ROBERTS—Nicole Boyce Peebles, of Roberts, has helped put together a 3rd grade girls basketball team for the Rigby Youth Sports league. The team is made up of eight girls; Presley Peebles, Reggie Walker, Marley Markel, Lola Robison, McKenna Burtenshaw, Coraline Wright, Anni Berrett, and Laken…

GARFIELD—Darl and Diane McMullin enjoyed Christmas with their daughter Christy Herd. The whole family was able to go and all had a wonderful time. Diane also bought a limited edition Toyota C-HR with black and white trim. There were only two made throughout the world.

MENAN—The Annis Ward Relief Society will be having an activity Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Menan Stake Center. They will be using the Cultural Hall that evening.

RIRIE—Today’s story at the Ririe City Public Library is: “Why Does It Snow?” It will be read by Wendy Mullins. Followed by making a Snowman and a melting Snowman for the craft.Next weeks story will be: “Just One More Swim” by Caroline Pitcher. The children will be making a polar bear for the craft.

LEWISVILLE—The Lewisville First Ward is starting up their Humanitarian Quilt Days again after the holiday season. Their first quilt day of the year will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 23, starting at 10:00 a.m. They will be celebrating National Soup Month by having soup for lunch; please somethi…

CLARK COUNTY—Winter is well underway here. Extra amounts of snow showed up last week. There was also lots of wind. Clark County Schools had a “snow day” on Jan. 7. It delayed the return to school for the new year. School resumed on Jan. 8.

MUD LAKE—West Jefferson Music Department will be raffling off two quilts as fundraisers. Tickets will be $1 each. They can be purchased at home games and at the Hamer library. The drawing will be Feb. 27 during the band concert. The band concert will be at 6 p.m. and there will be a baked po…

The Rigby Study Club held its first meeting of the New Year on January 2nd at the home of Hostess Darla Curtis. The theme for the evening was “Celebrate Humanity”.

MUD LAKE—Terreton Cub scout pack 92 and 292 had their Pinewood derby on Thursday night. Eighteen scouts participated. First place car was Hobbs Hall. Second place was Canon Calder and third place was Danner Grover.

Longtime Rigby resident and a mainstay at countless military funerals and services, Jerry Jensen passed away Dec. 28, 2018 at the age of 91. Prior to his death, Jensen served in the United States Navy for over 40 years.

GARFIELD—Nina Hawkins and her family had Christmas dinner. It was a great time because their children were able to join them. They had great food and great company.

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ROBERTS—The Roberts Elementary PTO was awarded a grant through Northwest Farm Credit in the amount of $3,600 to go towards their playground project. Dustin Orr, from Northwest, came and presented the check to the principal, Teresa Codling, PTO president Paige Padigimus, and PTO vice presiden…

CLARK COUNTY—It is cold and white outside. Many Christmas decorations have been taken down around town. The new year has begun.

LEWISVILLE—The community of Lewisville is saddened at the passing of long-time resident, Lorraine Bramwell Lehmberg, 74, on Dec. 28, at the Rexburg Care and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services were held on Friday, Jan. 4, at Eckersell Memorial Chapel, with burial in the Lewisville Cemete…

ROBERTS—Roberts 1st and 2nd Ward combined for a Christmas service last week. They had a few musical numbers by all of the primary children, as well as a song by the youth. Sheila Scott sang a beautiful solo piece.

MENAN—Kris Bolander of Annis passed away Dec. 15. A graveside service was held Dec. 20 at Lincoln Cemetery in Idaho Falls.

Members of Rigby’s “Behind the Seams” quilt guild have been busy making quilts for Christmas for children in Jefferson County.

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ROBERTS—Roberts Elementary invited Santa to come visit their school last week. He went around to each classroom, bringing candy canes for each student, and a Santa ornament to the teachers. Each student was invited to come up to tell Santa what they wanted for Christmas. 5th grade was a litt…

What started as an alternative to schooling, turned into a military career that stretched three decades. Rigby resident and Vietnam War Veteran Roy Gibson began his time in the Navy in the early 1960s, and continued to the start of the 1990s.

CLARK COUNTY—Winter has officially begun and the town of Dubois is busy during the day, even with the school students out for winter break. There are hay and other trucks hauling their products to and from this corner of Idaho. And folks are traveling to and fro for holiday celebrations.

LEWISVILLE—James and Julie Gneiting traveled to Bartlett, Tenn., to attend the baptism of their granddaughter, Camilla Brown, daughter of Ani and Daniel Brown. While there, they had the opportunity of visiting the Christmas decorations at Elvis Presley’s Graceland!

