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Preston wrestlers finish 7th at state

February 28, 2012
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Preston wrestlers finish 7th at state

By ELLEN GREGORY For The Citizen   With 27 teams competing at the 4A classification this weekend at the Idaho State Wrestling Tournament in Pocatello on Friday and Saturday, the Preston Indians battled to seventh place overall in team points, the best team showing in years. This strong effort wraps up the inaugural season...

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West Side season ends

February 27, 2012
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ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   West Side’s hopes of going to the state basketball tournament next week were dashed at the hands of North Star Charter Saturday afternoon at Burley in a play-in game. The Pirates dropped the contest by 20 points 66-46. North Star jumped on West Side early and the team...

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West Side advances with win

February 24, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   AMERICAN FALLS – The West Side Pirates turned a close game into a 15-point victory in the final minutes of a state tournament play-in game Thursday night, beating Declo 55-40. Head coach Tyler Brown said it was a very close game until the last three minutes of...

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Idaho Fish and Game to hold big game scoping meeting at Library

February 24, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor A big-game scoping meeting will be held in Preston on Thursday, March 1, to discuss Idaho Department of Fish and Game proposals for this fall’s hunting seasons for deer, elk, mountain lion, black bear, and pronghorn. The Preston meeting will be at the Larsen-Sant Library, 109 S. 100...

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County brings in $3.9mil in tax revenue

February 23, 2012
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County brings in $3.9mil in tax revenue

By ROBERT MERRILL Assistant editor Franklin County collected $3,905,139.90 in property taxes this past Dec. 20 and the figure represents monies owed for the first-half tax period of June 21, 2011 through Dec. 20, 2011. County Treasurer Jeanette McKay said, “This timeframe reflects the first half of the 2011 property tax charge. Approximately 55...

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Anti-camping legislation approved

February 23, 2012
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Anti-camping legislation approved

By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor The Idaho Legislature has approved anti-camping legislation and the measure is headed to the Governor’s desk for signing as the seventh week of the 2012 session begins. Legislation has just been approved in both the House and Senate to force several Occupy Movement folks from state-owned lands in...

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Check for bogus bills

February 22, 2012
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Check for bogus bills

By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   Preston Police Chief Val Sparrow is warning area merchants and residents to be watching for counterfeit $20 bills that are circulating in the area. “Within the last couple of days we’ve had at least one instance of a bogus $20 that was passed to an area merchant,”...

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Annual FFA breakfast popular

February 22, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   A large crowd of residents, teachers, and students attended a Preston FFA breakfast this morning. The annual event started in 2005 and is provided free of charge as a token of appreciation to those businesses and individuals in the community that have supported the FFA chapter and...

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Horse complex named

February 22, 2012
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Horse complex named

By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor FRANKLIN – A planned horse and commercial development in Franklin has an official name. “The Horse Station at Cache Valley” was selected after much internal discussion, public input, and market research and other steps,” said Earnest Bleinberger of Strategy 5 LLC, the principal developer of the complex. “Our...

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District workshop – Ways to improve school relationships discussed

February 22, 2012
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By JOEL WILSON PSD superintendent On Friday, February 17, teachers in the Preston School District met for training on how to ensure interactions with students are kept at a professional level. Idaho Education Association representative Maggie Calica sponsored the training given by Lewis Andrews on behalf of his consulting group, Hands of Integrity. In...

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