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Board passes resolution calling for special election

March 22, 2012

In accordance with Idaho Code, members of the Blackfoot School District No. 55 board of trustees passed a resolution to ask Bingham County for a special election "on the next available date."
That special election in August will address the petition to recall trustee Peter A. Lipovac. The board voted 4-0 to submit the resolution with Lipovac abstaining.
"Under advice of my attorney, I'm not going to say anything," Lipovac said following the vote. "But, I will be coming out with a letter shortly."
Lipovac has the right to respond to the recall petition's charges on the same ballot.

Sign collector shares with the community

March 22, 2012

Step into Mike Krehbiel's Barn Event Center and you could be transported back in time.
The walls of the facility at 305 South Broadway are covered with advertising signs from as far back as the 1930s and as recently as last year.
"I started collecting signs about 1985," Krehbiel said. "Currently I have over 300."
One of the oldest extols the virtues of a company called Stoker-matic. Another, probably from the 1940s, encourages customers to buy Cream Top Dairy products. Both are hand-painted and the dairy sign includes the signature of "Sato Signs."

Ex-principal waives preliminary hearing

March 22, 2012

Christopher Cox, 38, the former principal at Snake River Junior High School, waived his preliminary hearing Thursday morning as he appeared before Seventh District Magistrate Judge Charles Roos.
Cox will appear before District Judge Darren Simpson for his arraignment at 1 p.m. on Monday, April 2.
Cox is accused of three counts of sexual abuse of a child under 15. It is alleged the victim was 14 years old at the time of the incidents. She has since left the area with her family.

Police Log

March 22, 2012

Items of note from March 6-12.

Blackfoot Police

WELFARE CHECK: March 6, 11:35 a.m.: A caller requested to have an officer check on a woman who is sitting out in the cold and may possibly be homeless.

FOOTPRINTS: March 7, 9:16 a.m.: A woman said there are some suspicious footprints outside her window and she is concerned because she believes she is being stalked.

BURGLARY: March 7, 10:02 a.m.: A caller at El Vaquero reported that the back door to the business was open and there is money missing.

 

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