RIRIE—J is for Jingle Bells A Christmas Alphabet By Laura Purdie Salas was read by librarian Wendy Mullins to eleven children and their parents last Wednesday for the Story Time and Craft at the Ririe City Public Library. The craft was a bell made of a red Solo Cup that they decorated with r…

Wayne and Liz Pennell, of Rigby, were presented with a Rigby Senior Center appreciation plaque Nov. 28 for their efforts in assuring that the Rigby Senior Center would remain open.

The Jefferson Star is going back in time to explore past pages of The Rigby Star. Every month, there will be a few highlights from the top stories in the 1900s. This project will appear in the last issue of every month.

GARFIELD—The Young Adults of Garfield Ward, got a little cold Monday night, but they enjoyed and brought joy to the people as they went caroling in the neighborhood.

Rigby Study Club members met Dec. 5 at the home of Hostess Jorja Shippen for their annual Christmas Social themed "Celebrate the Season of Love".

LEWISVILLE—The Lewisville Book Club is having their December meeting this evening at 7:00 p.m. at the home of Julie Gneiting. This month, members will share some of their favorite Christmas stories. They will also be sharing some of their favorite Christmas finger foods.

ROBERTS—The Roberts City Council, City Clerk Gale Scrivner, City Maintenance Manager Rick Lamb, and Mayor B.J. Berlin would like to wish the Roberts community a Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year. 

RIRIE—J’Bud Eggleston, a fifth-grader at Ririe Elementary School, is going above and beyond to earn the ‘Harry Potter Platinum Card’. It is a reward designed by his teacher Eileen Harris to influence and challenge her students. He has to complete a series of six tasks in order to earn the Ha…

MUD LAKE—Five Eagle scout candidates will be honored at an Eagle Scout court of honor on Dec. 23 at 2 p.m. at the Terreton Stake Center. The five boys are Oliver and Duggan Grimes and Matthew, Michael and Joshua Reyes. Other merit badges will be awarded that day from Troop 292.

MENAN—CORRECTION: Last week it stated that Ethan Livermont’s reception had been held prior to Dec. 12. His reception was actually held Dec. 15. I apologize for this error and any inconvenience it may have caused.

What started out as a family tragedy has over time evolved into a motivational speaking career that has inspired thousands of people across Australia and now eastern Idaho.

ROBERTS—Roberts Elementary will be having their annual Christmas concert on Dec. 14, the time has yet to be decided, but will be posted on the Roberts Mustangs Facebook page. The school will also be having a special surprise “Christmas visitor” on Dec. 20 during the first part of the day. Ch…

LEWISVILLE—The Idaho Falls Family Search Library at 750 West Elva Street is sponsoring “Christmas Traditions Around the World.” Presenters will share Christmas traditions from different countries through pictures, stories, artifacts and goodies. This week will feature: Dec. 11 – Philippines …

MENAN—The Menan Planning and Zoning Committee will be meeting Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. at the Menan City Buliding. Everyone’s invited to come and hear what’s going on in the City of Menan.

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CLARK COUNTY —As I look out my kitchen window that faces the west, I see our Main Street lighted with Christmas decorations. The snow that has frozen and blanketed the ground sparkles in the bright sun. That same snow crunches underfoot and reflects the night lights.

RIRIE— My name is Lana Killingsworth, and I have lived in the Ririe area for 24 years now. Although I was born in Oregon, I am Idahoan through and through. In my younger years, until the middle of 6th grade, I lived mostly in the Salmon area. After that, I spent the rest of my school years i…

ROBERTS—Roberts Elementary is currently doing a canned food drive. Students are encouraged to bring in various, non-expired canned foods to their classrooms; the class that brings the most cans will be rewarded with a popcorn/donut party later this month. The school is also starting their “S…

MUD LAKE—Auditions for the West Jefferson Community players production of the original play “Buzzard” will be Dec. 17 and 18 from 3:30 to 7 p.m. at the West Jefferson High school auditorium. The play is inspired by “A Comedy of Errors” by William Shakespeare. You can talk to Jenny Soderquist…

LEWISVILLE—Our sympathies to the Madsen families at the death of daughter and sister, Tamra Madsen Hanson, 65, who passed from this life on Nov. 24, at her home in Rexburg, following a long battle with cancer. Tamra was the daughter of Jesse and Loa Putnam Madsen, and was raised here in Lewi…

CLARK COUNTY—CORRECTION: Last week I mistakenly wrote that the CCSD No. 161 Gear Up grant was “to improve sports programs for our district.” The grant is actually used, according to a statement by the Idaho State Department of Education, “to assist students in becoming prepared for post-seco…

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The Jefferson Star is going back in time to explore past pages of The Rigby Star. Every month, there will be a few highlights from the top stories in the 1900s. This project will appear in the last issue of every month.