Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018
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.”

Celebration of Life – Loretta Johnson

A Celebration of Life will be held on June 30th, 2018 at the LDS Pavillion or Church (weather deciding) for Loretta B Johnson. If you have anything that she made that you want to share, then bring it along with your stories.  The event will start at 10 A.M followed by a picnic of hot dogs and hamburgers.

Everyone is invited.

Bus Driver Appreciation Ice Cream Social

Save the date! Friday, June 29th, from 7 to 9 at the Arbon school.
Bus Driver Appreciation ice cream social.

Ice cream will be provided, but please bring one favorite topping (per family) to share – fruit, nuts M&M’s, crush candy bars, syrups, etc. Hope you can come honor our bus drivers for keeping our kids safe!

Want Ad – Rene Bradley

I am searching for a person or persons who will be willing to work as my Assistant at the Eastern Idaho State Fair.

It for 9 days the 1st of Sept.  The pay is not great, but the people you would be working with are.  I am hoping that this person or persons would be willing to train and take over my position as Beef Superintendent.  The work is not hard, the days can be long (8 to 8), but you get  free parking for a camper and your vehicle, plus free passes to get into the fair. AND the Fair Board invites us for 2 dinners each year, one before the fair and one after. FREE FOOD!!!

I love working at the fair, the folks are so nice, plus you get to see all the different breeds of cattle.  I have spent the last 10 years working to build the numbers up in the barns and am looking for someone who will continue to work towards this goal.

The Fair will be undergoing some changes in the near future and I had hoped to be able to stay until that happened, but although my mind is willing my body is telling me that I have to think about quitting.

The qualifications are:

+ Like cattle and working with people.

+ Have a fairly even temper and be able to solve problems without becoming angry.

+ Ages between 25 and 65, man or woman. Preferably with no small children that would need to be at the fair all the time.

+ Be able to work without direct supervision.  If you see something that needs done, do it!

If you or someone you know would like to talk about this great job opportunity, please call me or have them call me, or give me their phone number.


Rene’ Bradley


Bus Driver & Mechanic Position Opening

Arbon Elementary #383

4405 Arbon Valley Hwy

Arbon, ID 83212



The school board of Arbon Elementary #383 are accepting applications for the position of bus driver and mechanic for the south end of the valley.  This position is for the 2018-2019 school year. The job description and salary will be discussed during interviews. The person hired would also have to be fingerprinted for a background check.

Application may be requested by mail, phone (335-2197 or 208-731-2592), or email, christie.evans@arbonvalley.com.

Application may be dropped off at the Arbon School, sent to Arbon Elementary School #383, Christie Evans, Business Manager, 4405 Arbon Valley Highway, Arbon, ID 83212, or emailed.

If you have any questions, you may contact any board members Jake Evans 208-335-2176, Jason Williams 208-335-2259, or Jessica Ward 208-335-2267.

May 1st, 2018

Christie Evans

Arbon Elementary #383

Business Manager/District Clerk

(208) 335-2197

Jannajoe Jenson McKee Obituary

Jannajoe Jenson McKee passed away at the age of 59, lovingly surrounded by family in her home on March 30, 2018. Janna was born February 24, 1959 in Ogden, Utah, to Joseph and Ann Eddy Jenson. She was the third of seven children and enjoyed spending time with her family in their Arbon Valley home. Janna attend Ricks College after graduating from Malad High School.

She met Clay McKee at the LDS institute in Pocatello and the two were wed for Time and All Eternity in the Idaho Falls Temple on September 21, 1978. Clay and Janna had six children during their nearly 40 years of loving marriage, whom she cherished with all her heart. While her children were always first in her heart she also loved music, serving others, and her Savior, Jesus Christ.

She was welcomed in death by her father, Joe Jenson; her in-laws, Bob and Leona Potter McKee; and her brother-in-law, Chris May. She is survived by her adoring husband, Clay; her sweet mother, Ann Eddy Jenson; her children, Laura (Steve) Hulin, Clayton McKee, Kathryn (David) McNabb, Phillip (Katie) McKee, Rachel (Zachary) Southwick, and Mary McKee; as well as siblings, Lorie (Dean) Blaisdell, David (Sheri) Jenson, Christine Sutherland, Joseph (Julie) Jenson, Victoria (Shawn) Furniss, Jennifer (Bryan) Horsley; and 12 grandchildren.

Her family would like to thank the compassionate staff at Heritage Hospice and supportive, loving family and friends.

Funeral services will be held Friday, April 6 at 11:00 am in the Bringhurst LDS Chapel, 147 Bringhurst St., Chubbuck, Idaho.  A viewing will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Thursday, April 5 at Colonial Funeral Home, 2005 S. 4th Ave. in Pocatello and on Friday, April 6 from 9:30 to 10:30 am at the Bringhurst LDS Chapel.  The burial will take place at the McKee Family Cemetery in Inkom, Idaho.

Water District 290 Meeting

Dear Water User,

Notice is hereby give, that pursuant to law, the regular annual meeting for adoption of a budget and election of a water master for Water District 29O, Bannock Creek Drainage, is scheduled for the time and location listed below.

Day & Date: Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Time: 6pm

Location: Arbon Elementary School Basement. 4405 Arbon Valley Hwy

For more information regarding water rights and water districts, including forms and records ,visit the Idaho Department of Water Resources (IDWR) website, www.idwr.idaho.gov.

If you have questions regarding this notice, please contact the IDWR Eastern Region office at 208.525.7161


Gary Spackman