Tents were once again set up on the floodplain between Hwy. 91 and the site of the Bear River Massacre recently. But this time, their occupants were members of the Utah Conservation Corps.

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.

(Editorial Note: Part 249 of a series of further development in the early days that impacted Franklin County. Sources: Franklin County Citizen, 1920, 1932; Hometown Album, compiled by Newell Hart; Franklin County Newsletter, compiled and edited by Newell Hart; Stories by Bertha Skidmore Hobb…

That certain … crispness? … in the air reminds me of one of my favorite story assignments over the past thousand years or so. I was a reporter/columnist/feature writer for The Anchorage Daily News, and since I had a tolerance for eccentricities in others … well, they called me the weirdo reporter.

The West Side boys basketball team opens the regular season at home against North Fremont tonight, Dec. 1, after the girls game. They travel to Ririe on Friday, Dec. 3 to play at 7:30 p.m. JV plays at 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 1 and freshmen at 6 p.m. Dec. 3 JV plays at 6 p.m. and freshmen at 4:30 p.m.

The Lady Pirates opened the regular basketball season on the road against 3A Marsh Valley. On Friday, Nov. 19 they hosted Grace in their home opener (score unavailable before press time) and Tuesday, Nov. 23 they travel to Firth. The varsity games will begin at 7:30 p.m., JV at 6 p.m. The fr…

The Lady Indians picked up a road win over Soda Springs on Nov. 17. They traveled to Sugar-Salem on Nov. 19 and hosted Logan on Nov. 22 (scores not available at press time). The Indians will then have a break until Dec. 2.

The Lady Indians opened the regular season at home against Burley on Nov. 13. The basketball team travels to Soda Springs today, Nov. 17 to play at 7:30 p.m. and to Sugar-Salem on Friday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. On Monday, Nov. 22 Preston will host Logan at 7:30 p.m.

Old Jasper Blankenship went out to hunt deer the other day, the same way he’s done for decades now. Deer season has changed a lot for Jasper over the many years he’s been at it. As a kid, he couldn’t wait until he was old enough to get a license, because he wanted to bring a buck home to sho…

“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…

Old Jasper Blankenship bought a deer license again this year, just as he’s done every year since Eisenhower was President. He sticks nickels and dimes in a jar all year long and smiles each time he contributes. By Fall, he’s saved up enough for a deer tag.

I think people should be more thankful for the world around them because it would help people not to litter. The only reason I would ever want to get into power or become a mayor is to help people and to tell them not to litter. I would remind them to take care of the earth around them. This…

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