According to the Preston Junior High weather station, four inches of snow, broken tree branches and downed trees marked the arrival of winter in Franklin County on Tuesday, Oct. 12. More snow was expected early this week.

The Preston Citizen asked the candidates of local contested government offices four questions to better help their potential constituents get to know their thoughts on their communities. Following are their responses.

(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.)

The October Dayton City Council meeting began with a review of the future dates for the next few meetings to ensure that the busy holiday season doesn’t interfere. The next city council meetings will take place Nov. 9, and Dec. 7, at their usual time, 4:30 p.m.

Coach MeLinda Royer is not worried about the district tournament, but knows her team can’t relax. As the defending state champions they have a big target on their back pushing other teams to play their best.

The Preston Indians will open the state soccer tournament in Caldwell, Idaho on Thursday, Oct. 21, at 1:30 p.m. against Hillcrest. Their second game is on Friday, Oct. 22 at either 11 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. against Canyon Ridge or Sandpoint.

It was a cold wet morning as the Preston High School marching band boarded the bus to attend the Bridgeland Band Invitational at USU’s Maverik Stadium in Logan on Oct. 9.

West Side cross country attended the Bob Conley Invite in Pocatello on Oct. 8, and the boys placed fifth and the girls sixth overall. The team participates in the Preston Invite on Wednesday) Oct. 13.

The Indians host what could be the 4A District 5 soccer championship game today, Oct. 13, at 4 p.m. after beating Pocatello 3-1 on Oct. 8, at home. They await the winner of Monday’s loser from the contest between Century and Pocatello.

After losing the first game of the 4A 5 District Soccer Tournament to Century, the Lady Indians faced the Diamondbacks yet again in an elimination game at Century on Oct. 11 (score unavailable at press time) Preston has lost to Century by the same score of 1-2 every time they have met so far…

The PHS cross country team traveled to Pocatello on Oct. 8, for the annual Bob Conley Invite at the Portueuf Wellness Center. There the girls were first overall and the boys second. Thirteen schools participated in the meet on the girls side and fourteen on the boys. The Indians host the Pre…

“You can tell the difference in support when the band is involved,” said Preston City Councilman Terry Larsen at the last Preston City Council meeting. He and the other council members expressed their appreciation for the Preston High School Band members and lauded them for their achievement…

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In response to the latest article concerning pornography, why Don't we ban a movie like "From Here to Eternity" with Burt Lancaster, for adultery. The right thing to do is to be open and willing to discuss all subjects. Not to subscribe to censorship by anyone or anything.

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Weed control can be simple. If you want to kill everything, use glyphosate (Round-up). If you want to kill broadleaf weeds but leave the grass, use a selective herbicide like 2,4-D. Most of our landscape weed control will fall into one of these two scenarios. This works fine until you have w…

Visiting Bear Lake was no match for West Side, which extended its program record winning streak to 26 with a 42-8 drubbing of the Bears. The Pirates piled up 35 points during the middle two quarters to take complete control.

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