The Jefferson County Board of Commissioners clarified that they did not necessitate road and bridge workers to work during a weekend in order to finish work on the 4000 E. railroad tracks, despite hearing the opposite from members of the community.

The Jefferson Joint School District No. 251 Board of Trustees approved its first reading of its drone policy Aug. 8 that would prohibit the use of drones on district property if approved.

The Jefferson County Board of Commissioners expressed their approval of Planning and Zoning Administrator Kevin Hathaway’s recommendation of implementing a codification system for the county.

Naomi Schilling with the Giving Cupboard met with the Jefferson County Board of Commissioner Aug. 6, to discuss the county’s commitment to allocating funds to the non-profit organization, and to see about receiving funds month-to-month.

The Jefferson Joint School District No. 251 Board of Trustees reviewed Keller Associates traffic study for proposed elementary school on 3950 E. and 200 N. Aug. 8, which recommended a few additions and improvements that could alleviate traffic associated with a new school.

A Final Perimeter Map of the Grassy Ridge Fire was available for all in attendance at a meeting in Dubois on August 9th. The map shows that 99,502 acres were burned. Land belonging to the BLM, State of Idaho, and private / unclassified owners was burned in the wildfire. The meeting was plann…

Lyle Dean Sloan, 70, of Rigby,  Idaho passed away at home on August 7, 2018 after a courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by his loving family.

To Argentina—Brayden J. Mecham, son of Justin and Lori Mecham, has been called to serve a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Argentina Mendoza Mission. He will speak Aug. 19 at 11 a.m. at the Grant Church. He reports to the Missionary Training Center …

Arlo LeRoy Grover, 81, of Ririe, Idaho passed away Monday, July 30, 2018 at his home. Arlo was born in Ririe, Idaho on March 31, 1937, the son of Ursel LeRoy Grover and Alice Amelda Hutchens Grover.

Vera Ruth Hatch, age 83, of Rigby, passed away at her home Sunday, August 5, 2018.

Justin Todd Drake, 41 of Lorenzo, passed away Sunday, August 5, 2018 at his home.

Douglas Trent “Woody” Woodall, age 69, of Menan, passed away at his home Wednesday, August 1, 2018. Memorial services and Military Rites will be held Sunday August 13, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. at 3527 East 665 North, Menan, Idaho 83434.

Don C. Jensen, 90, of Idaho Falls ID, formerly of Rigby ID, passed away June 3, 2018 in Piano, Texas of natural causes.

The Daughters of Vern and Karen Fowler are hosting an open house to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary. It will be held on August 4th from 5-7 pm. At 413 N 4200 E Rigby, Idaho. As always, at the Fowler home, everyone is welcome. Vern and Karen would love to have you come by relax, shar…