Serving Challis and Custer County, Idaho Since 1881. The Challis Messenger is published every Thursday.


Loyel Dean "Smitty" Smith

Loyel Dean 'Smitty' Smith, 81, passed away April 23, 2014 in Pocatello, Idaho from complications following a stroke in January 2014. He was born January 2, 1933 in Grace, Idaho, the second of six children born to LaVerl "Ted" Smith and Millie Corbridge Smith. He attended school in Grace graduating from Grace High School in 1953. He enlisted in ...

Kenneth Ray "Ken" Johnson

Kenneth Ray 'Ken' Johnson, 66, of Jerome and formerly of Challis, passed away Thursday April 24, 2014, at his home.He was born September 12, 1947, in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the son of Chester Arnold Johnson and Elizabeth Jennings Johnson. The family settled in Twin Falls where Ken graduated from high school in 1965. He married Katherine Thomas on ...

The Challis Phone Book

The Local Phone Book


Use our online order form to start your subscription today!

Contact Congress
The Challis Messenger • P.O. Box 405 • Challis, Idaho 83226
Telephone 208.879.4445 • Fax 208.879.5276 • E-mail us at:

Copyright © 2001-2016 Post Company. All rights reserved.