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LEWISVILLE — We welcome a new family to Lewisville. David and Heather Murdoch and daughter, Ruby, age 17, and son, Seth, age 15, have moved here from Grant. They have bought the Ted Lister home on 500 North, and are the owners of "Etched in Stone" in Idaho Falls. Welcome to Lewisville!

CLARK COUNTY — Fire season has begun. Our area has had a few threatening fires already. One was just off the Kilgore Road at Radar Hill. Land that is pasture for cattle was burned. It is Pete McGarry’s pasture and he said it was a dirty mess there after the fire. He also said it could have b…

CLARK COUNTY — CORRECTION —Kilgore sheep rancher David Dalling reported the camas flowers in Kilgore are not the “Death Camas” as was mentioned last week. The blue and purple flowers that appear in the Kilgore area (formerly known as “Camas Meadows”) are not poisonous. There is a white flowe…

LEWISVILLE — The baby daughter of Brent and Brittney McCosh was blessed and named at the Lewisville First Ward on July 7. Her name will be Berkley Jean McCosh. Many friends and family were on hand for the event.

MUD LAKE — Terreton Idaho Stake will present a Pioneer Day and Family History celebration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 20 at the Terreton Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Stake Center. A light luncheon will be served at noon. There will be something for everyone including the follo…

GARFIELD — Presidential Scholar Megan Clements and some of her family members flew to Washington, D.C. June 22. She joined other scholars and attended a medallion ceremony where they met the Secretary of Education. Each scholar received a medal. Clements’s family members were able to watch i…

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MENAN — The Menan Planning and Zoning Committee will be meeting 7 p.m. July 10 at the Menan City Hall. Anyone’s invited to come and hear what’s going on in the City of Menan.

CLARK COUNTY — There are hay bales out in fields. Potato plants are popping up around the county and other crops look good. The “Death Camas” flowers in the Kilgore area have bloomed and gone to seed for another season. Cattle and sheep have been hauled or trailed to their summer grazing are…

GARFIELD — Girls Camp for Garfield First Ward is coming up. It will be held in the Palisades area from July 23 to 26. The ward prepared for the camp during a recent mutual.1

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LEWISVILLE — John and Coleen Erickson’s son, Jason Erickson, and his team mate Clay Elkington were the winners of the 12.5 High Desert Showdown team roping competition held last week in Reno, Nev. They won $72,000 and multiple prizes. The competition is part of the Wrangler Bob Feist Invitat…

MENAN — The Menan Planning and Zoning Committee will not meet July 4. They will meet instead at 7 p.m. July 10 at the Menan City Building. Anyone’s invited to come hear what’s going on in the City of Menan.

ROBERTS — During the heavy wind storm last week, a large tree was uprooted and fell next to the Roberts Senior Center, barely missing the roof.

MENAN — The Menan First Ward Cub Scouts will have a Pack Meeting at 6:30 p.m. June 27 at the Menan red brick church. They will be having a Rain Gutter Regatta. They will be building a boat there and racing it there as well.

GARFIELD — For Garfield First Ward Young Women’s mutual, the Laurels went rappelling, Mia Maids went to the temple and the Beehives did personal progress.

Members of the Rigby Idaho South Stake of the Church of Latter-day Saints of Jesus Christ attended Pioneer Trek this June at Sellers Creek in Bone, Idaho. More than 600 people attended, including multiple from Garfield.

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.

As people gathered in Dubois to celebrate the 100th Birthday of Clark County June 14, the rain held off and the weather cooled enough to allow for an outdoor event. A great Dutch oven cookout served by “Let’s Go Dutch” out of Burley served a crowd including some that traveled great distances…

Closing out their September-to-May year of meetings, members of the Snake River Camp of Daughters of Utah Pioneers enjoyed a field trip to Heise. Kate Quinn Schroeder, whose family has owned the resort for nearly 80 years, showed the group around the area.

LEWISVILLE — Sympathies to the Joe Ivarra family at the death of wife and mother, Lainina “Rachel” Ivarra, 65, on June 16, in Idaho Falls. Funeral services were held June 20, at Eckersell Funeral Home, with burial at the Lewisville Cemetery.

