Cindy Kay Braegger recently graduated with a Master's Degree in Legal Studies from S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah.  Cindy is the daughter of Victor Blair & Kathaleen Braegger.  She is a graduate of Burley High School, Ricks College, and BYU Idaho.  She lives in Mur…

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Tucker Christensen, the son of Mike and JanaRae Christensen, received the rank of Eagle, the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America, on June 2, 2021. He had completed all of the requirements and had his board of review a year ago, but because of the Covid 19 problems, was unable to receiv…

Seth Lowell Robins graduated from the University of West Georgia, in Carrolton, with a doctorate in School Improvement and ESOL.

Quinn Adam Robins graduated from the University of North Carolina in Greensboro with a Masters of School Administration.

Emily Goff is the newest addition to First American Title as the title assistant.  She moved here from Oklahoma where she worked as a receptionist/escrow assistant for a little over two years.  She is excited to experience Idaho and the Mini-Cassia area by spending time outdoors and working …

On October 2, 2020, Roy Hutchings was awarded the rank of Eagle, the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America. Roy built a display case for the town of Minidoka to display a U.S. flag that has 48 stars on it for his Eagle project. The history of how and when the town got the flag is unknown…

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Oakley High school placed 3rd in the Idaho FCCLA 2020 State Star Events Culinary Arts Competition and Raft River HS placed 4th and 5th. "Students worked hard to get to this level and I am very proud of this accomplishment" Instructor Alysann Alves.

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Hyram Garner joined the company of his father and two older brothers along with others in his family honoring a legacy of Eagle Scouts. He was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout December 29, 2019. Hyram is a member of troop 80. He chose to help out the Rupert Shooting Complex by building shotgu…

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An Eagle Court of Honor was held at the Paul 2nd Ward for Troop 150 on January 15, 2020.  The five scouters receiving Eagle Scout Awards were Aydien McClain, Karson Stevens, Kayden Bliss, Ryker Stimpson, Zane Serr and Caleb Woodland.  Also honored as a mentor was Caleb Woodland who received …

Tuesday, January 21, 2020
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There will be an Eagle Scout Court of Honor held for Kevin W Edwards on January 26, 2020 at 6:00pm at the Declo Stake Center – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 213 West Main Street, Declo, Idaho.  Kevin is a student at Declo Jr. High School.  He chose to renovate the Gary Fra…

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Eagle Scout Court of Honor held on January 12, 2020

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Chase Johnson (Neil and Launie), Nathan Patterson (Chris and Robyn), Carson Rice (Ron and Laura), Taggart Patterson (Chris and Robyn), and Hudson Kunau (Bob and Nancy) all celebrated the achievement of reaching the rank of Eagle Scout on December 22, 2019. Congratulations!

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Five Young Men received their Eagle Scout Awards, Sunday, December 29, 2019. They are members of Troop 15 from the Star 1st Ward. Romney Hobson, Kelton Hanks, Brett Williams, Deegan Hanks and Jacob Brown. 

Monday, January 13, 2020
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Five Young Men received their Eagle Scout Awards, Sunday, December 29, 2019. They are members of Troop 15 from the Star 1st Ward. Romney Hobson, Kelton Hanks, Brett Williams, Deegan Hanks and Jacob Brown. 

Monday, January 06, 2020
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Garrett Bingham and Sam Gibbons were awarded Boy Scouts highest rank, that of Eagle Scout December 27, 2019. They are members of Troop 153. Garrett built new pig wash pens at the Minidoka County Fairgrounds. Sam refurbished and painted the Flag Ship that has been in the Rupert 4th of July pa…

Monday, September 16, 2019
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Trevyn Hawkins Kay was awarded Boy Scout’s highest rank, that of Eagle Scout. He is the son of Justin and Patricia Kay, of the Burley 8th Ward. He is a member of Troop 110. His Eagle project consisted of completing a blood drive for the Red Cross. Trevyn would like to thank all of those who …

Monday, April 29, 2019

Carter Christensen, age 14, son of Mike and JanaRae Christensen and Brogan Bowen, age 14, son of Tom and Melanie Bowen, of the Acequia 2nd Ward were awarded Boy Scout’s highest rank, that of Eagle Scout on April 17, 2019. They are members of Troop 153. Brogan also earned his Bronze Palm. Car…

Monday, March 04, 2019

Isaac Farfan was awarded Boy Scout’s highest rank, that of Eagle Scout. He is the son of Miguel and Jennifer Farfan, of the Unity 2nd Ward. He is a member of Troop 116. His Eagle project consisted of building a wheel chair accessible ramp at the Cassia County Fairgrounds. Issac would like to…

