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Rigby High School hails May's Teacher of the Month

As soon as you walk into Laron Johnson's classroom, he'll show you his bomb, which does not come as a shock to anyone who knows how the rest of his lecture ...

Rigby High School student first to be named Presidential Scholar  Post Register

RIGBY — Rigby High School senior Megan Clements is leaving her impact on Jefferson School District 251 in more ways than one.

Wilkie, Carolyn | Obituaries  Post Register

Carolyn Luke Wilkie, 85, of Idaho Falls, passed away on Sunday, July 7, 2019, at home. She was under the care of Hands of Hope Hospice. On March 1, 1934,

Rigby's Kenadee French signs with College of Idaho women's basketball  Post Register

Rigby High School's Kenadee French will be trading her maroon and gold in for purple, gold and white next school year.

Rigby High School 1st Trimester Honor Roll | Local Scenes  Post Register

Rigby High School's high honor roll and honor roll students for the first trimester of the 2018-19 school years.

Rigby High School 2nd Trimester Honor Roll | Local Scenes  Post Register

Rigby High School's high honor roll and honor roll students for the second trimester of the 2018-19 school year.

Rigby High School student named semifinalst for Presidential Scholarship Program  Post Register

One eastern Idaho high school senior has been recognized as one of the state's most accomplished students.

Rigby High School FFA recognized as top 10 in nation  Post Register

Only 10 schools across the nation are selected for FFA's Model of Excellence and Rigby High School's FFA program was one of only two schools in the West to ...

Rigby wrestling taking 7 to state  Post Register

This weekend's state wrestling tournament will feature seven wrestlers from Rigby High School after the team finished in 4th place during the district tournament ...

Rigby senior named Idaho's Presidential Scholar

A high school senior from Rigby and one from Boise have been named as Idaho's two Presidential Scholars for the class of 2019, Superintendent of Public ...

No. 1 Madison holds on for 45-42 win over No. 2 Rigby  Post Register

RIGBY — In a standing room only Rigby High School gym, the top two ranked teams in Idaho's 5A boys basketball media poll met for a rivalry game.

HS Roundup: Rigby girls qualify for state with 2OT win at Highland  Post Register

At Pocatello, the No. 2 seeded Rigby High School girls basketball team handed No. 1 seeded Highland its first loss to a conference opponent this season, 64-57 ...

Helsing, Dwain | Obituaries  Post Register

Dwain Homer Helsing, 76, of Rigby, Idaho passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at his home in Rigby. He was born October 29, 1942 in Rigby, the son of Albert.

Local high schools prepare for graduation, last day of school  Post Register

All of the local high schools have, or will be conducting graduation ceremonies in the coming days. Listed below are the high schools, dates and times of the ...

Students celebrate FFA Week by driving tractors into school

RIGBY, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - Pulling up to Rigby High School on Thursday morning, spotting tractors and farming equipment in the school was probably the last ...

District breaks ground for new elementary school  Post Register

Construction of the new Jefferson Joint School District No. 251 elementary school is officially underway after district staff and construction personnel broke ...

Football: Norman INT, late stop propels Hillcrest over Rigby  Post Register

RIGBY — Late Friday night, a Hillcrest student ran to Rigby's midfield line and planted the Knights' flag into the ground.

Jefferson Farm Bureau awards eight scholarships | Local Scenes  Post Register

The Jefferson County Farm Bureau scholarship committee has awarded five $500 scholarships to local students. The scholarships may be used at the students' ...

Rigby's Mobley signs with Wyoming track  Post Register

Rigby High School multisport athlete Mateya Mobley will be trading in her maroon and gold for brown and yellow later this year.

Rigby boy struck by trucks twice in parking lot accident

A 16-year-old Rigby High School student was struck by a Ford truck driven by a 15-year-old boy at around 10:45 p.m. Thursday.

Community members recognized at annual banquet  Post Register

14 members of the community added their names to a long list of Farmer-Merchant and Community Recognition Banquet award recipients Thursday night during ...

