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It’s not a lot of money, but a $5,000 grant awarded to the Gem County Historical Society Museum has enough to make it possible for the volunteer based group to move forward with plans to restart a couple of its most popular events.

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Staying active and healthy during the winter can seem like a challenge, but when that larger goal is broken into smaller pieces – and there’s some fun in the mix, too – it seems much more doable for most of us. Here are six simple steps to help keep you on pace with your health journey:

Once again, an Italian dinner is planned on Saturday, Jan. 29 to benefit the Sweet-Montour-Ola fire department. The all you can eat traditional Italian dinner — pasta, salad, bread, dessert bar — will be offered between 6 and 8 p.m. at the Syringa Hall, 7617 Sweet-Ola Highway, Sweet.

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This is the final week that Emmett Sanitation will be picking up Christmas trees for free disposal this year. Each year the local service runs a program in the Emmett City limits to pick up trees the first two weeks of January.

With the first of 2022, the Messenger Index is bringing back the calendar of regular meetings and events as a public service.

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In a look back on 2021, the Emmett Valley Friendship Coalition board of directors cannot help but to be humbled by what we saw over the last several months. We saw people come forward in droves to help each other. Volunteers worked through the cold of winter or heat of summer to provide food…

With the New Year right around the corner, it’s time to begin thinking about resolutions and making healthier changes in 2022. Quitting smoking is the single most important step a smoker can take to improve the length and quality of their life. And, you don’t have to quit alone. There are ma…

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Saturday, December 18th, at 10:00 a.m. the Applegate Idaho Trail and Freezeout Hill Chapters, Daughters of the American Revolution will be having a wreath laying ceremony at the Bramwell Cemetery. Wreaths, purchased from the Wreaths Across America Association, will be placed at veterans’ gra…

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Rumor has it that there is an enclave of workers near the North Pole that are very busy this time of year. Truth has it that a huge volunteer effort over the past few months, and particularly the last couple of weeks, has gone a long way in making Santa’s upcoming visit to Gem County timely …

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Last week travelers in and out of town may have noticed two colorful signs located at Highway 16 and Washington Avenue saying “Thank You Teachers” and “Emmett SD Is Amazing”. The signs were sponsored by the local Theta chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa, a fraternal organization dedicated to suppo…

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The seniors at Emmett High School have been working hard on their senior projects this year. Senior projects are a graduation requirement at Emmett High School and encourage students to meet at least three of the four pillars; increased knowledge, career exploration, community service, and l…

At its November meeting the Gem County Fair Board surprised three teams of 4-H Livestock judging teams with custom made buckles to mark their accomplishments this year at the State 4-H Livestock judging competition. The three teams — a Senior, Junior and Mixed team — each won their divisions…

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Several years ago Ida Church had a vision of seeing a Festival of Trees in Emmett. Despite declining health she and some of her friends kept the dream alive until it came to fruition in 2019. Last Saturday evening the second Emmett Festival of Trees wrapped up with a gala dinner that would h…

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The Emmett High School drama team will be sending seven teams or acts to the IHSAA State Drama Championships, Dec. 3 and 4 at Centennial High School in Boise.

The 11th annual Emmett Women’s Choir benefit Christmas concert, “The Music of Christmas” – singing for joy and for a great local cause will be performed 7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 7 at Emmett High. The public is invited to come to the E.H.S. Atrium (inside the first dome) for a selection of Chris…

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Special Olympics Idaho is excited to announce a donation has been made by Anderson Reserve in the amount of $14,007, raised by Gem County Sheriff’s Department at the Anderson Reserve Tip-A-Cop on November 13th, benefitting the athletes of Special Olympics Idaho.

“Show time is drawing near! Mark your calendars for the Emmett Community Playhouse’s production of ‘A Christmas Carol’ scheduled for Friday, December 10th and Saturday, December 11th, at 6:30. The program includes live music and dancing! We hope to see you there!”

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Emmett High School pulled out all the stops to honor local veterans on Nov. 11. Teaming up with the Valley of Plenty Quilters, the EHS History Club punctuated the annual patriot assembly with the presentation of Quilts of Valor to five veterans spanning several decades of service.

A dozen spectacularly decorated Christmas trees are on display at the Gem County Senior Community Center, 719 S. Johns before they will be delivered on Sunday to the successful bidders at last week’s auction.

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In a weekend filled with craft sales, farmers’ markets, and an array of trunk or treats, two new features arose in Emmett’s Halloween weekend. The “first annual” of two events took place on Saturday.

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The Gem County Festival of Trees is returning to Emmett next month after a one-year absence. The event that has multiple layers of community participation and support ultimately goes to benefit programs at the Gem County Senior Community Center.

The hot summer days are behind us, and the farmers and gardeners are putting their depleted gardens to bed for the winter, which means that this week is the last one that the Emmett Farmers Market is open for this year. Hopefully, the weather will stay nice for our last two days.

