“The ‘Mormon Rose’ or ‘Yellow Rose of Texas’ and several other yellow rose varieties grow abundantly in Challis.” This is not the photo that ran 25 years ago of a rose in the McGowan yard in Challis. This color photo was taken last week of a few blossoms on a huge rosebush on the east side of the old Leaton Hotel at the corner of Fourth Street and Main Avenue. The rosebush that was in the McGowan yard is now gone. Challis matriarch Madge Yacomella says the rosebush by the old Leaton Hotel is the biggest now in Challis. Todd Adams photo

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Attending the University of Idaho Conservation Camp June 3-8 at Alpine 4-H Camp from Butte and Custer Counties were, back row, Edward Price, Darlington; Walter Johnson, Mackay; Norman Doll, Challis; Gordon Hammond, Challis; Randy Keele, Grouse. Front Row: Scott Johnson, Mackay; Jim Martiny, May; Morgan Williams, Obsidian; Bob Piva, Challis; and Kass Himes, Challis. … Piva received an award as one of the top six participants in contests at the camp.

TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO June 24, 1993 A new medical provider to Challis, complete with a new clinic name, was the result of the regular meeting of the North Custer Hospital District on... + continue reading

“The ‘Mormon Rose’ or ‘Yellow Rose of Texas’ and several other yellow rose varieties grow abundantly in Challis.” This is not the photo that ran 25 years ago of a rose in the McGowan yard in Challis. This color photo was taken last week of a few blossoms on a huge rosebush on the east side of the old Leaton Hotel at the corner of Fourth Street and Main Avenue. The rosebush that was in the McGowan yard is now gone. Challis matriarch Madge Yacomella says the rosebush by the old Leaton Hotel is the biggest now in Challis. Todd Adams photo

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Attending the University of Idaho Conservation Camp June 3-8 at Alpine 4-H Camp from Butte and Custer Counties were, back row, Edward Price, Darlington; Walter Johnson, Mackay; Norman Doll, Challis; Gordon Hammond, Challis; Randy Keele, Grouse. Front Row: Scott Johnson, Mackay; Jim Martiny, May; Morgan Williams, Obsidian; Bob Piva, Challis; and Kass Himes, Challis. … Piva received an award as one of the top six participants in contests at the camp.

TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO June 24, 1993 A new medical provider to Challis, complete with a new clinic name, was the result of the regular meeting of the North Custer Hospital District on... + continue reading

Margaret Grace poses with one of the quilts she made. It’s part of a display at the MadDog Gallery that’s up until July 23. Todd Adams photos

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Jon Winegarner and his sister Helen Winegarner check out quilts on display at MadDog Gallery. Helen organized the show, which runs through July 23. Todd Adams photos

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Glenn Haight talks to Elise Faike amid the many colorful quilts that Challis Arts Council has on display until July 23. The quilt show is at MadDog Gallery at 632 Main. Todd Adams photos

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“Saucy Senoritas” is a 3D wall hanging from Bits and Pieces Quilting Club is on display at MadDog Gallery. The senoritas’ skirts are lace handkerchiefs. Todd Adams photos

Glenn Haight talks to Elise Faike amid the many colorful quilts that Challis Arts Council has on display until July 23. The quilt show is at MadDog Gallery at 632 Main. Jon Winegarner... + continue reading

Margaret Grace poses with one of the quilts she made. It’s part of a display at the MadDog Gallery that’s up until July 23. Todd Adams photos

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Jon Winegarner and his sister Helen Winegarner check out quilts on display at MadDog Gallery. Helen organized the show, which runs through July 23. Todd Adams photos

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Glenn Haight talks to Elise Faike amid the many colorful quilts that Challis Arts Council has on display until July 23. The quilt show is at MadDog Gallery at 632 Main. Todd Adams photos

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“Saucy Senoritas” is a 3D wall hanging from Bits and Pieces Quilting Club is on display at MadDog Gallery. The senoritas’ skirts are lace handkerchiefs. Todd Adams photos

Glenn Haight talks to Elise Faike amid the many colorful quilts that Challis Arts Council has on display until July 23. The quilt show is at MadDog Gallery at 632 Main. Jon Winegarner... + continue reading

Margaret Grace poses with one of the quilts she made. It’s part of a display at the MadDog Gallery that’s up until July 23. Todd Adams photos

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Jon Winegarner and his sister Helen Winegarner check out quilts on display at MadDog Gallery. Helen organized the show, which runs through July 23. Todd Adams photos

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Glenn Haight talks to Elise Faike amid the many colorful quilts that Challis Arts Council has on display until July 23. The quilt show is at MadDog Gallery at 632 Main. Todd Adams photos

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“Saucy Senoritas” is a 3D wall hanging from Bits and Pieces Quilting Club is on display at MadDog Gallery. The senoritas’ skirts are lace handkerchiefs. Todd Adams photos

Glenn Haight talks to Elise Faike amid the many colorful quilts that Challis Arts Council has on display until July 23. The quilt show is at MadDog Gallery at 632 Main. Jon Winegarner... + continue reading

Attending the University of Idaho Conservation Camp June 3-8 at Alpine 4-H Camp from Butte and Custer Counties were, back row, Edward Price, Darlington; Walter Johnson, Mackay; Norman Doll, Challis; Gordon Hammond, Challis; Randy Keele, Grouse. Front Row: Scott Johnson, Mackay; Jim Martiny, May; Morgan Williams, Obsidian; Bob Piva, Challis; and Kass Himes, Challis. … Piva received an award as one of the top six participants in contests at the camp.

