Clint Peery, a teacher from Payson High School, has been hired as the new assistant principal at Preston High School. He replaces Lance Harrison who held the position temporarily after PHS principal Curtis Jensen resigned to accept another job in Utah, and then assistant principal Russ Lee m…

Rocky Mountain Power is proposing closing the company’s net metering program to new applicants for Idaho customers. The proposal includes creating a successor program for new residential customers who choose to generate their own electricity while continuing to use Rocky Mountain Power’s network.

Before they closed the doors on their new operating rooms for certification last week, the Franklin County Medical Center held an open house. 

(Editorial Note: Part 112 of a series of further development in the early days that impacted the settlement of Franklin County. Sources: St Joseph to Mapleton, 100 years history of Cub river Canyon, 1891-1991. Compiled by the Mapleton Centennial Committee; Gentile Valley, The First 100 Years…

Quick highlights from the journalist history of Franklin County over the past 100 years Taken from the newspaper archives of the Franklin County Citizen and Preston Citizen.

Shaun Ryan Visser started playing football in Preston at a young age and fell in love with the sport.

Blue Mountain Community College in Pendleton in Oregon has benefitted from the talents of Preston graduate Sadie Garner. She has been their starting second baseman during her two years at the school. 

Bethany Dow, daughter of Scott and LeAnn Dow, signed a letter of intent to play basketball for Snow College on April 15. She accepted a full ride scholarship to the school where she will study elementary education.

In Preston the sport of bowling is alive and well as evidenced by success of a Preston team at the  2019 Idaho State Tournament. It was held at Meridian Lanes in Meridian for four weekends - April 13 through May 5 - where over 200 teams participated. 

Seniors Wes Talbot and Riley Parker were nominated by their coaches to participate in the East Idaho All Star Football game. There are 21 schools participating this year. The Preston players will be on the south team which consists of schools located south of Idaho Falls.

Last season Garrett Kelley was Preston’s only representative at the 4A state golf tournament where he finished just outside the top 10. This season he had the company of his teammates and they finished eighth overall with a 667 in team standings May 13-14 at the state championships at Twin F…

Taite Priestley and Andrew Iverson highlighted the final day of competition for Preston at the 4A State Championships, which were contested at Eagle High School. Priestley won the bronze medal in the high jump after clearing the bar at 6-2, and Iverson placed sixth in the 300 hurdles (41.30).

West Side finished their track season with a second-place trophy for the boys’ team with 91 points and the girls placed 11th with 21 on May 18 at the 2A state championships at Middleton High School. Four-time state champions, Nampa Christian placed first with 131.50 points and Aberdeen third…

On June 8th, 2019 Ross and BarDee Hall celebrated their 70th Anniversary.Ross and BarDee were married in 1949 and have since seen many changes in their lifetime.

Lafe was born June 17, 1929 to Thomas Jepsen and Anna Christena Christensen in Mink Creek Idaho.  Lafe came from very humble beginnings he was raised on the family farm, was educated until the 8th grade and began his future with wife Rayma Long when he was 19. He later became a master mechan…

The children of Ronald True and Thelma Harker Womack are grateful to be able to honor their parents as they celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary.A family celebration will be held on Sunday, June 9, from 4-6pm at the Womack residence.They were married on June 5th, 1959, in the Idaho Falls…

It was fate, the day that Coral Sparrow met Stan Cahoon. Coral was on a blind date with her best friend and her boyfriend when she first laid eyes on Stan, whom she felt was very full of himself based on first impressions. He was to drive the boat for the couples, and upon arriving had a gir…

Happy Birthday to Shirley Keller who turned 95 on June 3.  Mother of four girls, grandmother of nine, great-grandmother of 32 and great-great grandmother of six with two more on the way.  She is a wonderful example of love and kindness.  A family celebration of her birthday was held on June 1.

Brandon & Mindy Hunt are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter Cassidy Hunt to Ty Case son of Clayton & Terri Case. Ty is a graduate of Marsh Valley High School and Cassidy of Preston High School both of the Class of 2016. Ty went on to serve a mission in Nashville, Tenn…

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