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West Side advances with win

February 24, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   AMERICAN FALLS – The West Side Pirates turned a close game into a 15-point victory in the final minutes of a state tournament play-in game Thursday night, beating Declo 55-40. Head coach Tyler Brown said it was a very close game until the last three minutes of...

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Annual FFA breakfast popular

February 22, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   A large crowd of residents, teachers, and students attended a Preston FFA breakfast this morning. The annual event started in 2005 and is provided free of charge as a token of appreciation to those businesses and individuals in the community that have supported the FFA chapter and...

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Local officers respond to shooting

February 20, 2012
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By NECIA P. SEAMONS Citizen staff writer   Officers from the Franklin County Sheriff’s department and ambulance personnel were called out at about 10:55 p.m. Friday night in response to a 911 call from Swan Lake in which a boy said he had just returned home at 30790 S. HWY 91, to find his...

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Video report- Bear River Massacre Memorial 2012

February 10, 2012
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Franklin horse complex named

February 10, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   FRANKLIN – A planned horse and commercial development in Franklin has an official name. “The Horse Station at Cache Valley” was selected after much internal discussion, public input, and market research and other steps,” said Earnest Bleinberger, of Strategy 5 LLC, the principal developer of the complex....

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Preston man awaits sentencing

February 6, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   A Preston man awaits sentencing in District Court in Preston next month on one count of lewd conduct with a child under the age of 16. Jeremy Scott Copeland, 34, has pleaded guilty to the charge and is undergoing a psychosexual evaluation prior to sentencing. He was...

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Obrien named Coach of Year

January 27, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   DAYTON – West Side’s first-year head volleyball coach Jerri Obrien has been named 2A Volleyball Coach of the Year by the Idaho State Coach’s Association. Obrien took the Pirates to the state championships and West Side won the state crown several week’s ago. “It is an honor...

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Beutler announces retirement

January 27, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor An “institution” at West Side School District announced his retirement this week. Melvin Beutler, who has been superintendent for 25 years and with the district 33 years, announced to school board trustees he will retire at the end of the current school year. Beutler, who is 65 years...

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Predicted heavy snowstorm fizzles

January 19, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   The weather pattern across Franklin County and most of the Intermountain West has changed. But large amounts of snow that were forecast on Wednesday did not materialize. King Smith, who keeps official records for the National Weather Service, said warmer-than-expected temperatures persisted throughout the night and kept...

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Bear River Massacre commemoration set

January 18, 2012
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By RODNEY D. BOAM Citizen editor   The commemoration of the Bear River Massacre will be held on Sunday, Jan. 29, at 11 a.m., at the memorial site off Highway 91, approximately four miles northwest of Preston, just past the Bear River bridge. The memorial usually is an opportunity for the tribal members to...

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