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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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Happenings at Larsen-Sant Library

February 21, 2015
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 The Preston Citizen digitization now thru 2002 – Through a grant from the Idaho Community Foundation in the amount of $2656 and $1000 grant from the King’s Foundation, the newspaper was digitized from 1898 to July 2002. An ICF grant received last year enabled the library to start to digitize up to 1961. With...

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Horse Station seeking ideas

February 21, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor FRANKLIN – Developers of The Horse Station at Cache Valley, a 167-acre mixed-use project located in Franklin, are seeking ideas from groups interested in holding horse events and other community activities onsite this coming summer and fall. These could include arts events and youth recreational ideas. Developers are...

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July’s Skys air show in the works

February 21, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Planning is underway for this year’s July’s Skys air show at the Preston airport. It will be held on Aug. 1. This year’s air show will be everything attendees loved last year and so much more, according to Brett Naylor, who chaired last year’s event. “Great performers include...

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Spring clean-up scheduled

February 21, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Preston’s annual spring cleanup will begin on Monday, April 20, and conclude on Thursday, April 30. Material will be collected on the north side of Oneida from April 20- 23. City crews will pick debris up on the south side of Oneida from April 27-30. Public works director...

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Three Preston wrestlers win district titles, 4 others going to state

February 20, 2015
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Three Preston wrestlers win district titles, 4 others going to state

Three Preston wrestlers won titles in Blackfoot on Wednesday at a district wrestling meet. Sam Seamons (170), Tayson Reid (285) and Kieton Keller (120) pounds captured their respective weight classes. They, and four other Preston wrestlers, qualified for state, which will be held in Holt Arena in Pocatello on Feb. 27, 28. Caption: Tayson Reid...

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FFA breakfast on Feb. 26

February 20, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor The annual Preston FFA breakfast will be held on Thursday, Feb. 26, in the Craner Agriculture Building on the Preston High School campus. The event started in 2005 and is provided free of charge as a token of appreciation to those businesses and individuals in the community that...

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