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Radio Shack Corp. files for bankruptcy

February 14, 2015
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Radio Shack Corp. filed for bankruptcy with plans to turn nearly half of its 4,000 stores into Sprint Corp. locations and close the rest. The Preston store is one of 26 Radio Shack stores in Idaho. Officials for the 94-year-old consumer-electronics chain said Thursday that it has agreed...

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Weston fish derby set

February 13, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor WESTON – A first-annual fishing derby will be held on Saturday, Feb. 21, from 7 a.m-3 p.m. at three locations on the west side. The event is sponsored by Woodward’s Country Store in Weston. Anglers of all ages are welcome and can fish at Weston and Deep Creek reservoirs and on Twin Lakes, according to Greta Woodward, co-owner. “Participants can register at...

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Auto-deer crashes kill 200 people yearly

February 13, 2015
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Route 36, west of Preston, on list of top spots for auto-deer collisions in SE Idaho       By David Ashby  Idaho State Journal POCATELLO — The numbers from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration tell the tragic story. The organization estimates that every year about 200 people are killed in wildlife-related car crashes...

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Football signing

February 13, 2015
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   Preston senior Tayson Reid signed a letter-of-intent last week to play football with Southern Utah University at Cedar City. Reid is the first football player from Preston to sign with a four-year university in several years.

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Daberko authors book; signing to be held at The Citizen’s bookstore

February 13, 2015
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By NECIA P. SEAMONS  Citizen staff writer Sailing the high seas with 800 fellow teenagers from Germany, Fred Daberko was determined to leave the destruction of WWII behind and make a new life for himself in Canada. He ended up working with U.S. presidents, befriending the stars of Beverly Hills and living the American...

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Photo gallery-West Side girls BB face Soda Springs

February 12, 2015
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Avian influenza comes to Idaho

February 12, 2015
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Area egg producer concerned about impact of virus    By Vanessa Grieve  Idaho State Journal An aggressive strain of avian influenza in Idaho has the attention of egg producers and backyard breeders. David Woodward, president of Ritewood Farms in Franklin, a commercial egg facility with about 460,000 layers, said the avian flu strain that...

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Company recycles oil from area businesses

February 11, 2015
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Preston and surrounding area businesses are making a big contribution to green energy. Restaurants, delis and cafeterias are selling used cooking oil to be recycled into diesel fuel. Washakie Renewable Energy (WRE) trucks have been going in and out of Preston and throughout Southern Idaho and Northern Utah...

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Beutler awarded CSA

February 10, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor The Greater Preston Business Association held its annual banquet Thursday at the Robinson building in Preston, celebrated business accomplishments and handed out awards. The Preston Citizen recognized Dayton Mayor Aaron Beutler as its J. Walter Ross/Wayne D. Bell Community Service Award recipient. The award, named after the former...

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Under new management

February 10, 2015
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Madson steps down as publisher of The Citizen   By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Greg Madson, publisher of The Preston Citizen and The Tremonton Leader, has stepped down as the publisher of both papers. He has accepted a position with an internet marketing company in Utah County. He led The Citizen from August 2011, to...

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