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Waite captures Distinguished Young Woman title

April 17, 2012
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Waite captures Distinguished Young Woman title

By JEAN CARTER  Citizen staff writer Hanna Waite was named as Franklin County’s 2012-2013 Distinguished Young Woman, receiving the title from Laken Hemsley. Hannah also earned both the fitness and Best Self categories, earning $1,075 towards her college of choice. Chosen as first runner up was Kelsie Clawson, who also won the scholastic award...

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Lack of hitting hurts PHS softball

April 17, 2012
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Lack of hitting hurts PHS softball

By TERESA CHIPMAN  PHS sports writer The Indians softball team managed just two hits and struck out 12 times on the day, falling to the Pocatello Indians 8-2 in a Fifth District softball game on Saturday in Preston. “A big lack of hitting,” Preston head coach Ashlee Larsen said. “There’s a little bit of...

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Farmers get jump on spring work

April 14, 2012
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Farmers get jump on spring work

By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor An early spring with lack of snow and significant moisture has allowed farmers across most parts of Franklin County to get into fields and do a lot of early spring work.   The situation is in stark contrast to one year ago when abundant snow was followed by...

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PHS ballroom dance team to perform

April 13, 2012
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PHS ballroom dance team to perform

By RODNEY D. BOAM Citizen editor Preston High School Ballroom dancers will hold a joint concert on Saturday, April 21, at 7 p.m. in the old Preston High School Gymnasium. The Preston High School Dancers will perform the Standard and Latin. Teams will be performing their “Tangled” medley, Viennese Waltz from Beautician and the...

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Hemsley to retire DYW crown

April 13, 2012
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Hemsley to retire DYW crown

Fourteen girls vie for Distinguished Young Woman crown By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Laken Hemsley, this year’s Distinguished Young Woman of Franklin County, will relinquish her crown as part of this year’s competition to be held April 14 at the Dahle Fine Arts building in Dayton at 7 p.m. The daughter of Lance...

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Ward makes 170 quilts

April 12, 2012
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Ward makes 170 quilts

By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor The Preston 7th Ward got a charge from their Ward Council; they needed to come up with a Humanitarian Aid project. Emily Burnett, the Relief Society president, took the charge and the goal was set to make 110 quilts from February until April 1. The quilts were to...

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Legislature wraps up

April 12, 2012
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Legislature wraps up

By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   The Idaho Legislature recently adjourned and area Legislator Marc Gibbs said three “going home” bills known as 35-35-35 were passed in the last two days after a number of discussions and compromises. The first dealt with tax cuts on personal and corporate income taxes. “HB563 lowers the...

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Hunter ed workshop scheduled in Preston

April 12, 2012
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By JENNIFER JACKSON IDFG The southeast region of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game has scheduled a new instructor workshop for individuals who would like to become hunter education or bowhunter education instructors. The new instructor orientation will run from 6 until 8:30 p.m. in Preston on the following date: • April 25:...

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Clifton City hires building inspector

April 11, 2012
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Clifton City hires building inspector

By JEAN CARTER  Citizen staff writer   CLIFTON – John Burg was named as Clifton City’s building inspector. Burg works with the county and will be paid by the county through the 30/70 split. The ordinance goes into place the moment it is passed. Council approved both the International Building Codes and the Inspection...

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West Side names Taylor as new super

April 10, 2012
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West Side names Taylor as new super

By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor A new superintendent has been chosen to lead the West Side School District during a one-year transition period. And high school principal Spencer Barzee was named assistant superintendent by school officials. Former Preston School District superintendent Dr. Barbara Taylor has been chosen to lead the West Side District...

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