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Rigby Star newspaper - Rigby, ID

Rigby Star newspaper - Rigby, ID

Posted: 16 Oct 2007 12:02AM GMT
Classification: Query
Does anyone know when the "Rigby Star" (now "Jefferson Star") newspaper began?

The oldest microfilmed issues that I've been able to find date back to 1906. Meanwhile, I'm trying to find an article that would have been published in October 1904...that is, if the newspaper was even around then.

From what I've found, it seems the newspaper has gone through several name changes: Rigby Star, The Star, Jefferson County Star, Jefferson Star.

And if the Rigby newspaper wasn't around in 1904, does anyone know what would have been the "go to" paper for Jefferson County happenings?

Re: Rigby Star newspaper - Rigby, ID

Posted: 30 Jan 2008 4:13PM GMT
Classification: Query
i'm not sure when the rigby star first began but the other paper would have been the post register out of idaho falls

Re: Rigby Star newspaper - Rigby, ID

Posted: 14 Aug 2009 1:58AM GMT
Classification: Query
Here is a link to the info on "Rigby Star" and when it started

http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn86099901/

Re: Rigby Star newspaper - Rigby, ID

Posted: 24 Feb 2010 4:17AM GMT
Classification: Query
Greetings,
My name is John Nebeker. Although I don't live there anymore I grew up in Rigby, Idaho.
In regards to your question about the 'Rigby Star' Newspaper.
In the book, (The Hub of Eastern Idaho, A History of Rigby, Idaho, 1885-1976) on page 60 it reads, "J.W. Harry was persuaded to establish a newspaper by a group of concerned citizens. The newspaper was named 'The Rigby Star', with its first issue being dated March 5, 1903."

Re: Rigby Star newspaper - Rigby, ID

Posted: 28 Mar 2010 7:34PM GMT
Classification: Query
As far as I have read the Jefferson Star began in 1906. For older articles check out Idaho Falls Times or the Idaho Register.

Re: Rigby Star newspaper - Rigby, ID

Posted: 28 Mar 2010 9:10PM GMT
Classification: Query
Will do. Thanks for the tip.

Re: Rigby Star newspaper - Rigby, ID

Posted: 10 Jan 2011 10:37PM GMT
Classification: Query
The Rigby Star was founded by by great grandfather J.W. (John William) Jones in 1906. The best source for the Rigby Star can be found through the Harold B Lee Library at BYU Idaho. It can be found http://www.lib.byu.edu/dlib/rigby/

All the best,

-Bill

Re: Rigby Star newspaper - Rigby, ID

Posted: 16 Jan 2011 3:10AM GMT
Classification: Query
Bill, thank you for the information and resource link. Much appreciated.

Re: Rigby Star newspaper - Rigby, ID

Posted: 8 Aug 2012 6:45PM GMT
Classification: Query
The Rigby Star was started in 1903, but there are no surviving issues until 1906. It has been digitized and is on-line. The Idaho Falls newspapers are the best source (Idaho Falls Times, Idaho Falls Register, and even the Deseret News.
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