Maple trees in the mountains announce that Fall has arrived in Franklin County. A rainstorm over the weekend cooled things down, but high temperatures are expected to remain in between 70 and 80 degrees and low temperatures in the low 40s throughout the rest of the month.

Dax Keller was unanimously voted in as a new trustee on the Preston School District Board of Trustees on Sept. 16. Keller fills a position vacated by Jodi Shumway, who resigned from the board last month in order for the district to employe his wife as a teacher.

The Worm Creek Opera House will suspend showing movies until Thanksgiving or perhaps Christmas. Distributors of new movies are not releasing them yet, and the theater has not been able to break even showing pre-released movies, said theater board member Anita Swainston.

Idaho Fish and Game is taking public comment on a variety of proposed fee rules that would affect fees for refunds, hunter education, and more. Deadline to comment is Oct. 7, and people can comment via email to rules@idfg.idaho.gov or mail to Paul Kline, P.O. Box 25, Boise, ID, 83707.

We live in a noisy world where we are flooded with sounds. Television. YouTube. Podcasts. Ringing phones. The ping of incoming emails and texts. Conversations with coworkers, family, and friends. Lawnmowers. Garbage trucks. Airplanes. However, we rarely experience silence.

Local elementary teacher DeeDee Ford is competing in the Bear 100 again this year, passing the first two checkpoint already. She was at the first, at Logan Peak, at 9 a.m. this morning and the second, act Leatham Hollow, at 11:15 a.m. She expects to finish the race tomorrow, having run throu…

The Three Bears endurance race was held in the mountains east of Preston on Sept. 11-12. The race consists of three lengths: a 50 K (Baby Bear), 50 miler (Mama Bear) and 100 miler (Papa Bear). Thirty-five runners registered for the race. At one point the Franklin County Search and Rescue was…

The Indians split their conference games last week putting them second in the conference. They were on the road against Highland on Sept. 22 (score unavailable at press time) and host Pocatello Thursday, Sept. 24. The northern Indians will be looking to avenge their loss last week. Preston t…

The Lady Indians won both their district soccer games last week earning the top spot in the district to date. They hosted Highland on Sept. 22 (score unavailable at press time) and travel to Pocatello on Thursday, Sept. 24 to play at 4:30 p.m. On Tuesday, Sept. 29 the Indians host Century at…

The Lady Indian harriers took second at the Cache Box meet on Sept. 16 at the American West Heritage Center in Utah. They will run at Sky View today, Wednesday, Sept. 23.

Preston High held its homecoming celebrations last week, capped off with a football game in which the Indians blew away the Bonneville Bees, 49-10. Pictured are the 2020 PHS Homecoming Royalty: (left) Senior King and Queen — Hannah Stephenson and Cole Harris, Senior Royalty — Sydnee Marlow a…

We live in a noisy world where we are flooded with sounds. Television. YouTube. Podcasts. Ringing phones. The ping of incoming emails and texts. Conversations with coworkers, family, and friends. Lawnmowers. Garbage trucks. Airplanes. However, we rarely experience silence.

Boxelder bugs are a common occurrence in southeast Idaho. These nuisance pests will soon begin congregating, particularly on southern-facing trees and walls as they gather in areas warmed by the sun. This is a prime opportunity to reduce their populations. Your efforts won’t eliminate them b…

Now that school has started, mornings are more stressful than ever, whether we’re short on time, have picky eaters, or kids with no appetites in the morning. With all that going on, it sometimes seems simpler to skip breakfast or grab whatever is available while running out the door. However…

A few weeks ago, the Senate Pro Tempore and the Speaker of the House created and convened three joint House and Senate working groups to work on issues that are affecting the state of Idaho and our citizens caused by the COVID pandemic. These three joint working groups came up with five reco…

One of the most challenging and gratifying aspects of extension work is trying to answer questions posed by citizens. The variety is endless. I don’t have all the answers and that is what makes it interesting. Correct diagnosis and useful recommendations are at the heart of extension. The qu…

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