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Pages of the Past

The Jefferson Star is going back in time to explore past pages of The Rigby Star. Every month, there will be a few highlights from the top stories in the 1900s. This project will appear in the last issue of every month. 1906. It will be noted that the car...
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Officials offer reward, seek info on rest stop homicide

IDAHO — Boneville County Sheriff’s Deputies are seeking the public’s assistance as its investigation into the homicide of a man at an Eastern Idaho rest stop continues. On May 13, at 6:30 a.m. deputies were called to the Lane Clark Rest Area on Hwy 26 East of Ririe where they discovered 36-year-old Morey P. Pelton of Jefferson County had been killed.
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Bonneville Sheriff's Office investigates homicide near Ririe

Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office is conducting an investigation into the homicide of Morey P. Pelton, a 36 year-old male from Jefferson County. According to a release from BCSO, Bonneville County dispatch first received a report of what appeared to be a deceased person in the parking lot of the Lane Clark Hill Rest area near Ririe at 6:30 a.m on May 13.
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Congestion at Jefferson County Lake spurs waste and traffic concerns

High traffic volumes at Jefferson County Lake have caused Parks and Recreation Director Mickey Eames to look into widening the road leading into the lake and acquiring two more vaulted bathrooms in the park. Eames approached the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners on May 16 to request permission to begin...
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Crime Log

Rigby is the only city in Jefferson County with its own police department, which responds to dispatched calls. The following are a selection of incidents responded to by the Rigby Police Department for Feb. 17 to Feb. 22. Feb. 17. 12:14 a.m. A 2004 maroon grand Toyota Prius will be...
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In Brief

In recognizing the Memorial Day Holiday, The Jefferson Star will have early deadlines for all editorial, classified and legal content for the June 1 edition. Deadline for the Star Plus will be 4 p.m. on May 25. For The Jefferson Star, all legal and classified ads and editorial content will also be due at 10 a.m. on May 26. The Jefferson Star Office will be closed on Monday, May 30.
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Authorities searching for those responsible for murdering local man

The investigation into the homicide death of 36 year old Morey P. Pelton of Jefferson County continues and Detectives are following up on a number of leads. The Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office is still looking for tips and information from anyone who was in the area of the Lane Clark Rest Area on Hwy 26 East of Ririe between the hours of 8 pm on Thursday May 12th and 6:30 am on Friday May 13th. ...

Sheriff's office offers $5,000 reward for tips in homicide investigation

The Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office is offering $5,000 to anyone who provides information leading to an arrest in a recent homicide. The sheriff’s office has been investigating the death of Jefferson County resident Morey Pelton since his body was found Friday at the Lane Clark Hill Rest Area on U.S. Highway 26, near Ririe. Deputies are asking anyone who was in the area between 8 p.m. Thursday and 6:30 a.m. Friday to come forward. Sgt. Bryan Lovell, public information officer for the sheriff’s office, did not say how deputies determined Pelton’s death was a homicide or if Pelton had any visible injuries when he was found. Anyone with information can contact the sheriff’s office tip line at 1-833-445-2092, or through dispatch at 208-529-1200.
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2022 Primary Election Results in Jefferson and Clark Counties

Both contested seats remain in the possession of the incumbents for Jefferson and Clark County Commissioners Roger Clark and Gregory Shenton after the May 17 Primary Election. Now that all precincts have reported, here are the results for each county. In Jefferson County, incumbent County Commissioner for Zone 2 Scott...
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Memorial Day DeadlinesIn recognizing the Memorial Day Holiday, The Jefferson Star will have early deadlines for all editorial, classified and legal content for the June 1 edition. Deadline for the Star Plus will be 4 p.m. on May 25. For The Jefferson Star, all legal and classified ads and editorial content will also be due at 10 a.m. on May 26. The Jefferson Star Office will be closed on Monday, May 30.
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Jefferson County looks into repairing local bridges

The Jefferson County Board of Commissioners received information on the Leading Idaho Local Bridge (LILB) Program from Director of Public Works Dave Walrath at their May 9 meeting and signed a memorandum of understanding for the conditions of the program. According to Walrath, the LILB Program is a federal program...
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Rigby approves Urban Renewal District expansion, JC tables decision once more

Jefferson County Board of Commissioners tabled the Rigby Urban Renewal Agency’s Eligibility study for land along Highway 48, between 3800 E and 3900 E, again during their May 9 meeting. This decision came after they tabled approval of the study on May 2, and after the acceptance of it by the Rigby City Council on May 5.
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Marriages and Divorces

The following couples applied for marriage licenses in Jefferson County during the month of April. Julio Enrique Garcia and Cristina Marisol Ontiveros. The following are divorce judgements filed in Jefferson County during the month of April. Amanda and Charles Cromar. Lindsea and Leland Barlow. Brittany and BJ Edwards. Marilyn and...