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No School Again Tuesday for West Ada School District

No School Again Tuesday for West Ada School District

  There will be no school for all grades in the West Ada School District on Tuesday after 440 teachers called in sick. This cancellation includes no in-person or remote learning, according to West Ada. The same thing happened Monday after 652 teachers called in sick, leaving 500 unfilled positions. The sick-out was spurred after the school district…More

Police searching for missing teen in Bonner County

Police searching for missing teen in Bonner County

  Bonner County Sheriff’s Deputies are asking for the public’s help to find a missing teen. Jesse Daniel Middleton, 15 was last seen near Sandpoint High School on Monday during his second-period class. Jesse is 5 feet 8 inches tall, approximately 120 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a…More

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David Nail & Wife Catherine Welcome Baby Girl

David Nail & Wife Catherine Welcome Baby Girl

David Nail and wife Catherine welcomed their third child—a baby girl named Ellie Britton Nail—on Oct. 19. David shared the news via Instagram, saying, in part: “Words do no justice. Just completely in awe of my new baby girl. Ellie Britton Nail, you are already so loved. God is great. I’m so proud of Cat.…More

Bronze Statue of Loretta Lynn Unveiled at Ryman Auditorium

Bronze Statue of Loretta Lynn Unveiled at Ryman Auditorium

A bronze statue of Loretta Lynn was unveiled outside Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium on Oct. 20. Loretta’s statue joins two others—Bill Monroe and Little Jimmy Dickens—as part on the Ryman’s Icon Walk, which recognizes legends who have paved the way for Nashville performers. The statues of Bill Monroe and Little Jimmy Dickens were added in 2017…More

Jennifer Nettles to Receive Inaugural “CMT Equal Play Award”

Jennifer Nettles to Receive Inaugural “CMT Equal Play Award”

Jennifer Nettles will receive the inaugural CMT Equal Play Award during the CMT Awards on Oct. 21. Jennifer will be recognized during the telecast for her ongoing advocacy for women and diverse voices in the music industry. CMT launched its Equal Play initiative in 2019 in response to the lack of female representation in country…More

Blogs

Worthington BLOG:  From Patriot to Punchline

Worthington BLOG: From Patriot to Punchline

From Patriot to Punchline By Rick Worthington 9/3/20 Have you ever tried to do something good, but went about doing it the wrong way? I think, that is what we saw from Ammon Bundy during the Special Session in Idaho. I fear those actions have tainted the man’s reputation as a freedom fighter to what…

Worthington BLOG: Racism is more common than you think

Worthington BLOG: Racism is more common than you think

  Racism is more common than you think 6/4/20   By: Rick Worthington I guess this is as good a time as any to admit, the #BLM rallies in Idaho and the rioting in other areas has me thinking more about racism than I have in years. Let us speak honestly. Racism exists, and it is…

Worthington BLOG: Don’t Judge Me For Opening My Business Early

Worthington BLOG: Don’t Judge Me For Opening My Business Early

Worthington BLOG: Don’t Judge Me For Opening My Business Early 5/13/20 By Rick Worthington I’m not one to rebel or clash against the government. I believe in the rule of law, and abide by the law as best I can…for the most part. Yes, I’ve had a speeding ticket in my lifetime. I mean, I’ve…

Worthington BLOG: Coronavirus Quarantine Week 4

Worthington BLOG: Coronavirus Quarantine Week 4

  Worthington BLOG: Coronavirus Quarantine Week 4 By Rick Worthington 4/8/20 The Worthington family continues to practice social distancing, as we have for a month now! I think at this point, we are all going a little crazy, and I don’t just mean my family. I miss people I don’t normally miss! Anybody else? As…