Hot! Hot! Hot!!! The heat this summer has challenged everyone and yet we have very faithful vendors who come to the Market twice a week to sell their creations. We also have incredibly supportive customers who come to purchase freshly picked fruits and vegetables, and freshly made foods for …

You don’t need a plane ticket, tank full of gas or train ride to enjoy a bit of paradise. Create your own in a small alcove, large patio, or deck in your own backyard.

A free 6-week class will help you learn how to eat healthy, save money and prepare tasty meals. The class will take place on Wednesdays from 1-2 p.m., from Aug. 4 through Sept. 8 at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church.

Over 100 kids took part in the Summer Soccer Camp sponsored by the Gem County Recreation District last week. Kids of all ages received coaching in the fundamentals of soccer — with and without the ball — with a wide variety of drills to introduce or enhance basic skills. The fall soccer seas…

The Open Classification at the Gem/Boise County fair is designed to engage all citizens as participants in traditional aspects of country fairs and exhibitions. This includes all ages. All “Open Class” Exhibitor Divisions at the Gem/ Boise Fair are restricted to residents or taxpayers of Gem…

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The Emmett Valley Friendship Coalition continues to provide food to our community each Tuesday through a dinner and pantry. Our volunteers have been marvelous in navigating the ever changing requirements and safety protocols of the pandemic. They meet the changes with smiles and enthusiasm.

The 2021 Cherry Festival has left memories for an estimated 65,000 who visited Emmett City Park during the four-day event in June. Among the many memories to cherry(sh) were the two parades and the fun cherry related competitions. Here are the results:

The Ola School Save Our School (SOS) Committee and Ola PTO is excited to announce that our First Annual ATV Poker Run Fundraiser was a success! Thanks to the support of our local community and beyond. The temperatures were off the charts and the event was a first of its kind for Ola but it w…

Did you know that the Quest card you received for the Covid Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) from the U.S government for The Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020 can be used to buy fresh fruits and vegetables and other nutritious, delicious foods from the vendors at t…

One of the little-known but crucial components of participation in a 4-H club and its many activities, is to dedicate a portion of your time to community service. Each club takes on special projects throughout the year and each member can enhance their personal projects with community servic…

You don’t need a plane ticket, tank full of gas or train ride to enjoy a bit of paradise. Create your own in a small alcove, large patio, or deck in your own backyard.

A free 6-week class will help you learn how to eat healthy, save money and prepare tasty meals. The class will take place on Wednesdays from 1-2 p.m., from Aug. 4 through Sept. 8 at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church.

Over 100 kids took part in the Summer Soccer Camp sponsored by the Gem County Recreation District last week. Kids of all ages received coaching in the fundamentals of soccer — with and without the ball — with a wide variety of drills to introduce or enhance basic skills. The fall soccer seas…

The Open Classification at the Gem/Boise County fair is designed to engage all citizens as participants in traditional aspects of country fairs and exhibitions. This includes all ages. All “Open Class” Exhibitor Divisions at the Gem/ Boise Fair are restricted to residents or taxpayers of Gem…

The Emmett Valley Friendship Coalition continues to provide food to our community each Tuesday through a dinner and pantry. Our volunteers have been marvelous in navigating the ever changing requirements and safety protocols of the pandemic. They meet the changes with smiles and enthusiasm.

The 2021 Cherry Festival has left memories for an estimated 65,000 who visited Emmett City Park during the four-day event in June. Among the many memories to cherry(sh) were the two parades and the fun cherry related competitions. Here are the results:

The Ola School Save Our School (SOS) Committee and Ola PTO is excited to announce that our First Annual ATV Poker Run Fundraiser was a success! Thanks to the support of our local community and beyond. The temperatures were off the charts and the event was a first of its kind for Ola but it w…

Did you know that the Quest card you received for the Covid Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) from the U.S government for The Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020 can be used to buy fresh fruits and vegetables and other nutritious, delicious foods from the vendors at t…

David and Betty (Chapin) Webb of Emmett celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, Sunday, July 11th with family and friends. They were married April 2, 1971 in Emmett.

One of the little-known but crucial components of participation in a 4-H club and its many activities, is to dedicate a portion of your time to community service. Each club takes on special projects throughout the year and each member can enhance their personal projects with community servic…

Here we are July hot with a warm wind whipping the leaves as the dry limbs fall. I see white fluff blowing across the lawn. My bird houses are filled with Bart’s hair. I groom him on a table around back and the birds gather mouthfuls. They look like they have a white mustache.

