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Wednesday September 21, 2016

County will not purchase Dunn’s office
The Jefferson County Board of Commissioners elected not to purchase a building which houses Jensen Poulsen & Co and Dunn Law Office.At a Sept. 12 meeting, the board invited Robert Poulsen CPA into an executive session to discuss details of what it would take to purchase the building. Afterward, Chairman Jerald Raymond was interested in pursuing ...

Emergency Preparedness show
Idaho Preparedness Expo participants explore various booths at Rigby High School Sept. 17. Jefferson County and Madison Memorial Hospital organized the event.

Rigby football field name draws controversy
The name of Rigby High School’s football field was not on the agenda for the Jefferson Joint School District #251 Board of Trustees to discuss, but the public had plenty to say on the subject in public comments.The issue of whether to change the name, from Hyrum C. Blackburn Track and Field to Larry Wilson Field drew equal numbers of those in ...

Rigby can’t advertise businesses on proposed marquee
The Rigby Urban Renewal Agency proposed having nonprofit organizations, and events held on City of Rigby property finance the maintenance for an LED marquee adjacent to U.S. Highway 20.Agency member Benjamin Davis told the board Sept. 14 that he had spoken with the Idaho Transportation Department about the 10-foot by 30-foot sign, and while the ...

Mud Lake Tavern burns, total loss
The Painted Pony Bar and Grill in Mud Lake suffered a fire early Thursday morning. Fire crews and trucks from the INL and Roberts fire departments were dispatched to assist the West Jefferson Fire crews.“We would like to thank the volunteers that came to help and especially the crews from Roberts and the INL,” said Stan Babcock, West ...

New shelter
Concrete finishers work on a pad being poured for a new Rigby South Park shelter, which will be donated by the Early Iron Car Festival.

Urban rnewal moves on from splash park
The Rigby Urban Renewal Agency will move away from plans for a splash park and toward a destination playground.Rigby City Councilman Doug Burke said that the city would prefer to have something a little easier to maintain than a splash park, and has been trying to upgrade its playground equipment in all of its parks.Agency member Christi Burdis ...

Sherick pleased with ISAT
Jefferson Joint School District #251 Superintendent Lisa Sherick told the Board of Trustees that she is happy with the students’ performance in the spring 2016 Idaho Standards Achievement Tests.“Our performance was excellent,” she said.In her superintendent’s report Sept. 14, Sherick explained that student growth over last year, 5.8 ...

Giving back
Hot Classic Nights Car Show organizers Todd Stowell and Adam Hall pass a check for $5,000 to the Rigby Senior and Community Center managers Liz and Wayne Pennell Sept. 14. The car show fundraising has helped the senior center buy a van as well as an oven an stove.

Ririe vs Aberdeen
Ririe Bulldog quarterback Ryker Parkinson fakes the handoff to Brytton Moon, while Reagan Thacker moves in to take the ball during a Sept. 16 game versus Aberdeen. The Bulldogs lost their first game of the season, 22-6. They face in-county rival West Jefferson Sept. 23.

Henry's Creek Fire
Firefighters from the Central Fire District look on as the Henry’s Creek Fire burns in the hills near Ririe Reservoir. The group was part of a multi-department response to the fire, which burned over 50,000 acres.


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