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Wednesday August 26, 2015

Jefferson County Fair sets record
The Jefferson County Fair is becoming such a huge success that the county is running out of room to put animals.Jefferson County Fair Board Chairman Carl Anderson said that new pens had to be constructed for a record amount of animals, and more may have to be built next year. He also said that Aug. 14 likely set an attendance record for fairgoers, ...

Republican booth
CARLA PASSEY NICHOLS of Rigby talks to Theron Josephson chair of the Jefferson Central Committee and Ceytru Josephson a member of the Jefferson County Republican Women at the recently held Jefferson County Fair.

Library may get $10,000 back
The Rigby City Council decided Aug. 20 with a 3-2 vote to add $10,000 back to the Rigby Library Budget after they removed a request for $15,000 at its July 30 meeting.Councilman Benson Taylor presented a document to the council showing that library participation was up, and that cuts to programs would be made if the $15,000 were removed. The ...

Carson wins Jefferson fair straw poll
Dr. Ben Carson, Republican candidate for U.S. President, won a straw poll conducted at the Jefferson County Fair by a wide margin.The neurosurgeon received more than double the votes in the non-scientific poll, with 31 percent of the vote, over second place U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz with 15 percent. The Jefferson County Republican Women and the Jefferson ...

Council considers attorney contract
Rigby Mayor Jason Richardson once again put city attorney Robin Dunn’s contract on the agenda Aug. 20 to discuss whether the city should request proposals.Richardson explained that he had no complaints about Dunn’s work, but wanted to be sure that the city was always getting the “most bang for the buck.” Dunn said that he would likely be ...

Test results for West Jefferson and Ririe school districts
West Jefferson School District #253 and Ririe School District #252 have both recently gotten the preliminary results for the ISAT, formerly known as the Smarter Balance Assessment. RirieSuperintendent Chad Williams said that overall the students in the district did well on the ISAT. The district scored better than the state average in several ...


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