Printed on: September 29, 2013

From the weeklies ...

A look at the big news in eastern Idaho's small towns

EDITOR'S NOTE: Each Sunday, the Post Register will gather news from the weekly newspapers in Shelley, Rigby and Challis and summarize the highlights. For more information on these stories or to comment, email

New title for Rigby library chief

From the Jefferson Star:

Marilyn Kamoe, director of the Rigby Public Library, is the new chairwoman of the Library Consortium of Eastern Idaho. Her appointment came at a recent meeting at Eastern Idaho Technical College in Idaho Falls. She will serve for two years.

Historical Society seeks members

From the Jefferson Star:

The Jefferson County Historical Society is seeking new members. The group's membership has dropped from hundreds to just 22 members. According to the organization's charter, the group's purpose is to "gather and preserve the heritage of our past and to instill in the present generation a feeling of appreciation for their heritage."

Highway 75 will have closures

From the Challis Messenger:

Beginning Monday, the "Narrows" section of Highway 75 -- from milepost 205 to milepost 207 -- will be closed from 10 a.m. to noon and 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. At other times of the day, one lane will be open but motorists should expect delays of up to 15 minute.

Custer candidate forum scheduled for Tuesday

From the Challis Messenger:

The Custer County Tea Party Patriots will host a candidates forum Tuesday night. Candidates for Challis mayor and City Council will be answering questions during the forum, which begins at 7 p.m. at Liberty Hall. All citizens are invited to attend.

Shelley cracks down on lack of immunizations

From the Shelley Pioneer:

Students who have not shown proof of immunization or a parental waiver form will not be allowed to attend classes after harvest vacation in the Shelley School District. In all, there are about 150 students who are out of compliance with a state law requiring immunizations. About 60 of those students attend Hobbs Middle School.

Shelley Spud Run winners announced

From the Shelley Pioneer:

Winners in the Sept. 21 Spud Run have been announced. The half-marathon men's winners are Jeff Shadley, Nate Reese and Curt Wells. The women's winners are Lynette Kunz, Liz Eaton and Melanie Vasquez. The 10k men's winners are Garrett Cook, David Wells and John Andersen Jr. The women's winners are Saige Ballock-Dixon, Rachel West and Jessica Porter. The 5k men's winners are Todd Houghton, KC Gibson and Aric Bodily. The women's winners are Christine Boyle, Nicole Christensen and Brinn Crandall.