Hagerman sheep monument restored after summer vandalism

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HAGERMAN, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) The sheep herding monument in Hagerman was restored on Thursday.

New holes were drilled for the repaired bronze sheep’s stands. The monument was vandalized in July when a man ran through the monument in a truck.

The damages exceeded $20,000. Community members donated about $12,000 to have the sheep monument restored.

“I think the community took it very personal that it was damaged,” said Catherine Daily, the vice president of the Hagerman Historical Society, which manages the monument.

Daily’s dad, Bill Jones, donated the monument to the historical society.

After the sheep were vandalized, the society sent them to a foundry in Wyoming for repair. After they were put back together and re-finished, they returned to Hagerman, which was welcomed news to people in the community.

“I come down by here, coming back into town, look over and it’s just missing, you know,” said David Tapper, a Hagerman resident who helped re-install the monument on Thursday.

Charles Bishop was charged with the vandalism. He faces felony malicious injury to property charges. His sentencing hearing is scheduled for Nov. 14.

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