It's been nearly two years since the disappearance and murder of 8-year-old Robert Manwill gripped the Treasure Valley. When Daniel Ehrlick, boyfriend of Manwill's mother, begins his murder trial in May, the community is expected to relive many of the sad details.
The Payette County hamlet of New Plymouth, where the young second grader spent much of his time, is remembering Robert Manwill with a scholarship fund, to be given to a student from Manwill's graduating class. Tomorrow, New Plymouth community members will sponsor an art exhibit and auction to raise funds for the scholarship and recognize the month of April as child abuse awareness month. The event is scheduled for 5 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at the Covered Wagon Restaurant in New Plymouth.