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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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OSA gable installation postponed

March 23, 2012
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By NECIA P. SEAMONS Citizen staff writer Scheduling problems with another high profile project has prompted officials of Kepco to move the day to install the new gable on the Oneida Stake Academy to Wednesday, March 28, at 10 a.m., said Nathan Hale of the Oneida Stake Academy Foundation. Kepco has been working on...

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Craft fair needing vendors

March 22, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor A fundraising Craft Fair will be held Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, May 3, 4 and 5, at the Franklin County Senior Citizens (Community) Center, 64 W. 100 South, Preston. Carol Parker, site manager, said the Center is looking for vendors to participate at the fair. Anyone interested in...

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Iowa company to vacuum grain

March 22, 2012
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By ROBERT S MERRILL  Assistant editor PRESTON – The cause of a $5 million fire that destroyed a grain mill at Valley Wide Co-op (Franklin County Grain Growers) 264 S. State, Preston, has still not been determined. Fire District Fire Marshal Scott Martin said he is still piecing information together regarding the cause of...

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Pirate track opens season strong

March 21, 2012
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By SYDNEY BLAIR WS sports writer This last week the West Side Track Team traveled to Malad for their very first meet of the year. Since it was the first meet, no scores were recorded. West Side competed against three other teams: Malad, Rockland, and Bear Lake. There were a few standout individuals. From...

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