GARFIELD — Rigby High School held their homecoming last week and school got out an hour early on Friday so students and others could attend the homecoming parade in Rigby. The football game on Friday night was against Hillcrest High School. There were also various other activities held throu…

MUD LAKE — Terreton School Lunch room will have lunches available for students doing at-home learning. Parents can call 208-663-6017 ext 117 or email Lisa Ward at wardl@wjsd.org to order a lunch. Lunches must be ordered by :00 a.m. every morning, or can be ordered Monday mornings for the ent…

ROBERTS — Last week for art class, Roberts Elementary art teacher Candace Taylor held a themed class centered around the children’s book “The Dot” by Peter H. Reynolds. The premise of the book is that anyone can be an artist, even if all you draw is a dot. Students were given various colors …

CLARK COUNTY — Potato harvest is upon us. Many farming folks are busy bringing in that crop. People who make a living in the agricultural industry work many hours to feed our nation and others worldwide. Clark County not only boasts of being a great place to grow potatoes, it also has excell…

MENAN — Rigby High School recently had their Homecoming week. There was a Homecoming parade and football game to end the week.

ROBERTS — Kurt and Kamren Wright, sons of Lonnie and Tiffany Wright of Roberts, had a winning night of football against visiting American Falls on Sept 4. The boys play for West Jefferson varsity team out in Mud Lake. The game was an exciting one, with Kurt getting multiple good blocks in, a…

MENAN — The Menan-Annis-Grant Public Library hours for Fall are: Monday 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Wednesday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Thursday 1:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. and Friday 1:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m.

GARFIELD — Sept. 7 brought very strong winds in the Garfield area. Tree branches were scattered and the electrical power went out in some areas. There was a report of a shed being blown over in the County Line area. Trees were also damaged at the Jefferson Lake in Rigby. The huge flag at Tad…

LEWISVILLE — The community of Lewisville was saddened at the passing of life-long resident, Sandra Madsen Ball, 74, on Sept. 8, at Rexburg. She was the daughter of Loa Madsen and the late Jesse Madsen, and was married to Gordon Ball. A graveside service was held at the Rigby Pioneer Cemetery…

CLARK COUNTY — Labor Day weekend has come and gone. There were many campers who stayed in Clark County for that holiday weekend. Most of them were gone before the windstorm blew in Monday evening. Some trees were damaged in Dubois. We are thankful that our area did not suffer power loss. The…

ROBERTS — Roberts Elementary was able to complete their cafeteria/gym renovation before the first day of school. The old flooring was torn up, replaced, and painted with designs in school colors.

GARFIELD — Patriot Day is Sept. 11. (also commonly known as 9/11). It is remembered globally as the anniversary of the catastrophic terrorist attacks on the USA on Sept. 11, 2001.

MARRIAGESThe following couples applied for marriage licenses in Jefferson County during the months of July and August.

GARFIELD — The Rigby YSA Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints had a water Olympics for their family home evening activity Aug. 24. They divided up in teams and competed in several different water games and relays at Cordon Park.

MENAN — The Menan Community will be meeting at 7:00 p.m. Sept. 9 at the Menan City Building to discuss the future of The Menan 4th of July. If you don’t feel comfortable meeting in person, you can also join in on the platform Zoom. Please go to www.cityofmenan.org on the day of the meeting t…

LEWISVILLE — The community of Lewisville is saddened at the passing of long-time resident, Sharon Oram Aitken, 90, who died on Aug. 25, in Idaho Falls. She just recently celebrated her birthday with family and friends. Sharon and her late husband, Bud, raised their family of five sons and a …

MUD LAKE — West Jefferson School Board of Trustees has chosen to change the school calendar. Students will have Remote Learning days on Wednesdays. Students will receive assignments on Tuesdays to do in packets or on their devices.

