Jace Jernberg of Mackay is a new member of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society.

Several area students qualified for the honor rolls at Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston.

Kate Taylor, the administrator for grants and special projects at the Challis Area Health Center, has earned the designation of certified medical practice executive by the American College of Medical Practice Executives.

Chet Joseph Collinsworth was born Feb. 11 to Nathan and Temi Collinsworth of New Plymouth.

Caitlin Haugh and Chance Elam were married June 3, 2017, in the Stanley Meditation Chapel in Stanley, Idaho. The ceremony was officiated by Revis Turner, and a reception was held at Redfish Lake.

Macie Jane Wunsch was welcomed by parents Chuck and Alicia Wunsch and big brother Landon of Challis Aug. 14, 2017, at 12:32 a.m.

Ryley and Katie Palmer of Ellis, Idaho, announce the birth of their daughter Reagan Jane Palmer, born June 23, 2017.

Tony and Karmen Young of Fremont, Michigan, are thankful to welcome their baby girl born March 31, 2017. Her name is Shiloh Grace, a biblical name meaning “rest.” She was born at home weighing 6 lbs., 11 oz. and measuring 20½”. Shiloh’s grandparents are Duane and Debbie Young of Ravenna, Mic…

Welcome, Dottie Tate Sims, born December 30, 2016, to Barry and Dani Sims weighing 7 lbs. 2 oz. Proud grandparents are Heidi Thomas and Jim and Barb Thomas of Challis and Barry and Olivia Sims of Canadian, Texas.

Talia Erickson of Challis has received her Bachelor of Arts degree in educational studies from Western Governors University (WGU). The university held its 32nd semiannual commencement ceremony at the Disney Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando on February 11 and celebrated the graduation of mo…

Bridgette and Sammy Stumpf welcomed Sebashtin (Bash) James Stumpf on December 20, 2016, at 7:59 a.m. at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Bash came into the world at 8 lbs., 1 oz. and was 19.5 inches long. He is the grandson of Jim Harwood and Shelia Engemann and little cousin t…

Jordan Theodore (JT) Rice made his appearance a little early and greeted his parents, Dalton and Kelly Rice, on December 20, 2016. He weighed 5 lbs., 7 oz. and was 19-3/4 inches long. He is home and is a little brother to Kacey and Jeramiah Rowe. Grandparents are Corey and Tammy Rice and Jac…

We are excited to welcome April Rey Long to our family. She was born January 16 at 5:15 a.m., weighing in at 7 lbs. 7 oz. in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Proud parents are Woody and Dayna Long from Victor, Idaho. April’s grandparents are Ray and Cherie Hinchcliff of Driggs and St. George, Utah; El…

Sally and Ernie Gohn are proud to announce the arrival of their first grandson, Oliver Patrick Hunnicutt, born 8:16 a.m., December 31, 2016, at 7 lbs., 2.5 oz., 21” long. His proud parents are Robby and Eleanor Hunnicutt of Tomball, Texas. Robby is Sally’s oldest son.

Arlene Dodge, 79, formerly of Detroit, Michigan, passed away Saturday, December 24, 2016, at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Ned and Cheri Senart of Challis, Idaho. Private family services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Jones &…

Trent Van Leuven, agricultural educator at Mackay High School in Mackay, Idaho, is one of six individuals nationwide who received the National Agriscience Teacher of the Year Award. The award was presented December 1 at the 2016 National Association of Agricultural Educators annual conventio…

In June 1946, two newlyweds drove from Florence, Alabama, to the Pahsimeroi Valley. Traveling in a 1929 Chevy called the “Old Gray Mare,” Kenneth and Mary Long White left the conveniences of oiled roads and electricity to begin their new life together. Fast forward to August 2016. A caravan …

Watercolor artist Leila Jarvis, Salmon, was recently honored in the 2016 NorthStar Watermedia National Juried Exhibition when she was selected as one of the 65 artists (out of 260 entries) to show work at Lakeville Area Arts Center in Lakeville, Minnesota, in the society’s second annual nati…

Kate Taylor has been recognized as 2016 Member of the Year for her exceptional leadership in healthcare management as administrator of the Challis Area Health Center. After 18 years in the position, Kate stepped down from her position in April to serve as Special Projects and Grants Administ…

Ashley Baker and Bryce Reese were united in marriage July 2, 2016, at the Baker family ranch on East Fork with Tina Bobo officiating and family and friends in attendance.

Kassidy Mary Rieth was welcomed into the world on September 13, 2016, by her mom, Rosana, dad, Nick, and big sister, Aislynn. Maternal grandparents Genaro and Sharon Arrizubieta of May, Idaho, and paternal grandparents Ken and Judy Rieth of Idaho Falls, Idaho, are also happy to be spoiling a…

The Mackay FFA Chapter was featured in the fall 2016 issue of FFA New Horizons magazine, which is sent to all FFA members throughout the United States. The article featured Vernon Roche, who had worked as the FFA advisor at the Mackay Jr.-Sr. Highschool for 27 years when he retired in 2012. …