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Library Closure: The library will be closed on May 29 in observance of Memorial Day. We will reopen 10 a.m. May 30.

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This week, our chapter competed in the district contests for four different career development events: agronomy, livestock judging, veterinary science and food science. These contests do not determine who competes at the state career development events in June but gives teams a way to check …

Mayor’s Book Club was held Thursday, May 11. This month’s sponsor was Enrique and Ana Contreras, owners of Enrique’s Mexican Restaurant. Mayor Joe Stear, Ana and her family lead a discussion of the book “The Forbidden Library” by Django Wexler. The Kuna library is grateful to all of our Mayo…

Library Closure: The Kuna Library will be closed Friday, May 12, for interior renovation. We will reopen Saturday, May 13, at 10 a.m. The library will also be closed on May 29 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. We will reopen May 30 at 10 a.m.

The Kuna FFA chapter held its 68th annual chapter banquet on April 24. It was a huge night for the chapter, with more than 300 members and guests attending. Thanks to the many community members in support of our program, we were able to hand out more than $47,000 in scholarships and give man…

KUNA — After the sudden resignation of Ian Smart, the Kuna school district decided to hire a new high school football coach from a nearby district.

Congrats to our volunteer of the year! At a recent volunteer luncheon, Joanne Adams was presented with the Kuna Library District’s 2017 “Volunteer of the Year” award. Joanne volunteers as an instructor for our Music and Movement classes. Thank you again Joanne and all of our volunteers for m…

MELBA — The Melba Valley Museum will open for the 2017 season on Saturday, May 6. The museum will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays through October, as well as July 4, following the Melba Olde Tyme Fourth of July parade, according to a museum press release.

Library closure: The library will be closed Saturday, April 29, for carpet cleaning. We will reopen on Monday, May 1.

Spring Book Sale: The Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale is April 20 through April 22 during regular library business hours. We have children’s books, young adult books, fiction, romance, nonfiction and more. You are sure to find some old favorites and perhaps even a few new favorites t…

Amnesty Day: Let’s celebrate National Library Week by having Amnesty Day from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on April 13 at the Kuna Library! Amnesty day is a great time to bring in those overdue items and get a fresh start. Up to $10 on an account can be waived. Speak to a circulation clerk to have fine…

This year at the annual Idaho FFA State Leadership Conference, the Kuna FFA Chapter climbed to mountains of success. The conference is held at the College of Southern Idaho campus in Twin Falls. It is a great honor to be recognized at the state level for your achievements and hard work.

KUNA — The city of Kuna is teaming up with the new Kuna Boys & Girls Club to help club with its needs.

Spring Book Sale: Friends of the Kuna Library will host the Spring Book Sale at the Kuna Library April 20, 21 and 22 during regular library hours. At 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19, is a preview night available for paying members of Friends of the Library. If you would like to donate books…

What’s new at the library? If you are looking for a new movie to watch this weekend, stop by the library to check out our new arrivals. If you would prefer to curl up with a good book, we also have a selection of new books to choose from. You are sure to find a new favorite at the library!

KUNA — After voters passed a $40 million bond and a $5 million levy for the Kuna school district, officials are in the works to make promised improvements.

KUNA — Imagine being able to view 100 or 1,000 acres of field in one glance. Or have the ability to see damaged crops, dry spots or maybe missing cattle within a few minutes. That’s what drones can do for farmers and ranchers, and local ranchers are taking advantage of the possibilities.

The Kuna Library needs friends! Friends of Libraries are very important and effective in supporting, volunteering and advocating for the library. Friends of the Library make a tremendous difference for the libraries they serve and the community surrounding them. By working behind the scenes,…

Over the last few weeks, the Kuna FFA Chapter has been preparing for district competitions that would in turn lead to the State Conference in April. Teams have been practicing, studying and working hard for weeks, and now the time has come for district competitions.

Mayor’s Book Club was held Thursday, March 9. This month’s sponsor was Jim Grigg LCPC, LMFT, Kuna Counseling Center. Mayor Joe Stear and Mr. Grigg lead a discussion of the book “The Tapper Twins Go to War” by Geoff Rodkey. We would like to thank March’s sponsor Jim Grigg.

KUNA — A proposed $40 million bond and a proposed $5 million levy from the Kuna school district passed, with higher numbers than expected, on election night.

On Friday, March 3, 17 young women from Kuna participated in the Kuna Distinguished Young Women’s Awards. The program helps teens earn scholarships for college while gaining valuable life skills. The overall winner of the awards show will go on to compete at the state level in Idaho Falls in…

KUNA — In honor of her late mother, Deanna Pond donated a 60-year-old letterman sweater to Kuna High School to be displayed as a tribute to the class of 1950.

Music and Movement: Signups for the next session of Music and Movement have started and some classes are already full. The session will run through May 5. A variety of class times are offered. Come in or call the library to ask about available openings.

KUNA — Fathers and their daughters took over the dance floor on Saturday, March 4, at the Kuna High School Gym as a party of the annual Kuna Daddy Daughter Dance.

Last week, people all over the nation celebrated National FFA Week. From current members, parents and alumni, they overwhelmed social media with posts about what FFA means to them, what it has done to change their life and how it prepared them for life after high school.

Music and Movement: Signups for the next session of Music and Movement have started. The session will run through May 5.

KUNA — Dancing, singing, flag twirling, speeches and more will be performed on stage at Kuna High School during the sixth annual Kuna Distinguished Young Women Awards.

BOISE — Angela Hemingway, director of the Idaho STEM Action Center, was once asked to sign a $100,000 liability waiver with the Centers for Disease Control when one of her students wanted to experiment with the tobacco mosaic virus.

Happy birthday Dr. Seuss! Come celebrate with the Kuna Library at 6:30 p.m. on March 2. We will enjoy some Dr. Seuss stories, crafts and green eggs and ham. This annual program is fun for the whole family.

The cub scouts in Pack 106 celebrated their achievements and honored their leaders this past weekend. The group’s annual Blue and Gold Banquet was Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Kuna High School Commons. Cub Scouts nationwide typically hold Blue and Gold Banquets in February to coincide with the …

Mayor’s Book Club was held Thursday, Feb. 9, at the Kuna Library. This month’s sponsor was Dr. JD Grant from Avalon Dental. Mayor Joe Stear and Dr. Grant lead a discussion of the book “Fast Break” by Mike Lupica. We would like to thank February’s sponsor Dr. JD Grant.

KUNA — With the March election in its sights, the Kuna School District Board of Trustees is now thinking about strategy for convincing voters to approve a $40 million bond and a smaller, separate bond valued at $2.5 million.

KUNA — On Jan. 30 and 31, blue corduroy jackets swarmed the Idaho State Capitol building.

KUNA — Kuna Grange, accompanied by other businesses, delivered dictionaries to third-grade students in the Kuna school district and Falcon Ridge Charter School.

Kuna Klues winner: The Kuna Library would like to congratulate our Kuna Klues winner for the month of January, Amelia Nielson. Amelia correctly guessed the title of the mystery book, “Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse,” by Kevin Henkes. As the winner, Amelia received a copy of the book. Way to go…

KUNA — Parents in the Kuna school district are concerned about a plan to move sixth-grade students from the elementary level to middle school.

KUNA — Teed Elementary School teacher Heather Griffith now has the funds to supply 30 fourth-grade students with new Chromebooks thanks to a grant from the Idaho STEM Action Center.