Tee Steadman of Georgetown was just recently sworn in as the newest council member of the Georgetown City Council. According to Tee, he was approached and asked about running for the position, and he thought it would be a good way to be active in the community; that there is no better time t…

•  The Cokeville High School National Honor Society sponsored the annual "I Bleed Orange and Black" blood drive on Tuesday, January 14.

ASSE Student Exchange Program, a highly respected, non-profit, public-benefit organization, is seeking local host families for high school boys and girls from Scandinavia, France, Germany, Italy, Thailand, China, South Korea, and the former Soviet Republics. Students are already awaiting wor…

The January meeting of the Jane Davis Camp was held Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020 at the First/Fourth church. “Salute to Our Utah Pioneers” was led by Sylvia Westre and accompanied by Debra Jacobs.

As of August 2019, 21-year-old Trevyn Phelps of Bennington was the newest police officer on the Montpelier Police Force. After hiring on in August, Trevyn then finished up a semester at Idaho State University’s Law Enforcement Academy. He returned the day before Thanksgiving and began his du…

• Funeral services were held for Sharon Linford on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020. Friends and family gathered at The Church of Jesus Christ ofLatter-day Saints in Cokeville to celebrate her life.

The Sharp Shooters Camera Club met at the National Oregon California Trail Center for a post-Christmas party on January 8th. After dinner in the wagon circle, club members shared Christmas photos taken over the years.

The Second Session of the 65th Legislature started off with the State of the State Address from Governor Little on Monday. In his speech, he mentioned the fact that Idaho is currently the least regulated state in the nation. This happened because of the action of the Legislature last year to…

The Legislative session started Monday, January 6th, at 12 noon with a joint session of both Houses. The Senators came to the House Chamber and the Governor delivered his State of The State and Budget address. There were a few key points in the Governor’s address. You may not have heard, but…

The Bear Lake County Historical Society held their annual Christmas party on Dec. 12 at the National Oregon/California Trail Center. Eating in the covered wagons was definitely a highlight of the night. Everyone raved about the delicious prime rib and salmon cooked by Jeff the Chef. Music by…

Iris Bingham is one of the sweetest people you will ever meet. She and her husband, Larry, are friendly, warm, and inviting, and very willing to share information. In fact, I found myself talking about my own family and personal things like we had known each other forever. My interview with …

Many things have changed since 1955, some more drastic than others. Several common items from 60 years ago have completely disappeared, and most of the things we use today were completely unheard of back then. The people who are able to remember what life was like 60 years ago really appreci…

As I look forward to the year 2020, I begin to start setting goals, and maybe even making resolutions. However, resolutions don’t really work for me, because I tend to work on them for a bit and then they fizzle out. But, I read something recently that resounded with me and I decided to buil…

• Cokeville 2nd Ward held its annual Christmas Party on Tuesday, December 17 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They enjoyed a delicious meal followed by a short musical program. Thanks to everyone who helped make the night so special.

Gary Teuscher has been a fixture as a CPA in Montpelier doing audits and taxes for 34 years. He has run the firm with the help of several people, including his wife, Sylvia, daughter, Mauria, and son, James, in the old Medical Arts Building since he bought the business from Carl Alder in 1986.

The Cokeville High School and Junior High Christmas Concert was held onWednesday, Dec. 11 in the high school auditorium under the directionof Robbie King with Nanette Cook accompanying. The Junior High Band performed: 'Feliz Navidad", "A Christmas Canon" and "Santa atthe Symphony". The next …

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The American Legion and Auxiliary, LaVoy Thornock Unit 40 held its annual Christmas Party on Monday, December 9 at the Town Hall. Those in attendance enjoyed a yummy potluck supper while sharing a favorite Christmas memory. They also sang Christmas Carols and exchanged gifts.

Feelings of gratitude were expressed during the Bear Lake Valley Health Care Foundation’s annual “We’re Grateful” Banquet, which took place on Wednesday, December 4, 2019, at The California Oregon Trail Center. Entertainment was provided by Jamie Bartschi and her son Maximus. Tracy Park, Fou…

Traveling the world for Christmas isn’t feasible. However, experiencing the Christmas spirit from around the world is possible, and closer than one might think.

