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Clerk named

July 23, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Linda Acock has been appointed as Preston City clerk by Mayor F. Lee Hendrickson and the move was ratified by the council during a recent meeting. Long-time clerk Jerry Larsen will retain his position as treasurer and office manager. Acock has served as deputy clerk for several years....

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He’s a Pepper

July 22, 2015
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor DOWNEY – Stun Gun, a 2,000 pound Longhorn bull, is becoming quite a celebrity in Downey, a town of nearly 675 people. The gray and white bull, owned by Ernst “Woody” Woodworth, has people coming from near and far to watch the big bovine chug a bottle of...

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Weston celebrates 150 years

July 22, 2015
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Photos by SHANE LIND and story by ROBERT S. MERRILL WESTON – A large crowd enjoyed a day full of activities in Weston, Idaho, on Saturday celebrating Pioneer Day despite rainy conditions in the morning. “We had a good, old-fashioned celebration,” said Councilman Van Woodward. “I think this celebration was the best we’ve ever...

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Harvest warning

July 22, 2015
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BY ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor As Franklin County and the rest of Idaho enter into the “Dog Days of Summer” grasses and shrubs, both in the valleys and foothills, are drying out. Things could get active for firefighters during the next six weeks, especially as grain harvest is beginning. “I would suggest farmers...

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Carp tourney winners touted

July 22, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor WESTON – Winners of the first annual carp tournament sponsored by Woodward’s Country Store were announced by owner Van Woodward. They are: Hyrum Roberts, Clifton, first place with a fish measuring 28 5/8 inches, $50; Jackson Smart, Weston, second place, 27-5/8 inches, $30; and Angela Keller, Logan, third,...

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Post pageant plans

July 22, 2015
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By RODNEY D. BOAM Citizen editor During her reign as Miss USA Idaho Claira Hollingsworth experienced the bright lights of the big city and she liked what she saw. “I did a lot of traveling this year and every time I got to a big city, I felt like, this is where I need...

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Family history center open special hours during Rodeo Weekend

July 22, 2015
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The Family History Center is normally open from 9 a.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Fridays and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays. However, the Center will be closed July 24, in celebration of Pioneer Day. But owing to expressed interest, the center will be open from 9...

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OSA pageant

July 21, 2015
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By NECIA P. SEAMONS  Citizen staff writer “‘If These Walls Could Talk”, a pageant sponsored by the Oneida Stake Academy Foundation, thrilled increasingly larger audiences each night it was presented last week. Director Dani Dunn incorporated a few improvements and small changes from the musical’s debut last year. For example, the story of Boyd...

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Mink Creek road ruling

July 21, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor MINK CREEK – Franklin County Commissioners have ruled on the legal status of the eastern segment of the Mink Creek Road on the old Benson Ranch property. Following several public hearings held during the past year to gather input, a thorough review of facts and findings of a...

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News of Record – July 22, 2015

July 21, 2015
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Preston Police Department Law Incident Media Summary Report, July 8-15, 2015 Traffic violation, July 8 – Police arrested one adult female for driving without privileges. Domestic violence, July 8 – Police responded to a domestic dispute. Retail theft, July 8 – Police cited an adult male for shoplifting at Stokes Market. Accident, July 8...

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