“The ‘Mormon Rose’ or ‘Yellow Rose of Texas’ and several other yellow rose varieties grow abundantly in Challis.” This is not the photo that ran 25 years ago of a rose in the McGowan yard in Challis. This color photo was taken last week of a few blossoms on a huge rosebush on the east side of the old Leaton Hotel at the corner of Fourth Street and Main Avenue. The rosebush that was in the McGowan yard is now gone. Challis matriarch Madge Yacomella says the rosebush by the old Leaton Hotel is the biggest now in Challis. Todd Adams photo

Margaret Grace poses with one of the quilts she made. It’s part of a display at the MadDog Gallery that’s up until July 23. Todd Adams photos

“Saucy Senoritas” is a 3D wall hanging from Bits and Pieces Quilting Club is on display at MadDog Gallery. The senoritas’ skirts are lace handkerchiefs. Todd Adams photos

Glenn Haight talks to Elise Faike amid the many colorful quilts that Challis Arts Council has on display until July 23. The quilt show is at MadDog Gallery at 632 Main. Todd Adams photos

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Thursday, 06/21/18
Custer County commissioners and two representatives of Concerned Citizens of Custer County agreed last week it would be better to begin promotional and educational efforts earlier if voters... + continue reading

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Thursday, 05/31/18
A photo of Austin Ollar in the May 24 Messenger included an incorrect photo credit. Lily Verhoeven took the photo of Ollar pitching in a state tournament baseball game. + continue reading

Challis youth Kelli Ann Strand hits a drive at a tournament on the Challis Golf Course last summer. Todd Adams photo

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Lane Strand of Challis watches his ball during a practice round last weekend in Challis. Todd Adams photo

05/24/18

Challis-Mackay RiverCats player Austin Ollar pitches against Nampa Christian during last weekend’s 2A state baseball tournament. Ollar was named to the all-state team. Lily Verhoeven photo

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Josh Papac of Challis stretches to make a catch during the 2A Idaho state baseball tournament. Lily Verhoeven photo

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RiverCat catcher Mitchell Cotant reaches for a catch in last weekend’s state baseball tournament. Christie Ollar photo

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Chris Ivie, a junior at Mackay High School, makes a quick throw to first base during a RiverCats game last weekend. Lily Verhoeven photo

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RiverCat player Garrett Millick of Challis follows through with a swing at bat in the state baseball tournament. Christie Ollar photo

05/24/18

Challis High School athlete Keaton Kikuyama is seen after winning the triple jump at the state meet with a distance of 34 feet. Paul Lind photo

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Ty Redick sets a personal best in the 1,600-meter run at last week’s state track and field championships. His time was 4:49. Paul Lind photo

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The Challis Vikings boys team finished third at the state track competition last week. Team members include, back from left, Tucker Brown, Dustin Stillwaugh, Ty Redick, Jayce Giampedraglia, Jesse Riding, Charles Miller and coach Paul Lind. In front are coach Peggy Redick, William Ashley, Parker May and Owen Peterson. Paul Lind photo

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Thursday, 06/14/18
The political divisiveness in Washington, D.C., may make advancing sensible legislation seem nearly impossible. But, legislation ending fire borrowing was pushed over the finish line by a... + continue reading

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Thursday, 06/21/18
Staying with Joe and Toni Sullivan of Challis is Toni’s aunt, Mary (Keyes) Guy from Goose Creek, South Carolina. Mary was raised in Challis. She is visiting with relatives here and... + continue reading

Milestones

Thursday, 05/31/18
Several area students qualified for the honor rolls at Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston. Julian Pacheco of Salmon was named to the president’s list. To be on that list a... + continue reading

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Delaney Lee Sanders was born Dec. 28, 2017.

01/25/18

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Jack Hardy, in the white shirt second from left, leads fellow musicians including his wife, Eileen, and son Travis in the grand finale to his 10th season of producing Music in the Park for Challis Area Chamber of Commerce on Aug. 31. City of Challis officials presented him with a plaque to honor his decade of providing summer music. Local musicians who had played throughout the summer joined him in what may be Jack’s final season as soundman, producer and organizer of the popular event.

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