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Jean Carter retires

February 25, 2015
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By RODNEY D. BOAM Citizen editor   Citizen staff writer Jean Carter, a long time part of The Preston Citizen writing staff, is retiring after being with the paper for over 30 years. “Since my first article appeared in this paper the fall of 1983,” Carter said, “I have been proud of being a...

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Brush fires

February 24, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor RIVERDALE – Franklin County Fire District firemen responded to two fires Thursday afternoon in the Riverdale bottoms area north of Preston. The first call was for a grass fire, according to Fire Marshal Scott Martin. He said a controlled burn was fanned by wind and got out of...

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Snowmobiling death in Franklin County

February 24, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor A 73-year-old Smithfield man died on Saturday in the Gibson Lake area east of Franklin in Franklin County from injuries due to a snowmobile accident. Dennis R. Thompson, despite CPR efforts, passed away at the scene of the accident, according to Franklin County Chief Deputy Karen Hatch. She...

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Loss to Cardinals sends Pirates back to Soda

February 24, 2015
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BY BRENNON HENDERSON  WS sports reporter DAYTON – A loss to Soda Springs Monday night in Dayton took West Side back to Soda on Tuesday night for the championship game in the 2A District 5 championship game. The Pirates dropped the game 44- 39 in the last seconds of the game as Cardinal Josh...

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Three WS wrestlers headed to state

February 24, 2015
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By BRENNON HENDERSON  WS sports reporter West Side seniors TJ Stokes and Taylor Beckstead wrestled well at a district championship over the weekend. Stokes, competing in the 126 lb. weight class, won his first two matches and placed second. In the final round, he fell short in a close match with a Malad wrestler. With...

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Indians to play for district title

February 24, 2015
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By TERESA CHIPMAN  PHS sports writer The Indians moved one step closer to a state berth on Thursday with a 54- 45 victory over Century at home. Preston had a first round bye and traveled to Rigby on Tuesday, Feb. 24, for the championship game. Look for a brief synopsis of that game and...

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Snowmobile accident claims Smithfield man

February 23, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor A 73-year-old Smithfield man died on Saturday in the Gibson Lake area east of Franklin in Franklin County from injuries due to a snowmobile accident. Dennis R. Thompson, despite CPR efforts, passed away at the scene of the accident, according to Franklin County Chief Deputy Karen Hatch. She...

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Russian olives rubbed out

February 22, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor A new service in Cache Valley gives landowners a way to remove those pesky Russian olive trees that plague wetland areas along the Bear River and in other locations. Retroscape, based in Logan, Utah, has just started a business that removes Russian olives, junipers, pinion pines, sagebrush and...

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Beckstead named to Dayton Council

February 22, 2015
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By STEVE ANDERSON  Citizen Intern Dee Beckstead was recently appointed to the Dayton City Council, taking the place of Gaylin Fuller who resigned when he was called to serve an LDS Mission in New York. Beckstead believes that the unexpired term he is completing will allow him to serve for a year. When asked...

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Mighty hunters, mini prey

February 21, 2015
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Twins, Krew and Peyton Keller are as proud of picking off voles in their Cub River backyard as anyone bagging their first elephant. The seven-year-olds are getting ready for the day when it will be their turn to bring home the venison. For the Keller family it’s getting...

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