Rigby starts middle school FFA chapter  Post Register

RIGBY — A newly organized middle school FFA chapter is rare nationwide and is the first in Idaho.

New elementary school name narrowed to 5, subcontractors decided  Post Register

The name for the new Jefferson Joint School District No. 251 elementary school has been narrowed to five.

Rigby's KaliJo Zagula signs to play ice hockey at Stevenson University  Post Register

RIGBY — As a junior, KaliJo Zagula sent out more than 150 emails to various colleges in an effort to start the recruiting process and drum up interest for the.

You're invited to a community conversation on suicide prevention  East Idaho News

RIGBY — Suicide is a tough topic to discuss, but it's a conversation that one local nonprofit group feels needs to happen in eastern Idaho. “If you bring people ...

Teacher of the Year 2019

Vote for the Teacher of the Year from our Teacher of the Month candidates. Vote below, but first, here's a look at their surprise visit: ...

New coach looks to create winning tradition  Post Register

Rigby High School has welcomed a new wrestling coach who seeks to start a winning tradition in the sport at the school.

"1984" makes the grade at Rigby High School

The Jefferson School District and Rigby High School have decided not to ban the George Orwell novel "1984" from classroom study.

Moser, John | Obituaries  Post Register

John Dudley Moser, 25 of Rigby, Idaho passed away Thursday, February 21, 2019. John was born September 14, 1993 in Albuquerque, New Mexico to Dudley ...

Rigby High School debate team doing more than winning

The Rigby High School debate team is having a successful school year so far. The team has been taking first place in most of their competitions.

All-area Boys Track Athlete of the Year: Nathan Franz, Rigby  Post Register

Nathan Franz was introduced to the Rigby High School track program long before he started competing for the Trojans.

Blackburn, Korry | Obituaries  Post Register

Korry Dean Blackburn, 58, of Rigby, Idaho, passed away Wednesday, May 22, 2019 after a courageous battle with cancer. Korry was born May 16, 1961 in ...

Brenda Thomas | Obituaries  Post Register

Brenda Eleanor Thomas, 70, of Menan, Idaho passed away Sunday, January 20, 2019 in Menan, Idaho. She was born on September 12, 1948 in Rigby, Idaho, ...

Rigby High grad's exercise invention explodes on Kickstarter  East Idaho News

IDAHO FALLS — It started with a problem. Ethan and Kinsee Abbott were poor newlywed college students, and Ethan wanted a place to work out. They couldn't ...

Rigby FFA Chapter to vie for national honors  Post Register

RIGBY — The Rigby High School FFA Chapter has been chosen as a finalist to compete for a National FFA Model of Excellence award from the National FFA ...

Rigby High students greeted with touching display of support following tragedies  East Idaho News

To anyone who may be feeling like suicide is the answer, it is not. There is help. There is hope. Things can get better. Call the National Suicide Prevention ...

Jefferson School District overwhelmingly passes $36 million school bond  East Idaho News

RIGBY — Jefferson Joint School District 251 is getting a new elementary school. On Tuesday, voters overwhelming approved a $36 million school bond with ...

Franz and Mobley take gold at Boise relays  Post Register

A pair of Rigby athletes claimed titles in throwing events in Boise April 6. Senior and Utah State signee Nathan Franz won boys elite shot put with a mark of.

High school, middle school teams to compete in Eastern Idaho Science Bowl  Post Register

Southeastern Idaho high school and middle school students are testing their math and science knowledge this week at the Department of Energy Office of ...

New football coach named for Rigby High School  East Idaho News

RIGBY — Armando Gonzalez has been named head football coach for Rigby High School. On Monday, May 15, members of the Board of Trustees unanimously ...

3 West Ada students named semifinalists in Presidential Scholars program  Idaho Press-Tribune

Six Idaho students have been selected as semifinalists for the U.S. Presidential Scholars program, which recognizes some of the nation's most accomplished ...

