Sunday, Feb 26, 2017
Arbon Valley – The Best Place on Earth
Arbon Valley – The Best Place on Earth Arbon Valley has gone through changes over the past 100 years just like any town has.  However, if you see an old photo of your great-grandpa standing on a street with his field behind him, chances are you could pick out that spot and it would look exactly the same today.  This town is full of rich history as well as kind and honest people.
“Have you ever been down to Arbon Valley ?
I spend a lot of time there in my mind.
And if God doesn’t live in Arbon Valley,
I’ll bet that’s where he spends most of his time.”

Fundraiser: Pennies for Patients


We are doing a fund raiser called Pennies for Patients. It supports the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Blood cancers in children. Our theme for this week is “Show the Love” donate on our School page or Arbon page or send money with students.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Student Series campaign is working with thousands of schools across the country to raise funds for blood cancer research. They are saving lives of blood cancer patients not someday but today.

Our school is joining the fight against blood cancers and helping LLS fund research and care for patients.

Thanks to schools like US and donors like YOU, there are more children and adults surviving every day.

All donations are greatly appreciated and are tax deductible. Donations support LLS research, patient services, advocacy, public and professional education, and community services.

Visit our Web site often to check our progress and please invite friends who would also like to donate!

On behalf of blood cancer patients everywhere, thank you for your support!

Click HERE to go directly to the donation page

Obituary – Dale Bolingbroke

Dale Bolingbroke

Dale Alan Bolingbroke, 72, died Tuesday evening, January 17, 2017, at the Rosetta Assisted Living in Pocatello, Idaho, after several years of ill health.

Dale was born December 10, 1944, in Pocatello to Ephraim T. and Zella Daniels Bolingbroke and was raised in Arbon Valley, where he attended school for grades 1-8. He later attended high school at American Falls. During this time he worked when needed on the farm, helping his parents and brothers with the annual planting and harvesting of the wheat. After graduating from American Falls High School, he attended Idaho State University in Pocatello where he received his Bachelor’s Degree. He then attended Utah State University in Logan, Utah, where he received his Master’s Degree.

After Graduation, Dale began his career in teaching at Blackfoot High School. After several years of teaching Dale transferred to Idaho State University for many years of satisfying work. In his later career he worked for Americorp where he assisted the elderly.

Dale was a member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He enjoyed studying history, government, and politics, and he was very familiar with the local history.

Survivors include two sisters-in-law, Donna Bolingbroke, wife of his brother John Ronald, of Phoenix, Arizona, and Patricia Bolingbroke, wife of his brother Gerald, of Independence, Missouri, one nephew, William Bolingbroke, and three nieces, Tanya Finger, Rhonda Bodlak, and Michelle Ballantyne. His parents and three brothers, Glen, Ronald, and Gerald Bolingbroke preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held Monday, January 23, at 11 am in the Cornelison Funeral Home, 431 N. 15th Ave., Pocatello, where family will receive friends one hour prior. Interment will be in the Mountain View Cemetery, Pocatello. Condolences may be sent to the family online at

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School Board Agenda


January 10, 2017



  2. BILLS
  3. Financial



School Board Minutes and Expenses

November 15, 2016

The Arbon School Board met on November 15, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. members Jason Williams, Jake Evans, Jessica Ward were present as were Robin Claunch, Debbie Curry and clerk, Cheri Evans.

The motion was moved by Jake and seconded by Jessica to approve the agenda. The motion was moved by Jessica and seconded by Jake to approve the minutes.  The bills were reviewed.  The motion was moved by Jason and seconded by Jessica to approve them.  The total M & O expenses for November was $22,848.26. The school received $51,237.50 from the State Department of Education and $105.29 from interest on investments. The school M & O balance is $294,508.51. The Plant Facility received $26.65 from interest the Plant Facility balance is $54,381.98. The motion was moved by Jason and seconded by Jessica to approve the financial statement.

The teachers presented a list, standing desk, science and social studies DVDs, railroad ties to enlarge garden, six blue tooth headsets, one chrome book, and equipment for P. E., of items they would like which can be purchased with the REAP Funds.  The board approved with a $5,000.00 limit on the P.E. equipment.  Teacher workday is Friday, November 18th.  The teacher evaluations have been completed.

The 2015-2016 annual report and audit were reviewed and approved. Jake will make a couple more changes to the teacher, lead teacher, and administrative job descriptions and email the final copy to the board members and teachers so it can be discussed at the December meeting.

There has been one more request for an application for the clerk/business manager/etc. position.  Interviews will be conducted on December 6th at 6:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.  The hiring committee will include Jason Williams, Jessica Ward, and either Valaree Estep or Twain Hayden.  Jake Evans and Cheri Evans will exclude themselves due to conflict of interest.

The next meeting will be held December 13, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. The motion was moved and seconded to adjourn the meeting.  The meeting adjourned at 9:50 p.m.


Approved 12-13-2016

Funeral Services for Thelda Blau

Many of you have heard that our dear friend and former Arbonite, Thelda Blau, passed away. Funeral services are this Saturday, December 10th, in the Emmett area. There will be no service in Ogden, as previously discussed.

9:30 – graveside (family only)
10:00 – short service at the Letha Ward building in Letha, Idaho (on Idaho Boulevard).


Any donations or card can be sent to Rex Blau at 5654 Hillview Rd, Emmett Idaho 83617

Property Taxes

I’d like to remind everyone that the 1st half of the 2016 property taxes are due December 20, 2016.  Thanks a bunch.  Have a Merry Christmas!

Deanna Curry


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