Menan Mayor Tad Haight and his wife Jolyn recently returned from a three week vacation to Australia, a trip which he says was the most fun he has had in decades.

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(METRO)–Students may need some time to adjust at the beginning of a new school year. Summer vacations typically lack the structure of the school year, and it might be unfair to expect kids to seamlessly slip back into their more regimented lives as students.

(METRO)–Being the new kid in school can be a tall order for youngsters. Children who change schools may face a host of challenges that studies suggest can affect both their social and academic development.

(METRO)–Mornings can test the patience and stamina of busy families as adults and children hurry to get out the door on time. Starting off the morning already stressed can lead to feeling tense throughout the rest of the day.

Celebrating the 80th anniversary of the St. Anthony Lions Club included Dist. Gov. Joyce Saunders and Bob Saunders, of Star Valley, Wyo. and incoming Dist. Gov. Greg Torgesen, of Soda Springs. Other attending members included and Bonnie Stoddard and Lisa Clements, of the Dubois Lions Club. T…

It has never been questioned whose name belongs above classroom no. 7 at West Jefferson High School. Adorned by student artwork and a picture of Einstein, for 32 years that doorway has been the beginning for many incoming freshmen as they began their high school careers. For many students, C…

Like many others Tyler Longhurst turned to music to help him through difficult times during his life, but unlike many others, he actually had the opportunity to perform and talk with several of his favorite music artists.

A crowd listens to a pilot tell the history of the U.S. air mail system during Dubois Airport’s celebration of the U.S. air mail’s centennial May 19.

Lions Club members Gale Ferguson and Ena Merrill present second place to fourth grader Cambria Norman from Farnsworth Elementary. This year’s theme was “What Can I Contribute to the Future of Peace?”

Mateya Mobley, a junior at Rigby High School, takes first in shot put throwing 40 feet, 1 inch and discuss 105 feet, 8 inches. She is the daughter of Tracy and Tamara Mobley. She is currently undefeated this year in shot put.

Children participate in the Spanish Immersion Parade that was held April 21.

Contestants from the Rigby Distinguished Young Women stand together with their awards April 14. Left to right: Emma Shippen, second runner up; Emma Taylor, Spirit of DYW; Kyla Campbell, Rigby Distinguished Young Woman 2019; Abby Kinghorn, first runner up; Brianna Holbrook, third runner up.

Contestants from the Ririe Distinguished Young Women stand together with their awards. Left to right: Kate Miller, third runner up; Lily Burns, Be Your Best Self; Autumn Landon, fourth runner up and Be Your Best Self; Abby Lewis, DYWR 2018-19, Spirit of DYW, Scholastic, and Be Your Best Self…

Children from the Ririe community participate in the city’s Easter Egg Hunt on March 31.

The Rigby Lions Club hit their 90 year-mark earlier last month and will recognize this most recent milestone with a celebration on June 2.

Jeri Lee shows teacher Connie Ferguson and fourth-grade students at Ririe Elementary School how pioneers made bricks from clay. Representatives from the Jefferson County camps of Daughters of Utah Pioneers have been visiting local elementary schools to demonstrate pioneer activities. The wom…

While eyes are glued to the Olympics and on Rigby’s Jessika Jenson, a 13-year-old gymnast is training hard to achieve her own Olympic dream.

The fourth-grade students at Farnsworth Elementary School spent their Valentine’s Day serving others by making fleece blankets for children at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.

Bonnie Bond Stoddard is retiring from her 60-year-plus career as a newspaper correspondent covering Clark County in order to record the county’s history in a book.

Rigby Olympic snowboarder Jessika Jenson competed in her fifth and final Olympic qualifier event last weekend and is “95 percent sure” that she will secure the fourth spot to go to Pyeongchang, South Korea, next month.

In her final moments serving as Miss Rodeo Idaho, Hunter Rackham took 2nd runner up in the Miss Rodeo America pageant in Las Vegas on Dec. 11.

Students with Jefferson County ties, enjoyed the opportunity of performing Nov. 25 with nationally acclaimed pianist, composer, entertainer, and speaker Jason Lyle Black, for Black’s Christmas Concert in Rexburg.

Alan Padigimus, right, and Clive Wilde, second to right, receive a gift of appreciation for their service from Pariz Alvarez, middle, and Jesus Ibarra, left, at the Roberts Elementary Veterans Day Assembly on Nov. 7.

Reed Nord, of Rigby, was surprised when he was inducted into the Idaho Association of Professional Auctioneers Hall of Fame on Oct. 8 at the Northwest Auctioneer Convention in Boise.

Rigby placed first out of 20 teams in the Environmental and Natural Resources event held at the University of Idaho on June 6 to June 9. The purpose of the event is to foster cooperation and teamwork and provide a natural resource education experience for participants.

1: Grand Marshals from the Abbott family, Steve and Dean Abbott; 2: Idaho Falls Temple float by the Rigby Idaho Stake; 3: Stampede Days Queens; 4: Bagpipe player; 5: Disney princesses; 6: Three camels for Mountain River Veterinary Hospital; 7: An old-fashioned buggy; 8: A Rigby High School Troyette

For 40 years of service to the City of Rigby, though both volunteering and for running Abbott’s Variety Store, the Rigby Parks and Rodeo Committee has selected the Abbott family to serve as this year’s Grand Marshals.

Six members of Central Fire District spent a week at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Md., and graduated from classes in leadership and administration, as well as challenges for local training officers. Pictured, from left to right, are: Lisa Owens, Brian Owens, Mike Miller, Mitch Bi…

Jefferson County Public Works employees are busily armoring and reinforcing the levees along the Snake River in anticipation of a big runoff.

A planned footbridge will not go forward, for now, after Rigby Mayor Jason Richardson cast a tie-breaking vote against it.

Kyah Davey, kneeling in front, is the Distinguished Young Women of Ririe after the scholarship competition held April 8. Also pictured are, left to right: second row: Kaitlyn Andreasen, Andrea Diaz, fourth runner up; Back row: Hope Barnes, third runner up; Madeline Morgan, first runner up; a…

Kaitlyn Sauer is the 2018 West Jefferson Distinguished Yong Women. She received an $800 scholarship, medallion, and will represent West Jefferson at the state contest. Allison Severe was the First Runner up. She received a $400 scholarship.