At the June 22, Emmett City Council meeting, Brian Gregory, owner of D&S Specialties in downtown Emmett, Idaho, received the oath of office from Emmett Mayor Gordon Petrie as a member of the Emmett zoning commission. Members of the zoning commission serve a six (6) term once nominated by…

Four mounted Marines rode into Emmett a couple of weeks ago and they rode out of town impressed with the community and made welcome by a community that was impressed with them.

The annual Valley of Quilters quilt show during the Emmett Cherry Festival was trimmed down to one day this year, but the interest in the locally created works of art was not lessened a bit.

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There is one aisle in the grocery store that stirs a lot of beverage controversy. That is the aisle that has fruit juice on one side and sodas on the other. Occasionally they are located differently, but a combined aisle is pretty common. Fruit juices and sodas are both criticized as beverag…

This past Armed Forces Day, May 15th, Marty and Barbara Huguenin, founders of Emmett’s famous Pop-Up Restaurant on Main Street known as the “Emmett Yacht Club” decided they wanted to do something special for our local veterans. Since Barbara has developed a special taste for a particular sty…

Members of the Emmett VFW Post and the American Legion Post led an honor ceremony Memorial Day morning at the Emmett Cemetary. Full military rites including playing of Taps was presented. VFW Post Commander Muggy Hafen spoke to those assembled about the sacrifice and committed service provid…

Warmer weather is coming and bringing the need to keep hydrated. Every cell in the body depends on water to survive. Water makes up 50 to 70 percent of body weight and is the body’s primary chemical component. For your body to function healthfully water is a necessity. Water plays a role in …

For the third consecutive year, the Emmett Kiwanis Club is hosting a Kids Only Bazaar at the Roy Bowman Memorial Park in downtown Emmett. The event is not just a sale — its a learning experience offered to area youth to learn more about various aspects of business.

I stood on this stage exactly ten years ago giving my high school graduation speech to the class of 2011, and after I finished, I remember feeling a sense of relief knowing that I would never have to stand and speak on this stage again. And here I am today…

The Emmett Rotary Club became the first club in the region to stage a Peace Walk on Saturday, May 22. Twenty-one people turned out in blustery weather to take part in the “First Annual Peace Walk” as part of a Rotary International initiate to emphasize the importance and value of peace and p…

Recently while I was shopping, I noticed a couple that was intently checking the Nutrition Facts Label on items they were considering to purchase and comparing brands to get the best nutritional value. It was encouraging to see the information being put to its intended use.

The Emmett Rotary club will host its first annual Walk for Peace, Saturday, May 22, 2021, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. We will meet at the Rotary Shelter in the far west corner of the Gem Island Sport Complex on Barton Street. Come join us as we walk approximately a mile and a half along the river…

With every indication that the coronavirus pandemic is rapidly coming under control, the annual Emmett Cherry Festival is back on track for 2021. After the first cancellation in its 80 plus years last year due to the efforts to curb the spread of the novel virus the Gem Chamber of Commerce s…

The wait is almost over! The Emmett Farmers Market will be opening just three weeks from today on Wednesday, June 2 at 3 pm with Josephine Spicer as our opening day entertainer!

Meadow View Senior Living recently hosted a “Popsicles in the Park” event featuring their house choir — The Meadowlarks. Made up of Meadow View residents, the Meadowlarks practice every week for special events like this.

The Valley of Plenty Quilters club have emerged from a year of COVID restrictions picking up where they have been for years — helping to boost the efforts of others with their sewing and philanthropic endeavors.

The 38th annual Squaw Butte Music Festival was held on April 10 here in Emmett, with approximately 60 students participating in the festival. All area piano teachers are invited to enter their students in the festival, and this year the following teachers had participants: Barbara Weissenbuh…

Wrapped in bright pink, “Stella” is ready to hit the road. Stella is the name given to Saint Alphonsus’s newest mobile mammography unit. The 40-foot long bus contains the latest in 3D mammography technology and started serving patients throughout Idaho and Eastern Oregon in early March.

The library at Butte View elementary was converted into space for the Emmett School District administration and staff several years ago. Now that the school is being returned in part to an elementary school, the library is going to have to be replenished. It got a jump start last week.

Add a burst of color to the start of the garden season with spring flowering shrubs. Small or large, these beauties add color, support pollinators, and help attract birds to the landscape.

The Emmett Women’s Choir, “the giving choir”, is back after a year’s hiatus. They will be holding a benefit concert, “A Musical Spring”, on Tuesday evening, May 4, 7 p.m. in the Emmett High School atrium. Be entertained by choral and solo singing and enjoy refreshments provided by choir memb…

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