Anthony D Heiner received his Eagle Scout Award 1-2-2019    His Court of Honor was 2-24-2019

Anthony D Heiner and Jacob Brown both received the Dr Bernard Harris SUPERNOVA Bronze Medal for 180 hours of STEM (Science, technology, engineering, math) through Scouting

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

In the small Ozark town of Mountain Grove, Missouri Carol Lee Rogers was born August 11, 1957 to Mary E. Gardner Rogers and William D. Rogers. On Sunday February 18th, 2018 Carol passed away with her partner Alex Parent by her side.

Thursday, June 21, 2018
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
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Sgt. Eric Nebeker is retiring from the Cassia County Sheriff’s

Jarom Carl Beyler, son of Martin and CarieSue Beyler, will be receiving his Eagle Scout Award 6 p.m. July 30 in the Malta Ward Church. All friends and relatives are invited to attend. Jarom is pictured standing in front of his eagle project.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Tobin Hale, O.D., of Oakley, has completed the Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) degree at the Arizona College of Optometry (AZCOPT) of Midwestern University. An official graduation ceremony and conferring of degrees took place on the Midwestern University campus in Glendale, Ariz., June 1. Dr. Hal…

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Ernesto Paredes and Zane Muir, Webelo Cub Scouts in Boy Scouts of America Pack 12, received the Arrow of Light award May 16. The Arrow of Light is the highest recognition given to a Cub Scout. Ernesto is the son of Jose and Alejendra Valera. Zane is the son of Dr. Brian and Lisa Muir. Both f…

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Soroptimists awarded its New Horizons Scholarship in the amount of $500 to Cassia High School’s Elise Lara.

Kim Hunter has worked 43 years with the Cassia School District in the Oakley Elementary School and is now embarking on retirement. The school will be recognizing her for all of her years of hard work and dedication, but mostly for taking care of the children and loving each one. She will for…

Ann and Steve Rigby are retiring after 33 years each of service in the Cassia Schools District, Ann as a first grade teacher and Steve as a bus driver.  An Open House in their honor will be held from 4-6 p.m. May 12 in the Raft River Elementary School Library.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Mike James is retiring after 33 years of service! Mike started working for Cassia Memorial Hospital on April 01, 1984. He was hired to help take care of the grounds, and do maintenance. He quickly became a valuable asset to the Engineering Department, as well as the entire facility. His stor…

Two scouts from Troop 116 earned their Eagle Scout awards on April 19.  Jared Troy Crane and Kody Leon Robinson received the highest rank in the scouting program at the Unity 2nd Ward.  Jared completed his Eagle Project by transporting, painting, and mounting all the display panels in the 4H…

Monday, March 13, 2017
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Great-great-grandmother Loleta May Merrill, of Burley, is shown with nineteen great-great-grandchildren who live in Utah. Number twenty lives in California. There are 15 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Cleo Thompson recently celebrated her 92nd birthday! Pictured are five generations of her family, left to right, Rodney Blacker, Angel and Stetson Buttars, Cleo Thompson and Judy Blacker.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

BURLEY – College of Southern Idaho Mini-Cassia Campus announced its list of local, fall 2016 honor students. President’s List students achieved a 4.00 GPA for the semester and Dean’s List students held between a 3.5 and 3.99 GPA.

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

The following students at Cassia High School are early graduates and although they will not walk with the group until May, they have met the requirements for graduation. Left to right, Elizabeth Tellez, Alex Gonzalez, Jessica McDonald, Jesus Rodriguez, Christian Huerta, Elisa Lara, Karrigan …

Kaysen Stoker, a Webelo Cub Scout in Pack 12 received an Arrow of Light award Jan. 17. Kaysen is the son of Kelly and Mindy Stoker of Burley. Jack and Laura Hill are the Webelos Den Leaders. Other Cub Scouts receiving Rank Awards during the meeting include: Bear Awards to James Parke, the so…

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

The public is invited to a retirement party for Commissioner Dennis Crane honoring his seventeen years of service. An open house will be held 3-6 p.m. Jan. 9 in the Commissioner Chambers of the Old Courthouse, 1459 Overland Ave., Room 206.

