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W.S. District to offer Scholarships for teachers

January 3, 2012
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W.S. District to offer Scholarships for teachers

By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor A new program that is unique in the State of Idaho and possibly across the intermountain West will assist West Side School District teachers in obtaining Master’s level degrees. The district is offering scholarship funding up to $6,000 for teachers who agree to pursue the higher education. Monies...

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Top local stories for 2011

January 3, 2012
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Top local stories for 2011

By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor August: Fire heavily damaged a storage complex just northwest of the county’s Robinson Building at the start of the county fair. Many of the units used by food vendors were destroyed by the fire. September: Members of the 116th Calvary Brigade Combat Team, including soldiers from Preston, returned...

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Bowlers doing great

January 3, 2012
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Bowlers doing great

By MISTY INGLET For The Citizen  Several of the local junior bowlers have competed in many tournaments so far this season and they have done very well. At the start of their season in September, the Junior Bowling League sent a High 4 team to compete at a state tournament in Twin Falls. The...

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Father/daughter duo to perform in Dayton

January 3, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor DAYTON – Dr. Stephen and Aubrey Oliverson, a father/daughter duo, will perform on Friday, Jan. 27, at the Dahle Performing Arts Center in Dayton. The father/daughter combination have been winners of Utah’s “Best of State” and have thrilled audiences from the Sundance Film Festival to Carnegie Hall, according...

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First Baby

January 3, 2012
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First Baby

By RODNEY D. BOAM, Citizen Editor   The Franklin County Medical Center’s first baby of 2012, was Ethan Swainston, born at 11:59 p.m.on Monday, Jan. 2, He is the first son of Talesha and Curtis Swainston, of Preston. Ethan weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces and was 21 and 1/4 inches long. Ethan has three...

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Spackman in fish movie

December 30, 2011
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By STEPHEN ALLEN For The Citizen  Bruce Spackman, of Preston, went fishing at Ilwaco, Wash., this past summer and found himself one of the stars on the national TV movie “Fishing the Pacific Northwest.” Bruce, along with family members, booked a salmon fishing trip with Pacific Salmon Charters of Ilwaco, Wash. After boarding the...

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West Side wins by 1

December 29, 2011
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   It’s a good thing West Side boys built a sizable lead and played superbly during the first three quarters of basketball in Dayton on Wednesday. The Pirates needed a 16-point cushion going into the fourth period in order to survive a Marsh Valley onslaught during the final...

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Unique program offers scholarships

December 29, 2011
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   A new program that is unique in the State of Idaho and possibly across the intermountain West will assist West Side School District teachers obtain Master’s level degrees. The district is offering scholarship funding up to $6,000 for teachers who agree to pursue the higher education. Monies...

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Larsen-Sant Library book group themes announced for 2012

December 29, 2011
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    BY CITIZEN STAFF  “Growing Older, Growing Wiser” is the theme for the 2012 Let’s Talk About It five-session series to be held at the Larsen-Sant Library. Sessions will be held on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. with books available for check out now. A scholar, usually drawn from an area university, will discuss...

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New equipment on tap for FCMC nursing home, hospital

December 29, 2011
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By CITIZEN STAFF  Proposals for bids are being accepted for a new fire sprinkler system at the Franklin County Nursing Home. The bid proposal is to cover design, materials, installation and testing of the system, which is to comply with a federal requirement, said Hospital CEO Mike Andrus.  (See the full story in The...

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