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  • Tara Redman is all grins as she stands behind the counter at Tara’s Place Family Restaurant. Owning and operating her own restaurant was always a dream, which came true when Homestead Cafe closed its doors almost two years ago. Redman, a 1996 Weiser High School graduate, now leases the building, which she spent months cleaning and upgrading. Photo by Philip A. Janquart
    02/21/2024 - 8:00pm

  • Pioneer School third graders, from left, Birdie Craven, Kasey Hunt, Kolt Harrison, and Levi McConnell, led the Pledge of Allegiance at the Feb. 12, Weiser School Board meeting. Pictured with the students is Principal Dave Davies. Behind, from left, are WSD principals Drew Dickerson, Adolfo Cardenas, and Brooke Winston, with parent Tom Harrison in back. Photo by Nancy Grindstaff
    02/21/2024 - 8:00pm

  • The City of Weiser was recently awarded $9,600 for ‘Diamond Dust,’ or conditioner used for its softball and baseball fields. Above, is over 100 tons of the reddish-brown material. Since arriving in Weiser last year, the LOR Foundation has benefitted four entities with needed projects. More are planned in the very near future. Photo by Philip A. Janquart
    02/21/2024 - 8:00pm

  • The statewide Idaho Republican Caucus takes place March 2, 2024 at 12 p.m. At stake are 32 delegates that will represent Idaho at the Republican National Convention where the Republican nominee for president will be selected. Shown above is the 2024 Nevada Caucus. Photo is courtesy of KTAR.
    02/21/2024 - 8:00pm

  • Weiser School District Superintendent Kenneth Dewlen and Smith Auto General Manager Jake Welker are pictured with a brand new 2023 Dodge Hornet SUV, donated by Smith Auto to be raffled over the next several months, with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting WHS school organizations and teams. Find Your Wolverine for tickets starting March 1.
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    Weiser School District Clerk Kyla Dickerson checks out the leg room in the 2023 Dodge Hornet Weiser’s Smith Auto donated for raffle. Photo by Nancy Grindstaff
    02/21/2024 - 8:00pm

  • Weiser High School’s Cheer squad is headed to State competition on Saturday, Feb. 24, for the 16th year since the Wolverines’ very first year as an IHSAA sanctioned activity. The 2024 District title is Weiser’s 16th, and they have brought home nine 3A All Girl State titles over the past 16 years, as well as three State Team trophies, and are in the hunt to lay claim to another. Photo by Nicole Miller
    02/14/2024 - 8:00pm

  • Dan Randleman, above left, addresses the Weiser City Council on Monday, describing the processes the Weiser River Animal Shelter and Rescue must follow in order to successfully claim a piece of property it has in mind as its new home and headquarters. Photo by Philip A. Janquart
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    This 1.5-acre parcel and building could be the future site of the Weiser River Animal Shelter and Rescue. It is located on the northeast side of the Weiser Municipal Airport and currently is not being used for any specific purpose other than storage. Council members along with Mayor Randy Hibberd said that it would be a perfect place for an animal shelter. Photo by Philip A. Janquart
    02/14/2024 - 8:00pm

  • Weiser High School senior Ryndon Olsen has signed a letter of commitment to play football at North Dakota State College of Science. Pictured with him are his parents Sharona and Ryan Olsen, and younger sister, Clara Mae.
    02/14/2024 - 8:00pm

  • Kelly Poe, above left, assists members of the public seeking information about Imagination Library, a program launched by the famed Dolly Parton that aims to introduce kids to books prior to kindergarten. Poe took part in the first annual Weiser School District Federal Programs open house held on Jan. 22. The open house was free to the public and intended to provide information on assistance programs offered through the school district and other organizations within the community as a kind of clearing house of available services and resources. Photo by Philip A. Janquart
    02/14/2024 - 8:00pm

  • Weiser High School’s FFA Chapter is preparing to celebrate next week’s National FFA Week, first designated in 1947. Pictured above, horticulture students are in the department’s greenhouse tending this year’s plant starts. Pictured watering plants are Lacey Christopherson, left, and Leah Robinson. The annual Community Appreciation Breakfast is set for Saturday, Feb. 24, from 7-11 a.m. Photo by Nancy Grindstaff
    02/14/2024 - 8:00pm

  • Inspired Gunworks owners Kevin and Amy Johnson, shown above in their shop south of Midvale, have begun manufacturing custom bag risers that give shooters three inches of adjustment. The riser is shown supporting the butt of the rifle above. Photo by Philip A. Janquart
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    Inspired Gunworks is a gunsmithing shop that also applies Cerakote protective coatings to firearms, among other things. Above, Kevin Johnson shows some of his recent work. Photo by Philip A. Janquart
    02/07/2024 - 8:00pm

  • The UofI Master Gardener has been brought back as the Tri County Master Gardener Training program. Stock photo
    02/07/2024 - 8:00pm
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  • Pioneer Elementary is one of five schools within the Weiser School District. House Bill 415 would allow employees to carry firearms onto school property. The district recently began installing buzzers at school entrances to enhance safety and security of students, staff. Photo by Philip A. Janquart
    02/07/2024 - 8:00pm

  • The Camas Prairie Trap League offers shooters, some from as far away as Meridian and Nampa, the opportunity to get outside and participate in a fun event while visiting with friends. Above, members of the Weiser Trap and Skeet Club take aim at clay pigeons during the third week of the 10-week league. Club membership is only $20 per year. Photo by Philip A. Janquart
    02/07/2024 - 8:00pm

News


Weiser’s Red Paws Soccer Club has seen a tremendous turnout of players and volunteer coaches. Pictured above, former WHS players Marcos Tarelo, left, and Brian Munoz, right, are running their younger age teams through some drills at the Park Street Soccer Complex. Photo by Nancy Grindstaff
02/21/2024 - 8:00pm
Just over a month after opening registrations for Weiser’s newly formed Red Paws Soccer Club, the mild late winter weather is allowing some pretty comfortable conditions for outdoor practices and the 115 players signed up so far are feeling the...

Opinions

02/21/2024 - 8:00pm
Dear Editor:  I recently read about a “hometown” candidate announcing he’s running for the District 9 legislative seat currently occupied by Representative Jacyn Gallagher. Why?  Rep. Gallagher just completed her first term with an exemplary...

Sports


Homedale handed Weiser a loss in the second round of district tournament play. This loss put the Wolverines in the consolation bracket playing against Parma on Tuesday. Kolin Cook (2) works through the Homedale defense to get a shot for Weiser. Also pictured is Finn Dolton (22). Photos by Michelle Estes
02/21/2024 - 8:00pm
With a 45-60 loss to the Homedale Trojans on Saturday, Feb. 17 the Weiser Wolverine boys’ basketball team dropped to the consolation bracket of the SRV Tournament and now has a lengthy path ahead of them to try to secure a place in the Idaho State...

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