Joe Hood, Michigan, had just re-fueled his yellow Quickie 200 amateur airplane at the Preston airport and was taxiing down the runway, when things went terribly wrong at noon, June 11.

Long-time participants of the Dayton Independence Day Parade said the number of entries and spectators was down a little from past years, but the spirit of celebration was strong and those attending seemed to be enjoying themselves. Dayton's "COVID-conscious" celebration also included a fun …

The Idaho Transportation Department is asking for input on the just-released draft Idaho Transportation Improvement Program (ITIP). The 2021-2027 draft ITIP is a seven-year plan of the state’s transportation improvements, and all stakeholders are encouraged to participate.

Elm seed bugs (Arocatus melanocephalus) have found their way to Franklin County. Two occurrences were reported last year, and the first occurrence of 2020 was reported on July 2. While they are similar to box elder bugs, these insects are smaller, about 1/3 inch long. Adults have a dark, rus…

Weston’s July city council meeting opened with another update on the well portion of the water tank project. Steven Wood, of Sunrise Engineering, reported that what contaminants they could find were well below, no pun intended, healthy limits. It’s safe to drink. The current draft of the pro…

Stokes Market has been holding a fundraiser under the direction of Danelle Willes for longtime employee Patrick Zook who has stage four stomach and lung cancer. The goal of the fundraiser is to raise money to help his family pay for medical expenses.

Baseball season doesn’t look quite the way it usually does with numerous precautions due to COVID-19 but approximately 200 youth are participating in Preston City’s rec program. It sponsors two 14U teams, five 12U teams, four 10U teams and six 8U teams.

Last year PHS alumni Derek Bailey began a community track program for youth ages 7-14. His motivation was a junior high program in Taylorsville, Utah that he participated in when he was young. The experience helped him gain a love for track and all it offers.

Preston Golf and Country Club’s Open League played a Chicago Tournament last week. In the First Flight, Vic Pearson and Sawyer Jensen tied for first with two points. Jake Hess, Jackson Porter, Steve Summers, and Kade Harris all tied for third with -2’s. In the Second Flight, George Young and…

Competing in the rain and mud at the high school and junior high rodeo for District finals held June 6-7 in Bear Lake, Utah, were Tately, Trenton, and Tessly Talbot, members of the Marsh Valley Rodeo Team. They will all go to state competition in Pocatello, June 26-28. Tately, 17, is in the …

Preston Golf and Country Club Tuesday Men’s League played a net best Miball last week. The team of Loyd Field and Brandon Harris shot the low round of 31 on the back nine. In the optional games portion, Harris and Field won the low net and Dave Seamons and Darin Hess were second with a net 3…

Preston Golf and Country Club Tuesday Mens’ league played a net Best-Ball this past week. The winners of the net best ball were Stan Cahoon and Don Newbold with a score of 29. In the optional games, Don Newbold finished first net with a 31. Dave Seamons and Darin Hess finished tied for secon…

Mattie Creager, daughter of Jon and Kathy Creager of Linrose, will spend her next two years playing basketball for the College of Idaho in Caldwell where she will major in psychology and minor in criminology with a basketball scholarship.

Preston Golf and Country Club Tuesday Men’s league played a total net tournament this past week. Doug Roper and Kent Palmer shot the low round of the week with a combined net score of 71. Larry Stokes and Kirk Merrill were second with a net 72. In the optional games, Dave Seamons was low gro…

Just how much should you water your lawn? If you don’t worry much about this question you likely, 1) have an automated sprinkler system, 2) have cheap irrigation water you ‘just have to use’, 3) believe more is always better, and/or 4) have enough disposable income that you don’t need to thi…

Good people do good things. A somewhat forgotten corner of Franklin County has been much improved due to the efforts of a good man. Randy Panter of Thatcher, Idaho has done much to improve the appearance of the old Mound Valley Cemetery. Working almost alone, his efforts have resulted in fix…

Can the Idaho Legislature legally convene on June 23rd? I know some of you will read this after the 23rd, but it still applies as a past tense question.

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued a revision to their policy statement regarding resistance training for children online in May 2020. The policy statement (https://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/145/6/e20201011) now says that children of all ages can benefit from resist…

It is soon time that powdery mildew will start showing up. While some species are more susceptible than others, it can affect nearly all kinds of plants. Locally it is common on vegetables (especially squash and melons), lilacs, apple, pear, grape and rose. Powdery mildews are characterized …

On May 25, 2020, Memorial Day the Marine Corps League of Logan, Utah placed two bronze plaques for twin brothers and fellow Marines Boyd and Loyd Lewis at the Preston Cemetery. Both were in the battle on Iwo Jima 75 years ago where Boyd lost his life and Loyd was severely wounded. The plaque…

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