McCall publisher Tom Grote is the new president of the Idaho Newspaper Association.

He was elected at the association's annual meeting last week. Mountain Home publisher Mike Thorneberry was elected vice president and will become president next year. Grote and his wife, Tomi, are co-owners of the weekly Central Idaho Star News, with Lewiston Tribune publisher A.L. Alford Jr.Throneberry manages weekly newspapers in Mountain Home, Glenns Ferry, Jerome, Gooding and Shoshone.