grant Saville died last year, began the book drive last year as a way to honor the memory of their son.
The books will be donated to the hospital from the Saville’s on what would be Gabe’s second birthday—Jan. 26.
When VISTA representatives Annie Tanner and Jaimie Trevino heard about the drive, they contacted the family and offered to coordinate.

January 6th

Katseanes sentenced to overnight jail stay, probation

January 6, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Magistrate Judge Charles Roos sentenced the first of the five individuals charged from incidents stemming from criminal activities that occurred last year while the five were athletes on the basketball team at Blackfoot High School.
Tyson Katseanes entered a plea of guilty to an amended charge of misdemeanor battery Thursday morning. Roos sentenced Katseanes to 30 days suspended jail and one overnight stay in the Bingham County jail. The 30 days in jail will be withheld if Katseanes abides by the terms and conditions of the agreement.

January 5th

Update: Felony charges dropped against all athletes

January 5, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Bingham County Prosecutors agreed to dismiss all remaining felony charges against Logan Chidester and Nathan Walker.
Chief Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Randy Smith said they reached an agreement with the defense to work toward a resolution.
The preliminary hearing for the case involving two former Blackfoot High School athletes began Wednesday morning.
Logan Chidester and Nathan Walker both faced two felony counts of forcible sexual penetration using a foreign object. Felony charges facing Tyson Katseanes and Anthony Clarke were dismissed Tuesday.

Plans advance for new jail kitchen

January 5, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Plans for the new jail kitchen addition at the Bingham County Courthouse are moving forward.
An architect team from Utah-based JWL+BDG Architects and construction management company MBA Construction in Blackfoot met Tuesday to discuss the specifics of the plan and to work down the cost of the project to $450,000.

BHS hazing case: Prosecutor to dismiss some felony charges

January 5, 2011

BLACKFOOT — The Bingham County Prosecutor’s Office is seeking to dismiss felony charges facing three of the five former Blackfoot High School athletes charged with various criminal offenses that occurred last year.
Bingham County Chief Deputy Prosecutor Randy Smith said the felony charges facing Tyson Katseanes, Anthony Clarke and an unidentified juvenile will be dismissed. Each had been charged with one count of forcible sexual penetration with a foreign object. Both Katseanes and Clarke still face misdemeanor charges.

January 3rd

Former county prosecutor becomes tribal judge

January 3, 2011

FORT HALL — David Hooste was sworn-in Monday morning as a Tribal Court Judge at the Justice Center in Fort Hall.
Judge Marina Race Horse swore Hooste into his office.
Hooste has entered into an open contract to be a specialty judge dealing with domestic abuse cases. He will be reviewing protection orders, doing protection order hearings and handling domestic criminal cases.
Hooste started work as a judge immediately after being sworn in. His first case is one from which all other judges in the Fort Hall jurisdiction have recused themselves.

January 2nd

Parrish teaches students life skills

January 2, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Teaching practical life skills, this is the second year Angelen Parrish has taught family and consumer science at Mountain View Middle School in Blackfoot.
“My students ask, ‘Why should I learn how to set a table?’” Parrish said. “My reply is, ‘It can make you employable.'
“I share with kids a different perspective because I work in the business world,” Parrish said.
Parrish and her husband, Eugene, own and operate the Shilling House and the Shilling Reception Center. The Shilling Reception Center is up for sale.

January 1st

Local man ends 40-year military career

January 1, 2011

BLACKFOOT — With "the wonderful draft lottery number of 22," Kenyon Kofoed knew he was going to serve in the military during the Vietnam War era. He just didn't know his military experience would last nearly 40 years. Or that he would retire as a lieutenant colonel.
With that draft number, "I knew I was going to go one way or another," said Kofoed, who now lives in Riverside.
His journey began in 1971 when he joined the Idaho National Guard. He received training as a field wireman, stretching communications cables from pole to pole.

 

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