Editor's note: This is part of a series of articles about pioneer families of Gem County originally published in the Jan. 1, 1948 edition of the Emmett Messenger. See other pioneer stories online at: www.messenger-index.com/history.

Editors note: This is part of a series of articles about pioneer families of Gem County originally published in the July 1, 1948 edition of the Emmett Messenger. See other pioneer stories online at: www.messenger-index.com/history.

Editor's note: This is part of a series of articles about pioneer families of Gem County originally published in the Sept. 11, 1947 edition of the Emmett Messenger. See other pioneer stories at: www.messenger-index.com/history/.

Editor's note: This is part of a series of articles about pioneer families of Gem County originally published April 22, 1948, in the Emmett Messenger. See other collection of pioneer stories at www.messenger-index.com/history/.

Editor's note: This is part of a series of articles about pioneer families of Gem County originally published in November 1947 Emmett Messenger. See the collection of pioneer stories at www.messenger-index.com/history/.

Editor's note: This is part of a series of articles about pioneer families of Gem County originally published in April 1948 Emmett Messenger. See the collection of pioneer stories at www.messenger-index.com/history/.

Editor's note: This is part of a series of articles about pioneer families of Gem County originally published April 1948 in the Emmett Messenger. Now see the collection of these stories online at www.messenger-index.com/history

Editor's note: This article is part of a series about pioneer families of the Emmett Valley. The article first appeared in the Dec. 25, 1947, edition of The Emmett Messenger.

Editor's note: This is a series of articles about pioneer families of the Emmett Valley. This article was originally published January 8, 1948 in the Emmett Messenger.

Editor's Note - This is the fifth in a series of articles about pioneer residents of the "Valley of Plenty." This article was originally published in the Messenger Index Sept. 4, 1947.

Editor's Note: this is the third in a series of articles on pioneer residents of the Valley of Plenty. This article was originally published in the Emmett Messenger Sept. 14, 1947. John Charles Hall was the father of Emmett's 105-year-old Lottie Evans and grandfather of Shirley Humpherys of Boise.

Editors note: This is the second in a series of articles about pioneer residents of the "Valley of Plenty." This article was originally written by Wally Foster and published in the Emmett Index on Aug. 21, 1947. Thank you to Shirley Humpherys of Boise for preserving this story in an old scra…

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Signups are currently underway for the Emmett Little League season to begin late spring this year. Registration is available online at emmettlittleleague.com. Details on the required documents and medical release forms are also available online.

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