Joan Mattson turned 100 years old on Sept. 6, 2021. Mattson is a resident of the Franklin County Transition Center, where she moved in 2018. She was born in Scappoose, Oregon, to Irish and German immigrants, the second of nine children. She was a big help to her mother and father. But when s…

The Sept. 13 Franklin County commissioners meeting began with an update from Eric Sant on the status of the GIS Services Contract. He noted some of the completed goals such as being caught up with the accessors office, building a deed link history and revamping and standardizing addresses. T…

The Dayton City Council received a surprise fee for the fiber optic Dig Line. Jennifer Sage, assistant clerk and treasurer, confirmed to Tracy Moser that the fee was paid by the city to prevent further collections, and an invoice will be submitted to the telecommunications company, Direct Co…

After swearing in new board member Susan Yardley, the Preston School District trustees were scolded for not prohibiting movies some consider inappropriate for children.

John Yonker was born July 25, 1849, aboard ship when his family was on their way from Germany to America. His nationality was uncertain, but in those days records were not accurately kept, and ultimately it was assumed that John was a U.S. citizen.

The Preston boys won two of their three home soccer games last week and hosted Highland on Sep. 20 and tied 0-0. They will be on the road Sep. 22, at Pocatello and Sep. 27, at Century vying for the top seed going into the district tournament at 4 p.m. both days.

The Lady Pirates have been very successful so far this season, filling their schedule with multiple wins. They travel to Bear Lake today, Wednesday, Sep. 22 for an important conference game at 7 p.m.

The Preston volleyball team travelled to Rigby on Sept. 14 (score not available at press time). They will play their first district game at Pocatello on Thursday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m. and attend a tri-match at Marsh Valley on Saturday, Sept. 18.

Though the West Side boys came in seventh at the Tiger/Grizz meet in Idaho Falls on Friday, Sept. 10, they topped the teams from their district. They scored 186 points while Soda Springs in ninth scored 216 and Bear Lake with 293 in 11th.

The Preston boys tested their mettle against district rival Pocatello on Sept. 13 (score unavailable at press time) at home and travel to Century to play at 4:30 p.m. today, Sept. 15. The games will give them a good idea of where they stand at the district level and what they need to do to w…

What a marvelous time of year for our county as we enter back into school. We are saddened by the lack of moisture that has severely troubled our farmers. Additionally concerning is the lack of unity which has resulted in the effort to navigate through the pandemic. Despite this, the West Si…

You may have heard and been confused by the terms June-bearing, summer-bearing, ever-bearing and fall-bearing raspberries. First, let it be understood that there are only two types, those that bear the bulk of their fruit in about June and those that bear mostly in the fall.

The Preston Citizen publishes letters to the editor from or about Franklin County residents. So, although many letters to the editor come to our office, most are from folks from some other part of the country with an agenda they want to publicize. They get filed in the circular file.

We had a very successful and enjoyable Preston City Amateur Golf tournament which was held around Rodeo Weekend. We would like to thank Preston City for sponsoring this tournament for the 35th year. Eighty-four golfers competed for prizes donated by many valley merchants on each one of the h…

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