Rose Advocates counselors Toni Judy and Ellie Alsoufi accept a check for $100 from the Valley of Plenty Quilters. The Quilters made the contribution to help the local Domestic Violence Outreach of Rose Advocates to continue its work with victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. The p…

Valor Health Hospital, in conjunction with Idaho Simulation Network, performed a time sensitive emergency training simulation in March. Valor had been training for three months for the 2-day simulation, which focused on communication, transport, hospital quality and protocol.

  • By DEL GRAY newsroom@messenger-index.com

For the dozens of Emmett citizens who came out to watch the intentional demolition of the Gem County Recreation District pool house April 7, it was an exercise in curiosity and a walk down memory lane.

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  • By Staff report newsroom@messenger-index.com

Airplanes and classic vehicles combine to make a special day at the 12th Annual Wings and Wheels at the Emmett Municipal Airport Saturday, April 21. The event begins at with an early morning breakfast served from 7-10 a.m. It is sponsored by individuals from the Treasure Valley Chapter of th…

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  • By DEL GRAY newsroom@messenger-index

For Keely Burney and her family, putting their horses through their paces, cleaning the stalls, brushing and feeding the animals, is just as much a part of their lives as brushing their own teeth. As horse owners and part-time horse racers, that thread of life is hanging by a precarious strand.

  • By ROGER PHILLIPS Idaho Department of Fish and Game

Managing a large sterile lake with big, long-lived predators and a fluctuating prey species poses a big challenge for fisheries managers, and Payette Lake at McCall is the latest case where managers are asking anglers what they would like to see in the future.

  • By DEL GRAY newsroom@messenger-index.com

Only a couple of weeks remain but that means there is still hope for Idaho horse breeders and racing enthusiasts. The racing industry in Idaho is marshaling its forces to see if it can take its argument to restore some of its historic support directly to the electorate this fall.

  • By DEL GRAY newsroom@messenger-index.com

The annual Probst-Walker Track Invitational last Friday at Emmett High had its usual mix of triumphs and tragedies which have become traditional at the unique event.

  • By STAFF REPORT newsroom@messenger-index.com

Rich Hargitt made a number of things perfectly clear to a packed room of players, parents and boosters last Wednesday evening during a meet and greet gathering at Cold Mountain Creek.

  • By Bryce Angell Cowboy poet

I placed the saddle on his back, then pulled the cinch up tight. Old Cyruss turned and looked at me. He knew we’d be all right.

The 37th annual Squaw Butte Music Festival was held on April 7 here in Emmett, with approximately 50 students participating in the festival. All area piano teachers are invited to enter their students in the festival. Students prepare two memorized selections and play them for an adjudicator.

Valor Health Hospital, in conjunction with Idaho Simulation Network, performed a time sensitive emergency training simulation in March. Valor had been training for three months for the 2-day simulation, which focused on communication, transport, hospital quality and protocol.

  • By SLIM RANDLES

Billy’s been a busy guy ever since he became the official town dog here. Sally had been the town dog until she passed away on Doc’s porch, and then Billy’s owner died just two weeks after that, so it was something of a natural progression. Sometimes offices are filled without an election.

  • By DARIS HOWARD

I was a new father, and I wanted to do everything right. When I would come across an article that said what a father should do, I always read it. So when I learned that children who were read to when they were young tended to read sooner and better, I was determined to put it into practice. …

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  • By Daris Howard

I finished passing back the linear algebra tests that I had graded to my students. “Check the tests over,” I told them. “Check to make sure the points I gave you add up to the score that I gave you. Let me know if you have any questions, or if there is anything that you disagree with.”

My family was awoken by a stranger in the middle of the night knocking at the door to tell us we had a fire in our back yard. I just want to tell him thank you for being at the right place at the right time, thank you for taking time out of your night to wake us up and help get the fire unde…

Even as spectacularly unimpressed as I am that the (formerly named) Walter Knox Memorial Hospital board of directors paid $3,500 to a marketing “consultant” for nothing more than an ineffective, meaningless name change (Valor Health―VH) and perhaps the equally unimpressive logo that communic…

  • Chuck Rolland Gem County sheriff

Prescription drug abuse is the Nation’s fastest growing drug problem. The Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Plan incorporates action in four major areas to reduce prescription drug abuse: education, monitoring, proper disposal and enforcement.

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All eight Gem County candidates were asked to share about themselves. All responses are published as submitted, not edited.

The annual mixing and matching of donkeys, basketball and wrestling is scheduled for Wednesday, April 25 at Emmett High School. The unlikely combinations will come together for an evening of fun and frolics to benefit the Emmett High wrestling program.

  • By Bryce Angell Cowboy poet

I placed the saddle on his back, then pulled the cinch up tight. Old Cyruss turned and looked at me. He knew we’d be all right.

Rose Advocates counselors Toni Judy and Ellie Alsoufi accept a check for $100 from the Valley of Plenty Quilters. The Quilters made the contribution to help the local Domestic Violence Outreach of Rose Advocates to continue its work with victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. The p…

The 37th annual Squaw Butte Music Festival was held on April 7 here in Emmett, with approximately 50 students participating in the festival. All area piano teachers are invited to enter their students in the festival. Students prepare two memorized selections and play them for an adjudicator.