While living in Cub River, Mike Bridges has operated ABC Seamless for 20 years out of Smithfield, Utah. That changed last week when he opened the doors to the company’s office at 10 East Fourth South, Preston.

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 207 of a series of further development in the early days that impacted Franklin County. Sources: Franklin County Citizen 1930-1941; Preston Citizen, 1942-1946; Life History of Frank Wilcox; Life story of Don Elwell and Emory Belnap.)

Four young women will represent the community of Franklin on June 25, in the Miss Idaho Day’s Scholarship Pageant: Sarah Elizabeth Crosgrove, Baylee Cole, Rylee Marie Morrison and Jenna Veselka.

Austin Smellie was named Most Inspirational Player, Bengal of the Year and received the Captain award along with teammate Tarik Cool last week at Idaho State University during the 69th Annual Samuel Horne Bennion Banquet Awards for men’s basketball. The awards were announced digitally due to…

“A West Side High School golf team was only a thought in 2020,” said Coach Ronald Mumford. “All that was needed were players, a coach, a place to play, and a supportive administration and community. It all happened.”

West Side attended the 2A state track meet on May 22, at Eagle High School where the boys team took third overall and the girls took fifth.

Preston defeated Century twice in the 4A District 5 tournament but could not best Pocatello for the title and state berth.

The Lady Pirates went two and out at the 2A District 5 softball tournament last week ending their season. They faced Malad in the opening round and Soda Springs in an elimination game the next day.

On May 13-14, the PHS track team traveled to Pocatello for the 4A District 5 track meet in a very competitive field. The Preston girls team proceeded to win the district title with 72 points, edging Pocatello who scored 68. The boys team tied with Century 70-70. They will compete at the stat…

We watched the thunderstorm growing, building, off to the west. As we sat on our tailgates sipping coffee and wishing we could be inside at the Mule Barn counter, we just sipped and looked in awe.

Coryneum blight or shot-hole blight is a fungal disease that causes damage on peach, nectarine, apricot, and sometimes cherries. It is caused by the fungal pathogen Wilsonmyces carpophilus. It can infect buds, twigs and branches but most often we notice it on leaves and fruit.

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