Over the last week, a total of three new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Franklin County, bringing the total to 53 local cases of the virus. Of those, 8 of them are probable, meaning that the patients had symptoms or infection detected without a test.

Preston City Mayor Dan Keller signed a buy/sale agreement with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on July 31 to purchase Craner Field.

The Franklin County Commissioners met July 27 and the first item on the agenda was the road sweeper discussed in the previous meeting. The road and bridge department will be obtaining a loan to purchase the sweeper.

A spark from an excavator working in rocks along the foothills east of Franklin caused a wildfire that charred 381 acres on Friday afternoon, July 31. The rocky terrain made containing the blaze difficult. Firefighters were able to keep it away from a nearby subdivision as the wind fanned it…

The Family Place is a non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening families and protect children. The organization is currently collecting information, through an online survey, about how it can modify its services to better meet needs of their patrons during these unsure times.

Stokes held a different “Let’s kick this Cancer” fundraiser for Patrick Zook on Saturday, August 1. It was a hamburger cookout from 10:30-2 p.m. and was well attended. Zook was feeling well enough attend. He visited with patrons expressing his appreciation for their support and helped out wh…

Questions frequently arise regarding insecticide applications on fruits and vegetables. While I cannot offer clear and specific recommendations on all situations you may encounter, here are a few thoughts to help you navigate your insect issues.

The Preston Rec baseball teams finished up their season with a tournament. In the 8U division each team played one game. Their seeding was based on their record for the season.

For the past seven years Dana Cox has organized a 5K (3.2 miles) run in Oxford to raise awareness and funds for cancer research. This year it is slated for July 18.

Preston Golf and Country Club Open League played a One-Man Scramble last week. In the First Flight gross division, Sawyer Jensen finished first with a 26. Bill Nash finished second with a 31. Chad Christensen and Mike Cunningham tied for third with matching 32’s. In the net division, Mo Love…

With the cancelation of high school spring sports, the summer competitive softball program is the first time players have been able to play ball this year. High school coach Larry Morrison has four teams this season that compete against teams from Cache Valley.

Last year PHS alumni Derek Bailey began a community track program for youth ages 7-14. His motivation was a junior high program in Taylorsville, Utah that he participated in when he was young. The experience helped him gain a love for track and all it offers.

Preston Golf and Country Club’s Open League played a Chicago Tournament last week. In the First Flight, Vic Pearson and Sawyer Jensen tied for first with two points. Jake Hess, Jackson Porter, Steve Summers, and Kade Harris all tied for third with -2’s. In the Second Flight, George Young and…

Competing in the rain and mud at the high school and junior high rodeo for District finals held June 6-7 in Bear Lake, Utah, were Tately, Trenton, and Tessly Talbot, members of the Marsh Valley Rodeo Team. They will all go to state competition in Pocatello, June 26-28. Tately, 17, is in the …

It’s that time of year to think about canning. While most people feel comfortable using a boiling water canner, some people are frightened by using a pressure canner. The USDA recommends using a pressure canner when canning low acid foods like meat, poultry, fish and vegetables, or mixtures …

It’s always a treat when Windy Wilson stops by the Mule Barn for a cup and a visit with us. He got all settled in while we waited for him.

Joyce Johnson Palmer is observing her 90th birthday on July 21. Joyce married Clyde Palmer in 1949 and six wonderful children blessed this union.

Janna and the late William Wolfley are pleased to announce the sealing of their daughter Melissa to Kenneth, son of Calvin and Diane Hugie on Saturday, July 18, 2020 for time and all eternity in the Logan Utah temple. Plans had been changed due to the pandemic, but the couple was married May…

Elm seed bugs (Arocatus melanocephalus) have found their way to Franklin County. Two occurrences were reported last year, and the first occurrence of 2020 was reported on July 2. While they are similar to box elder bugs, these insects are smaller, about 1/3 inch long. Adults have a dark, rus…

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