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A Fitting Welcome to a Local Hero

July 11, 2012
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  By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant Editor Hundreds and hundreds of people lined U.S. 91 this morning all the way from the Utah/Idaho border through Franklin City and another five miles to Webb Funeral Home in Preston to honor a fallen hero. The body of U.S. Army Spc. Cody O. Moosman, Preston, was returned...

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Cody Comes Home

July 11, 2012
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The body of U.S. Army Spc. Cody O. Moosman, Preston, returned to his home town today. His remains were flown into the Logan-Cache Airport at 9:15 a.m. on a small jet from Dover Air Force Base, Del. Moosman was killed in Afghanistan on July 3. The Honorable Transfer ceremony was a private event.  

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Moosman Funeral Set

July 10, 2012
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The funeral for Specialist Cody O. Moosman, who was killed in Afghanistan on July 3, has been set. The services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 13, at the Preston North Stake Center, 310 N. State St. Friends may call on Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Webb Funeral Home, 1005 S....

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Local serviceman killed in action

July 3, 2012
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 An Army private from Preston was killed in Afghanistan on Tuesday morning. Cody Moosman, 24, was killed by enemy fire when his guard tower at an outpost came under attack. His LDS Bishop, Tom Madsen, said this was Moosman’s first tour of duty. He is the son of Mareen Moosman. No other information was...

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VIDEO REPORT: Stockton Area Fire

July 2, 2012
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Escapee caught

June 26, 2012
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Haley J. Dockstader, formerly of Preston, who walked-away from her work-release assignment in Pocatello on June 7, was found last Thursday, June 21, about 10 a.m. and booked into the Bannock County Jail. The 19 year old was working as a trustee when she walked-off and never reported...

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Fire scorches acreage in Mink Creek

June 25, 2012
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By Robert S. Merrill Assistant editor   Franklin County Fire District fire crews, with help from Cache County and the Forest Service, battled a 250-acre blaze in the foothills in Mink Creek Friday afternoon. The call was reported at 11:47 a.m. and all local crews left the area by 9:11 p.m. when it was...

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Vandals strike park-and-ride lot

June 21, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   Three vehicles were vandalized at a designated park-and-ride pull off on U.S. 91 near the Cub River turnoff on June 14. “We had a pickup truck and two other vehicles that had gasoline tanks punctured by a screwdriver,” said Chief Deputy Dave Fryar. “No other damage was...

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Preston woman dies in Smithfield crash

June 14, 2012
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By Emilie H. Wheeler The Herald Journal A Preston woman died after being involved in a head-on collision in Smithfield on Wednesday afternoon. Police Chief Johnny McCoy said Audry Long, 77, was driving north on U.S. Highway 91 in a sedan when she crossed two lanes into a southbound lane and collided with a...

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Resounding vote backs library action

May 17, 2012
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By Citizen staff Voters overwhelmingly approved the library’s effort to make its override tax levy permanent, rather than requiring a vote every two years. The vote, part of the primary election on Tuesday, was 1,856 for and 624 against. “We so appreciate the support of Franklin County voters,” said Library Director Cloteele Dahle. “This...

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