The Midvale Library is welcoming in the Fall with Jack-a-lanterns. The Midvale Kindergarten and first grade class are the Artists of October. They brought their wonderful pictures to the library with proud smiles on their faces.  Please come to the library to see their wonderful work!


 Autumn is officially here, the weather has been absolutely marvelous and after making numerous phone calls, I have decided that evidently all of you are very busy! Please be sure to email ( or call me (208-355-3352 or 550-7767 by next Monday afternoon or the first thing Tuesday morning, to share your news. And thanks in advance!
Midvale School... October 3…Volleyball at Cascade at 6:00 pm; Oct. 6…Volleyball at Council at 4:30 and  football at Council at 7:00 pm; Sat. Oct. 7, Jr. High football and volleyball tournament at Council, 1:30 pm; Tues. Oct. 12, high school volleyball versus Garden Valley in Midvale at 6:00 pm; Oct. 12 also the end of the first quarter; Fri. Oct. 13,football at Salmon River 7:00 pm;  Oct. 14-17, District Volleyball at McCall-Donnely, time to be announced.
Midvale Park Playground Dedication  was held last Saturday, Sept. 23, under a lovely blue sky. Thanks to Elsa Freeman for the following;” It is the people who show up time and again to dig in and do the actual work that keeps a community strong and moving forward. These are the people who give and do what they can, not for recognition or to get their picture in the paper, but because they care about each other and the community.  An example of this is the Midvale Playground Project which has been completed and is being enjoyed by so many children. I was proud to work on this project which was spearheaded by Midvale Community Partners during Kevin Hooper’s term as president.  He saw the project through to completion, working tirelessly with the city and members of the community. In addition to all the work he does, he is a master of recruiting volunteers, whether it is his own family, or volunteers from here and far away. Of course, we couldn’t have accomplished what we did without the financial support of our generous donors and we were pleased that we were able to honor them with a ribbon cutting and dedication on Saturday.
Friends of Weiser River Trail  folks celebrated their 20 year anniversary following the playground dedication.  Pat Trainer, Patty Heldt, Shirley Atteberry and the rest of the board, drew a crowd of about 90 for their delicious barbecue. Lovely quilt banners made from Weiser River Tee Shirts were presented. The “Onion Skin Players” from Weiser were on hand to provide delightful entertainment with song and melodrama. The food was yummy and the camaraderie great. Congratulations to all!
Midvale Library… Story Hour was held on February 21, with Kathie Gladhart leading the kids in a  “castle building” craft. Such a fun variety of creative castles resulted! The next story hour will be on October 19.