Seventh Judicial District Magistrate Judge Robert Crowley swears in the newly elected county officials Jan. 9 at the Jefferson County Courthouse. From left to right are: Crowley, Commissioner Scott Hancock, Prosecutor Paul Butikofer, Sheriff Steve Anderson, and Commissioner Fred Martinez.

Seventh Judicial District Magistrate Judge Robert Crowley swears in the newly elected county officials Jan. 9 at the Jefferson County Courthouse. From left to right are: Crowley,... + continue reading

A pale cyst nemotode in a potato root is seen here under a microscope.

A cousin of the potato, the litchi tomato plant, is continuing to show researchers its effectiveness in controlling and perhaps eradicating the pale cyst nematode (PCN). According to... + continue reading

A pale cyst nemotode in a potato root is seen here under a microscope.

A cousin of the potato, the litchi tomato plant, is continuing to show researchers its effectiveness in controlling and perhaps eradicating the pale cyst nematode (PCN). According to... + continue reading

COURTESY PHOTO Red from emergency lights reflects on ice and water while Central Fire District volunteers spray the Snake River Plains potato processing plant in Ucon Dec. 26. The building, along with all equipment, was a total loss. The fire is one of more than 130 call-outs the district responded to in December. COURTESY PHOTO

COURTESY PHOTO Red from emergency lights reflects on ice and water while Central Fire District volunteers spray the Snake River Plains potato processing plant in Ucon Dec. 26. The... + continue reading

COURTESY PHOTO Rigby Study Club members celebrate the organization’s 100th birthday at a Nov. 2 event. Pictured are, from left to right, Back row: Sally George, Lindsay Byram, Gloria Brown, Jorja Shippen, Terry Sullenger, Sharon Moser, Natalie Martin, Kay Field, Sonja Schaat; Middle Row: Laurie Anderson, Donna Wilding, Paula Hegsted, Sharon Storer, Barbara Groom, Linda Miller, Susan Scott, Darla Curtis, Debbie Finn; Front row: JoAn Wood, Vonnie Lue Broulim, Nona Hunter, Ruth Groom, Luana Eckersell. Not pictured: Nola Jensen COURTESY PHOTO

The Rigby Study Club is celebrating 100 years of friendship and enrichment. The women’s social and educational club meets to enjoy music, see presentations of uplifting topics, and... + continue reading

Seventh Judicial District Magistrate Judge Robert Crowley swears in the newly elected county officials Jan. 9 at the Jefferson County Courthouse. From left to right are: Crowley, Commissioner Scott Hancock, Prosecutor Paul Butikofer, Sheriff Steve Anderson, and Commissioner Fred Martinez.

A pale cyst nemotode in a potato root is seen here under a microscope.

COURTESY PHOTO Red from emergency lights reflects on ice and water while Central Fire District volunteers spray the Snake River Plains potato processing plant in Ucon Dec. 26. The building, along with all equipment, was a total loss. The fire is one of more than 130 call-outs the district responded to in December. COURTESY PHOTO

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For the fourth consecutive year, Rigby High School will host a Pre-Registration Fair today from 5 to 7 p.m., with hundreds of parents and students attending. Organizer Caitlin Burr hopes... + continue reading

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Wednesday, 01/11/17
Chariot racing results The Rigby National Cutter and Chariot Racing club finished only its second set of races this season Jan. 7 due to poor track conditions. Jan. 7 results:... + continue reading

Ririe’s 8th grade girls basketball team won the Frontier Conference Districts. The girls were once again undefeated in 12 regular season games and 2 districts games this year. They have an undefeated record of 27-0 over 2 years. Disricts were held at West Jeff on Dec. 10. The girls defeated West Jeff and then Firth for the championship. MISSY CHESLOCK/Special to The Jefferson Star

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In its most recent report out in June, the Trustees of the Social Security trust fund provided another warning that Congress must act now to address the shortfalls of the Social Security... + continue reading

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Santa Claus arrives in Dubois Nov. 30 during the city’s tree lighting ceremony. BONNIE STODDARD/Special to The Jefferson Star

Thursday, 12/08/16
DUBOIS—The Dubois City meeting is tonight at 7 p.m. at the Dubois City meeting room in the City Annex Building. The Flu Clinic will be available on Wednesday, at the Eastern Idaho... + continue reading

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Eileen and Lee Geisler

Wednesday, 01/11/17
Lee and Eileen (Miller) Geisler, of Annis, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house held in their honor from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, hosted by their... + continue reading

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Wednesday, 12/28/16
Next Rigby City Council meeting scheduled The Rigby City Council will meet Jan. 5 at 7 p.m. at Rigby City Hall, 158 W. Fremont, Rigby. An agenda will be available online at www.... + continue reading
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COURTESY PHOTO Red from emergency lights reflects on ice and water while Central Fire District volunteers spray the Snake River Plains potato processing plant in Ucon Dec. 26. The building, along with all equipment, was a total loss. The fire is one of more than 130 call-outs the district responded to in December. COURTESY PHOTO

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