It wasn’t too hard for Nick Balsmeier’s brother to talk him into joining the Air National Guard in Boise.
Robert E. Close is the counselor at Jefferson Elementary School. Close has been a counselor in the district for 27 years and has been at Jefferson Elementary for about five years.
Lester Reiss, a Vietnam veteran, had the opportunity a year ago to do the Honor Flight to Washington D.C. with 49 other veterans.
Veterans Day was Nov. 11, 1918 at 11:00 a.m. It is worthy to note that this day was originally referred to as Armistice Day, commemorating the end of World War I.
John Akimoto – Born Sept. 22, 1923 in Idaho Fall, Akimoto lived in Menan and enlisted in the Army on April 7, 1943 as one of the first two volunteers for the 100th Infantry Battalion from the Amache Internment Camp. As a Private in the army, he died April 2, 1944 in Italy.
Myron was the son of Ray and Alice Kendrick Williams. He was attending the University of Idaho when World War II was declared. He left school to enlist in the U.S. Army Air Corps.
Bryon Dalley Mason was born in Milo, Jefferson County on June 3, 1912. Son of Eleanor Armstrong Mason and Joseph Henry Mason, Byron lived his life largely apart of the Ririe community, playing baseball and exploring stock yards, walking down the train tracks and picnicking along the canal.
Veterans in Jefferson County don’t sit still for long. They always have someone to help, uplift and serve whether among themselves or in the community.
Daniel Edward Boomgaarden, active member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and avid model railroader, passed away Sept. 3 of complications from surgery.
These non-casualty veterans were submitted to The Jefferson Star in remembrance of family members that served in WWII.
Linden Garner enlisted Feb. 7, 1950 and served as a Navy Air Technical second class Petty Officer.
The American Legion (TAL) family is the world’s largest patriotic service organization whose theme is “Veterans Serving Veterans and Their families”. We are volunteers comprised of TAL, American Legion Auxiliary, Sons of the American Legion, Junior Auxiliary and Legion Riders.
For veterans serving in the VFW posts in Jefferson County, funerals are a solemn affair.
In the movies, the Marines were always the heroes, always the ones who got things done, and the toughest branch of military to be in.
Orvin Twitchell was one of six out of seven brothers to join the military.
When the recession hit, Cory Christiaens decided to join the Navy in July of 2009 for the money he needed to finish college. But something unexpected happened.
When Casey Burns’ high school buddy, said, “let’s join the Marines,” Burns had no idea that decision would send him halfway around the world and launch a stint as a sumo wrestler.
Larry Anderson was born November 26, 1944, in Idaho Falls, and after graduating from Idaho Falls High School in 1963, he decided to enlist in the Army.
Doug Shlader teaches social studies, government, economics, P.E. and weights at Ririe High School. He’s been teaching for five years and this is his fourth year at Ririe.
At the age of 19 Bernard A. Brooks from Lisbon, Michigan, enlisted as a trumpeter in St. Louis on October 25th, 1875. To do so he required the consent of his parents Joseph Brooks and Olive M. Brooks of the Township of Sparta, County of Kent, State of Michigan, since he was just 19 years old…
As a child growing up near Chicago, Ill., Frank Stees enjoying aircraft and building models and dreamed of becoming a pilot.
Three years ago, a Korean veteran’s dying wish to have his wheelchair given to someone in need led to the formation of a program that has donated hundreds of chairs to veterans and their family members.
Death of Civil War Veteran … Word was received Saturday of the passing away of Francis M. Kendrick, who for the past two months has been a patient in a hospital at Salt Lake City. Mrs. F. M Kendrick, Mrs. Sophia Smith, a daughter, Mrs. John Hayes Jr., a daughter and her husband and a son, Os…
We live in the greatest country in the world, and yet there are some who refuse to stand when the National Anthem is played, or our flag is displayed, or when we say the Pledge of Allegiance. They say they are doing it to protest injustices and other wrongs. Injustices and wrongs have been a…
American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) Girls State is a highly respected, experiential summer leadership learning program first introduced in the late 1930s.
For a century, the American Legion has been taking care of veterans throughout the United States.
Those who made sacrifices for the United States of America will be teaching younger generations about the value of patriotism and the history of their freedoms this Veterans Day.
Two Dubois visitors for the evening at a former Clark County picnic some 8 years ago were Art Stevens, former WWII Veteran, and Jeffrey Forrey, both now of Salt Lake City, were in the area visiting Art’s friends and family. Art grew up in Clark County and was raised mainly in the Spencer are…
Veterans Day was Nov. 11, 1918 at 11 a.m. It is worthy to note that this day was originally referred to as Armistice Day, commemorating the end of World War I.
Kenneth Lloyd Small, Private First Class, USMC, rests in peace on a beautiful hill overlooking the Salmon River Valley in Salmon, Lemhi County, Idaho.
I, Horace Delbert Frederiksen, was born in Kilgore, Idaho on the Frederiksen ranch August 31, 1924, to Hans Edward and Leah Virginia McGovern Frederiksen.
Matthew Wrobel literally creates beauty from the ashes.
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.
Following the Vietnam War, Jerry Jensen, of Rigby, who served in Company A of the 116th Engineer Battalion, was selected for a National Guard project at the Pentagon.
(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.
Students of the Jefferson School District No. 251 will see a plethora of new school programs and classes for the 2018-2019 school year.
(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.
(METRO)–Although there are a variety of theories behind the growing obesity problem plaguing North American adults and children, the most consistent findings point to caloric intake as the culprit. Here’s a simple equation to get to the root of the problem:
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(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.
Taylor Cook, 11, loves to draw and uses her talents to inspire others.
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.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1004, will be holding several flag ceremonies simultaneously throughout the county for Memorial Day May 28.
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.