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Diana Baird

Managing Editor

208-365-6066 ext 17

Diana is the managing editor of the Messenger Index

Janet Monti


208-365-6066 ext 14

Janet is a reporter at the Messenger Index

Dell Gray

Sports Reporter

208-365-6066 ext 12

Dell is the Sports reporter at the Messenger index

  • By Janet Monti newsroom@messenger-index.com

Details of real life in previous times fascinates me. What was life like in the mid-19th century? For native tribes of this continent? In Medieval time? The Renaissance? Read more

  • By Janet Monti newsroom@messenger-index.com

Last week, the Messenger Index printed my interview with a Gem County emergency responder. Ken Sheldon was very easy to visit with as he shared demons who come back and haunt him at unexpected moments. The memories just rolled out. When I left, I cried for him ... for all the demons first re… Read more

Three members of the Moulton family have good reason for their happy expressions caught by the camera as father Bill pins the coveted Eagle Scout badge on son Bill at a Troop 23 Court of Honor last week. For the first time in Gem District scouting history, an Eagle badge was awarded within a… Read more