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Wednesday November 19, 2014

Veterans honor service, citizens
The audience at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1004 Annual Veterans Day Banquet Nov. 8 heard war stories and applauded those honored for service. The banquet, held this year at the Ririe Senior Center, was packed with veterans, their families, and community members. Veterans from World War II to today’s Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts were ...

Idaho Rural Partnership presents Community Review to Rigby
Idaho Rural Partnership Director Mike Field and Clearstory Studios producer John Barrett presented the completed Rigby Community Review to the Rigby City Council Nov. 6 and gave the council suggestions of what the city could do next.Barrett explained that the City of Rigby was the Rural Partnership’s 32nd community review and that Rigby raised ...

Lawsuit between Post Co. and Jefferson County dismissed
Both sides agreed to end the lawsuit between the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners and the Post Company, which owns the Jefferson Star and the Post Register.In a stipulated dismissal, both sides agree that the Post Company was reasonable in believing that an executive session was improper and in violation of Idaho’s Open Meeting Laws, but ...

Commissioners authorize livestock trailer, website redesign
The Jefferson County Board of Commissioners unanimously authorized a $1,800 website redesign for the county, but Commissioner Brian Farnsworth voted against a $6,500 livestock trailer for the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.Farnsworth refused to second a motion or vote for the purchase of a new livestock trailer, saying he was “not ...

Clarification sought on Emitsburg FEMA trip
Commissioner Brian Farnsworth again brought up the issue of claims submitted for a FEMA training trip to Emmitsburg, Md., taken by Jefferson County personnel and residents, despite the insistence from Chairman Jerald Raymond Oct. 27 that the issue be laid to rest.During a heated Nov. 10 meeting of the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners, ...

Concern expressed by outgoing clerk Christine Boulter
Outgoing Jefferson County Clerk Christine Boulter expressed her concern with in-depth coverage of developing news stories during Commissioner Brian Farnsworth’s Nov. 10 questioning of claims for FEMA emergency management training in Maryland.She said that The Jefferson Star should hold off on publishing a story until a final result is had, ...

County employees to see 20 percent cost increase to insurance
Employees of Jefferson County will see their price for individual and family plans increase by 20 percent, though it later could be reduced.County insurance agent Carlos Aponte appeared before the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners to seek their decision on employee increases before open enrollment begins. After discussion the commissioners ...

Rigby FFA does well at nationals
Members of the Rigby FFA Chapter stood out at the National FFA Nursery/Landscape Career Development Event (CDE) in Louisville, Ky.The Rigby team, led by advisor Robert Hale, was awarded a Silver emblem. In individual competition, Zachary Burgess received a Gold emblem, Olivia Olaveson received a Gold emblem, Sierra Bagley received a Silver emblem, ...

Election had high turnout, county sets holiday meal
Among other topics of interest during the Nov. 10 meeting of the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners was a report which showed Jefferson County had a higher-than-normal turnout for the Nov. 4 General Election, and the county has made plans and set the date for its annual Christmas luncheon.County Elections Administrator Shonna Allred reported ...

Rigby Library offers discount cards, expanded resources
The City of Rigby Library will be celebrating Family Reading Week this November by once again offering household library cards at a discount for a full year. The discount is available to anyone who lives outside of the city of Rigby and does include other counties. This promotion will begin Nov. 18 and will carry through to the end of the ...

Rexburg, Jefferson County to sign sewage sludge MOU
The City of Rexburg and Jefferson County will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the city to bring 40 tons of sewage sludge per week to the Circular Butte Landfill for the next six months, at a cost of $32.40 per ton.Rexburg Mayor Richard Woodland and Director of Public Works John Millar appeared before the Jefferson County Board of ...

Rigby Study Club had ‘holidays’ for November meeting
The theme was “Holidays” for the Rigby Study Club’s Nov. 5 meeting at Wes and Diana DaBell’s home. Each member of the club brought a dish suitable for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Year’s. After dinner, they played games led by Diana DaBell and then had a sing-along of holiday songs accompanied by Nola Jensen.The club will meet again ...

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