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The family of Loa Maxwell is happy to announce that she is turning 90-years-old the last day of this year. Loa, of the Paul/Heyburn area, is also celebrating five generations with two great-great-grandchildren. The first, Oliver Odie May, son of Devon and Amanda May of Rexburg is pictured he…

Tuesday, December 20, 2016
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Joshua Eric Dibb has earned his Eagle Scout. A court of honor will be held 7 p.m. Dec. 22 at the Emerson LDS Church Building, 424 W Ellis Ave., Paul. His Eagle project was to paint the Conex at the Paul baseball field.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Duke Eames, at age 13, was awarded Boy Scout’s highest rank, that of Eagle Scout. He is the son of Tim and Cari Eames, of the Acequia 2nd Ward. He is a member of Troop 153. His Eagle project consisted of rescuing a 1941 Seagrave Fire Engine, cleaning it and replacing parts in coordination wi…

Ammon Shelton, at age 14, has achieved Boy Scout’s highest rank, that of Eagle Scout. He is the son of Cole and Lisha Shelton of the Acequia 2nd Ward. He is a member of Troop 153. His Eagle project consisted of making capes for the children at Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City, U…

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Jacob Hymas, 15, has achieved Boy Scouting’s highest rank, that of Eagle Scout. He is the son of Carvel and Dawn Hymas, of Burley, and is a member of Troop 124. His project consisted of building and installing a Disc Golf Course at Freedom Park. Jacob plans on continuing to earn additional m…

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Trey Crider, the son of Scott and Nicole Crider of Burley, has achieved the Eagle rank in the Boy Scout program. His Court of Honor will be 7 p.m. Aug. 21 at the LDS church in Springdale. Trey is a 2016 graduate of Declo High School. Trey was a wrestler for the Declo Hornets. His Eagle Proje…

Tuesday, May 31, 2016
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BURLEY – Two Cub Scouts from Pack 12 received their Arrow of Light award on May 10. The Arrow of Light is the highest recognition given to Cub Scouts.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Caleb Michael Stapleman, 16, son of Ryan and Cheri Stapleman of Heyburn has earned his Eagle Scout designation. A court of honor was held May 1 at the Heyburn 2nd Ward Building. Caleb is a member of Troop 48 and is a Sophmore at Minico High School. For his project, he installed wheelchair ac…

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

In January, Ace Hardware’s head cashier, Layla Anderson, received her credentials to become a Certified Nursing Assistant. Layla’s “Ace Family” wants to congratulate her and wish her luck with her future endeavors. Layla started working for Ace Hardware in October of 2011, she has been a mod…

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Kalynn Michelle Cotten, a sophomore at Minico High School, is having a book signing for her new novel: Masquerade and her new children’s book: Claire the Cat: Joins the Marching Band. The signing is Saturday, March 5th from 2-4 pm at the Book Store on the square in Rupert. Her website is the…

Tuesday, February 16, 2016
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The following students were named to the Dean’s List at CSI for the fall semester of 2015

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

L. Drake Fowers, 14, son of Dale and Jolene Fowers, of Rupert, will be presented with an Eagle Scout award in a Court of Honor at 7 p.m. Feb. 9 at Acequia Church. He is a member of Troop No. 153. For his Eagle Scout project, Drake made more than 300 cravats or splints for the ski patrol. It …

Tuesday, January 12, 2016
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Arriving at 7:51 p.m. Jan. 4, an 8-pound-2-ounce baby boy is Cassia Regional Medical Center’s New Year’s Baby.

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

An Eagle Scout Court of Honor was held Jan. 3 in the Pella LDS Church for Josh Beck. He is the son of Shane and Katriina Beck, of Burley.

An Eagle Scout Court of Honor was held Jan. 3 in the Pella LDS Church for Zachary Simmons. Zachary is a senior at Burley High School. He is the son of Kevin and Melissa Simmons, of Burley, his grandparents are Owen and Ranae McBride of Burley, and Dave and Donna Simmons, of Paul. His Eagle P…

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

A whole flock of Scouts from Troop 121 made Eagle Scout with an honor award ceremony held Nov. 15. From left to right are, Wyatt Garner, Logan Edger, Spencer Johnson and Demetrius Crockett.

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

George Bunn has retired after 36 years, 11 months and 3 days of loyal service to the City of Burley. A celebration was held Oct. 30.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Cole A. Rose, of Burley, received his Eagle at a court of honor June 14. For his Eagle project he moved the playground equipment for the Special Needs Preschool in Cassia County.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Katie Bond has been accepted into the Summer Academy for the Idaho Science and Aerospace Scholars program at Boise State University. This is a competitive program for Idaho high school juniors and is supported by Idaho industry and higher education. The program involves a NASA-designed onlin…