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Preston High School students who pursue agricultural education have a friend in Carl Swainston. He just created a scholarship fund to aid those students who qualify to compete at the national Future Farmer of America (FFA) competitions, said Dax Keller, a trustee of the Preston School Board.…

For over 70 years, the Preston Elks Lodge, starting with five families to serve in Franklin County to provide a Christmas Basket with food and hygiene items, has hit up to as many as 808 families during that time.

(Editorial Note: Part 254 of a series of further development in the early days that impacted Franklin County. Sources: Franklin County Citizen, 1914-1932; Southeastern Advocate, 1914; Cache Valley Newsletter, compiled by Newell Hart; Gems of Our Valley, compiled and edited by Vivian Simmons …

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.

Franklin County Medical Center in Preston, Idaho, welcomes the first baby of 2022 to first-time parents, Lain and Cassidy Griffiths. Their baby was born on Monday, January 3, 2022, at 8:23 p.m.

At the Dec. 27 Franklin County Commissioner meeting the bills, minutes and agenda were approved, along with the county FY 2021 Indigent Defense Expenditure Report.

Living near the Oneida Academy, it was wonderful to hear the Christmas music played prior to the clock striking on the hour all month long. I will miss the music as the clock now just strikes the time during the New Year.

The Adult Institute for the Preston North, Preston South and Franklin stakes of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be resuming classes Thursday, Jan. 6 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The course of study for 2022 is the Old Testament. Teachers are Trish Checketts and Dawna Gleason.

(Editorial Note: Part 253 — of a series of further development in the early days of life in Franklin County. Sources: Preston News, 1908-1911; Preston Booster, 1912; Franklin County Citizen, 1913-1922; Cache Valley Newsletter, compiled by Newell Hart; Southeastern Advocate, 1914)

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.

The annual Candlelight Christmas Eve service at The Grace Fellowship Church on Friday, Dec. 24, was well-attended despite a cold, snowy night. Worshippers were warmly welcomed as they gathered in the warmth of the church building to focus on the real meaning of Christmas: Celebrating the bir…

Idaho continues to be the fastest-growing state in the nation, according to new figures released this week, with Utah not far behind as both states bucked a nationwide trend of slower population growth during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jesse and Addison Tea won the 2021 Festival of Lights home decorating contest this year. Their house is located at 480 W. 250 South in Preston.

A Secret Santa has been busy in Franklin County this year. Partnering with East Idaho News, he is giving away $1 million this Christmas to people in Southeast Idaho — and three recipients have Franklin County roots.

Preston Mayor Dan Keller presented a $1,000 check last week to help with the Oneida Stake Academy building’s restoration. When complete, this 131-year-old stone structure will be available to the public as a historically rich community center.

Many people are concerned about gaining weight over the holidays. They may try to be good, but become overwhelmed with all of the wonderful food. Instead of trying to eat perfectly or going crazy over food this holiday season, strive to be mindful. The key to being mindful is to notice the d…

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.

A Preston home estimated to be about 100 years old was lost last week in a fire that started in an electrical panel.

The Worm Creek Opera House presented “Scrooge The Musical” on Dec. 10-11 and 13. All three nights were sold out before the opening night.

U.S. Sen. Jim Risch, senior member and former chairman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, has announced the selection of Trails West in Preston as the Idaho Small Business of the Month for December 2021.

What a week! Red and gold leaves still covered the green grass, then this morning I woke to seeing snowflakes falling on top of the grass covering it with a white crystal layer of white. Standing in my living room looking out the front window at the swirling, lacy snowflakes is like standing…

The December Weston city council meeting began with the swearing in of two new members. Morgan Purser was sworn in as a new city council member and Denise Johnson is to be the new city clerk. This was her first meeting.

Known to build on brotherly love, decreed by the Grand Elks Lodge that on the first Sunday in December that all lodges in the United States hold a memorial service to honor their deceased Elks Club members, the Preston Elks Club held their annual Memorial Service on Sunday, Dec. 5, at the Pr…

(Editorial Note: Part 251 of a series of further development in the early days that impacted Franklin County. Sources: Franklin County Citizen, 1921, 1922; Oneida Stake Relief Society Cookbook, 1921 Edition, 1941 Edition)

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.

Melissa Carpenter, of Thatcher, gets her five kids off to school — some in elementary, others in junior high and high school — then becomes the chief officer of Mountain Valley Metals. She makes metal siding and trim for both residential and commercial applications.

This school year, local art enthusiast Amber Poole has been inspiring elementary and junior high students in the community to learn about history’s great artists followed by opportunities for the young artists to create their own masterpieces.

The first item of business for the Franklin County Commissioners in their Nov. 22 meeting was to discuss the Franklin County Medical Center lease with Darin Drainsfield, Paul Smart, Dan Keller, Richard Westerberg and Janet Kimpton, as well as the requirements for the courthouse bond.

Due to growth in the northeastern end of the Preston North Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a new ward was created on Sunday, Nov. 21, under the direction and authority of the Stake Presidency: Ron H. Smellie, President; LaWrell D. Cook, First Counselor; and Michael …

Great news! West Side’s Future Farmers of America (FFA) team placed first in the entire state of Idaho. This qualified them to go to nationals where they took one of the 14 silver medals. They competed against 38 other teams from across the nation in Indianapolis, Indiana. West side sent fou…

The past month was memorable with families gathering for Thanksgiving Day traveling to near and far places, then the ushering in of the Christmas season with an overnight dusting of snow on the rooftops and grass, the Christmas lights and Nativity scenes decorating lawns, visiting Santa, the…

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.

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