Heart of Treasure Valley

Heart of Treasure Valley

Into the garden with Margaret Lauterbach

Idaho Statesman gardening columnist Margaret Lauterbach spends time in her early spring garden, reflecting on why we love gardening so much.

Heart of Treasure Valley

Married for 75 years

Ed and Georgia Smith, 95 and 92 years old, got married on the cusp of World War II, when they thought Ed was going to go off and be a fighter pilot. Ed suspects his father would have advised him to wait until after the war. And who’s to say they would have listened? The two will celebrate their 75th anniversary later this month. “It just all worked out,” says Georgia.

Heart of Treasure Valley

Boise firefighter honors best friend with motto: ‘Climb. Conquer. Cure.’

Rich Brown is one of about 30 Boise firefighters who compete in Seattle once a year, at their own expense, in a painful, challenging race: climbing the tallest building in Seattle — in full firefighter gear — to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. He’s galvanized to action by watching his father-in-law survive a blood cancer and by the death of his best friend in 2011 to a blood cancer. “I don’t really care about my time,” Rich says. “I care that I raise money.”

Heart of Treasure Valley

Keeping history alive with Hillsdale Park

Marti Hill is the third generation to farm the land at the corner of Eagle and Amity roads in an area that was known as Hillsdale. His farm was designated as a Century Farm, and recently, Marti donated 15 acres that will become a part in conjunction with the new Hillsdale Elementary School and YMCA. It's his legacy, in honor of his family. It will be called Hillsdale Park, a way of keeping history alive.

About Heart of the Treasure Valley

Katherine Jones

Know someone living “from the heart?” Idaho Statesman photojournalist Katherine Jones spotlights someone in the Treasure Valley who influences our lives not only by what they do, but how and why they do it. Do you know someone we should know? Call 377-6414 or email kjones@idahostatesman.com.

Videos

Into the garden with Margaret Lauterbach

Idaho Statesman gardening columnist Margaret Lauterbach spends time in her early spring garden, reflecting on why we love gardening so much.
Katherine Jones kjones@idahostatesman.com
Into the garden with Margaret Lauterbach 2:35

Into the garden with Margaret Lauterbach

Gary Eller preserves Idaho history in songs 4:47

Gary Eller preserves Idaho history in songs

Idaho history in song: Mary Hallock Foote 7:04

Idaho history in song: Mary Hallock Foote

Immersed in history and reflection: Boise man walks Hadrian's Wall in England 1:34

Immersed in history and reflection: Boise man walks Hadrian's Wall in England