Put that turkey leg down and listen up! Today we have to discuss your family’s upcoming holiday card. In addition to the fact that we do not need to see your pets in your cards, we also don’t need to see any glaring grammar mistakes. Stick to the following tips and you’ll turn a bah, humbug …

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EMMETT INTERACT CLUB LAUNCHES NEW RECYCLING PROGRAM

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KUNA—When Nicole Honey, a senior with Inspire Connections Academy, began collecting books for a senior project, she wasn’t sure how many she would get, but hoped to get at least 100 to donate to a local shelter.

Making tamales — or just eating them — on Christmas Eve. Going on a sleigh ride. Caroling through the neighborhood and drinking hot chocolate after. Getting up at the crack of dawn for a Black Friday shop and lunch out with your besties. … I grew up in a Catholic family and so, unsurprisingl…

On a recent Saturday, for no apparent reason, Lydia Merrill came to mind, making me wonder whether she was still living. A few days later, a call came saying that she wasn’t.

There’s an ad out right now for Google’s Chromebook laptop with a slogan that says, “Switch to a new way to laptop.” While I’m hesitant to disparage any of our digital overlords for fear of being stricken from search results, I feel obligated to take a stand. You can’t “laptop” something; “l…

CANYON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY HOSTS FUNDRAISER, OPEN HOUSE

In a recent company trip to Sonoma County, California, our group of seven experienced a cornucopia of wines and foods that were perfectly paired. “How do they create this?” an attendee asked. “This pairing is phenomenal,” said another. And true, these dishes were perfectly paired. From a gor…

In a recent company trip to Sonoma County, California, our group of seven experienced a cornucopia of wines and foods that were perfectly paired. “How do they create this?” an attendee asked. “This pairing is phenomenal,” said another. And true, these dishes were perfectly paired. From a gor…

Robert “Big Bob” Solberg served three tours in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War performing search and rescue operations. On Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11, he woke up to see a sign his 26-year-old daughter, Deja Drew Kinman, placed in his honor for his service.

When an actor decides to try their hand at directing, the result is generally pretty good. If nothing else, you can usually bet that the acting in their first film will be interesting. That is, after all, the thing that they understand the best in the whole movie-making process.

The folks over at Merriam-Webster have been at it again, adding 455 new words to the dictionary. Remember, the dictionary people basically report the news, adding words that are in popular usage. Whether you like the words or not, they get added to the dictionary if people are using them. He…

HELP GRANT WISHES TO IDAHO KIDS THROUGH MACY’S AND MAKE-A-WISH HOLIDAY LETTER-WRITING CAMPAIGN

Lee Pesky Learning Center (LPLC) recently received support in the amount of $600,000 from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to increase high quality childcare through training and coaching early childcare providers using research-based best practices to support whole child development.

The plane accelerated pushing me deeper into my seat; then rising, the craft lifted above the clouds. I felt released after being pinned too long in one place by COVID. Grateful for vaccines, I sent a mental thank you note upward, then tuned into my imagination.

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On a recent Saturday, for no apparent reason, Lydia Merrill came to mind, making me wonder whether she was still living. A few days later, a call came saying that she wasn’t.