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.

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?…

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…

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…

Behavioral health, which includes emotional and mental health, is essential for a healthier, happier, and more complete life. Unfortunately, behavioral health is often overlooked, or there aren’t enough resources available for people to get the help they need. Assessments of Gem County indic…

Come celebrate National Farmers Market Week with us on Wednesday, August 4, from 3 to 6 pm and Saturday, August 7, from 9 am to 1 pm and get a complementary pin or a farmers market shopping bag, while supplies last.

One of my friends with a boxer dog recently shared pictures of him. He is getting older but he has been a fun family pet since he was a pup. Duke is an all around great dog. He gets along with kids, cats, other dogs, and the backyard chickens.

When we moved into our Virginia home, our backyard boasted peonies, sunflowers, and a profusion of lilies. I couldn’t wait to see daffodils bloom in the spring.

Idaho State Board of Education and the Idaho Workforce Development Council are encouraging both students and their parents/family members to keep cool and spend some downtime this summer contemplating their dream jobs.

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…

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One of my friends with a boxer dog recently shared pictures of him. He is getting older but he has been a fun family pet since he was a pup. Duke is an all around great dog. He gets along with kids, cats, other dogs, and the backyard chickens.

When we moved into our Virginia home, our backyard boasted peonies, sunflowers, and a profusion of lilies. I couldn’t wait to see daffodils bloom in the spring.

Idaho State Board of Education and the Idaho Workforce Development Council are encouraging both students and their parents/family members to keep cool and spend some downtime this summer contemplating their dream jobs.

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…

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.

The inaugural Gem Summer Classic open stock show drew over 300 entries to the Gem County Fairgrounds June 10-13. Exhibitors showed stock in four classifications — goats, sheep, swine, and cattle. Market judging and showmanship were among the disciplines young animal owners and their stock we…

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