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Bryce Decker holds an Easter basket at Rexburg’s Easter egg hunt on March 30. Over 5,000 eggs were filled with candy for the event.

Hundreds of children hunt eggs

Hundreds of parents and children danced with the Easter Bunny to “I like to move it” by Sacha Baron Cohen before Rexburg’s annual Easter egg hunt at Porter Park March 30. “I think it’s the biggest crowd we’ve had,” said Donna Benfield of the Rexburg Chamber of Commerce. “I think we’re going to need to…

Travis Putnam, Sophomore, Exercise Physiology

Living the gospel with same-sex attraction

Leroy Richtsen (name has been changed), a professor at BYU-Idaho, grew in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was baptized when he was 8 years old, was ordained to offices of the priesthood and received his Duty to God award. Richtsen graduated from seminary, served a mission and married in the temple….


Police issue felony arrest warrant

The Rexburg Police Department issued a five-count felony arrest warrant for Gary Lynn Michael Hall March 6. Hall allegedly stole a purse from a Kmart customer and used her credit card to spend at least $1,300 at Walmart, Kmart, Jack in the Box and Maverick Country Store. Four of the charges against Hall are for…

World Record Snow Angel, Brayden Strate

1,651 snow angels made on golf course

Students and citizens created 1,651 snow angels at Rexburg Municipal Golf Course Feb. 23. A raffle was also held to raise funds for the Family Crisis Center. Amanda Harris, who works for the Family Crisis Center, said the money will be used for food, counseling, shelter, needs for children, court costs and other needs. “The…

Rob Eaton, associate academic vice president, studies the scriptures in preparation for his service as a mission president. Eaton will serve as the president of the Washington Federal Way Mission.

BYU-Idaho faculty called as new mission presidents

Story by Hayley Nuttall and Emily Rust Fifty-eight new missions for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were announced Feb. 22. Current missions will divide from the current 347 missions to 405 to accommodate the increase of new missionaries, according to an LDS news release. The new missions have affected BYU-Idaho through the…


Reality shouldn’t be replaced by fiction

Every year, sensational fictional stories and dramas create a tidal wave of die-hard fans and commercialized products. “Harry Potter,” “Twilight,” “The Hunger Games,” “Star Wars,” “The Justice League” and “The Lord of the Rings” are a few of the most popular best-sellers. Each new saga not only entertains millions of consumers, it leaves people analyzing…


The gospel recognizes women as equal

A few months ago I overheard a conversation in which a fellow student expressed strong negative feelings about being a woman at a church school. In an   impassioned tone she said she was treated as inferior to men. She added that never had her identity as a woman been underplayed more than in a…

Metal stop signs replace electrical stop lights during power outage in Rexburg

Local businesses persevere despite cold

14,733 people woke without electricity early Monday morning. The power outage was caused by a downed power line between Rexburg and St. Anthony, according to a Rocky Mountain Power representative. Cities affected by the power outage included Ashton, Rexburg, Saint Anthony, Sugar City, and Teton. Nyla Hill, a St. Anthony resident and mother of five…

Three Idaho propositions dealing with education were rejected by many Idaho voters last week. Before the election, the propositions created controversy across Idaho and inspired multiple television ads that sported and opposed the propositions. EMILY RUST | Scroll Illustration

Idaho voters reject Propositions 1, 2, 3

Idaho voters rejected educational reforms presented in the form of Propositions 1, 2 and 3 — also known as the Students Come First legislation package — Nov. 6. The $180 million, 8-year contract between Hewlett-Packard Co. and the state of Idaho, which would have provided every high school student with a laptop computer, will no…

Melaleuca is located on Main Street in Rexburg. Americans for Decency has used Melaleuca’s call center to make phone calls to citizens across the nation. The calls encourage citizens to consider the current economic circumstances when voting for the president of the United States. EMILY RUST | Scroll Photography

Rexburg leads nation in AFP phone calls

More than 2,000 Rexburg volunteers called citizens across the nation on behalf of Americans for Prosperity last week. Americans for Prosperity, a 501(c)(4)advocacy organization, has been using the Melaleuca call centers in Rexburg and Idaho Falls to send citizens a message about President Barack Obama’s effect on the economy. Tim Phillips, the founder and president…


Americans obsess over looking young

Andrew Adam Newman, a reporter for The New York Times, recently published an article about a new cosmetic product for men: eye cream to reduce the appearance of puffiness and wrinkles. The article stated that men’s eye products were a $5.4 million industry in 2011. According to the article, “Brian Boye, the fashion and grooming…

Walmart employees wait in the parking lot as police investigate a bomb threat on Sept. 15. The threat started when a prank call was made to Walmart management, warning them of two bombs contained within backpacks in the store. TIM CARTER | Scroll Photography

Walmart bomb threat date

A phone call containing a bomb threat was received by management at Walmart in Rexburg on Sept.15 around 5:00 p.m. Captain Randy Lewis of the Rexburg Police Department said an unknown male caller told a Walmart assistant manager that he had placed two backpacks containing bombs inside the store. The assistant manager told police that…

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