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Increased numbers of candidates appeared to bring increased numbers of voters to the polls in the November 5 elections in Gem County. Only one clear message was delivered by voters, however, as they soundly rejected a proposed authorization for up to a $5.1 million bond to finance a new fire…

According to the Ada County coroner's office, the body of a man discovered Sunday, Nov. 17 has been positively identified as 31-year old Timothy J. Williams of Emmett. Williams body was found in the Charcoal Flat Area of Lucky Peak Reservoir. 

The Circle J Cowboy Church will present Country Gospel recording artist and local icon Betty Adams in concert at the New Life Celebration, Nov. 23. Betty and the Ozark Mountain Music group are a bluegrass gospel group.

Nearly 800 pounds of food was gathered by the Emmett Alliance Title and Escrow office during their “Closing the Hunger Gap” in October. In addition to food donations from clients and business partners, residents dropped off food as well.

Increased numbers of candidates appeared to bring increased numbers of voters to the polls in the November 5 elections in Gem County. Only one clear message was delivered by voters, however, as they soundly rejected a proposed authorization for up to a $5.1 million bond to finance a new fire…

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Waterfowl hunting has a reputation for being expensive, but hunters don’t need to shell out tons of money on a boat or a truckload of waterfowl gear to be successful. That’s especially true in a state with as much public land as Idaho.

The Emmett boys soccer team earned two of the three first-team selections from EHS when the All-Southern Idaho Conference fall sports teams were announced last week. Aristeo Alvizo, head coach of the boys soccer team was also honored as SIC 4A Soccer Coach of the Year.

Fall weather is fine for fishing, and anglers’ odds of taking home a stringer full of trout from the Snake River are a lot better this month, thanks to Idaho Power. They are also better throughout the area as the Idaho Department of Fish and Game made trout additions this week to several are…

A number of the Emmett boys soccer team members and some fans carry a screen shot on their cell phones of the pre-season coaches poll for this year’s soccer prospects. The Huskies were picked to finish ninth out of nine teams in the Southern Idaho Conference in August.

The Gem County Fairgrounds will be coming “alive” on Oct. 31, Halloween evening, as the first Day of Demolition will be staged in the rodeo arena.

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For 21 years, the Gem County Historical Museum has held the “River Through Time.” Come and celebrate our history with a chronological live re-enactment camp of those who settled the Payette River.

Local career and technical students won one of the nation’s highest awards at the 2019 SkillsUSA Championships, held in Louisville, Ky., on June 26-27. More than 6,500 students competed at the national showcase of career and technical education. The SkillsUSA Championships is the largest ski…

“Faith of Our Fathers” a Community Pioneer Celebration will be offered Wednesday, July 24, 2019. Activities begin at 6 p.m. and the skits at 7 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Family History Center and the Gem County Historical Society. It will i…

Over the years Emmett’s band shell at the Emmett City Park has hosted hundreds of events. Many involved fundraising. Yet perhaps one of the most successful in terms of societal impact occurred on Monday night, July 8. Tenney Kunka, daughter of Steve and Amy Kunka, put together and hosted the…

The University of Idaho Extension office serving Gem and Boise counties, welcomed a new 4-H Program Coordinator on June 24, 2019. Chane’ Nelson comes to the position with several years of 4-H experience as both a member and a volunteer in the Canyon and Ada County 4-H programs. She has also …

Rachel's family had moved west in the 1800s, along with many other pioneers. Life in the rugged land was challenging. Food was often scarce, as were many other important items. But no matter how little they had as a family, Rachel's father always insisted that if Native Americans came and ne…

When you have a teenage relative, and the minimum age is 21 to go to a rock concert, and this relative has to go to the concert or die. Seriously. Die. Because life isn’t worth living if she misses it. And, if someone under 21 can go to the concert only if an adult accompanies them. And … if…

My roommate, David, was dating a girl named Annie. She was beautiful, with blonde hair that hung down past her shoulders, and she had big blue eyes. But what made her especially beautiful was her kindness. David would invite her to join us in games of UNO. She never got upset when she lost, …

Have you ever had reason to wonder how useful you are? Recently, one of my daughters came home, saw me, and asked if I had suddenly gotten gray. I had to admit it was because I hadn't used Grecian in a while. With that grayness, some people think I can't do anything, and I feel old and useless.

According to the Ada County coroner's office, the body of a man discovered Sunday, Nov. 17 has been positively identified as 31-year old Timothy J. Williams of Emmett. Williams body was found in the Charcoal Flat Area of Lucky Peak Reservoir. 

The Circle J Cowboy Church will present Country Gospel recording artist and local icon Betty Adams in concert at the New Life Celebration, Nov. 23. Betty and the Ozark Mountain Music group are a bluegrass gospel group.

Nearly 800 pounds of food was gathered by the Emmett Alliance Title and Escrow office during their “Closing the Hunger Gap” in October. In addition to food donations from clients and business partners, residents dropped off food as well.

Increased numbers of candidates appeared to bring increased numbers of voters to the polls in the November 5 elections in Gem County. Only one clear message was delivered by voters, however, as they soundly rejected a proposed authorization for up to a $5.1 million bond to finance a new fire…