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Blaine Lee Fuhriman's 80th birthday

Betcha didn’t think he’d make 80! But here he is! Blaine Lee Fuhriman will celebrate his 80th birthday on Nov. 28, 2022. Despite years of waterskiing & boating, snowmobiling & snow skiing, 4 wheeling & off-roading, and many close encounters with electricity, he’s still going strong. Married to the lovely Kathryn Poppleton since February 1, 1963, she has tended him through his many adventures and mishaps for 59 years. After graduating from South Cache High and earning a degree in Political Science from USU, Dad has worn many hats over the years — school bus driver, big rig trucker, journeyman electrician, Workforce Services manager, High Councilman, Bishop, as well as full time missionary (twice) on the church’s Deseret Ranch in Florida with his wife Kathryn. He enjoys good books, music from the ‘60s, watching the Aggies, 4 wheeling around the Newfoundland mountain range in the summer and skiing Beaver’s slopes in the winter, as well as diligently working to solve the world’s problems most mornings with his buddies at the south Logan McDonalds. Father to 6 children, grandfather to 29 grandchildren and great grandfather to 11 great-grandchildren keeps him busy teaching them all his wild & crazy ways. His children will surely be cut from his will once this announcement is published, so please spread the word far and wide so our inheritance isn’t wasted in vain! Happy Birthday Dad. We love you!
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Marilyn Humpherys Creger's 80th birthday

Come celebrate Marilyn’s 80th birthday with us on Friday, Dec. 2 from 6-8 p.m. in the gym of the Lewiston 2nd ward church house (10 S. 1600 West, Lewiston, 84320). Light refreshments will be served. No gifts please. Marilyn grew up in Richmond, Utah. She married Leon Creger and moved to Lewiston where they raised their 8 children. Marilyn is 80 going on 13. She is full of energy and loves adventures. She is never bored and spends her time playing piano, gardening and writing and compiling her personal and family history. Her mantra is to stay positive and active, and she does both. Please join us as we celebrate 80 years with her!

Out of Our Past — November 23, 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.

Candlelight dinner successful; progress at Craner Field

Mayor Dan Keller began last week’s Preston City Council meeting with recognition and thanks to the Elks Club both for putting up flags on State Street as they do every year as well as serving dinner to over 100 veterans in two dinner sessions. “Thanks not only to our...

Franklin County Republicans elect new leadership, committee members

The Franklin County Republican Committee met on October 27, 2022 for the purpose of electing new leadership and appointing precinct committee members. Going forward, Todd Thomas will serve as Chairman, Scott Workman 1st Vice Chairman, and Jayson Lower as 2nd Vice Chairman. Dr. Lance Bryce as Treasurer and Jenny Lund as Secretary.

County approves budget amendments

The Nov. 14 meeting of the Franklin County Commissioners was a relatively short affair beginning with a short update from Randy Henrie on the courthouse remodel/addition, which is coming along well. Soon they will be deciding on bids for the interior design. The concrete floors will be poured from top to bottom through the windows.

Views from the Hawkes Nest: A warm goodbye to a friend and colleague set to dance into the sunset

This time of year I have plenty to be thankful for: hot running water, a warm home, a plentiful selection (although overpriced) of food to choose from, relative peace and safety, opportunities for many outdoor experiences and family and friends that are dear to me. One friend comes to mind as I contemplated my loyal 13 followers on Facebook that I’ve had over the years.

Deputies investigating burglary at Nibley City Offices – Cache Valley Daily

LOGAN — Law enforcement are continuing to investigate a burglary last week at the Nibley City Offices. The suspect allegedly stole the city’s safe, with an undisclosed amount of money inside. The burglary was reported early on the morning of Nov. 15, as employees arrived for work and...

LIVE BLOG: JL Skinner ejected for targeting

BOISE — Boise State safety JL Skinner has been ejected from the game after being called for targeting. Skinner was ejected after Utah State went for a fake punt on fourth down. The pass was incomplete, but refs ruled that Skinner led with his head, resulting in the penelty. PREGAME NOTES It's a rare morning...

Utah State vs. Boise State Prediction: Odds, Spread, DFS Picks, and More

Boise State (-16.5) Boise State (-800); Utah State (+575) QB Taylen Green, Boise State ($9,900) QB Cooper Legas, Utah State ($7,800) RB George Holani, Boise State ($9,100) RB Calvin Tyler Jr., Utah State ($7,800) RB Ashton Jeanty, Boise State ($6,300) RB Robert Briggs, Utah State ($4,900) WR Brian Cobbs, Utah...

USU Moab welcomes new welding instructor

Growing up, Chloe Wilson wanted to be a fashion designer. She made clothes for her Barbie dolls, and when she got older she made her own prom dress. But while she was in high school she discovered a new interest: welding. Now she’s starting a position at Utah State University Moab as the first instructor for the school’s new welding program. That may seem like a departure from her dream job, but she pointed out that both involve creativity and creation.

Prep boys basketball: Mustangs open with win; Grizzlies win again

Cache Valley teams are off to a good start when it comes to the 2022-23 boys basketball season. Two teams were in action Wednesday and both picked up wins. That’s four victories out of five games as the season gets underway.

Elks Lodge honors veterans at annual dinner

Veterans in the Franklin County area, having served in the Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Merchant Marines, and Army were honored at the annual Elks Lodge Veteran’s Day Dinner in Preston on Friday, November 11. New this year, to accommodate the many Veterans, two dinner times, at 5 p.m. and also at 7:30 p.m., were served.