ROBERTS — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Roberts has begun gathering for church meetings again. It will only be one hour of sacrament meeting, with families with last names A-L and M-Z alternating weeks. The 1st Ward will meet from 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. The 2nd Ward will…

CLARK COUNTY — The smoky skies have made for more lazy, hazy days of summer. Last week was a long one of hot days. School students, teachers and other school employees are ready to get out of summer mode and back into the school routine.

MENAN — Clay Cottle, son of Darin and Anita Cottle of Menan, and Allie Clark, daughter of Rod and Kathy Clark of Rigby, are getting married Aug. 28. A reception will be held in their honor that evening from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at The Venue in Rigby.

GARFIELD — The Rigby YSA Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints had a BBQ and played games at Cordon Park on August 17 for their family home evening activity.

MUD LAKE — The Giving Cupboard Mobile Food Pantry is coming to Mud Lake and will be providing food boxes to food insecure families in the Mud Lake/Terreton area, once a month, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. starting Sept. 8 from. This drive thru pantry will be located in Mud Lake next to the We…

LEWISVILLE — Brandon and Liz Hennefer and family celebrated the marriage of their daughter, Kourtney and her husband, Case Andrus, at a ceremony held in Rigby on Aug. 21. Due to Covid, the couple was married in March, and decided to celebrate their union this month. A great time was had by all.

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.

CLARK COUNTY — Flocks of starlings have been seen flying around together in our area. Those birds usually hang out at houses, trees, barns and anywhere they can build a nest. Donna Thomas of Dubois said that it might be an early Fall season by the looks of those birds gathering like they’re …

MUD LAKE — The Terreton Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has announced that they will resume Sacrament meeting Aug. 23. The guidelines the church has given them is that they can meet in groups of 100 or less provided they maintain social distancing and cleaning proced…

MENAN — Dean and Barbara Hancock of Menan welcomed a new grandchild. Dallin and Laura Hancock of Rigby had a baby boy and named him Madden. He joins big brothers Paycen and Teague and big sister Hollyn. Grandparents are also Tracy and Cindy Thompson.

LEWISVILLE — Ladd Taylor, son of Waco and Anna Taylor, has been working hard, trimming the pine trees at the Lewisville Church Park for his Eagle project. Thanks to all who showed up to help him this past weekend.

GARFIELD — Young men and women in the Rigby First Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints participated in “Summer’s Great Event @ the Twede’s” at 6:00 p.m. Aug. 11. They played games, had a light dinner and an outdoor movie. Families could come at 9:00 p.m. to watch the movie also.

ROBERTS — Marge Luther, a former Roberts resident, passed away peacefully in her home in Washington Aug. 2 from pancreatic cancer. During her time in Roberts, Marge served as a rural letter carrier for the USPS, as a founding member of the Roberts Quick Response Unit, and was a member of the…

MENAN — The Menan City Council will be meeting at 7:00 p.m. Aug. 13. They will be starting to meet at the Menan City Building. Anyone is welcome to come, see and hear what’s going on in the City of Menan.

LEWISVILLE — The Lewisville First Ward Young Women went on a nature adventure to Fisher Bottoms up past Ririe Aug. 7. Girls attending included Kayleigh Squires, Mylee Hayes, Kalli and Kimber Smith and Tessa Merrill. Leaders and others joining them included Lisa Smith, Hollie Cude, Heather Mu…

GARFIELD — Youth in the Garfield area have been doing acts of service Aug. 2 thru 9. Some of the activities that have been reported are making cookies and taking them to people, writing letters, cleaning up flowerbeds, helping family members, the community and neighbors in many ways. This ha…

MUD LAKE — The Mud Lake Fair had a great turn out of entries for open class. The following is a list of Grand Champions. In Crops, Austin Egbert won for his potatoes. Myles Dixon won for his eggs. In Canning, Pam Barker won for her Jalapeno Jelly. Chris Shively won for his tomates. Alexia As…

CLARK COUNTY — Camping, fishing, hiking, outdoor work and various folks getting together in small groups for reunions and such around our towns and county continue. We are hoping that our annual County Fair is a good success on August 13, 14, and 15.

