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Softball roundup from Bear Lake tourney

On June 16-18, the city of Montpelier was flooded with girls’ softball players. Forty-nine teams participated in the 24th annual Bear Lake Girls Fast-Pitch Softball Tournament. Teams traveled to the valley from locations throughout Utah, Idaho and Wyoming. Bear Lake had six local teams participate in the tournament, including...

Minnetonka Cave open for the summer

Minnetonka Cave in Caribou National Forest has opened for its summer season. Dellene Rigby, area cave manager at Minnetonka Cave, explained the cave was first discovered in the early 1900s by a man who shot a grouse that fell into the cave. “As he went down to get the grouse, he felt the cold air coming up from the cave,” she said. ...

Cole named Miss Idaho Days Queen

The theme of this year’s Miss Idaho Days Scholarship Pageant was “Reach for the Stars.” Six young ladies who reside in Franklin: McKenzie Murphy, Kylee Chatterton, Rylee Morrison, Madison Wood, Mickayla Robertson and Baylee Cole, participated in the event competing for the Miss Idaho Days crown at the Franklin stake center on June 24. Each contestant received a $100 scholarship for participation.

Artful Living: Richmond couple creates fairyland property between life and travel adventures

Editor’s note: This article is part of a series of stories by Cache Valley freelance writer Cindy Knowles based on the idea that everyone has an interesting story to tell. Cindi Gardner lives in a residential Richmond neighborhood, but walking up the winding path to her home through the woods and florals would make you think differently. Her two-acre piece of property that has been planted and cultivated by her, and her husband, David, has created a beautiful oasis in Richmond.

Jason Christensen of KM Ranch gives back with music

This year’s Music in the Park in Paris is slated to be a high-talent affair, says organizer and sponsor Jason Christensen. The show’s lineup features bluegrass whizzes Gibbsarippin’, and headliner Jordan Matthew Young. “Getting Jordan here is a big deal,” said Christensen (no relation to Phillip on...

Family and VFW honor Spanish War vet Robinson

Several generations of descendants gathered in the Montpelier cemetery on June 23, to honor the gravesite of George G. Robinson. Robinson fought in the Spanish American War, and was laid to rest in Montpelier in 1946. Robinson was born in Wanship, UT, in 1877. After his service in the war,...

Idaho Days: A fun time for everyone

Franklin City, Idaho, residents, out-of-state visitors and family reunions gathered on June 23-25 for the three-day celebration of the 162th year of the first and oldest permanent settlement in Idaho. Keeping with the traditions of the Idaho Days’ past, events that have become staples of a very full, fun-packed weekend...

Preston Golf & Country Club results

The Preston Golf and Country Club Tuesday Men’s League played a Total Net format last week on the back nine. There was a tie for the top net team between Kay Swainston/Kim Johnson and Bob Wright/Kent Larsen with a combined score of 71 (-1). There was also a tie for 3rd place between the teams of Joe Greene/Bill Nash and Ken Degn/Mike Cunningham with an even score 72. First place in Optional Games Net went to Bill Nash at -5 (31), second went to Mike Cunningham at -2 (34) and third place was Bob Wright with -1 (35). Optional Games Gross went to Bill Nash with a 33, second place went to Bob Wright with an even score of 36 and third place was Mike Cunningham with a +1 (37). Optional Games skins were won by Greg Neilsen (birdie on hole #14), Bill Nash (birdie on hole #10), Brandon Harris (birdie on hole #13) and Ron Mumford (birdie on hole #17).

Out of Our Past - June 29, 2022

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 and Preston City officials pledged to work together in drafting future building codes and planning and zoning ordinances. Mayor Jay Heusser said, “We need to be as uniform as we can be in the ordinances and requirements we have. This will help fill in the interior of the city without us having to expand city limits. It will also help the county to uniformly regulate growth.”

Out of the Past

Thomas Jones the father of Mr. A.W. Jones of this city died at his home in Logan, Utah, last week after a long and useful life. He was born in Halesoweh, England, on the 16th of September, 1822, and accordingly had passed the 74th mile stone of his life some months ago. It is 55 years since he joined the Mormon Church and those years have been spent in faithful, honest efforts to please his Creator, and to fulfil his mission on earth in a way that would win God’s smile and approbation.

From the Editor

This is a big week and weekend in the valley, with the various Fourth of July festivities and a crowd descending to enjoy them. A large portion of these events are possible only with the time and generosity of a large number of donors, volunteers, and community organizations. Montpelier Rotary...

Former Smithfield police officer sentenced in domestic violence case

LOGAN — A 31-year-old Cove man has been sentenced to jail for trying to strangle a woman during a domestic dispute last year. Richard E. Petersen was ordered to serve 60 days but given credit for 45 days already served. Petersen was sentenced during a virtual hearing in 1st...
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Lewis-Clark State’s Cole Olsen, Clayton VanDyke Make School History as First Repeat CoSIDA Academic All-Americans | Sports

LEWISTON – Cole Olsen and Clayton VanDyke have done nothing but make history at Lewis-Clark State College, and they are not done yet. After closing out historic careers at outdoor nationals in May, the duo became the first LC State student-athletes to be voted CoSIDA Academic All-Americans more than once in their careers. Both were named 2021-22 Men’s Track and Field/Cross Country First-Team Academic All-Americans.