Coronavirus

As of Monday, July 13, thirty cases of coronavirus had been confirmed in Franklin County with another four considered probable. That brings the total number of cases in Southeastern Idaho to 301, and in the state to 10,092. There have been 102 deaths statewide.

“I wish I would have taken things like the masks and the precautions more seriously,” Nibley Mayor Shaun Dustin said days after finding out he tested positive for COVID-19.

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That Famous Preston Night Rodeo has been canceled for 2020. Members of the rodeo committee have spent weeks “trying to conform with the safest procedures and protocols expected to protect citizens” during the 85th annual event that was scheduled for July 30, 31 and Aug. 1.

Caution tape marked areas along Main Street from late Thursday evening through Friday, but it wasn’t to designate a hazardous area or crime scene. Instead, Logan had a taste of a “normal” Independence Day weekend in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

As of Monday, July 6, 28 residents of Franklin County have been confirmed with the case of COVID-19. Four more cases are probable, but have not yet been confirmed. Surrounding counties have the following counts: Bannock (84 with 1 related death), Bear Lake (0), Bingham (37), Caribou (14), On…

The Franklin County Fair Board canceled the 2020 Franklin County Fair on June 1, after a meeting with county commissioners about guidelines set by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the state, and their impact on producing the annual tradition.

The Larsen-Sant Library set up a storybook walk to start its summer reading adventure.

West Side School District took advantage of the extensive use of technology during the last term of the last school year and posted a short video welcoming students back to their classrooms this fall.

As COVID-19 response becomes more localized across the state, Idaho extends Stage 4.

As things change daily due to the effect the coronavirus has in our FRANKLIN COUNTY community, they will be posted here. Please contact us (208-852-0155 or copy@prestoncitizen.com) if you have an event that has been postponed, canceled or rescheduled, if you need help or have ideas or servic…

The number of lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 has been rising steadily in the Bear River Health District, with 23 new cases reported Monday following 44 new cases Sunday and 43 Saturday.

Ed Pilkington’s first month back at JBS has been a whirlwind. He’d recently been hired back after a 10-year gap, but two weeks into his new position, he tested positive for COVID-19.

Ed Pilkington’s first month back at JBS has been a whirlwind. He’d recently been hired back on after a 10-year gap, but two weeks into his new position, he tested positive for COVID-19.

The Bear River Health Department reported 62 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, but it also reported 113 recoveries as time passes since the beginning of Cache County's spike in cases.

Since the coronavirus was first confirmed in Franklin County on May 28, eight cases have been confirmed in the county. All of the patients are at home recovering.

With new artifacts coming into Preston’s DUP Museum, said director Alexis Beckstead, a new display will greet visitors when it opens in August. The museum will remain closed during June and July.

There is no love lost when it comes to the Golden Spike football game, but with the centennial edition of the longstanding rivalry coming up this year, the two schools involved are working together to make it a memorable one — with a little help from the public.

The following Bear River High seniors were named to the Utah High School Activities Association’s Academic All-State list for the 2019-20 school year.

Utah State softball played its final game of the Capital Classic Sunday, March 1, defeating Santa Clara, 4-0, behind another strong performance from sophomore pitcher and former Bear River High star Kapri Toone.

It was a tough ending to a challenging season last Friday for the Bear River boys basketball team, which came up on the short end of several last-minute finishes throughout the season but still managed to make it to the second round of the state playoffs.

Jim and Janae Bunderson of Deweyville are pleased to announce the marriage of their son Bryce to Kaylee Marchant, daughter of Lonnie and Mariann Marchant of Peoa. They will be married on July 17, 2020. A drive-through reception will be held in their honor.

Over the past few months, just about everyone has felt the loss of some type of freedom, whether it’s being able to travel, engage in social gatherings or participate in other activities we previously took for granted. Still, as we prepare to observe Independence Day, it’s comforting to real…

On behalf of Compass Horticulture, we would like to thank all the healthcare workers that have extended their efforts during this time of COVID-19, the efforts that are still being made now.

Kris Udy finished her campaign for a place on the Box Elder County Commission. She feels she can fulfill a few more needs that she feels are important to our county. The election ended June 30. All ballots were either mail-in or drop off at assigned places.

Kris Udy is still campaigning. She and Boyd have placed pinwheels on some of her larger campaign signs for greater visibility. They have traveled to Mantua, too. Kris appreciates the help of all her friends, including Peter Knudson, who has pledged his support.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Boys & Girls Club of Northern Utah has played an important role in making sure local children and families have had their needs met, offering meals for families, tutoring and mentoring for kids, and childcare for essential workers, among other services.

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