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Wednesday August 27, 2014

Rain accumulation sets record
If you can’t remember the last time the rain fell so much at this time of year, that’s because it hasn’t fallen this much, at this time of year, in recorded history.According to National Weather Service data, the precipitation accumulation totals at Idaho Falls’ airport, from Aug. 3 to Aug. 19, exceeded a previous accumulation record set ...

Rigby adopts budget for coming year
The Rigby City Council unanimously voted to adopt a budget for fiscal year 2014 to 2015, but not without some concerns expressed by Mayor Jason Richardson and two members of the public over an increase to the Rigby City Library budget.Although the Rigby City Library has autonomy on the line items of its budget, proposed budget line items for the ...

Hamilton fulfulls delayed service
After preparing for, and being denied, an opportunity to serve a mission in Mongolia, Logan Hamilton, of Ririe, decided to go to the country and serve in a different capacity, teaching elementary-aged kids sports.The 21-year-old Ririe High School graduate said he fell in love with the people of Mongolia, and when it was time to return at the end ...

Menan amending disturbing the peace ordinance
The Menan City Council amended its disturbing the peace ordinance to include foul or offensive odors, with a penalty of an infraction fine for the first two violations, and a misdemeanor crime for a third.According to Mayor Betty Day, the amendment to the ordinance was prompted by an increase in complaints over stinky animals.“We are having ...

Work begins
Depatco workers excavate a portion of West First North Street in Rigby as part of a planned Local Improvement District to widen, as well as add curb, gutter and sidewalk to the street.

$602,000 transfer explained
Jefferson County auditor Farell Steiner said that what appeared to be a $602,000 transfer out of Jefferson County’s Road and Bridge budget was due to accounting software problems.Road and Bridge employee Casey Bingham questioned the transfer at the Aug. 11 meeting of the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners saying she didn’t understand ...

Region VII Republicans to honor Stoddard tomorrow
The long-time Jefferson Star correspondent for Clark County has been selected by Region VII Republicans to receive the Dennis Olsen Volunteer Award at its annual barbecue tomorrow, Aug. 28.According to Coleen Erickson, Stoddard has a long history of volunteer service. “Whenever a community project began to develop, the question came up, ...

Rigby Lions help feed fairgoers
The Rigby Lions manned the kitchen in the Jefferson County Fair building during the Jefferson County Fair Aug. 13, 14, and 15, providing fairgoers with food, ranging from breakfast burritos to hot dogs.On Aug. 16, the Lions moved outside and continued cooking.Lions also sold and took tickets for the rodeo Aug. 13.Lions Members whom helped with ...

Zweifel and Lund earn Certified Finance Official awards
Clark County Treasurer Annette Zweifel and Jefferson County Treasurer Kristine Lund were among treasurers presented with Certified Finance Official awards at the 89th annual Idaho’s County Treasurers conference, held in Idaho Falls Aug. 4 to Aug. 8.Others receiving the distinguished education award, issued by North Idaho College, were, Jan ...

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