ROBERTS — Erika Brighton held a Harry Potter themed birthday party July 31. In honor of the Harry Potter character’s 40th birthday, the Brightons invited members of the ward to celebrate in Hogwarts fashion. Decorations were Harry Potter approved, and appetizers and drinks were inspired by t…

GARFIELD – The Rigby South Stake is hosting another blood drive from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Aug. 11 at the Stake Center. Call or text 208-745-7655 or go to RedCrossBlood.org to make an appointment. For this drive, the Red Cross will be testing, through your blood donation, for COVID-19 anti…

MENAN — Verda Munns, longtime resident of Menan, passed away July 26. A graveside service was held July 30 at The Annis-Little Butte Cemetery. Her two sons and all of her grandkids and great-grandkids were in attendance. There was a lot of support from her friends over the years.

MUD LAKE — Terreton Elementary and West Jefferson Junior High school will be organizing school registration and class lists soon. This year they will be charging a flat fee of $20 for school supplies for Pre-K through 8th grade. If parents would rather buy the supplies for their students, th…

LEWISVILLE — The Lewisville First Ward Young Women are going on a nature adventure this week. They will meet at 7:00 a.m. Aug. 7 and head off to Fisher Bottoms, up past Ririe. They’ll have a nature treasure hunt, crafts and lots of fun in the water. They should be home around 3:00 p.m. If yo…

LEWISVILLE — Matthew Selman, son of Scott and Emily Selman, recently received his mission call to serve in the Arkansas Little Rock Mission. He is scheduled to begin his mission on Sept. 30.

CLARK COUNTY — CORRECTION The Clark County Fair is set for Aug. 13, 14, and 15 instead of that next week in Aug. And from last week, the name of Lisa Brown-Kirkpatrick’s dad is Sid Brown, not Spencer. Spencer is her brother!

ROBERTS — The 2020 Census needs more Roberts responses. As of July, the average self response in Idaho is 65.4%, however, in Roberts, the average self response is only 33.2%. To participate in this survey, please go to my2020census.gov.

MENAN — The Menan Stake is holding baptisms Aug. 1 at the Menan Stake Center. Please check with your individual wards for times of the baptisms. They’re encouraging people that attend the baptisms masks to be safe due to COVID-19.

MENAN — The Menan 2nd Ward Relief Society is having an activity at 7:00 p.m. July 23 outside the west side of the Menan red brick church. They will be discussing their pioneer heritage. If you have anything you’d like to share, please bring it and you can share it with everyone there.

CLARK COUNTY — Here in the “windy city of the west” named Dubois, we have had a beautiful summer so far. Gardens are growing beautifully, the hay crops are being cut and baled, potato plants in fields around here have blossoms on them. It looks like it truly will become a good harvest of use…

ROBERTS — The comet “Neowise” was brightly on display in Roberts the night of July 11. Benjamin Posten took photographs of the comet flying above Market Lake, with Sage Junction barely visible in the background.

LEWISVILLE — President Richard Cannon of the Menan Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced that they are putting things in place for a return to church sacrament meetings. They have set a tentative date of August 2 for wards to return to church. Bear in mind that c…

LEWISVILLE — The Lewisville Book Club has chosen their book for the month of July. It is “Tide Water Sister,” by Lisa Wingate. They will meet to discuss the book at 7:00 p.m. July 15 at the home of Patsi Hinckley.

CLARK COUNTY — Independence Day in Clark County was celebrated in a variety of ways. Many people went to Spencer to see the “twice around the block” parade. People came from miles around to enjoy the fun there. Folks who were in the area camping had an opportunity to come down out of the mou…

ROBERTS — The Schwarzenbergers of Roberts held a fireworks show on the Fourth of July for family that was so spectacularly large, people could see it all over the town of Roberts. Unfortunately, the fireworks scared the Schwarzenbergers’ horses, who took off during the show, causing the fami…