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Record rainfall recorded

January 24, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   Local officials are thankful the record precipitation that was recorded on Saturday turned to snow and temperatures dropped or flooding in some areas of Franklin County could have been worse than it was. King Smith, who keeps official records for the National Weather Service, said the Preston...

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Pirates beat Cowboys 39-36

January 24, 2012
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By COURTNEY PRIESTLEY WS sports writer After a disappointing loss against the Soda Springs Cardinals on Thursday, the Pirates were pumped up for their Saturday game against the North Gem Cowboys and came out on top 39-34. The Pirates had played them the week before and won so they were fairly confident of another...

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PHS does better

January 24, 2012
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PHS does better

By TERESA CHIPMAN PHS sports writer The Indian girls played Bonneville on Thursday, Jan. 19, in their final home game of the regular season. Though it ended in a 46-34 loss, Preston fared far better than in their meeting earlier this season when they lost by 30. Senior Regan Hyde led Preston in scoring...

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Football players get post-season awards

January 24, 2012
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Football players get post-season awards

By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor Several Preston football players have recently received post-season awards and former coach, Shawn Marlow, said he is proud of them and the effort they put into the football program over the past several months.

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WS boys boys beat up on Malad 62-50

January 24, 2012
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    By ANDREA MARTIN WS sports writer The West Side Pirates went up against the Malad Dragons and the Bear Lake Bears this last week. They came out with a win against Malad with a final score of 62-50. They started the game strong with a lot of momentum which set the pace...

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Pop tabs help children’s hospitals

January 24, 2012
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Pop tabs help children’s hospitals

By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Brandy and Jerry Gillespie with their four children, three girls and a boy: Madysen, 9; Dicota, 8; Aliecia, 5; Ariannna, 6, moved into their Cub River home from Keokuk, Iowa, in October of 2008. Jerry works as the auxiliary operations manager for Gilt Edge Flour Mills in Richmond....

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Lions set eyeglass event

January 23, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   The Preston Lions Club will be sponsoring a “Night for Sight” event this Friday, Jan. 27, at the Preston/ Century basketball game. Anyone who brings a pair of used eyeglasses to the game will receive a ticket to win the game basketball signed by the Indian team...

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Eagle found shot IDFG requests help

January 20, 2012
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Eagle found shot IDFG requests help

By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor A dead immature eagle was discovered at Twin Lakes Reservoir the last week of December and fish and game officials responding to the scene found the raptor had been shot. Korey Owens, local IDFG officer said the department is still investigating the case and is requesting help from...

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Teen awareness concert Saturday

January 20, 2012
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Teen awareness concert Saturday

By RODNEY D. BOAM Citizen editor With the myriad of issues of today’s teenagers are dealing deal with, the Kiwanis and Key clubs and Dr. Jacob Curtis are combining their efforts to give area students hope and help. The Kiwanis have scheduled a teen awareness concert on Saturday, Jan. 28, at 7 p.m. at...

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Ice fishing at Twin Lakes Reservoir

January 20, 2012
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Ice fishing at Twin Lakes Reservoir

Photos and story by ROBERT S. MERRILL Good ice, good weather, and good fishing is drawing area residents to Franklin County reservoirs this winter to try their luck at ice fishing. Both Doug Allen, Smithfield, and his fishing buddy Matt Allen, Hyde Park, said they frequent the ice-covered reservoirs in southern Idaho during winter...

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