Most of our Gem County elementary schools receive some federal funds through Title 1-A, a federal program that helps students who are most at risk. Title 1-A school funding can be used for professional development, extended-time programs, and other strategies to help raise achievement levels…

There is going to be a new man in the Idaho Governor’s office come January. For the first time in twelve years, C.L. “Butch” Otter will no longer occupy the chair behind the desk. The shoes under that desk will remain to be boots, however, as Brad Little of Emmett will be moving down the hal…

The Gem County Recovery Center has a “Need to Feed” those in our community who are unable to procure or prepare their own meal. If you know someone who has a need for a hot Thanksgiving meal give them a call.

Gem County remains a red spot on the political landscape map. Voters in Gem County Tuesday matched the general trend across the state of Idaho, maintaining a strong Republican majority in state government. With the exception of the two propositions on the ballot, voters in the county mirrore…

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The Calvary Christian Academy volleyball team ran into an old nemesis Friday evening in the end of season tournament championship. The Crusaders put up a battle and rallied numerous times from large deficits before falling to Covenant Academy of Boise, 25-18, 25-20, and 25-17 in the Christia…

General season big game hunts and controlled hunts are in full swing and it’s time to remind hunters to fill out their mandatory hunter reports after their hunts end. It will only take a few minutes of your time, and it will provide critical information so Fish and Game can continue to prese…

Gemma LaVergne said last week she could run better at State than she did at Districts. The Emmett junior did just that Saturday, shaving nearly 20 seconds off her District cross country time to finish in the top ten at the Idaho State High School Championships for the third straight year.

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The Messenger Index will sell our new magazine publication “The News ... Your History” for $9.99 each plus tax. This 75-page collectible magazine is a limited edition that commemorates the 125th Anniversary of the local news with photos and articles from old newspapers. It is available for c…

Last week the Messenger Index held their 125th Anniversary Open House. One of the couples that came with congratulations was Mr. and Mrs. Duane Hodgins of Emmett. In years past, Duane worked at the messenger Index. While the two were reading newspapers from the early 1950s, they ran across t…

For many years, Gem County residents in dire need of warm clothing have been able to turn to the Guest House for assistance. That resource continues to operate from a building on the campus of the Church of the Nazarene on North Washington Avenue. Soon it will have a larger more efficient home.

The students and staff at Emmett High School would like to invite the community to attend their annual Veterans Day assembly. They would like to invite all veterans and their families to be honored guests.

The crew of Emmett High students who helped clean up public lands off El Paso Road in September were recognized for their efforts by the Bureau of Land Management. The BLM gave each of the participants a National Public Lands Day t-shirt and a certificate for free admission to selected publi…

We wanted to thank the school board for taking a fiscally responsible stance and turning down the Emergency Levy that Superintendent Rush proposed. Between the surplus from last year and the state's additional student support funding, there was no reason to ask for more money. The proposed l…

Other than our excellent Gem County law officers and firefighters, we rarely recognize another department that saves us from harm, Mosquito Abatement. This department does much more than keep us from needing to scratch our occasional, annoying mosquito bites. It actually works to keep us fro…

Mr. Wade Carter, Principal of Emmett High School, would like to send a huge thank you to Valor Health for all their time and hard work in putting together the sports physical and concussion testing that took place back in August. Emmett High School and Valor Health were able to complete over…

August and September are the busiest months for elementary teachers. There are rooms to organize, habitual classroom shopping, bulletin boards to create, names to write endless times, parents to contact, professional development, organizational meetings to attend and parents and students to greet.

Most of our Gem County elementary schools receive some federal funds through Title 1-A, a federal program that helps students who are most at risk. Title 1-A school funding can be used for professional development, extended-time programs, and other strategies to help raise achievement levels…

The Messenger Index will sell our new magazine publication “The News ... Your History” for $9.99 each plus tax. This 75-page collectible magazine is a limited edition that commemorates the 125th Anniversary of the local news with photos and articles from old newspapers. It is available for c…

There is going to be a new man in the Idaho Governor’s office come January. For the first time in twelve years, C.L. “Butch” Otter will no longer occupy the chair behind the desk. The shoes under that desk will remain to be boots, however, as Brad Little of Emmett will be moving down the hal…

The Gem County Recovery Center has a “Need to Feed” those in our community who are unable to procure or prepare their own meal. If you know someone who has a need for a hot Thanksgiving meal give them a call.

Monte Zufelt is a wrestler first and foremost. It’s no surprise! He has demonstrated that to anyone who has known his dedication to wrestling for over a decade. The two-time state high school champion has shown another side to his game this fall, becoming an All-SIC wide receiver who at 5’6”…