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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Kiko is Golden

In two previous meetings this season the Emmett and Ridgevue soccer teams had combined for 17 goals – each ending with the Warhawks on top. At Ridgevue on Monday, however, it took over 91 minutes for a single goal to find the net. That golden goal rifled in by Emmett striker Kiko Solis in th…

The Emmett offense — the Run Pass Option or RPO – has been a little shy on the pass element this season. That changed Thursday night at Caldwell as the Huskies reconnected via the airways and added some diversity to its run game, pulling away from the Cougars for their third win of the South…

The inaugural winners of the Rexford Cup for Gem County Recreation District competitive soccer league are the Green Machine. This year the co-ed league promoted a competitive style for its fifth through seventh grade level league. The trophy will have each season’s champion team name engrave…

Emmett football coach Rich Hargitt sees football from a Run Pass Option perspective. He sees life as a multi-option opportunity as well and teaching that to his students and players is perhaps more important than the Xs and Os of football.

For 21 years, the Gem County Historical Museum has held the “River Through Time.” Come and celebrate our history with a chronological live re-enactment camp of those who settled the Payette River.

Local career and technical students won one of the nation’s highest awards at the 2019 SkillsUSA Championships, held in Louisville, Ky., on June 26-27. More than 6,500 students competed at the national showcase of career and technical education. The SkillsUSA Championships is the largest ski…

Over the years Emmett’s band shell at the Emmett City Park has hosted hundreds of events. Many involved fundraising. Yet perhaps one of the most successful in terms of societal impact occurred on Monday night, July 8. Tenney Kunka, daughter of Steve and Amy Kunka, put together and hosted the…

The University of Idaho Extension office serving Gem and Boise counties, welcomed a new 4-H Program Coordinator on June 24, 2019. Chane’ Nelson comes to the position with several years of 4-H experience as both a member and a volunteer in the Canyon and Ada County 4-H programs. She has also …

“Faith of Our Fathers” a Community Pioneer Celebration will be offered Wednesday, July 24, 2019. Activities begin at 6 p.m. and the skits at 7 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Family History Center and the Gem County Historical Society. It will i…

When you have a teenage relative, and the minimum age is 21 to go to a rock concert, and this relative has to go to the concert or die. Seriously. Die. Because life isn’t worth living if she misses it. And, if someone under 21 can go to the concert only if an adult accompanies them. And … if…

My roommate, David, was dating a girl named Annie. She was beautiful, with blonde hair that hung down past her shoulders, and she had big blue eyes. But what made her especially beautiful was her kindness. David would invite her to join us in games of UNO. She never got upset when she lost, …

Have you ever had reason to wonder how useful you are? Recently, one of my daughters came home, saw me, and asked if I had suddenly gotten gray. I had to admit it was because I hadn't used Grecian in a while. With that grayness, some people think I can't do anything, and I feel old and useless.

When we filtered in for coffee at the Mule Barn truck stop, we were surprised to see Jim Albertson already there, already drinking coffee and looking as though he lost his last friend.

“Well that about tears it!” said Steve, twitching his walrus moustache. “How do they expect a guy to get by when they tell him what to do and to send money and re-up every dang thing in your billfold. It ain’t right!”