One thing we try to do at the Meridian Press is remain as politically neutral as possible. Ever since this paper started coming off our press, we’ve been dedicated to providing information on the issues to let you, the reader, decide what you think.
I am blessed to work for a great organization and with some absolutely amazing people. Our employees at the Meridian Police Department make it very easy to lead. The dedication and professionalism they show on a daily basis is amazing.
We did it anyway.
It has been about two months since we held the groundbreaking ceremony for the rebuilding of the Meridian Road Interchange. I wanted to take this time to give an update on the work to date and encourage everyone to leave early, slow down and pay attention.
Inflammation is generally our bodies’ healthy and natural response to healing from irritants like muscle pain, the flu or a sore throat. This type of acute inflammation comes on quickly and is gone within a few days.
More than 90 percent of Meridian residents see the city as a good or excellent place to live, according to newly released survey results by ETC Institute.
Leadership programs are a part of chambers of commerce all across the country. They present an amazing opportunity for our up-and-coming leaders as well as those who see themselves in a leadership role eventually.
UPDATE: Community Development Block Grant Program administer Lori Den Hartog called me after this column ran to clarify how the grant funding works.
One of the first articles I ever wrote for a newspaper was in 10th grade, when I wrote a feature on the Caldwell Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council. It was the first time I had ever heard of the council, and I was impressed by my peers’ work ethic and collaboration.
Joint School District No. 2 has a long, historical commitment to technology in our schools and classrooms.
There are a few things I’ve learned about election nights since becoming a reporter three years ago.
Summertime means a lot of things in our community: Dairy Days Parade, CableOne Movie Nights and concerts in the park. For children especially, there is a ton to see and do in the summer.
Would it surprise you to know that more than 10 million American children attend some type of summer camp each year?
After Monday night, I know more about cannibalism than I ever thought I would.
We hear all the time that we’re not getting enough fiber. But what exactly is it, and why is it so important?
Recently we held a Town Hall meeting at Broadview University as part our ongoing efforts to keep you connected to what is happening around town and in your neighborhoods. This meeting was focused on current activities and upcoming projects in south Meridian like developments such as Red Tail…
May is already here, and most people are excited for the upcoming summer, graduations and other fun family events.
I recently heard that “you can tell the business health of a community by the health of the local chamber.”
Ali Bierman said she knows what it’s like to live with invisible injuries.
Turn off the TV, computers, portable games, tablets and other screens used for entertainment in your household! It’s time for your family to celebrate Unplug and Be Outside Week.
As you know, most newspapers have a “Letters to the Editor” section on their opinion page. This gives the readers a place to voice their views. The letters include the author’s name, and there are guidelines to make sure things don’t get nasty.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day — a common phrase that rolls off the tongue. For a school breakfast program operating under the United States Department of Agriculture, it is a nutrition prescription.
Spring is in the air, and with it, we are seeing a great amount of activity in all corners of our community. South Meridian is seeing its fair share! New neighborhood developments are sprouting up, businesses are opening their doors and the planned Meridian Road Interchange Rebuild project w…
Welcome, spring. Although the weather isn’t always cooperating, business and community activities always seem to increase this time of year — starting with activities to help us be fit for summer.
We believe that in today’s digital age, educational technology can play a positive role in preparing students for college, careers and global citizenship, and we are committed to creating the authentic learning environments that prepare students for a future whose opportunities are still evolving.
April 13-19 is National Library Week. For those of us who are fortunate to serve as librarians, it’s a time to shake off the lingering chill of winter and venture out into the community to promote the exciting events and library programs we have planned for the upcoming year.
Thumbs Down to cars parking in the “no parking” zones along Meridian near Settlers Park, and for the city for not requiring more parking at a park with multiple game fields.
When Centennial High School sophomore Natasha Williams found out her broadcasting team had qualified for the Business Professionals of America National Conference in Indianapolis, she was ecstatic. The only problem? Scraping up enough money to go.
Have you heard, Meridian? We have a community center!
If you’re a high school senior, the best years of your life are just around the corner. No need to be nervous or anxious. Just remember these key ingredients to making your first year of college a success.
The city of Meridian wants to know how we are doing in providing service to you, our residents. We may asking you to invest a few minutes of your time to take an important customer satisfaction survey. Residents will be randomly chosen to participate in over the next few weeks.
It is getting to look like spring again, and people are starting to get out and about to enjoy the change in weather. While we look forward to the warm weather, let’s hope the mountains and reservoirs get more needed rain and snow so our agriculture industry doesn’t suffer a long dry summer.
One of my highlights this week was the Meridian Chamber of Commerce luncheon — great food and fascinating presentations.
On Tuesday, we will have the opportunity to go out and vote in support of our schools. A strong backbone of education is critical to our businesses, and you can support a strong economy by supporting education.
Earlier this month, Scott McIntosh took the helm as editor of Meridian Press and the Idaho Press-Tribune.
Like the rest of our community, the economy has taken its toll on our district since the recession began in 2008. While we have continued to see an increase in student enrollment, as state revenues fell, our total operating budget has decreased by just over $26 million.
The 6th Annual “Luck O’ the Irish” Casino Night is approaching and will be here before we know it. Casino Night is co-sponsored by the Meridian Optimist Club and the Meridian Firefighters Association.
It has often been said regarding a community’s parks and recreation services that “the benefits are endless.” The longer I am involved in providing parks and recreation services, the more I find this to be true.
I really enjoyed sitting down with Joe Watson this week and learning about his life. This 86-year-old Meridian resident has quite the resume — he’s the first mayor of Star, has broken records at the Idaho Senior Games and served in World War II and the Korean War, to name a few things. See p…
Recently I delivered the annual State of the City address, where we celebrated our past year’s accomplishments, identified the challenges we face, highlighted a couple of our plans for the year ahead and thanked those who have been part of our successes.
It is a new year and time to take control of your health.
“What are we going to do with this next generation? What a problem! They can’t communicate, and the only thing they want to do is play video games and sit on the computer all day. Even when they are sitting right next to each other, they text one another instead of having a conversation!”
I always enjoy sharing how people can be involved in the Meridian Chamber. I’m especially intrigued when it’s someone from a business that has been a member for years but has never really gotten involved. Generally that means they understand the power and importance in being a member of the …