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Dayton water-line fix behind rate hike

January 18, 2013
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By CITIZEN STAFF  DAYTON – The $2 a month hike in water rates for Dayton water users, last year, will go toward fixing one of the city’s 1930s-era water lines, its mayor said. “We’re looking into redoing the (water) line through the tunnel and down the hill (to our) number one spring,” Mayor Dee...

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Storm clears air: Pollution levels expected to rise midweek

January 17, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor Air pollution levels in Franklin County improved on Friday from the bad-to-good category because of a strong winter storm that pushed through the area. But how long the air stays good is questionable. The stagnant, poor air people in Franklin County experienced last week improved dramatically on Friday...

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Franklin officials hear protests

January 17, 2013
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By JEAN CARTER Citizen staff writer A small group of Franklin City residents attended the Franklin City Council meeting to protest the legality of the city hiring former Mayor Jeremy Kimpton as city administrator. Recently the city created the position of administrator, due to more complexities of city government and state and federal regulations....

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Pepperidge gives $5,000 to Food Pantry

January 16, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor A $5,000 check was presented to the Preston Community Food Bank by officials from Pepperidge Farm’s Richmond plant on Wednesday and the monies will help pay for a compressor in a walk-in freezer. The check was presented by Pepperidge Farm human resource supervisor Sharel Cundick to Steve Aust,...

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Offices close for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 16, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor Preston City, Franklin County, state and federal offices will be closed on Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Area banks and post office branches will also be closed that day. However, most retailers will remain open. The Franklin County landfill will be closed that day...

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Cold temps. are expected to continue

January 16, 2013
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Stay bundled up for the next seven-to-10 days. The temperatures in Franklin County are not expected to get above freezing for quite some time. The Weather Channel predicts the first day of 32-degree high temperatures will begin on Jan. 28 and stay at freezing until the end of the month. A little global warming...

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County Worker Honored

January 15, 2013
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Franklin County personnel and family members honored Heber Lee Lewis on Tuesday afternoon after funeral services in Preston. Lewis was killed Jan. 9 when the county dump truck he was driving collided broadside with a train on State Highway 36 west of Preston.

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Safety is always a priority in area schools

January 15, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL and RODNEY D. BOAM  Local school officials in both the Preston and West Side school districts are working to improve emergency procedures in light of last month’s shooting of students and staff at Connecticut’s Sandy Hook Elementary School. And Col. Jerry Russell, who is retiring at the end of this...

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Deer causes accident

January 15, 2013
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  By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor Franklin County Sheriff’s deputies responded to an early-morning, one-vehicle rollover Thursday on U.S. 91 north of Franklin that seriously injured an American Falls Harper Baking employee. Deputy Travis Despain said the driver, Earnest L. Bernal, was southbound and apparently swerved to avoid hitting deer in the roadway....

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Pirates drop one

January 15, 2013
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By CONNOR WALDRON  WS sports writer DAYTON – West Side boys played a home game against the Soda Spring Cardinals on Saturday and the Pirates suffered a four-point district loss. Soda Springs’ Derek Spain made a game changing three-pointer in the third quarter. Head Coach Tyler Brown stated, “we finally got a two-point lead....

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