MUD LAKE — The Mud Lake fair board would like to announce the upcoming baby and family photo contest. They will accept photos of children ages newborn to 6-years-old. The photos need to be 5-by-9 inches and either black and white or color. The child’s name, age and parent’s names must be on …

The City of Hamer and the Hamer Lions Club are sponsoring a Fourth of July celebration again this year with a parade, dinner and fireworks. Bob and Afton Ellis, Hamer residents, have been chosen as the Grand Marshals for this year’s Hamer Fourth of July parade.

Although drafted into the Army in 1966 nearly the very minute he was out of school, Ron Derrick’s paperwork got lost and he never did make it to Vietnam where they intended to send him.

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CLARK COUNTY — The summer season is officially here, with the summer solstice having been June 21. We have some beautiful days ahead, certainly there will be a few more windy days along with them.

CLARK COUNTY — Haying season has begun and alfalfa and other grasses are being cut and baled. The Cottonwood trees have finished blooming. Now is the time to look at the hills around Kilgore to see if the freezing weather has finished. It looks safe to plant in the ground, at least in Dubois.

MUD LAKE — West Jefferson High School Summer Football training will begin at 6:30 p.m. July 2 on the football field. Incoming freshmen and juniors will need physicals this year before Aug. 12, the first day of football practice. If players are purchasing new football cleats, they must be in …

LEWISVILLE — Kaydreanna Castaneda, granddaughter of Rueben and Jalyn Castaneda, was chosen to participate in Idaho Syringa Girls’ State held this past week at Northwest Nazarene College in Nampa. She represented Rigby High School, where she will be a senior next year.

ROBERTS — The Roberts Elementary school playground project has officially started. Shane Rhodehouse of Rhodehouse Excavation came and dug the hole from the new playground spot last week. Next week, Lucky Dog Playgrounds will begin construction of the new playground structure, after which Eag…

GARFIELD — The Beach Party multi-stake youth dance will be 9 to 11 p.m. June 22 at the Rigby Stake Center. Come enjoy a summer night’s luau! “For the Strength of Youth” modesty standards apply.

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MENAN — There will be a Scout Roundtable for all the scout leaders at 7:30 p.m. June 19 at the Roberts Church.

MENAN — The funeral of Tonya Coleman, a longtime resident of Menan, was held June 8 at the Menan red brick church.

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CLARK COUNTY — We’ve had some awesome thunderstorms that brought in some rain and lots of wind. That’s what the weather seems to do in late spring/early summer around here. Hopefully for the big “Rodeo Weekend” and Clark County Centennial celebrations coming up, the weather will be perfect!

GARFIELD — Come and experience the new displays and artwork in the Idaho Falls Temple Visitors’ Center. There is a new wall-sized beautiful mural depicting the resurrected Christ and the apostles. One can reflect and ask themselves the question the Savior asks Peter “Lovest thou me?” The new…

LEWISVILLE — Congratulations to Brent and Brittney McCosh on the birth of their new baby girl! She was born June 6, weighing 8 pounds and measuring 20.5 inches long. Sporting a full head of blond hair, the new family member will be named Berkley Jeanne McCosh. She joins big brothers, Kent an…

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CLARK COUNTY —“School’s out for Summer” may be the theme song for many people now. For others, the phrase “make hay while the sun shines” is their theme. We’ve had some good sunshine to help make that hay and other crops grow. The season of more outdoor work has truly begun. It’s constructio…

GARFIELD—Congratulations on the graduation of the Rigby High School seniors. Rigby High School Graduation was held the evening of May 22 at the Brigham Young University-Idaho Center. Congratulations to the following Garfield seniors who graduated: Cameron Anderson, Shaylie Anderson, Talon An…

MENAN—The Menan Planning and Zoning Committee will meet at 7 p.m. June 6 at the Menan City Building. Anyone can come and hear what’s going on in the City of Menan.

ROBERTS— Roberts Elementary had an eventful last week of school. On May 28, the students had field day, which included different game stations ran by parent volunteers, as well as tug o’ war and relay races with the whole school. The day ended in popsicles brought by the PTO.

MUD LAKE—The West Jefferson school board has chosen Shane Williams to replace Dwight Richins as the next superintendent. There were 17 applicants. Williams graduated from West Jefferson High School and spent several years working in the Madison School District.