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Water improvements – Fairview work on track to begin this spring

January 13, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor A professional services contract between Franklin County and the Southeastern Idaho Council of Governments (SICOG) was signed Tuesday for the administration of a $500,000 block grant to fund improvements sought by the Fairview Water District. Last November voters living within the district approved a $1.9 million bond to...

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Let’s Talk About It debuts tonight

January 13, 2012
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By CITIZEN STAFF  Those attending tonight’s (Wednesday, Jan. 11) free Let’s Talk About It first program of the year will delve into the book, “Having Our Say” by Sarah L. and A. Elizabeth Delany with Amy Hill Hearth. The book will be discussed at 7 p.m. at the Larsen-Sant Library.  (See the full story...

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Changes hands – Hansen Glass gets new owners

January 12, 2012
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Changes hands – Hansen Glass gets new owners

By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor A business that’s been a fixture on Preston’s State Street for 75 years has changed hands. Hansen Glass and Paint was recently purchased by Kenneth Hollingsworth. Hollingsworth has been an employee of the business at 15 N. State for 28 years, and started in 1981.  (See the full...

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Forest Service proposes rec. projects

January 12, 2012
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Maury Young, a supervisor recreation technician for the Caribou-Targhee National Forest, announced the District will be applying for Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation (IDPR) grants to fund projects for the upcoming field season. IDPR offers grants from money collected from the sale of stickers sold for Off...

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Reduced speed limits wanted

January 11, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL assistant editor   A contingent of residents living near the Preston Golf Course approached the Preston City Council Monday requesting the speed limit on Highways 34/36 be reduced from 55 miles per hour to 45 mph. Mervin Gifford, a resident of the area, told the council speed is a factor...

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MLK observed Offices closed in honor

January 11, 2012
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By ROBERT MERRILL Assistant editor Preston City, Franklin County, state, and federal offices will be closed on Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Area banks and post office branches will also be closed that day. However, most retailers will remain open. The Franklin County landfill will be closed that day as...

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Polaris Giveaway

January 10, 2012
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Polaris Giveaway

By DAVID KUNZE Preston Lions     Northstar’s Ultimate Outdoors, partnering with the Preston Lions Club, had a packed house Dec. 16. It was a celebration of the generosity demonstrated by the citizens of Preston and Franklin County. The event at Northstar was in support of the Angel Tree Project for needy children in...

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Eagle found shot at Twin Lakes

January 10, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   A dead immature eagle was discovered at Twin Lakes Reservoir the last week of December and fish and game officials responding to the scene found the raptor had been shot. Korey Owens, local IDFG officer said the department is still investigating the case and is requesting help...

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Who needs St. George? Dry conditions set records

January 10, 2012
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Who needs St. George? Dry conditions set records

By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor What a difference a year makes! This past December set a record for the second driest on record with only .12 of an inch of moisture. That compares with December 2010 being one of the wettest with 3.19 inches. King Smith, who keeps official records for the National...

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Boutique nabbed for mag – Suppose to be spotlighted in trade journal

January 10, 2012
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Boutique nabbed for mag – Suppose to be spotlighted in trade journal

By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Out of nearly 3,000 quilting stores across the United States, Suppose has been selected as one of the 11 featured shops across the United States and Canada for the Spring 2012 issue of *Quilt Sampler*® magazine, published by Better Homes and Gardens. Suppose was founded by mother and...

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