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IDFG seeks input

January 5, 2012
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The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is seeking public comments on proposed changes to the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 upland game and furbearer seasons.  (See the full story in The Preston Citizen.)

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Citizen still accepting nominations for Citizen of the Year

January 4, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor The Preston Citizen is seeking nominations for its first-annual Wayne D. Bell/J. Walter Ross Citizen of the Year Award. The award will be presented in February. The person selected will be announced in the annual Progress Edition. The award will be presented to a resident of any community...

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PRESTON’S OWN NAPOLEON DYNAMITE Animated series to be aired nationwide on FOX beginning Jan. 15, 2012

January 3, 2012
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PRESTON’S OWN NAPOLEON DYNAMITE Animated series to be aired nationwide on FOX beginning Jan. 15, 2012

By RODNEY D. BOAM Citizen editor In Los Angeles, Calif., they are holding a Napoleon Day and sound-a-like contest on Jan. 5, 2012. That’s 10 days before the animated series begins on FOX. Somehow organizers either recreated or purchased Uncle Rico’s van for the entire cast to ride in to enter the big event....

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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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