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Fire danger high

June 20, 2012
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Fire danger high

By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor Fire danger across Franklin County and much of southeastern Idaho has increased from low to moderate during the past few weeks and conditions could get worse in coming weeks. Scott Martin, Franklin County fire marshal, said as warmer temperatures spread throughout the region in the coming weeks, grass...

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New activities highlight Idaho Days

June 19, 2012
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New activities highlight Idaho Days

By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor FRANKLIN – The Idaho Days committee announced this year’s line up for entertainment and activities for Idaho’s first-town celebration to be held June 27-30. There are some great, new activities added to this year’s celebration to entice more people to come out and celebrate in Franklin than last...

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City OKs woodburning ordinance on split vote

June 19, 2012
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City OKs woodburning ordinance on split vote

By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor It took two attempts, but Preston City officials finally passed a woodburning ordinance Monday night on a split, two-two vote with Mayor F. Lee Hendrickson breaking the tie in favor of the new law. The council has discussed the ordinance for several weeks. City attorney Clyde Nelson drafted...

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Preston FFA places well at State

June 19, 2012
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Preston FFA places well at State

By LARIN CROSSLEY Preston FFA advisor This past week at the State FFA Career Developments, the Preston FFA Chapter witnessed three of its members earn top high individual honors and three teams bring home state awards. Some 20 students and two advisors attended the week-long event held at the University of Idaho in Moscow....

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Health Fair

June 18, 2012
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Generosity pays for new bike

June 15, 2012
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Paisley Smith, 6, (l) and her brother Dominic, 8, stand in front of their lemonade stand recently. They came up with the idea to raise money to pay for their brother’s bicycle. Seth, 11, suffers from autism and Fragile X Syndrome.

By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor It looks like this summer is shaping up to be a pretty eventful one for the Jessie Smith family of Preston. The children of Jessie and his wife, Laci, wanted to buy their older brother Seth, 11, a bicycle so they all could ride together. Paisley, 6, came...

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Take Me Fishing Trailer

June 15, 2012
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Take Me Fishing Trailer

Johnson Reservoir event to promote angling By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor You don’t need a fishing license or even a fishing pole at this special event near Preston on Monday, June 18. Fish and Game officers from Franklin County and throughout the southeast region will be bringing the Take Me Fishing Trailer to...

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Linrose Scout builds disc golf course

June 15, 2012
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Linrose Scout builds disc golf course

By CITIZEN STAFF  Thirteen year-old David Tillitson should be receiving his Eagle Scout award in a court of honor any day now. But beyond that recognition comes the satisfaction he and his troop, parents and family are already receiving, knowing residents of Weston and beyond are enjoying a new disc golf course that was...

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Preston woman dies in Smithfield crash

June 14, 2012
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By Emilie H. Wheeler The Herald Journal A Preston woman died after being involved in a head-on collision in Smithfield on Wednesday afternoon. Police Chief Johnny McCoy said Audry Long, 77, was driving north on U.S. Highway 91 in a sedan when she crossed two lanes into a southbound lane and collided with a...

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Arts Committee to hold patriotic speech contest

June 14, 2012
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Arts Committee to hold patriotic speech contest

By RODNEY D. BOAM Citizen editor Let your patriotic spirit come alive and prepare a speech for the Franklin County Theater Arts Committee’s first ever “What is Right With America” patriotic speech contest. The contest will be held at the Worm Creek Opera House on July 7, at noon. “The reason we are letting...

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