Holm, Whittney | Obituaries  Post Register

Whittney Ann Holm, 31 of Roberts, Idaho, passed away Sunday, February 24, 2019. She was born April 16, 1987 in Rexburg, Idaho to Darwin Wayne Fife and ...

HS Roundup: Trojans begin districts with win over Titans  Post Register

At Rigby, the Rigby High School girls basketball team built on a 33-17 halftime lead during a 51-35 win over Thunder Ridge to begin the 5A District 5-6 ...

Local school district dealing with growing pains

A local school district is experiencing some growing pains. Jefferson County School District 251 has seen extreme growth resulting in overcrowding.

Rigby businesses are hurting due to roundabout construction  Post Register

RIGBY — A new roundabout is under construction at the Farnsworth Way and Stockham Boulevard intersection here. Construction began in August and is set to ...

Coleman, Tonya | Obituaries  Post Register

Tonya Rae Hunting Coleman, 49, of Menan, Idaho passed away Monday, June 3, 2019, after a long valiant fight against cancer. Tonya is the daughter of Robert ...

Rigby high school student will perform in New York hemophilia musical  Idaho State Journal

A high school student from Rigby was selected to perform in a musical in New York City about living with a blood disease.

Ag students celebrate 2019 National FFA Week  Post Register

From Saturday through Feb. 23, don't be surprised if you see tomorrow's farmers, ranchers, veterinarians, ag teachers, biologists, chemists, engineers and ...

Aussie inspirational speaker visits Rigby, Ririe  Post Register

What started out as a family tragedy has over time evolved into a motivational speaking career that has inspired thousands of people across Australia and now ...

Rigby's Franz signs to throw for Utah State  Post Register

RIGBY — Nathan Franz celebrated his 18th birthday by finalizing his athletic future.

Cox, Doris | Obituaries  Post Register

Doris Jean Burtenshaw Cox, 90, of Rigby, passed away peacefully while surrounded by beloved family members on the 29th of November 2018. Doris was born ...

Despite rumors, Rigby tragedies are separate incidents, officials say  East Idaho News

To ANYONE who may be feeling like suicide is the answer. It is not. There is help. There is hope. Things can get better. Call the National Suicide Prevention ...

Shelley High School principal steps down  Post Register

The principal of Shelley High School has stepped down after two-and-a-half years on the job.

Bar J Wranglers return Nov. 1  Post Register

The Bar J Wranglers of Jackson Hole, Wyo. are returning to Rigby Nov. 1 to perform at the Rigby High School Auditorium.

Gregston, Melinda | Obituaries  Post Register

After a great day riding with her female motorcycle riding group, "The Litas," Melinda Gregston, 44, passed away May 5, 2019, as a result of an accident in Alpine ...

2 Idaho students selected as presidential scholars  Idaho Press-Tribune

Two Idaho students were announced 2019 U.S. Presidential Scholars by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos on Monday.

Olaveson called to serve New Mexico mission  Post Register

To New Mexico— Tagg Olaveson, son of Alan and Bonnie Olaveson, of Rigby, has been called to serve a two-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of ...

Hancock named new Roberts principal  Post Register

The Jefferson Joint School District No. 251 announced Matt Hancock as the new Roberts Elementary School Principal.

Singer, Gina | Obituaries  Post Register

Gina Guymon Singer, age 58, of Rigby passed away on December 11, 2018. Gina was born March 12, 1960, in Rigby, Idaho, to Larry Guymon and Clella Ward ...

Local school districts continue to bolster software, combat viruses  Post Register

RIGBY — Jefferson School District 251 director of technology Keith Scholes said combating the ever-growing rise of computer viruses and hacking of school ...

Two Rigby High School students accepted to NASA program ISAS

Two Rigby High School juniors have been accepted to the Idaho Science and Aerospace Scholars (ISAS) program.

EXERCISE ON THE GO: Rigby resident invents equipment for full upper-body, at-home workout  Idaho State Journal

Lightweight, compact and easy to travel with: that was the goal of Rigby native Ethan Abbott's exercise equipment invention that has exploded on Kickstarter.

