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March 13th

Struhs sentenced for vehicular manslaughter

March 13, 2013

BLACKFOOT — Kenny Carl Struhs, age 42, was sentenced for vehicular manslaughter Tuesday by Seventh Judicial District Judge Darren Simpson.
Struhs was sentenced to be incarcerated for 10 years fixed and 5 years indeterminate, "that is not less than 10 years and not more than 15 years," Simpson said. Struhs was credited with 222 days for time served.
Struhs was fined $2,500 and $285.50 court costs.
On Aug. 2, 2012, Struhs ran a stop sign on East Harmony and Rich Lane and hit a motorcycle driven by Brent Hansen with his 6-year-old daughter behind him. The motorcycle exploded.

March 12th

Voters approve supplemental levies

March 13, 2013

Voters in the Blackfoot, Snake River and Aberdeen school districts approved the supplemental levies their trustees were seeking on Tuesday.
Check our print edition on Wednesday for more details.

County receives Humvee from Dept. of Energy

March 12, 2013

Representatives of the U.S Department of Energy (DOE) delivered an armored, Humvee to the Bingham County Sheriff's Department Tuesday morning. The older but still usable Humvee, a tool for protecting law enforcement officers and security guards in dangerous situations, had been previously used by the Idaho National Laboratory's Protective Force.
According to Rick Provencher, manager of DOE's Idaho Operations Office, the High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWVs), commonly known as 'Humvees' were replaced at the INL recently by the newer-generation BearCat armored vehicles.

March 11th

Trial recreation highlights Idaho at 150 activities

March 11, 2013

Witness Bessie Croshaw (played by Sharon Sturm) reacts as the bailiff (played by Wayne Brower) takes away the prosecution’s exhibit—a skull and a bullet. The re-enactment of this 1887 murder trial will be performed at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Friday and at 11 a.m. on Saturday. Admission is free, reserve tickets are recommended since there is limited seating in the courtroom. Contact Sara Staub at 782-3160 for tickets.

Bingham Memorial honors former employee

March 11, 2013

Monday was Butch Hulse's birthday. He would have been 66 years old.
Appropriately, Hulse's wife, Paula, and about 50 of his friends and colleagues gathered at the Bingham Memorial Medical Plaza as the plaza's deli was renamed to "Butch's Plaza Deli" in honor of the late Hulse who worked at the hospital as a 'patient guide' and also served as a Blackfoot City councilman along with his numerous other roles in the community.

March 10th

Positive reaction to District 55 decisions

March 10, 2013

BLACKFOOT — After months of turmoil and controversy over the $220,000 separation agreement between Blackfoot School District 55 and former superintendent Scott Crane, public reaction to the district's most recent changes have been positive.

March 7th

Doering case to stay active

March 8, 2013

BLACKFOOT — While there is still no trace of missing Blackfoot man Jack Doering, 82, who disappeared from the Yuma, Arizona area on January 17, the Yuma County Sheriff's Department is not giving up on the case.
Doering, who battles Alzheimer's disease, was last seen driving away from a shopping center in a tan and gray, Chevrolet Suburban with Idaho plates after grabbing the keys while he and wife Leah [Doering] were getting haircuts. The Doerings have been wintering in Arizona since October.

Supplemental Levy- Crowd hears calls for support

March 7, 2013

THOMAS — Snake River patrons have a big decision to make next Tuesday—whether to approve the proposed $900,000 supplemental levy for use in programs in the school district or not.
At Snake River, about 60 patrons attended the informational meeting about the proposed levy.
Superintendent Mark Gabrylczyk explained why the district needs a supplemental levy.
Eighty-five of the 115 school district in the State of Idaho have supplemental levies, he said.

Service with a smile

March 7, 2013

March 6th

Rollene pleads quilty

March 6, 2013

POCATELLO — Sixth Judicial District Judge Robert Naftz sentenced Jason Lee Rollene, age 37, of Blackfoot Monday on two counts of video voyeurism. In November, Rollene changed his plea to guilty.
"To protect society and to deter you and others from this felony, I am sentencing you to three years fixed and two years indeterminate," Naftz said.
The judge then retained jurisdiction for 365 days. Rollene will be turned over to the Department of Correction.

 

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