Thursday, 06 November 2014 18:10

Emmett Medical Center

Emmett Medical Center is a Family Medicine office. Often people don't think of family practice physicians as specialists, but they specialize in Adult Medicine, Pediatrics, Obstetrics, Geriatrics, Women's Health, and Immunizations for children and adults. Patients visit Emmett Medical Center for coughs and colds, vasectomies, pregnancies with deliveries and C-sections, casts and stiches, wart and mole removals, joint injections, and of course, all those necessary and beneficial vaccinations, and for many other conditions and illnesses.

Dr. James Thomson, Dr. William Vetter, and Dr. Jennifer Petrie are physician partners of Emmett Medical Center. Dr. William Jewel started Emmett Medical Center in 1954. Dr. Jim Thomson joined the practice in 1983 and subsequently took over the clinic when Dr. Jewel retired. Dr. Bill Vetter has practiced medicine in Emmett since 1998. Dr. Vetter grew up in Virginia but has always felt the Idaho was his home. He decided he wanted to be a rural family physician which allowed him to see the entire gamut of healthcare problems. Dr. Jennifer Petrie came to Emmett in 2011 to be back with her family and doing what she loves—delivering babies and practicing Family Medicine, including Pediatrics. Dr. Petrie is also fellowship trained in Obstetrics.

The Center has one other provider, Physician Assistant, David M. Shuey, II. Mr. Shuey began his clinical career as a Radiologic Technologist in Eastern Idaho. Prior to joining the clinic, he worked in Emergency Medicine throughout Southern Idaho.

Emmett Medical Center is committed to providing quality health care to people of all ages, which includes comprehensive health care for individuals and families, for all diseases and parts of the body. Emmett Medical Center participates with most insurance plans, including Medicare and Medicaid. The Medical Center always welcomes new patients and have a qualified Spanish medical interpreter on staff. If you or someone you know needs a family practitioner, you can visit Emmett Medical Center at 1102 E. Locust St. next door to Walter Knox Memorial Hospital. They are open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Schedule your appointment today at 365-6004.


Thursday, 06 November 2014 18:08

Payette River Technical Academy

Payette River Technical Academy (PRTA) is a Professional Technical Education school authorized by the State of Idaho to deliver relevant and rigorous career training. PRTA is a school of choice that offers education to kids 7th through 12th grade. The school and its staff wants to enable their students to become self-motivated, competent, lifelong learners that are equipped with the proper academic standards as well as the technological and problem solving skills necessary to become contributing members of society. The school has three fundamental areas 1) Career Development; 2) Using technology to provide student choice; and 3) Providing advanced academic opportunities.

The traditional classroom experience is not for every student. Where some thrive, others never engage. They grow impatient because the pace is too slow for them or they need more time and fall behind. At PRTA the students can complete their high school curriculum and begin their post-secondary training in less than four years. PRTA's digital curriculum is designed to support academic success for all students, including those who have not been successful in traditional programs. Foundations courses meet the needs of students who are not prepared for grade-level academic challenges and need to develop basic skills in math, reading, and writing before tackling high school academic courses.

PRTA has been accredited by the Northwest Accreditation Commission as an Idaho Public High School. Students may choose Payette River Technical Academy to fulfill all of their academic needs to acquire a High School Diploma.

Payette River Technical Academy's goals are to improve the academic performance of all students. They want to be able to close the gap between better and poorer performing students and support the mission of the Idaho Public Schools. PRTA wants to build and develop a personalized learning experience focused on 21st Century skills, content knowledge, and expertise; as well as, provide career development opportunities.

To find out more about Payette River Technical Academy you can visit their Website at or visit them at 721 W. 12th St. here in Emmett. Their hours are 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and you can reach them at 365-0985.


Tuesday, 04 November 2014 23:22

Hanson Auction

Hanson Auction is a full service Auction company capable of on-site Auctions and weekly consignment auctions offering some of the best rates in the Treasure Valley. Bryan and Amanda Hanson started Hanson Auction to bring the Valley a service in which to simplify the process of liquidating un-needed items.

They wish to plant deep roots here in the Emmett Valley and provide a service needed by everyone at one point or another. "Amanda and I (Bryan) strive to run our business with the most honesty and integrity possible. We plan on being here a long time and understand the value in running an honest business."

Bryan and Amanda guarantee the best rates in the Treasure Valley area. You can call Hanson Auction at any time to see if they can be of service to you at 365-8294 or 870-0045 or check them out at

Hanson Auction is located at 641 W. 4th Street here in Emmett. They are open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for dropping off items. They are also open Saturday at 9 a.m. for a preview and open at 5 p.m. for the auction. If you have any questions or want more information please call Bryan at 365-8294.


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