Obituary - Pond  Post Register

Lois Laura Anderson Pond, age 89, passed away on January 15, 2019, at Morning Star Senior Living, Idaho Falls, Idaho. Gaylen Snow Pond, age 93, joined his ...

Why the D91 'no-bid contract' issue isn't actually an issue  East Idaho News

IDAHO FALLS — As another round of voting on school bonds approaches in Idaho Falls School District 91, some misinformation is still persisting. One of the ...

Kite festival coming to Rigby

All eyes will be in the sky Saturday for a kite festival being held in Rigby on Saturday.

Idaho students to receive Presidential Scholar medallion  East Idaho News

RIGBY – Two Idaho high schools seniors are being honored as top performing students through the 2019 Presidential Scholars program. Megan Elizabeth ...

(WWI) A time and place to honor Jefferson County veterans  Post Register

What started as an idea to honor veterans in Jefferson County in 2004, materialized into the Jefferson County Veterans Memorial in 2010, and grew in 2012 with ...

HS Roundup: Trojans top Knights 65-48  Post Register

At Hillcrest, a 26-point third quarter propelled the Rigby High School boys basketball team to a win over former conference opponent Hillcrest.

Assistant principal loses 110 pounds, his wife loses 40, in Fitbit transformation  East Idaho News

AMMON — When Barry Parkes reached 300 pounds, he promised himself he would finally do something. He had been overweight and out of shape for 20 years ...

Scott, Chandler | Obituaries  Post Register

Chandler Reece Scott, 31 of Idaho Falls, passed away Friday, February 15, 2019. He was born October 18, 1987 in Idaho Falls, Idaho to Steven Mitchell Scott ...

Miller, Lana  Post Register

On Sept. 18, 2018, after fighting a long and progressively painful illness, my darling Lana was relieved of her suffering and passed away. Her example of pure ...

Ground broken on new physical therapy clinic in Rigby  East Idaho News

RIGBY – A groundbreaking was held Wednesday for a 5,000-square-foot physical therapy building on Rigby Lake Drive. Rigby Physical Therapy opened for ...

Ruiz overcomes odds, plans to attend prestigious Princeton  Post Register

Ivan Ruiz once skimmed through a college-level textbook on the United States government because ... he had nothing else to do.

Poole, Guy | Obituaries  Post Register

Guy Edward Poole, 86, of Basalt passed away April 11, 2019 peacefully in his home surrounded by his loved ones. Guy was born May 13, 1932 in Annis, ID. He.

Holder, Ronald | Obituaries  Post Register

Ronald Dean Holder, 59 of Rupert, Idaho was killed in a tragic hang gliding accident at Point of the Mountain Flight Park in Draper, Utah on June 11, 2019. His.

Missing Rigby High band director has been found  Rexburg Standard Journal

IDAHO FALLS — Bonneville County Sheriff's Office reports that missing Rigby High School band director, William (Bill) Algeo Weed, was found safe in Seattle ...

Centennial High senior named Presidential Scholar

BOISE, Idaho — Graduation season is upon us. Overall, 3.6 million high school seniors are expected to graduate this year. Only a few will stand at the top of the ...

Sheriff: No truth to rumors that violence may occur at Jefferson schools Friday  East Idaho News

RIGBY — The Jefferson County Sheriff says there is no truth to rumors that possible violence may occur Friday at schools in the county. “A rumor was started ...

4-H Star: Goals for college  Post Register

Kassidy Shaffer hopes to land a 4-H college scholarship someday.

Clements named Presidential Scholar finalist  Post Register

Rigby High School Senior Megan Elizabeth Clements has been named one of two of Idaho's Presidential Scholars for the class of 2019 May 8.

It takes time to build a school  Post Register

Serving in a public position always invites criticism. While Theodore Roosevelt famously wrote that “it is not the critic who counts,” a wise friend also counseled ...

Jenson returns to hero's welcome in Rigby  Idaho State Journal

RIGBY—“What's up, Rigby?” Those opening remarks from two-time Olympic snowboarder Jessika Jenson drew thunderous applause and cheers in the Rigby ...

