A large group of aviation and education enthusiasts turned out Tuesday, July 13, to tour the newest hangar to open at the Emmett City Airport. The hangar in question is one that has come about through generous community support to provide a birthplace for an aviation program addition to the …

This is the first of a series of articles that will be in the Messenger Index during the 2021 mosquito season. The purpose of the series is to present timely information pertaining to mosquito control efforts in the Gem County Mosquito Abatement District (GCMAD). Information about surveillan…

For the casual Fair and Rodeo spectator, the 2021 Gem/Boise County Fair and Rodeo may appear to get underway next week. For many of the 4-H kids and their families, however, the show begins this weekend.

For about two hours the morning of July 13 if you weren’t present at the Emmett Airport, but watching some rare looking planes cutting through the smokey haze over the valley, you might have thought you had slipped into a different time and place.

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Blue Devils season runs out

The Emmett Blue Devils hopes of extending their American Legion baseball season came to a disappointing end on Monday. The A Legion team team saw used up its final elimination card in a 9-6 loss to Melba in a game played in Homedale.

Emmett football fanatics who are already itching for fall will get a chance to scratch that itch this Thursday, July 22. EHS will be hosting a community open house to check out a series of scrimmage situations involving several high schools beginning at 5 p.m. at Huskie Field.

Emmett’s Jerry Davis stepped into another level of racing Saturday night at Meridian Speedway. Davis is the defending season champ in the Legends racing classification at the area track and is holding off his son Chance in this year’s standings. Saturday he not only won his second race of th…

The Emmett High boys soccer team teamed up with MIP Productions and Stoney’s Roadhouse on July 10 to provide parking service during the Truck Invasion at the old Mill complex. Working two hour shifts throughout the day the team provided parking guidance for the estimated 3,000 attendees at t…

You could say that the baseball season is just heating up in Emmett but that would be a bad pun. Emmett’s summer baseball programs are finding the final weeks of their seasons either concluding or getting prepared for post-season play, despite the heat.

Landon Helms is a pole vaulter. In every sense of the word. But he also has these other skills he just is itching to use. Last week he took his toying attraction to other track and field events and participated in his first decathlon.

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A free 6-week class will help you learn how to eat healthy, save money and prepare tasty meals. The class will take place on Wednesdays from 1-2 p.m., from Aug. 4 through Sept. 8 at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church.

Over 100 kids took part in the Summer Soccer Camp sponsored by the Gem County Recreation District last week. Kids of all ages received coaching in the fundamentals of soccer — with and without the ball — with a wide variety of drills to introduce or enhance basic skills. The fall soccer seas…

The Open Classification at the Gem/Boise County fair is designed to engage all citizens as participants in traditional aspects of country fairs and exhibitions. This includes all ages. All “Open Class” Exhibitor Divisions at the Gem/ Boise Fair are restricted to residents or taxpayers of Gem…

The Emmett Valley Friendship Coalition continues to provide food to our community each Tuesday through a dinner and pantry. Our volunteers have been marvelous in navigating the ever changing requirements and safety protocols of the pandemic. They meet the changes with smiles and enthusiasm.

The 2021 Cherry Festival has left memories for an estimated 65,000 who visited Emmett City Park during the four-day event in June. Among the many memories to cherry(sh) were the two parades and the fun cherry related competitions. Here are the results:

This heatwave we are experiencing showed me that animals like to have fun, just like we do. Some things I saw were almost human-like.

You have spent years building your small business, but have you taken time to consider what will happen to it when you retire, become disabled, or pass away? Although it is often hard to fathom an event that may not occur for many years, it is important to put plans in place in advance. The …

We know the Smokey Bear saying by heart: Only you can prevent forest fires. But every year, nationally, around 80% of wildfires are caused by humans. That jumps to more than 90% of fires when you look at what the Idaho Department of Lands has responded to this year. It could be a thrown ciga…

Extraordinarily challenging is an understatement for the events of the past year. While we all hope the pandemic is in our rearview mirror, the impacts will be felt for some time. We must turn our focus to academic recovery and how to address the social-emotional impacts of the past several months.

The Emmett Blue Devils hopes of extending their American Legion baseball season came to a disappointing end on Monday. The A Legion team team saw used up its final elimination card in a 9-6 loss to Melba in a game played in Homedale.

A large group of aviation and education enthusiasts turned out Tuesday, July 13, to tour the newest hangar to open at the Emmett City Airport. The hangar in question is one that has come about through generous community support to provide a birthplace for an aviation program addition to the …

This is the first of a series of articles that will be in the Messenger Index during the 2021 mosquito season. The purpose of the series is to present timely information pertaining to mosquito control efforts in the Gem County Mosquito Abatement District (GCMAD). Information about surveillan…

For the casual Fair and Rodeo spectator, the 2021 Gem/Boise County Fair and Rodeo may appear to get underway next week. For many of the 4-H kids and their families, however, the show begins this weekend.

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