Heavy storm events last week and over the weekend have required the Gem County Road and Bridge Department to restore portions of Butte Road, Van Deusen Road and Pearl Road. Employees timely responded and have repaired damaged areas along Butte Road and Pearl Road. Crews continue to work alon…

  • By DEL GRAY newsroom@messenger-index.com

The Emmett School District (ESD) is getting an additional $500,000 in its salary basis apportionment from the State of Idaho for the coming fiscal year. Expected general budget revenues look to be $435,000 more than the current year. Unfortunately, a dramatic increase in health insurance cos…

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Two people were hospitalized Thursday after encountering an unknown substance in an Emmett home, according to a press release from the city. The homeowner found the substance in a plastic bag under his bathroom sink. He became ill and starting vomiting and experiencing a burning sensation in…

The two patients from the hazmat scene in Emmett have been released from the hospital and are in good condition. “Due to the unknown substance and the signs and symptoms the patients were exhibiting, we are always better to treat these incidents with extreme caution for the safety of all inv…

Kiwanis Club of Emmett is hosting its 40th Annual Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, June 16, during Cherry Festival, from 7 a.m. to noon, at the Gem County Senior Community Center, 719 South Johns Ave. Proceeds will support Kiwanis Club programs in Emmett and Gem County.

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  • By STAFF REPORT newsroom@messenger-index.com

A double dose of dust and determination will be on display at Black Canyon Raceway as the season opens this Friday and Saturday at the second-year Emmett facility. Black Canyon Speedway, on the infield of the horse racing track at the Gem County Fairgrounds features Outlaw Karts and Micro Sprints.

  • By DEL GRAY newsroom@messenger-index.com

Emmett is going to have a small contingent going to Boise for the State Track and Field Championships this week. The Huskies do boast some opportunities for medal efforts among those who qualified through the District III meet last week at Vallivue, however, led by a trio of returning medalists.

The Idaho Cheer Emerald team won the D2 Summit National title in the Senior L2 division on Sunday in Orlando, Fla. The team which included three Emmett girls, competed over three days with the culmination coming live on a ESPN broadcast on Sunday for the finals.

  • By DEL GRAY newsroom@messenger-index.com

Each season the ultimate goal of Idaho high school sports teams is to navigate through a District championship format to be among an elite group that will get the chance to compete for a State Championship. The spring season, however, intensifies the quest. 

Golfers will be scrambling to get their entries in for the 8th annual Gem County Chamber of Commerce golf tournament, May 11. With a limit of 20 teams for the 4-person scramble event, opportunities are limited.

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The Emmett High FFA planted two trees at Emmett High in memory of former EHS track coach Lynn Hyslop who passed away April, 3, 2018. Hyslop taught and coached in Emmett for 32 years before retiring in 2002.

The 2018 Ride For the Brand Youth Benefit Dinner and Auction filled the Expo building with people, food and items for bidding. A wonderful crowd laughed and worked hard at out-bidding one another to get that one “prize” item. All in all, it was a successful evening and the Emmett Rotary Club…

Kiwanis Club of Emmett will hold a chainsaw raffle on at noon, Wednesday, Sept. 12, during their regular weekly meeting at La Costa Mexican Restaurant, 517 N. Washington Ave. The raffle proceeds will benefit their scholarship fund program to help high school students from Emmett and Gem Coun…

The next meeting for the Gem County Historical Society will be at 7 p.m., Friday, May 18 at the 4-H building at the Gem County Fairgrounds. It will be a potluck meeting with gathering at 6:30 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m.

The Valley of Plenty Quilters presented a check to the 4th of July Fireworks organizers last week. Valley of Plenty member Sandy Salskov presented a check for $100 to Karen Luther and Jani Stroud for the 4th of July Fireworks.

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  • By Slim Randles

The Jones kid, Randy, was out in the Mule Barn parking lot with the hood up on his car. He was staring down into it the way a first-time parachutist would look out the airplane door. You never quite knew for sure what lay ahead.

As chairman of the Gem County Republican Central Committee I try to be neutral on candidates running in the primary election. But when one candidate attacks other candidates in the same party with television ads that may not reflect the truth, or he twists the truth to meet his needs, I have…

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  • By Guest column submitted by the Idaho Congressional Delegation: Senator MikeCrapo, Senator Jim Risch, Congressman Mike Simpson and Congressman Raúl Labrador

This is the last week where taxes will be paid under the more complicated old federal tax system that takes more of your hard-earned income. When you file next year, rate reductions will be among the more clearly felt benefits of tax reform. The positive outcomes of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act…

  • By Daris Howard

Ann’s daughter, Sheila, was getting married, and there were a million things to do before the wedding. There was a wedding cake to order, catering to set up, and lots of bridesmaid dresses to sew. The list went on and on, and there was only a week left to do it. So when Sheila approached her…

  • By Slim Randles

The guys at the philosophy counter turned to see who it was. Windy Wilson, of course. He meandered into their midst and sat and flipped over a cup to the upright and fillable position.

Heavy storm events last week and over the weekend have required the Gem County Road and Bridge Department to restore portions of Butte Road, Van Deusen Road and Pearl Road. Employees timely responded and have repaired damaged areas along Butte Road and Pearl Road. Crews continue to work alon…

  • By DEL GRAY newsroom@messenger-index.com

The Emmett School District (ESD) is getting an additional $500,000 in its salary basis apportionment from the State of Idaho for the coming fiscal year. Expected general budget revenues look to be $435,000 more than the current year. Unfortunately, a dramatic increase in health insurance cos…

  • By IDAHO PRESS-TRIBUNE STAFF newsroom@idahopress.com

Two people were hospitalized Thursday after encountering an unknown substance in an Emmett home, according to a press release from the city. The homeowner found the substance in a plastic bag under his bathroom sink. He became ill and starting vomiting and experiencing a burning sensation in…

The two patients from the hazmat scene in Emmett have been released from the hospital and are in good condition. “Due to the unknown substance and the signs and symptoms the patients were exhibiting, we are always better to treat these incidents with extreme caution for the safety of all inv…

The Emmett High FFA planted two trees at Emmett High in memory of former EHS track coach Lynn Hyslop who passed away April, 3, 2018. Hyslop taught and coached in Emmett for 32 years before retiring in 2002.