Correction: In the May 12 edition of The Jefferson Star in an article titled, "South park baseball field gets a facelift," it was stated that Rigby Public Works Director Mitch Bradley said the Early Iron Car Show was not following Rigby Urban Renewal Agency guidelines during the show to be r…

Dubois Lions launched their proposed annual club fundraiser Halloween “Spook Alley” project which was presented by guest speaker, Kriss Williams at their Thursday evening meeting.

Jefferson County Noxious Weeds and Invasive Species Department was approved for a renewed, and updated, work agreement contract with the Idaho Transportation Department. Mitch Whitmill signed off on the agreement on May 3.

Local high school students have been participating in rodeos around Southeast Idaho since the beginning of April.

The Rigby City Council approved the use of the company Doc-utopia to digitize city records at their city council meeting held April 22 at a cost of $49,945.

Schools in Jefferson Joint School Dist. #251 were cancelled May 7 and 10 in the wake of a shooting that took place at Rigby Middle School May 6.

CLARK COUNTY — According to a press release from the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, deputies completed a traffic stop May 8 that resulted in the discovery of approximately 2.77 lbs. of marijuana, 3.63 ounces of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia used for packaging and distribution and for u…

Jefferson County resident Landon Thurgood raised questions at the recently held Jefferson county commissioners meeting on the future of the county. Thurgood focused on continued growth in the county as well as sewer and water services and annexation.

The Jefferson County Commissioners meeting opened up the floor for the monthly staff meeting of the county department heads on April 26.

A large Confined Animal Feeding Operation proposed in Menan by Tom Dunlop with Smith Cattle Co. had its permit application denied following a lengthy public hearing May 6.

Public Works Director Dave Walrath, Jefferson County Commissioners and other key players in the Kettle Butte Dairy Road Project held a work meeting April 26 on how to proceed with the project.

Mickey Eames with Jefferson County Parks and Recreation brought on more summer hires for the 2021 season at Jefferson County Lake.

Rigby High School tennis coach Adriana Jones has been with the program for just three years, if you include last year’s COVID season.

Following last year’s cancellation of Stampede Days and the Rodeo Queen Contest, events are beginning to return to Rigby in 2021.

Jefferson County Sheriff Steve Anderson stated at a press conference May 6 that a sixth grade female was the shooter at Rigby Middle School earlier the same day.

Update: According to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center, the adult victim has been treated and released from care and the two pediatric victims are in fair condition as of 1:45 p.m. May 6. School has been cancelled in Jefferson Joint School Dist. #251 for May 7 but counselors will be avai…

The Lewisville City Council held their regular meeting April 14, covering an update to city code, maintenance, dog violations and the length of council members' terms when they have filled a vacancy. 

Daniel Hendrickson, 38 of Menan, has been charged with two counts of Video Voyeurism by Installing or Permitting the Use of Imaging Device Without Mutual Consent and five counts of Child Sexual Abuse by Making Photographic or Electronic Recording or a Minor Under 16 YOA.

Lloyd Michael Vidrine has been placed back in jail after he contacted the victim in his case where he was charged with sexual battery of a minor child sixteen or seventeen years of age. Vidrine had recently completed a rider program just days before reaching out to the victim in Jan.

The Rigby City Council gave final approval for Local Improvement District (LID) #10 at their meeting April 22.

The West Jefferson School Dist. #253 Board of Trustees held a special meeting April 28 and took time to discuss teacher negotiations amidst changes in the State Department of Education.

Prosecuting Attorney Mark Taylor presented the temporary attorney he found to county commissioners April 26. Chase Hendricks was a deputy Prosecuting Attorney for Bingham County until recently and works and Rigby Andrus and Rigby Law in Rexburg.

Representatives from Senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch’s offices as well as from Congressman Mike Simpson’s office attended the Jefferson County Commissioners meeting April 19 with a congressional update and to address any questions or concerns the commissioners had.

After several surveys and board meetings, the Jefferson Joint School Dist. #251 Board of Trustees adopted the final calendar for the 2021-2022 school year April 28.

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A public hearing on a Confined Animal Feeding Operation, or CAFO, is being held by the Jefferson County Planning and Zoning commission at 6 p.m. May 6.

The Central Fire District Board of Commissioners held their monthly meeting April 8, discussing a variety of topics from the budget to lighting upgrades.

Marvin Fielding from Keller Associates presented the results of the Nuvoda trial at the Rigby Wastewater Treatment Plant to the Rigby City Council April 22. Following his presentation, the council voted to move forward with a $23,032,000 plan to update the facility – the cost subject to change.

Jefferson County Public Works Administrator Dave Walrath received approval for the purchase of new water tank for the Road and Bridge office at the commissioners meeting April 12.

Klarie Jacobs was awarded 1st Place as the First Grade Lions Patriotism Essay Contest winner by the Roberts Lions. Jacobs is from the Roberts Elementary school. She was accompanied by her parents, Kyle and Kim Jacobs as guests of the Roberts Lions Club.

The Lewisville City Council approved the purchase of property at 480 North 3464 East due an infringement of a city street on Charles DeSpain’s property.

Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney Mark Taylor received approval to begin looking for a temporary contract attorney to assist with the backlog of cases the office is facing in the wake of COVID-19 setbacks.

Jesse Gentle, a 21-year-old charged with first degree murder for the death of Merle Jay Sorensen, attended a two day preliminary hearing April 15 and 16. Judge Robert Crowley ruled that there was sufficient evidence to proceed to trial in district court. At this time, no date has been set fo…

Rigby City Council member Doug Burke gave a brief update on possibly improving the electrical systems at the City Center Park at their meeting April 1.

(RIGBY) — The Rigby FFA chapter participated in the 90th Annual State FFA Leadership Conference which was held on April 7th — 9th. Chapters and stakeholders gathered virtually to compete, celebrate successes, and conduct the business of the association.

NFL Football legend and Rigby native Larry Wilson is set to be memorialized at Rigby High School later this year. A monument in his honor will be dedicated at the Trojan football field at 5 p.m. Aug. 27, 2021 at Rigby’s first football game of the season against Skyview.

The Menan City Council held their regular meeting April 8 with updates given on the Area of Impact agreement with Jefferson County as well as the Fourth of July celebration.

The Jefferson Joint School Dist. #251 Board of Trustees reviewed the results of a survey sent out on a four day school week at their meeting April 14. Survey results were split between parent responses and school staff with questions covering concerns and possible benefits.

The Clark County School Dist. #161 Board of Trustees received an update on the Idaho Digital Learning Academy from Dee Anne Taylor.

Wendy Landon, the Special Education Director at Ririe, approached the Ririe School Dist. #252 Board of Trustees regarding the possible implementation of preschool fees.

Rigby Planning and Zoning administrator Ione Hansen presented some final changes to revisions within the city code at the Rigby City Council meeting April 1.

Dave Walrath, Jefferson County Public Works Administrator, informed the commissioners of updates on the Kettle Butte Dairy Rd. project at their meeting April 5.

A push for more walking pathways was presented to Jefferson County commissioners at their meeting April 5.