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In October, Army Pfc. Fred Ashley made his way back to Emmett after being killed in battle. This WWII soldier was mistakenly buried in the wrong grave until the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency and others decided to commit to the mission of identifying the unknown. DNA tests were conducted …

Many special events have been held in the Emmett City Park’s historic bandshell. Cherry Festival Queens have been crowned, every kind of music has been played, Crowds have sat on the grass or on chairs watching dancers and entertainers perform in the bandshell during Cherry festival.

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November 29 is officially #GivingTuesday. I guess it’s kind of a cyber creation to momentarily turn consumer attentions away from themselves and potentially divert a portion of the holiday spending spree to various charitable causes. Sounds like a noble cause that might make some pause and p…

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When I heard last week that Muhammad Ali had succumbed to the ravages of Parkinson’s disease I couldn’t help but smile through a welling tear. I can’t claim I knew much of him – certainly not at a personal level – but thinking of the impressions that he had left on my life I could only be moved.

For a few days, I've been thinking about the tragedy in Florida over last weekend.

Editors note: Emmett residents Alison Mumford and Kelsey Little participated in the most recent running of the iconic Boston Marathon. Allison provided the Messenger-Index with some of the history of the race and her experiences running it April 18th .

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