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Wednesday May 20, 2015

Sheriff candidates to be selected
The Jefferson County Republican Central Committee is will select three candidates to hold the office of Interim Jefferson County Sheriff at least until January 2017.At an emergency meeting of the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners, Chairman Jerald Raymond said that the Central Committee would have 15 days to send the board three names to ...

Commissioners discuss records custodian designations
Commissioner Brian Farnsworth drew some criticism from Prosecuting Attorney Robin Dunn when he received outside advice as to who should be records custodian for the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners.According to a recording of the May 11 commissioners meeting, Farnsworth said that he wanted clarity as to receiving Jefferson County’s ...

Graduation season is coming
As local high school seniors are coming upon their last days of high school, graduations will be held this month and in early June.Ririe High School held their graduation today at 7 p.m. in the gymnasium. The graduating class was made up of 46 students, of which 12 students will graduate with honors (3.4 GPA or higher). Carey Ashcraft was this ...

Olsen convicted of misuse of public funds
After hearing from more than 20 witnesses over two and a half days, a jury comprised of Twin Falls County residents convicted Jefferson County Sheriff Blair Olsen on May 13 of three felony counts of misusing public funds.Seventh Judicial District Judge Gregory Moeller will sentence Olsen at a court date scheduled for 10 a.m. June 22 in Jefferson ...

Resident concerned about pharmaceuticals in sludge
A Monteview man asked that the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners find a better way to dispose of sewage sludge after he learned that the Circular Butte Landfill near Mud Lake was accepting the waste from Rexburg.Hugh Wilson told commissioners that he and his wife moved to their vacation home in Monteview because their home in Modesto, ...

Board approves all-day kindergarten at Harwood
The Jefferson County Joint School District #251 Board of Trustees approved a proposal for all-day kindergarten at Harwood Elementary School and heard concerns over the sizes of P.E. classes.At the board’s May 13 meeting Harwood Principal Paul Lundberg was present to discuss all-day kindergarten and answer any questions that the board had.He ...

Board looks at bids, adopts new curriculum, and recommends personnel
The Jefferson County Joint School District #251 Board of Trustees approved expenses for new buses and a roof, and announced a new curriculum and administrators for schools.At their May 13 meeting, the board discussed bids, which included: the bus bid, the bid on Jefferson Alternative High School’s roof, and the declined bid on a modular trailer; ...

Jefferson County changing locks in courthouse
The key card system of the Jefferson County Courthouse will be replaced after commissioners decided it would be better than repairing it.At the May 11 meeting of the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners, county maintenance supervisor Scott Herrick brought the commissioners pricing options for either repairing a malfunctioning component in a key ...

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