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Wednesday April 15, 2015

Roberts hailstorm wreaks havoc
Hail fell by the inches in the Roberts area April 8, creating a dangerous situation for drivers.Beginning at about 6 p.m., a slow-moving thunderstorm moved into Roberts, creating multiple slide-offs on Bassett Road and State Highway 48, and stranding motorists on Interstate 15. The next day, April 9, three-foot tall hail piles stood in the middle ...

Siddoway talks summer projects with Board
During the Jefferson County Joint School District #251Board of Trustees meeting April 8 the board approved Director of Maintenance and Custodial Doug Siddoway’s requests to go out for bid on replacing the roof at Jefferson Alternative High School and use Plant Facility Funds to begin summer projects. Siddoway first approached the board for ...

Regional plant to close April 18
The Pocatello mail sorting plant is scheduled to close April 18, but a spokesman for the U.S. Postal Service says it will not affect first class mail delivery.All mail from the area will go to the Salt Lake City processing plant, whether it is mailed from a local address to a local address, from the same city — or to anywhere else. If you wanted ...

Students approach board about Prom
Rigby High School students approached the Jefferson County Joint School District #251 Board of Trustees for permission to hold their prom off campus at the Attrium in Rexburg.During the board’s meeting April 8, Student Council Representatives Paul Smith (Senior) and Makenna Olsen (Senior) were present to answer any questions the board had about ...

Dubois Ranger familiar with his neck of the woods
Bill Davis, of St. Anthony, is looking forward to serving the area he grew up in.A native of Monteview and Mud Lake, Davis said that he is excited to be the new administrator of the Dubois Forest Ranger District. He said that he hopes to help the younger generation see the beauty of the forest, while educating forest users of the rules in ...

Bennett to serve second term
At the April 2 Rigby City Council meeting Glen Bennett was nominated for a second term on the planning and zoning commission.Mayor Jason Richardson nominated Bennett to serve a second term because of his enthusiasm for the projects.“We have the comp-plan (comprehensive plan) that Glen worked on and now we are implementing a lot of those things ...

Rigby Lions Club adds members, hosts Zone Meeting
Rigby Lions were hosts of an annual Idaho Lions Zone Meeting March 26. The Zone is comprised of Clubs from Idaho Falls to St. Anthony. The meeting was held in conjunction with the regular Rigby Lions meeting of at the Rigby Senior Center. Guest Speaker was Lions District Governor “Doc” Crawford. The Idaho Falls Russet Lions Club was ...

Taylor makes international best-seller list
Rigby resident Cameron Taylor said he got the idea to write his book “8 Attributes of Great Achievers,” and its second volume by reading the biographies of various achievers. “I love reading biographies and I started reading the biographies of all these different great men. I wanted to become more like them. I noticed a pattern of attributes ...

Board discusses new English and Language Arts curriculum
Jefferson Joint School District #251 Director of Curriculum and Instruction Michele Southwick said the English and Language Arts Curriculum would change and require more non-fiction to align with common core standards.During an April 8 Board of Trustees meeting, Southwick said that there are a few key changes happening in the district that warrant ...

Board discusses ISAT testing
Superintendent Lisa Sherick spoke about ISAT testing, and the potentially negative affects that not participating could have, during the Jefferson County Joint School District #251 Board of Trustees work session and regular meeting April 8. Sherick said that parents are choosing to have their children not take the ISAT test and she wants to warn ...

Power bills to go up
Those who use Rocky Mountain Power will see their bills go up slightly this year.According to an Idaho Public Utilities Commission (IPUC) press release, an annual Energy Cost Adjustment Mechanism (ECAM) showed that the utility experienced an expense increase for providing power to consumers. As of April 1, most Rocky Mountain Power residential ...

Clearing fires not allowed in Rigby city limits
City of Rigby Code Enforcement Officer Carol Shackelford is reminding citizens that in city limits fires are allowed for roasting hot dogs but not for burning yard debris.According to Rigby City Code, open fires are only allowed for recreation, like for food or gatherings. Shackelford explained that homes are too close together and, with ...

Roberts, Menan get tree grants
The cities of Roberts and Menan will be doing some planting thanks to $300 Arbor Day Grants.The Idaho Nursery and Landscape Association (INLA) announced via press release that the two were among 49 Idaho cities to be awarded the grant. According to Roberts Mayor BJ Berlin, and Menan Mayor Betty Day, the trees will be planted to help beautify their ...

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