A host of fall youth activities are coming to an end and a shift to winter activities is just around the corner. The Optimist Youth football season has run its course, as has youth cheerleading, GCRD youth soccer and even a fall Little League season is about to stow away its gear until spring.

Each year, on the 3rd Thursday of November, the American Cancer Society hosts a smoking initiative called the GREAT AMERICAN SMOKEOUT. Quitting smoking or vaping is the single most important step a person can take to improve the length and quality of their life. Stopping smoking can be tough…

This year’s Harvest Festival featured a special Scarecrow decorating contest for local youth clubs, teams or school organizations with cash prizes being awarded for those judged most innovative and expressive. Over a dozen groups joined the competition with three come out of the Saturday mor…

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PBS have what they call the Antique Road Show. The Treasure Valley antique enthusiasts can get a taste of some of that flair and nostalgia this weekend by taking part in a “Vintage Road Trippin’” event – and they can either start or end in Emmett.

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Constitution Week, September 17-23, began with the sound of bells ringing in Emmett and around the nation. In downtown Emmett people could hear the old bell from the Letha School being enthusiastically wrung by Mayor Gordon Petrie at the Gem County Museum, along with other assorted bells run…

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Wow! It is Back to School Book Sale time again and we have books overflowing in all our storage areas. We will be having a book sale on Sat. Sept. 25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Monday Sept. 27 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The sale will take place in the conference room at the library.

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Theater is beginning to blossom again, friends! Needless to say, it has been a crazy year and a half, but it is with great excitement and joy that I announce that the Emmett Community Playhouse will be hosting a production of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, adapted for the stage by Mar…

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It took two years, but the encore edition of the Big Blue Quarter Bash is slated for Saturday, Sept. 18 and the Emmett AAA Booster Club is ready to help you cash in.

Jim and Linda Salnave sit on their couch and focus on a Bible-based discourse streaming on their TV. Later, they each look up some of the referenced scriptures using a downloaded Bible study app — Jim, 76, uses his electronic tablet, and Linda, 75, uses her cell phone.

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Do you wonder what there is to do in the Emmett area? Are you looking for a creative and exciting outlet for your talents or those of your family? Would you like to learn how to act or to do some of the many backstage tasks that contribute to the success of local amateur theater in our town?…

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Gem Family Medicine and Pregnancy Care has arrived on the health care scene in Emmett. The new complex opens this week at the corner of S. Johns and Highway 16 under the direction of Dr. Jonathan Barrus who will be the primary care provider at the location.

West South Slope road has a posted speed limit of 35 miles per hour between S. Johns and Mill Road. Apparently too few are heeding the warnings. In addition to the set limit, additional 20 mile per hour warnings are posted on several curves. Recently a lighted speed indicator has been placed…

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Six southern Idaho veterans are going to be treated with a Dream Flight in a Boeing Stearman biplane next week. That includes two Emmett residents who will get their take off from the Emmett Airport at noon on Monday, August 16.

The Rotary Club of Emmett announces that Flip Flops and Flamingos present…”It’s A Small World” as the theme for the annual Youth Benefit Dinner and Auction to be held September 18, 2021 at the Gem/Boise County Fairgrounds in Emmett. Items are being donated by area businesses, sponsors are si…

Saturday, December 18th, at 10:00 a.m. the Applegate Idaho Trail and Freezeout Hill Chapters, Daughters of the American Revolution will be having a wreath laying ceremony at the Bramwell Cemetery. Wreaths, purchased from the Wreaths Across America Association, will be placed at veterans’ gra…

Rumor has it that there is an enclave of workers near the North Pole that are very busy this time of year. Truth has it that a huge volunteer effort over the past few months, and particularly the last couple of weeks, has gone a long way in making Santa’s upcoming visit to Gem County timely …

Last week travelers in and out of town may have noticed two colorful signs located at Highway 16 and Washington Avenue saying “Thank You Teachers” and “Emmett SD Is Amazing”. The signs were sponsored by the local Theta chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa, a fraternal organization dedicated to suppo…

The seniors at Emmett High School have been working hard on their senior projects this year. Senior projects are a graduation requirement at Emmett High School and encourage students to meet at least three of the four pillars; increased knowledge, career exploration, community service, and l…

At its November meeting the Gem County Fair Board surprised three teams of 4-H Livestock judging teams with custom made buckles to mark their accomplishments this year at the State 4-H Livestock judging competition. The three teams — a Senior, Junior and Mixed team — each won their divisions…

Several years ago Ida Church had a vision of seeing a Festival of Trees in Emmett. Despite declining health she and some of her friends kept the dream alive until it came to fruition in 2019. Last Saturday evening the second Emmett Festival of Trees wrapped up with a gala dinner that would h…

The Emmett High School drama team will be sending seven teams or acts to the IHSAA State Drama Championships, Dec. 3 and 4 at Centennial High School in Boise.

