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HOUSE FIRE DESTROYS HOME – Family of thirteen displaced

December 20, 2011
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HOUSE FIRE DESTROYS HOME – Family of thirteen displaced

By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor A Preston family escaped injury early Thursday morning after their house was destroyed by fire. Dan Buckingham and 12 members of his family (three adults and 10 children) were alerted to the fire by smoke detectors which enabled them to get out of the burning structure unharmed, according...

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Elks fill boxes

December 20, 2011
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Elks fill boxes

By JEAN CARTER  Citizen staff writer With the help of many within the community, Elks Lodge members were wrapping up their annual Christmas Basket drive last Wednesday. Over 750 families received boxes filled with butter, sugar, flour, soups, turkeys and other food items and toiletries just in time for the Christmas holidays. The boxes...

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Video report-Preston basketball

December 19, 2011
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Speed limit on U.S. 91 dropped to 55 mph north of Preston

December 16, 2011
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor The posted speed on U.S. 91, from Burger King to the westbound edge of the Preston City limits, has been reduced from 65 miles per hour to 55.  (See the full story in The Preston Citizen.)

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No one injured in house fire

December 15, 2011
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   A Preston family escaped injury early Thursday morning after their house was destroyed by fire. Dan Buckingham and his family was alerted to the fire by smoke detectors and managed to get out of the burning structure at 135 So. 300 West unharmed, according to Franklin County...

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Health Department reduces cost of flu shots

December 15, 2011
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor The District Health Department in Preston is now giving flu shots by appointment and the price for the vaccine has been reduced from $26 to $12. The price reduction was made to encourage the public to get their flu vaccine, according to nurse Jackie Bowles, who added they...

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Taxes due

December 14, 2011
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By ROBERT MERRILL  Assistant editor Property owners in Franklin County and across Idaho have until this Tuesday, Dec. 20, at 5 p.m. to pay their first-half, 2011 property tax payments. Those who fail to meet the deadlines are subject to a 2-percent penalty for the entire taxable amount, beginning Dec. 21. A 12 percent...

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Train time at the Egberts

December 14, 2011
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Train time at the Egberts

By RODNEY D. BOAM Citizen editor For Glen Egbert of Fairview, the Christmas holiday is as much about small toy trains and ceramic villages, as hanging tree ornaments and lights are to others. Every year after Thanksgiving, many in Franklin County are cutting down trees and hauling them home to decorate with ornaments, lights...

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Five arrested in crime spree

December 13, 2011
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Five arrested in crime spree

By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor Three Franklin County residents associated with a recent crime spree in Idaho and Utah are incarcerated and court proceedings have begun. Hector Diaz, 20, of Franklin, waived a preliminary hearing on Dec. 2, and was bound over to district court on three felony grand theft charges, according to...

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Winners named – Residential home lighting contest

December 13, 2011
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Winners named – Residential home lighting contest

By RODNEY D. BOAM Citizen editor Jessica Jensen, the Festival of Lights committee member over the home decorating contest, gave the names of the winners to The Citizen recently. She also announced that the maps showing the locations have been distributed to merchants to help people find the winners of the Festival of Lights...

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