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Public Health seeks more county funding

June 6, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Franklin County commissioners are considering a request for a three percent, or $2,700 increase, from Southeastern Idaho Public Health for next year’s budget, which will take effect Oct. 1. Maggie Mann, director of the agency based in Pocatello, visited with commissioners recently about the request. She said Franklin...

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Fun Run set for August

June 6, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor The third Annual Fair Fun Run to raise awareness for Type 1 Diabetes will be held in August at the same time as the Franklin County Fair. This year the Gleed family, who organize the annual activity, decided to open up a design contest to advertise the Fun...

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Tractor attraction

June 5, 2014
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Farm store invites antique tractor owners to anniversary sale    By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Valley Wide Home & Ranch at 264 S. State in Preston is going to have an anniversary sale June 6 and 7. They will be featuring an antique tractor show and other activities to bring people to their...

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Muscle car mania coming to Preston

June 5, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor The third annual “Mugs and Banana” drag night will be held in Preston on June 7 from 7:30- 10:30 p.m. Bruce Jeppesen and Val Preece are organizing the event. The first drag night was held two years ago in Tremonton. Last year it was held in Brigham City....

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FCHS building nearly finished

June 4, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor The new Franklin County High School, at the corner of 100 W. Oneida, is “coming along nicely” and is on schedule to be completed late this month. An open house will be held prior to the beginning of school in August, according to Brian Mendenhall, Preston School District...

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Junior golf registration now underway

June 4, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor The Preston Golf and Country Club is now taking registration for its summer Junior Golf Program. The program is held every Wednesday for nine weeks starting on June 11. The cost is $60 for the summer and juniors that are in the program may purchase one 10-punch pass...

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Mosquito numbers decreased

June 4, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Mosquito abatement efforts so far this spring in Franklin County have resulted in significant reductions of the biting pests. There’s been lots of success in Banida and other areas, typically known for high infestations of the bothersome insect. Dennie Giles, of the county’s mosquito abatement district, said there...

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Hot fire on Hot Springs Road

June 3, 2014
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By  RODNEY D. BOAM  Firefighter Randy Maddock extinguishes an engine that caught fire on a 1986 Ford Bronco last Wednesday morning on West Hot Springs road. The fire was caused by a fuel leak that sparked when the vehicle was started. The Bronco, owned by Terrill Deem, sustained $1,000 damage. Some $200 worth of contents...

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Fishing trailer to visit Johnson

June 3, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor An Idaho Department of Fish and Game “Take Me Fishing” trailer will be in Franklin County this Saturday at Johnson Reservoir, east of Preston. “We supply the bait and equipment on a first-come, first-served basis. And those who register at the trailer do not need a fishing license...

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Relay for Life dinner, auction scheduled this Friday

June 3, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Cancer is no respecter of people. It will take the rich, poor, tall, short, parents and children. The illness affects all of us, one way or another. Relay For Life is one of the many fundraising arms of the American Cancer Society and the local branch has a...

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