The Gem County Prosecutors office issued a statement Thursday afternoon to clarify the current status of its investigation into the death of a young girl presumed to be eight-year-old Taryn Summers. Formal identification of the body found in Emmett on Thursday, April 15, has not been made as…

Gem County’s 18th Annual Youth Appreciation Day (YAD) will be celebrated this year with a new look. It will offer a free drive-in movie to the first 250 cars at the Frontier Drive-In Movie Theater located at the Mill site off East Main in Emmett, on Saturday, April 24, 2021. Gates will open …

Home sales picked up in Gem County with 41 properties closing in March 2021, an increase of 57.7% compared to the same month the year before, and an increase of 115.8% over February 2021. Last month’s activity was the highest number of sales we’ve seen in the month of March and neared the re…

A plan to move forward with an integrated restoration of forest lands around the Sage Hen Reservoir received formal conditional approval from the Forest Service last week.

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Baseball slips into tie for league lead

Tatum Richards is a new face on the Emmett High track and field team. Friday she put a new face on the Emmett record book, smashing the previous pole vault record and moving within a whisper of the 100 meter hurdles mark in winning both events at the Middleton Invitational.

According to Idaho Fish and Game biologists around the state, turkey hunters in Idaho can expect more of the same in 2021 — which is great news for hunters looking to bag a gobbler during the spring season.

The Emmett High baseball team rode consistent hitting and solid fielding for a strong start to the season. After being recognized last week as the number-one ranked 4A team in the state, however, the Huskies ran into a motivated number-three Bishop Kelly and saw both hitting and fielding tak…

EHS softball is finding a comfort zone at the plate, one that includes a power attack that means balls flying over the outfield fence. During a four-game appearance in a spring break tournament the Huskies unleashed its fury at the plate and continued it last week in splitting league games a…

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The National Prescription Drug Take Back event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 24 at the Emmett Police Department 501 E. Main St.

National Volunteer Week was established by Presidential Proclamation in 1974 as a time to thank volunteers who “keep organizations running, communities safe, and provide services that otherwise would not exist” (source: http://nationaldaycalendar.com). Celebrated annually during the third we…

This is National Volunteer Week. In Gem County, every week is volunteer week. Hundreds of individuals donate their time and talents to support the services of multiple organizations and agencies, but mostly to provide something to someone else.

Add a cool refreshing twist to your meals, beverages, appetizers, and snacks with cucumbers. These popular vegetables are grown worldwide, adding anti-inflammatory vitamin K, vitamins C, B-5 and more to your meals. Take it a step further by using your own fresh-from-the-garden cucumbers.

When you enter a grocery store with your grocery list and food budget plan, or, you run in just to pick up a few things; you face the Grocery Store Maze, an intentional design that makes your plan more difficult. Extensive research has been put into a goal of encouraging you to spend more ti…

Growing up, every Sunday morning meant going to church, which I loved. But because I was an early riser, up and dressed in my Sunday best and all set to go, I had to wait for everyone else in the house to get ready before I could go and worship. So I would turn on the little black & whit…

As my mother has gotten older, she has lived with some of her children for a time. I was the last one she lived with before choosing to go into an assisted living center. “It’s not that I don’t like living here,” she said. “You make me quite comfortable. It’s just the stairs and the tub.”

I ran the item over the scanner. “Peanut butter—four-thirty-five.”

My wife, Donna, and I are hoping to build a new home. As we get older, we realize that our house with its myriad of stairs will not be sufficient for us. We have purchased some land and have started the impossible task of getting building permits, moving our current house contents into stora…

The Gem County Prosecutors office issued a statement Thursday afternoon to clarify the current status of its investigation into the death of a young girl presumed to be eight-year-old Taryn Summers. Formal identification of the body found in Emmett on Thursday, April 15, has not been made as…

The National Prescription Drug Take Back event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 24 at the Emmett Police Department 501 E. Main St.

Gem County’s 18th Annual Youth Appreciation Day (YAD) will be celebrated this year with a new look. It will offer a free drive-in movie to the first 250 cars at the Frontier Drive-In Movie Theater located at the Mill site off East Main in Emmett, on Saturday, April 24, 2021. Gates will open …

Home sales picked up in Gem County with 41 properties closing in March 2021, an increase of 57.7% compared to the same month the year before, and an increase of 115.8% over February 2021. Last month’s activity was the highest number of sales we’ve seen in the month of March and neared the re…