The 11th annual Emmett Women’s Choir benefit Christmas concert, “The Music of Christmas” – singing for joy and for a great local cause will be performed 7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 7 at Emmett High. The public is invited to come to the E.H.S. Atrium (inside the first dome) for a selection of Chris…

Special Olympics Idaho is excited to announce a donation has been made by Anderson Reserve in the amount of $14,007, raised by Gem County Sheriff’s Department at the Anderson Reserve Tip-A-Cop on November 13th, benefitting the athletes of Special Olympics Idaho.

“Show time is drawing near! Mark your calendars for the Emmett Community Playhouse’s production of ‘A Christmas Carol’ scheduled for Friday, December 10th and Saturday, December 11th, at 6:30. The program includes live music and dancing! We hope to see you there!”

Valor Health welcomes full-time physician Dr. Michael Claussen to the healthcare system’s family medicine team. Dr. Claussen joined Valor in November and chose family medicine to help people and serve his community.

Emmett High School pulled out all the stops to honor local veterans on Nov. 11. Teaming up with the Valley of Plenty Quilters, the EHS History Club punctuated the annual patriot assembly with the presentation of Quilts of Valor to five veterans spanning several decades of service.

A dozen spectacularly decorated Christmas trees are on display at the Gem County Senior Community Center, 719 S. Johns before they will be delivered on Sunday to the successful bidders at last week’s auction.

In a weekend filled with craft sales, farmers’ markets, and an array of trunk or treats, two new features arose in Emmett’s Halloween weekend. The “first annual” of two events took place on Saturday.

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The 11th annual Emmett Women’s Choir benefit Christmas concert, “The Music of Christmas” – singing for joy and for a great local cause will be performed 7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 7 at Emmett High. The public is invited to come to the E.H.S. Atrium (inside the first dome) for a selection of Chris…

Special Olympics Idaho is excited to announce a donation has been made by Anderson Reserve in the amount of $14,007, raised by Gem County Sheriff’s Department at the Anderson Reserve Tip-A-Cop on November 13th, benefitting the athletes of Special Olympics Idaho.

“Show time is drawing near! Mark your calendars for the Emmett Community Playhouse’s production of ‘A Christmas Carol’ scheduled for Friday, December 10th and Saturday, December 11th, at 6:30. The program includes live music and dancing! We hope to see you there!”

Valor Health welcomes full-time physician Dr. Michael Claussen to the healthcare system’s family medicine team. Dr. Claussen joined Valor in November and chose family medicine to help people and serve his community.

Emmett High School pulled out all the stops to honor local veterans on Nov. 11. Teaming up with the Valley of Plenty Quilters, the EHS History Club punctuated the annual patriot assembly with the presentation of Quilts of Valor to five veterans spanning several decades of service.

A dozen spectacularly decorated Christmas trees are on display at the Gem County Senior Community Center, 719 S. Johns before they will be delivered on Sunday to the successful bidders at last week’s auction.

In a weekend filled with craft sales, farmers’ markets, and an array of trunk or treats, two new features arose in Emmett’s Halloween weekend. The “first annual” of two events took place on Saturday.

The Gem County Festival of Trees is returning to Emmett next month after a one-year absence. The event that has multiple layers of community participation and support ultimately goes to benefit programs at the Gem County Senior Community Center.

The annual “Fall Fundraising Festival” at the Emmett Public Library kicks off this Friday with over 100 gift baskets being made available for a modified silent auction running from Oct. 29 until Nov. 6.

The hot summer days are behind us, and the farmers and gardeners are putting their depleted gardens to bed for the winter, which means that this week is the last one that the Emmett Farmers Market is open for this year. Hopefully, the weather will stay nice for our last two days.

A host of fall youth activities are coming to an end and a shift to winter activities is just around the corner. The Optimist Youth football season has run its course, as has youth cheerleading, GCRD youth soccer and even a fall Little League season is about to stow away its gear until spring.

Each year, on the 3rd Thursday of November, the American Cancer Society hosts a smoking initiative called the GREAT AMERICAN SMOKEOUT. Quitting smoking or vaping is the single most important step a person can take to improve the length and quality of their life. Stopping smoking can be tough…

This year’s Harvest Festival featured a special Scarecrow decorating contest for local youth clubs, teams or school organizations with cash prizes being awarded for those judged most innovative and expressive. Over a dozen groups joined the competition with three come out of the Saturday mor…

PBS have what they call the Antique Road Show. The Treasure Valley antique enthusiasts can get a taste of some of that flair and nostalgia this weekend by taking part in a “Vintage Road Trippin’” event – and they can either start or end in Emmett.

Constitution Week, September 17-23, began with the sound of bells ringing in Emmett and around the nation. In downtown Emmett people could hear the old bell from the Letha School being enthusiastically wrung by Mayor Gordon Petrie at the Gem County Museum, along with other assorted bells run…

Wow! It is Back to School Book Sale time again and we have books overflowing in all our storage areas. We will be having a book sale on Sat. Sept. 25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Monday Sept. 27 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The sale will take place in the conference room at the library.