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Wednesday April 16, 2014

Bleacher funding approved
The Jefferson Joint School District #251 Board of Trustees approved a request from Athletic Director Bob Moon for the district to fund the Rigby High School’s football stadium bleacher expansion.In his original proposal from Feb. 12, Moon proposed expanding the bleachers by 750 seats. The project is estimated to cost $150,000, which would be ...

Pilot program begins for students
Students in the Rigby area will be learning fly-tying, foreign languages, sewing, Lego robots, entrepreneurship and even board games after school.Rigby Middle School has implemented a pilot program, named Rigby Recreational Routes, or R3 (r-cubed), to give area students, aged 10 to 18, an opportunity to learn recreational skills.Principal Sherry ...

Clark County Commissioner candidates respond to questions
In order to provide readers with a better idea about the viewpoints of the four candidates for the two available Clark County Commissioner positions, the Jefferson Star asked each of the candidates for a biography and their responses to two identical questions.Candidates for District One, a four-year term, include Nick Hillman and William ...

Menan Sunday beer sales to remain, for now
After hearing public comment on a recently amended ordinance April 10, Watson’s Bar in Menan will be still able to sell beer on Sundays.Mayor Betty Day says that the bar is trying to reform its image, and should be given a chance, while neighbor to the bar Keith Nelson says that the establishment has been disruptive to his family life.The Menan ...

No LID for Mud Lake
After learning the cost of putting curb, gutter and sidewalks throughout the City of Mud Lake, the Mud Lake City Council decided March 12 that it would be too expensive.According to Mayor Sherry Locascio, the council had considered getting a grant to help fund a Local Improvement District throughout city limits. She said that only one subdivision ...

Board tables fifth hour sports participation discussion
The Jefferson Joint School District #251 Board of Trustees tabled discussion on discontinuing sports practice during fifth hour at Rigby High School April 9.The board motioned to table the discussion until October or November, requesting academia and athletics to meet together and create some type of compromise between the two concerning fifth ...

Rigby felon sentenced for having gun
According to a United States Attorney District of Idaho press release, U.S. District Judge Robert J. Bryan sentenced Gary Wallace Hoffman, 50, of Rigby, to 90 days in prison, followed by six months of home detention and three years supervised release for unlawfully possessing a firearm.Hoffman pleaded guilty in January to the charge as part of a ...

12th Annual Grouse Days may be last
DUBOIS—The one-day event of the 12th Annual Dubois Grouse Days was well attended in Dubois this past Saturday. Early bird risers enjoyed wake-up coffee and juice with homemade cinnamon rolls at the Community Center at 5 a.m.Photographers headed out before dawn to setup cameras at the blinds at the Lek site, other program participants traveled in ...

Rigby Lions honor patriotism essay winners
Rigby Lions honored two students who won the Lions’ Patriotism Essay Contest during their regular meeting April 10 at the Rigby Community Center. Each of the winning Students read their one page essay, titled: “What Red, White, and Blue Means to Me.”Both overall winners received $50 from the Rigby Lions and receive the other awards at the ...

Board discusses reinstating mid-day busing for kindergarten
The Jefferson Joint School District #251 Board of Trustees is considering reinstating mid-day busing for kindergarten district-wide, approved seven new courses for the high school and received a budget development report from Business Manager Guy Wangsgard at their April 9 meeting.After significant discussion, the board tabled reinstating the ...

Ririe board turns down four-day school week
The Ririe Joint School District #252 Board of Trustees decided, in a split decision, to remain with the existing five-day school week schedule April 10.Chairman Jeff Sutton stated that a decision had been made by the board to turn down the four-day school week option and maintain the traditional five-day week schedule.“As of today the decision ...

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