Bear Necessities of Montpelier is a nutritional clinic and day spa. Through the means of electro-acupuncture, skilled technicians work to bring all systems of the body into balance through personalized protocols of quality nutritional supplements, homeopathic and herbal remedies, essential o…

This last weekend the Middle School performed the play “The Most Amazing Christmas Play Series in the Entire History of the World.” Mrs. Hymas has been working with over 50 students for the whole semester to give us 3 nights of performances. A series of short skits, it was very enjoyable and…

A special tree was part of the Festival at the Oregon Trail Center in Montpelier. This year a beautiful tree was dedicated to the memory of Pam Weston. A wonderful lady who dedicated her life to working with children who had special needs. There wasn’t a child she didnâEUR(tm)t love and they…

• The McPhee Performing Dance Groups put on a wonderful show on Monday,Dec. 2 at the Cokeville High School Auditorium. “The Nutcracker All Jazzed Up” was the theme. Congratulations to all the dancers on a spectacular performance.

The Georgetown City Council held it's monthly meeting Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. at the Georgetown City Hall. All members of the board were present with the exception of Mayor Steve Waechtler. Council Member Matt Argyle chaired the meeting in his stead.

Cokeville Elementary Principal, Harold Hatch, visited with students on Wed., Nov. 27 about crosswalk safety and doing hard things. Bryce Clements also shared a new snow plow with students and visited with them about snow plow safety.

Musical Auditions were held this past week for the Cokeville High SchoolSpring Musical, "Oklahoma". Cast Members include: Aunt Eller - MaddyDiers; Curly - Tyler Moyes; Laurey Williams - Alisen Petersen; IdaSkidmore - Lily Richardson; Will Parker - Eli Linford; Jud Fry - NathanThornock; Ado A…

Kayden Bruce received his Eagle at a Court of Honor held November 16, 2019. For his Eagle project he built the Ovid Veteran Memorial which is located in the Ovid Cemetery. The Memorial has over 40 Veteran pictures and over 20 names of Veterans from Ovid and those Veterans buried in Ovid. We …

• The Sophomore Class at Cokeville High School is holding a coat drive.Boxes for the coat drive will be available from November 11-20. Boxes willbe available at the post office, library, high school, and elementary school. The sophomore class is asking that all coats be donated smoke free pe…

The next meeting of the Sharp Shooters Camera Club will be Wednesday, December 4, at 7:00 PM in the board room at Bear Lake Memorial Hospital. This is a week later than usual to avoid a conflict with Thanksgiving. Montpelier photographer George Bolander will be the guest presenter. Also, pho…

The November meeting of the Jane Davis Camp was held Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at the First/Fourth church. Captain Linda Arnell conducted the meeting beginning at 1:30 p.m. The thought and invocation were given by chaplain Karma Loertscher, and the patriotic thought and Pledge of Allegian…

Chief Warrant Officer Five (CW5) Jeffery W. Freeman recently retired with “recognition for distinguished performance of duty that represents achievement in the finest traditions of the United States Army” after 35 years of service. He has had an amazing and exemplary career in the Army; one …

Fifteen-year-old Bear Lake High School Sophomore Abbie Parslow recently returned from a trip to Senahú, Guatemala, located in Central America. Her grandparents, Neil and Cynthia Spackman, took her with them for a week as part of the Utah Medical Outreach Program.

Our school year is off to a terrific start! We want you to know what we’re all about right now as we implement the framework for Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) in our elementary schools. PBIS is an approach schools can use to improve school safety and promote positive beha…

• The Sophomore Class at Cokeville High School is holding a coat drive. Boxes for the coat drive will be available from November 11-20. Boxes will be available at the post office, library, high school, and elementary school. The sophomore class is asking that all coats be donated smoke free,…

Adventure Awaits on November 7th at the Bear Lake County Library. All Aboard the Hogwarts Express, Platform 9 3/4! Come to the library for the annual Family Night celebration. This year the event will be filled with fun and magic in the wizarding world of Harry Potter. The sorting hat will s…

• Marlene Hess passed away on Friday, November 1, 2019. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, November 7 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Cokeville.

Cokeville Elementary held its annual Halloween Carnival on Wednesday, October 30. The School was full of children excited to be wearing their costumes. There were games to be played, a spook alley for the brave at heart, yummy food, coloring contest and costume contest. Thanks to the many ha…

The Cokeville 1st Ward Relief Society held a Craft day on Wednesday,October 24. The ladies met for a fun craft, treats and visiting.

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