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Legislature takes aim at texting and tanning

March 29, 2012
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Legislature takes aim at texting and tanning

By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor A ban on texting while driving has been passed by both arms of the Idaho Legislature and is on its way to Idaho Governor Butch Otter’s desk for his signature. Idaho Rep. Mark Gibbs, R-Grace, said this new law is significant as the session begins to wind down...

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Mega millions to reach $500 million

March 28, 2012
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The Idaho Lottery Mega millions promo should reach $500 million for its next drawing on March 30. No big winner was announced for the March 27 drawing for $363 million. 3/27/2012      09 19 34 44 51  – 24 The next jackpot for March 30 moves to $500 million.

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Rising fuel prices impacting local farmers

March 28, 2012
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Rising fuel prices impacting local farmers

By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor Rapidly rising fuel prices impact everyone who drives; and farmers across southeastern Idaho are beginning to feel the pinch in their pocketbooks, just like everyone else. Escalating petroleum costs catch the farmer, especially in smaller communities across the state and intermountain region, in a real cost-price squeeze. And...

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Vaughans honored for heroism

March 27, 2012
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Vaughans honored for heroism

By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Former Preston residents Alexis and Michael Vaughan were among 21 people who received the Carnegie Hero Medal announced this month by the organization. The father/daughter duo was honored for rescuing Sue Panter from a rural Franklin County wild deer attack. The attack happened on Sept. 30, 2011, while...

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New PHS football coach named

March 27, 2012
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New PHS football coach named

By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Nick Hyde, a 29-year-old Franklin County native and graduate of Preston High School, was named this week as head football coach for Preston High School. Hyde, who was junior varsity head coach for the Indians last year, replaces former head coach Shawn Marlow who announced his resignation recently...

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Academy system was earliest part of CES

March 27, 2012
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Academy system was earliest part of CES

By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor The Oneida Stake Academy is one of five buildings still intact today that are a monument to the faith of a people who valued education. Even on the trek west, schools were formed in families and companies to ensure children were learning as they traveled. Kenneth Godfrey, a...

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PHS splits double-header

March 27, 2012
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PHS splits double-header

By TERESA CHIPMAN  PHS sports writer Preston split Saturday’s home double header on March 24 against Bear Lake. They lost the first game 3-1 and won the second 8-4. “Our pitching was solid the whole day,” said Coach Brandon Ormond. “We just need to stay focused on our hitting. We have worked so hard...

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Video: Preston High School names new football coach

March 27, 2012
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Hess awaits Napoleon renewal

March 23, 2012
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Former Preston resident Jared Hess is waiting patiently to see if FOX will renew the Napoleon Dynamite cartoon after the first eight episodes. The animated series is based on the hit movie filmed in Preston in 2004. Each episode deals with life around Napoleon, an awkward 16 year-old...

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Easter egg hunt – Community activity set for April 7

March 23, 2012
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Easter egg hunt – Community activity set for April 7

By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Sheyenne Hunzeker of Hunzeker Ford is gearing up for this year’s Community Easter Egg Hunt to be held April 7 from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. at the Preston City Park. The Easter Egg Hunt will begin at 10 a.m. with the 1 to 3 year-old children. The...

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