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Rigby City Council voted last week to pursue a $18 million option for the city’s wastewater treatment plant facility to comply with Environmental Protection Agency requirements. After choosing an option, council members voted to forgo a bond election and pursue funding through judicial confi…
Plans to buy a new scraper or fix up an older one for the Jefferson County Solid Waste Department hit a slight snag after the department head noticed a potential budget error.
D.L. Beck will be fixing up 4000 East after causing damage to the edge of the county road while installing a Rigby waterline to the new Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints building.
The Giving Cupboard is continuing to expand its operation to serve families in Jefferson County. With $31,000 of recent grants and donations, the organization can do just that.
In most elections, one vote alone rarely determines who wins and who loses. When it comes to small towns, however, that can be all it takes.
A lawsuit against LaBelle Lake Ice Palace could hang on the definition of “icicle.”
The Jefferson County Planning and Zoning Department took too long to approve permits in September, county commissioner Scott Hancock said Nov. 4. Kevin Hathaway, planning and zoning administrator, said that is not the case.
It was a cold, frosty, foggy day in December when Kirk Geisler of Rigby went out to Camas National Wildlife Refuge hoping to shoot photos of whitetail deer. But other critters caught his attention instead.
A gingerbread house contest will be held early in December to kick off the holiday season. Entry forms are available now at The Jefferson Star office, Broulim’s and Madison Women’s Clinic at Rigby locations only.
A Roman tax will be required this December for those making their way to “Bethlehem” at a local farm in Rigby.
Fall River Electric absorbs cost increase
Voters in Menan decided Nov. 5 to increase their taxes to allow the city to raise money for road repairs.
A Rigby woman has been charged with cruelty to animals after police found 14 dead cats on her property earlier in October.
Around 100 home-schooled students visited Farnsworth TV and Pioneer Museum in Rigby Nov. 1, taking advantage of the local education opportunity.
The Jefferson County 4-H program recently held awards nights in both Rigby and in Mud Lake. Rigby's program took place Oct. 7, while Mud Lake's was Oct. 14. Following are the top awards that were given.
A makeshift animal pen has been set up in a sliver of grass next to Bonneville Technical Careers High School. Chickens, pigs and two baby cows roam the area between the classroom and a decommissioned train car.
Two current Rigby planning and zoning commissioners have elected to take on the additional responsibility of participating on the county’s area of impact board.
Rigby Airport has received a $2,500 Idaho Aeronautics Grant for restriping.
The Lorenzo Bridge construction has hit a snag and is a bit delayed.
A meeting with Mark Young about Menan applying for grant money has spurred a conversation about upgrading the Menan, Annis, Grant Public Library.
It was a somewhat white Halloween in the area last week following the first large snow storm of the season.
By the time ‘We are the champions’ finished blaring through the loud speakers and all of the postgame mingling and photo taking was wrapping up on the field, Rigby quarterback Keegan Thompson was already looking ahead.
Rigby High School students came home a collective $70,500 richer in scholarship money after attending the Hispanic Youth Leadership Summit at College of Southern Idaho Oct. 3.
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Rigby High School may not be the largest school in the region, but in 2019, it officially has one of the best art teachers in the state.
The Idaho State Department of Education has awarded West Jefferson School District No. 253 more than $7,000 for a high temperature washer. The washer will be located at West Jefferson Elementary.
With Halloween around the corner, multiple people are trying to come up with a costume or character to embody. At Ririe and Rigby high school, some students are also focused on coming up with a character to play in the schools’ newest clubs.
In their October meeting, Lewisville City Council members discussed a property line study and a traffic plan that would help them better understand their city, and approved funding for one of them.
The Rigby Study Club held its opening social for the year Oct. 2 at the home of hostess Trina Shippen.
Attorney General Lawrence Wasden announced Oct. 17 a multistate settlement with 40 other states and the District of Columbia requiring Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary Ethicon, Inc. to pay nearly $116.9 million for their deceptive marketing of transvaginal surgical mesh devices.
Melissa Rhodehouse, of Menan, has been crowned Mrs. Idaho America 2020 after seven consecutive years competing in the pageant.
Local elections are taking place next week on Nov. 5.
On Oct. 21, Rigby resident Joshua Grover, 37, appeared in court for sentencing. He had pleaded guilty to felony injury of a child as part of a plea agreement arranged by his attorney.
In Monteview, 2600 North has not been a fun road to drive, according to a complaint Jefferson County Commissioners said they received from a school bus driver.
Partly cloudy today with a high of 53. Highs in the 40s the rest of the week. Sun is expected on Friday, with the rest of the weekend being partly cloudy.
Winter weather is fast approaching, and with snow comes snow plowing.
Traditional red stop signs are being replaced with yield signs throughout Idaho at railroad crossings to be consistent with the signage in the rest of the United States.
Jefferson County Commissioners are considering what to do with an RV park at Mike Walker Boat Dock.
What is being done about a Jefferson County noise ordinance? That’s the question Blake Schaat had for county commissioners Oct. 15.
Jefferson County officially has a third deputy prosecutor, with the addition of Scott Madson to the team.
A fire burned down a “man cave” shed Oct. 18 in Rigby after a man threw gas on a fire to heat the place up.
Jefferson County Lake is a place locals often migrate to during the summer months. The lake is a place to swim, relax in the sun and get a small taste of nature.
A waterline project on 4000 East that has been the cause for public safety concern could be wrapping up at the end of this week or next week, project engineer Marvin Fielding said.
Mud Lake Mayor Sherry Locascio has joined mayors across the state in raising money for her community this month — one step at a time.
Lewisville and Menan are continuing to work together on the possibility of Lewisville hooking up to the Menan sewer system after the discovery the study would cost an estimated $8.5 million.
More fresh food will be available in Jefferson County to families in need thanks to a $5,000 grant awarded to the Giving Cupboard.
Rigby City Council has officially rezoned the former Rigby Junior High School property.
A grant application for construction on the Kettle Butte Dairy and Jerome Resources Road Project has been denied — for now.
The 4000 E. waterline project is expected to take a few weeks longer than planned, with Oct. 7 having been the original proposed completion date.
To bring all school facilities up to 100%, Ririe School District No. 252 would need to spend $5.6 million, based on a building analysis completed for Ririe’s new 10-year facility plan.
Clark County high school students, faculty, staff, patrons and alumni alike are in the midst of celebrating Homecoming Week.
Me ‘n Stans closing in Rigby in 2017 marked the end of a restaurant chain that had lasted nearly 50 years.