Printed on: September 15, 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

Spud Run changes are afoot

From the Shelley Pioneer:

The Spud Run will include few changes this year as Craig Hudman takes over from longtime chairwoman Cheryl Foster. The 5k,10k and half-marathon are scheduled at 7 a.m. Saturday behind Sunrise Elementary School. The children's race, known as the Tater Trot, is set for after school Friday at the Shelley High School track, with categories for preschool children through age 12. The Shelley Kiwanis Club sponsors Spud Day.

Miss Russet Pageant is Wednesday

From the Shelley Pioneer:

The Miss Russet Pageant will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Hillcrest High School Performing Arts Center. Six Shelley High School seniors will compete for the title: Tacey Matheson, Carly Nelson, Maryssa McLeish, Mikenzi Geary, McCall Zweifel and Pauline White.

Rigby High School's new president wants to include all students

From the Jefferson Star:

New Rigby High School student body President Sam Polatis, son of Kirk and Judy Polatis of Roberts, said his primary goal is to improve the high school experience by including all students. He believes students feeling left out contributes to depression and suicide.

Big plans for big truck

From the Jefferson Star:

Scott Anderson's Arachnaphobia The Last Ride monster truck has been attracting a lot of attention on Old Yellowstone Highway south of Rigby. After returning to Rigby in November from Las Vegas, he said his plan is to stay and drive the truck in parades and charity events. Anderson drove the truck for 10 years in racing events across the U.S. and Canada.

Hiker plucked off of mountain

From the Challis Messenger:

When a Pocatello man's knees gave out after reaching Mount Borah's summit Sept. 7, search and rescue volunteers and a U.S. Forest Service helicopter safely plucked 61-year-old Gaylon Lords off the mountain. Lords, who once lived in Mackay, complained of severe pain in his knees and was unable to hike down the mountain. A cellphone caller alerted the Custer County Sheriff's Office to the man's problem.

Candidates file for office

From the Challis Messenger:

A full slate of candidates has filed to run for Challis mayor and City Council seats in the Nov. 5 election. Fewer contenders filed in Stanley, Mackay and Clayton. There's also a $5.6 million bond issue proposed for Arco's Lost River Medical Center that hospital district voters will consider. Write-in candidates have until Friday to file.