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July 13th, 2012
The showmen range in ages from four to 70 and come from all walks of life. The one thing they have in common is a love for tiny horses. All were gathered at the Eastern Idaho State Fairgrounds Friday for the 10th annual Snake River Miniature Horse Club (SRMHC) Show.
Items of note from June 11-21.
COIN FRAUD: June 11, 12:46 p.m.: A caller at the Short Stop said a man came in and traded a roll of dimes for cash. The caller said they just discovered the dimes are actually pennies and said the incident was caught on video.
ROCK VS WINDOW: June 11, 8:44 p.m.: A woman said someone threw a rock through her window.
POOL OF BLOOD: June 11, 10:58 p.m.: A man said his friend is laying in a pool of blood.
BLACKFOOT â€” Everyone is looking for ways to stretch their dollar in these tough economic times. That is why business woman Heidi Sasser said she and her husband Dev Sasser decided to open 'Yesterday's Bread & More' in Blackfoot.
"We've been looking for a small business opportunity," said Sasser. "We realize people are pinching their pennies these days and we thought opening 'Yesterday's Bread' in Blackfoot would be a good way to help people save money and give back to the community."
This if the fourth year that Mac's Sno-Shack has been positioned in the triangle across from Les Schwab Tire Center.
This family business is owned by Terrel and Carma McDermott.
"I think we have this business because my mom feel in love with the flavors," said daughter Pam McDermott. "It's good to be young at heart."
The shaved ice is ordered from Grey Ice. Reed's Dairy delivers the cream. The sugar is purchased at Ridley's.
Shirley Brumfield, president of the Greater Blackfoot Chamber of Commerce, introduced Letitia (Tish) Dahmen as the organization's new executive director on Wednesday.
Dahmen replaces Leah Rigby, who resigned for personal reasons, effective Monday.
She has a journalism degree from the University of Idaho and has worked in marketing, advertising and editing.
"I worked for the Chamber in Heber City (Utah) for five years and I loved the work," Dahmen said of her decision to seek the director's position.
BLACKFOOTâ€” The Charlotte fire that burned the Mink Creek area June 28, leaving 66 families without homes, has hit close to home in Blackfoot, leaving many wanting to reach out and help those affected.
Zumba instructor Lacy Grover noticed how many of her own students were willing to offer what they had and quickly put together a combined effort for donations.
Sgt. Joseph A. Hale (retired) from Blackfoot received his gold spurs Tuesday for being a soldier with the 116th HBCT (Heavy Brigade Combat Team) from Idaho. He served two tours of duty in Iraq.
Lt. Col. Kenyon Kofoed and Sgt. Marcus Adams made the presentation. Kofoed and Adams serve with the Idaho National Guard. Hale was recognized before all the employees at Spudnik in Blackfoot where he is employed.
Hale was recognized for being a soldier with Operation New Dawn whose aim was to free the people of Iraq. The certificate also noted his ability using a carbine, pistol and sabre.
Jerad Rene Contreras, who was arrested on a parole violation, has been sentenced to complete his sentences on two previous felonies. Seventh District Judge Darren Simpson imposed the sentence Monday afternoon.
In 2007, Contreras was sentenced to two years fixed and three years indeterminate for burglary. In 2009, he was sentenced to two years fixed with three years indeterminate for aggravated assault. The sentences were to run concurrently.
He received credit for 633 days served in jail for his 2007 offense and 585 days on his 2009 offense.
Appearing before Seventh District Judge Darren Simpson, Robert Arch Sims, age 47, pled guilty to one count of lewd conduct with a child under 16.
Counts two and three for lewd conduct with a child under 16 were dismissed, said Bingham County Prosecuting Attorney Scott Andrew.
Sims is from Blackfoot. The lewd conduct reportedly occurred from Christmas 2011 through March 2012.
Andrew said the victim was interviewed twice by Bingham County detectives and her testimony both times was "very consistent."
Sims will be sentenced at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 27.