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Helping hands

March 6, 2012
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Helping hands

Dallin Rasmussen lines up for some hashbrowns and pancakes early Saturday morning at a benefit breakfast at the Preston Fire Station to help pay funeral expenses for Jim and Sophia Hull. Jim died of cancer, just over a year ago and Sophia was killed in a local traffic accident this past Thanksgiving weekend. Blayne...

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Crime spree duo headed to court

March 6, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Three Franklin County residents associated with a recent crime spree in Idaho and Utah are still incarcerated and local court proceedings have begun again. Franklin County prosecutor Todd Garbett said court actions for Hector Diaz, 20, of Franklin, and Jose Padilla, 18, of Preston, were put on hold...

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High-tech protection

March 6, 2012
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High-tech protection

Former Utah First Lady touts internet safety  By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor One of the things on Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction’s check off list is computer access for every high school student. Both Franklin County School districts went to training last fall to help them prepare for trouble that may come if...

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Learning the ropes

March 6, 2012
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Learning the ropes

By JEAN CARTER  Citizen staff Fourteen young women from around the county were treated to a seminar last week, in preparation for the annual Distinguished Young Women Scholarship Program, sponsored by the Franklin County Farm Bureau. The seminar included a make-up consultation class, demonstrated by Candace Burns; interview skills, taught by Becky Child Johnson,...

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Fellows resigns position

March 6, 2012
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Fellows resigns position

By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor Preston animal control officer Jed Fellows tendered his resignation to the city council Monday and it was accepted. Fellows has worked in the part-time position for 23 years and was not at the council meeting. Preston Police Chief Val Sparrow said Fellows listed personal reasons for leaving the...

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Recycling tried and true plastic

March 6, 2012
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Recycling tried and true plastic

Stories and photos by RODNEY D. BOAM  The owner of Plastic Industries, Rex Pitcher, has developed a high density, high grade polyethylene conduit used for encasing fiber optics, some of which is buried underground. The conduit produced in the Preston Industrial Park has proved to be a hot item. Plant manager John Pitcher, Rex’s...

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Arrest/Battery

March 2, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor An adult male was arrested on Wednesday evening in conjunction with an aggravated battery that took place in Preston on Friday, Feb. 24. Preston Police took Charles D. Hays, 23, into custody and charged him with one count of aggravated battery, a felony. He is currently being held...

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Dr. Seuss party

March 2, 2012
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The Franklin County Reading Association, Larsen-Sant Library, along with Preston School District, are sponsoring a Dr. Seuss birthday party in the Pioneer Gym. It will start at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 7. Ice cream will be served, thanks to the United Dairyman of Idaho. Cookies will also be available. There will be book...

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Field cover to help PHS softball

March 2, 2012
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Field cover to help PHS softball

By TERESA CHIPMAN  PHS sports writer “Last year the PHS girls softball team missed out on early field practice due to bad weather,” said Coach Ashley Larsen. “The lingering wet weather made it even harder to host scheduled games and we missed out on six, due to weather conditions. The fields are clay soil...

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Fair sheds demolished

March 1, 2012
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Fair sheds demolished

By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor A local Scout and various assistants recently demolished a partially-burned storage facility at the Franklin County Fairgrounds, saving the county and local fair board a significant amount of money and time. Weston Garbett, 14-year-old son of Todd Garbett, organized the effort that took two days and included 253...

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