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March 15th, 2012
Blackfoot and the Idaho Potato Museum got a brief mention on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" recently. Follow this link to watch the video. The Blackfoot mention is about 2 minutes, 53 seconds in.
BLACKFOOT â€” Lawrence James Crow, age 25, pleaded guilty to attempted murder Wednesday when he appeared before Seventh District Judge Darren Simpson.
Crow was arrested July 22, 2010, and charged with one count of attempted murder and one count of batteryâ€”domestic violence. On that date, the Bingham County Sheriffâ€™s Office and Blackfoot Police Department responded to a shots fired call in the Groveland area. After arriving, officers learned of a gunshot victim with a wound to the lower left arm.
The victim was transported to Bingham Memorial Hospital.
BLACKFOOT â€” After nearly two hours in executive session on Tuesday, members of the Blackfoot School District board of trustees returned to open session long enough for vice chairman Peter A. Lipovac to admit he did not have permission of the full board to attend an Indian education conference last year.
His attendance at that conference, without permission of the board, is at the crux of a recall petition which has been certified by Bingham County director of elections Marlene Jensen.
Items of note from March 1-5.
STABBING: March 1, 1:38 a.m.: A caller said a male has been stabbed in the neck. An arrest was made.
HOSTAGE SITUATION: March 1, 2:41 p.m.: A woman said a man is refusing to return her vehicle and the parts. She said he got into her face and yelled at her that he was going to "hold her truck hostage."
GAS THEFT: March 1, 7:10 p.m.: A caller at White Eagle reported a vehicle leaving without paying for $35.40 in gas.
Two Bingham County families recently President's Volunteer Service Awards for their part in hosting exchange students this year.
Glenn and Shannon Thomson and Tom and Donna Bevan and their families welcomed three high school students into their homes for the 2011-2012 school year.
Pernille Andersen of Denmark and Fanny Winqvist of Sweden and Stephanie Moyaert of Belguim are all seniors at Snake River High School. Andersen and Winqvist live with the Thomsons while Moyaert lives with the Bevans.
Moyaert said she learned of the Pax Academic Exchange program through her English teacher.
Last weekend, Blackfoot High School debate students were elated after they claimed the first place title at the 2012 State Debate tournament.
Now, however, Blackfoot must give the first place banner and trophy to another team because of a computer glitch.
Everett Lilya has led an exciting life. The Blackfoot High School graduate has flown planes, traveled around the world, and tested weapons. Currently, Lilya is a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force and serves as chief of operations and strategy for the U.S. European Command Liaison Office in the Pentagon.
The Aberdeen school district is asking voters to approve a $600,000 supplemental levy, the same amount that was requested last year. The election is from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the American Legion in Aberdeen and Road and Bridge in Springfield.
"In light of the current economic climate and the challenges families in our communities and across the state are facing, we are doing everything we can to curb costs," said Superintendent Jane Ward. "We will strive to maintain your trust and use resources wisely to continually provide outstanding educational opportunities for all students."
Fort Hall Police detained a fugitive from Bonneville County about 4:30 a.m. Sunday, eventually turning him over to Bingham County Sheriffâ€™s deputies.
Sheriff Dave Johnson said that his deputies took 30-year-old Christopher Weston Hudson into custody after tribal police detained him at the Fort Hall Casino.
â€śA worker recognized him and called the Fort Hall Police,â€ť Johnson said. â€śSince he was a non-tribal member they detained him until our deputy arrived. He still wouldnâ€™t tell us his name but we identified him from his tattoos.â€ť
The possibility of a recall election against Blackfoot School District No. 55 trustee Pete Lipovac increased on Friday.
Marlene Jensen, the Bingham County election director, verified the 133 signatures on the recall petition which has been circulating for the past few weeks.
"We have sent certified letters to Mr. Lipovac and to the school board," Jensen said. "Upon receipt of the letter Mr. Lipovac has five days to resign."
If Lipovac doesn't resign, Jensen said, the recall election will go forward and could be on the ballot at the same time as the primary election on May 15.