What came first, the chicken or the egg? This is a rhetorical question that has been asked around multiple times, implying that each one is necessary for the survival of the other. In the world of pasture management, I like to propose a similar question: What is more important, plants or liv…

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.

In Franklin County many community events rely on volunteers to be successful, and many residents volunteer their time and talents. Some are willing, but unable to do so due to a variety of reasons including a lack of health or time.

(Editorial Note: Part 64 of a series of further development in the early days that impacted the settlement of Franklin County. Sources: A History of Southeastern Idaho, by Merrill Beal; History of Weston, ID, by Lars Fredrickson; The Community of Banida Centennial 1910-2010 by Karla Cattani;…

For 10 months during the 30s, John Dillinger terrorized banks in the Midwest, killed 10 men, wounded seven and bullied police officers. Franklin County native, Samuel Cowley, was his nemesis. 

Preston Golf and Country Club Open League played a Low Gross Low Net Tournament on the back nine this past week.  Skins were won by Bill Nash, Claude Richins, Sawyer Jensen, Syd Sadler, Kim Johnson, and Ron Meacham.  In the A Flight, Brady Bourne, Chad Christensen, and Sawyer Jensen tied for…

Tyson Moser informed the West Side School District that he will no longer coach freshman basketball and Jeri Obrien is moving on from coaching the varsity volleyball team. The school district is going to be hiring six new people district wide; they are Dallas Turnbow as the freshman basketba…

The Lady Indians will host a volleyball tournament on Friday and Saturday, June 29-30. The tournament will feature a modified double elimination format at 1:00 on Saturday. Teams will play three games per day to determine seeding before the tourney. The teams participating include Bear Lake,…

The City of Preston softball and t-ball programs finished up their season on Monday June 25. This season there were three u8 teams, three u10 teams and two u12 teams serving approximately 85 girls.  The u10 and u12 softball teams played teams from Marsh Valley as well as Preston to give them…

The Preston High School soccer teams hosted  youth camps the last two weeks. The girls camp concluded on Wednesday, June 27 and the boys camp was June 18-20. This year approximately 80 kids grades K-8 participated between the two camps.  The numbers are up from the last couple of years showi…

              Preston's spring little league baseball program just concluded another successful season. This year they had 17 teams which is up from 15 last year and three the year before that. About 200 youth were served by the program including players from as far away as Inkom. Even a cou…

Preston Golf and Country Club Tuesday Men's League played a total net tournament last week.  Loyd Field and Brandon Harris were the low with a 66 with Doug Roper and Kent Palmer second with a 67.  In the optional games, Howard Thomas was low net with a 31, Mike Anderson and Rick Theurer were…

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Darrin and Karla Brown, of Idaho Falls, are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Courtney Richelle, to Tyler Brent Dodge, son of Brent and Patti Dodge, of Preston. Tyler and Courtney were sealed on June 30, 2018 in the Meridian Idaho Temple.

The Sagebrush Strings will be filling the evening air with music again this summer at the City Park Rotary Shelter, Friday, July 13, at 8 p.m.  Orchestra director, Anna Gray, encourages the public to bring blankets, chairs and their dancing shoes to enjoy “A Little Night Music.”

On Saturday, July 21, from 2-4 PM, the children of Carl Wallace and Joyce Nelson Bingham will be hosting an open house at the family home in Linrose (1367 S. Linrose Road) to celebrate their parents’ 90th birthdays. They wish to extend an invitation to family and friends to come visit and to…

On the Fourth of July, we celebrate independence—the heart of Americanism. Our shared responsibility to safeguard our independence serves as a unifying force. Our form of government has withstood the tests of 242 years because of our commitment to protecting the freedoms that our inspired fo…

Elder Dalton Wood will return from his Hawaii Honolulu Mission on July 5, 2018. He is the son of Jeremy and Cindy Wood of the Winder Ward.

Their story began over 60 years ago on a blind date, after that day they decided they found the perfect mate. Travis and Linda Johnson were married on June 27th 1958, in the Logan temple.

Melvin and Carol Beutler are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Amy Lucinda Beutler and Martin Wilson Windholz, the son of Frank and Tammy Windholz on Friday July, 6th 2018.  

Shhhhh!! It’s a surprise! The family of Joene Martin would like to invite any of her family and friends that would like to come and celebrate her 80th birthday with her. It will be held at the Preston Fire Station on July 7, 2018 from 11 to 3. She would love it if you would come celebrate! B…

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