Rigby students attempt world record for high five chain  East Idaho News

RIGBY – Students at Rigby High School and Middle School set out the break the world record for the longest high five chain this weekend. They didn't quite meet ...

American Falls FFA chapter headed to nationals  Post Register

AMERICAN FALLS — American Falls High School ag instructor Marc Beitia is having a good year. In addition to being named Idaho's 2019 “Teacher of the Year ...

Single mother, who has son with special needs, bawls when Secret Santa shows up with 3 special gifts  East Idaho News is spreading Christmas cheer with the help of a Secret Santa who asked us to help him give away $250,000 this holiday season.

IFHS 'Super Fan' completes 10000 mile journey Saturday  East Idaho News

IDAHO FALLS – It's been 11 years since Idaho Falls resident Greg Hansen started his daily routine walking two and a half miles around the greenbelt in Idaho ...

Clark County rodeo Grand Marshall and Pioneer Queen named  Post Register

For the 2019 “Trails of the Silver Sage” themed Clark County Roundup Rodeo and Parade, Lynn Hoggan will be the Grand Marshal and Bonnie Stoddard will be ...

Officials: No, the book '1984' has not been banned at East Idaho high school  Idaho State Journal

RIGBY — Officials with Rigby High School and the Jefferson School District 251 said they have not banned the novel “1984.”

The Best and Brightest: Idaho Department of Ed Unveils List of Presidential Scholar Candidates  Boise Weekly

Anticipation is running high among more than 50 of Idaho's best high school seniors. They've been named as candidates for the U.S. Presidential Scholars ...

Brown, Chandler  Post Register

Chandler Ethan Brown, 20, was born July 13, 1998, in Yuba City, California. He passed away Sept. 24, 2018, in Rexburg, Idaho. Chandler was born to Jennifer ...

Rod Furniss declares candidacy for District 35 seat  Rexburg Standard Journal

FREMONT COUNTY—District 35 incumbent Representative Karey Hanks will be challenged by Rigby native Rod Furniss on the May 15 Primary Election.

Bomb threats force evacuation of Rigby High School  Idaho State Journal

RIGBY — Rigby High School students evacuated today at 1:35 p.m. because of bomb threats called into the counselors' office, according to a press release from ...

Obituary: Alma Gerald Anderson | Obituaries |  Twin Falls Times-News

January 30, 1922—March 18, 2019. BURLEY – Our father, grandfather, great-grandfather, great-great-grandfather and brother, Alma Gerald Anderson, age 97, ...

Young soloist selected as junior finalist  Post Register

Evelyn Lee, a freshman at Rigby High School, has been selected as a junior finalist in the Idaho Falls Symphony's Young Artist Competition.

Eastern Idaho sports teams utilizing analytics to gain competitive edge  Idaho State Journal

With the Idaho state boys basketball tournament in Boise this week, local teams and coaches will try to find any edge against their opponents.

Eastern Idaho Teen Charged With Brandishing Weapon at School  Boise Weekly

The Idaho Falls Post Register reports a 17-year-old eastern Idaho student is in custody after, police say, he wielded a handgun in the Rigby High School parking ...

Veteran of the Month: Jim Wetzel  Post Register

Jim Wetzel doesn't miss the ocean. As a radio operator in the Navy during WWII, Wetzel spent two years on the ship. “The interesting thing is in two years, ...

Sports Briefs | Postregister |  Post Register

Basketball camps coming to Watersprings. Watersprings will host three sports camps beginning May 27. Camp 1 is for basketball for boys and girls entering ...

Larry Howard Williamson  Teton Valley News

Larry Howard Williamson of Alta, Wyoming died peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on February 1, 2019.

Thatcher, Larry | Obituaries  Post Register

Lawrence "Larry" Jon Thatcher, 63, of Idaho Falls, passed away on February 26, 2019, at his home. Larry was born December 30, 1955 in Idaho Falls to Richard ...

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