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Campgrounds now open

May 21, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor At least two Franklin County Forest Service campgrounds will be open this year to recreational users over Memorial Day weekend, and large crowds are expected with partly-cloudy skies and warm temperatures predicted. Potable water should be available at Willow Flat and Albert Moser in Cub River Canyon. Willow...

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Gay marriages on hold

May 21, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor No one contacted the Franklin County clerk’s office on Friday inquiring about same-sex marriage licenses or the ban on gay marriage that was overturned last week. U.S. District Judge Candy Dale on May 13 said a long-standing Idaho law unconstitutionally denied gay and lesbian residents their fundamental right...

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Driving? Put down that phone!

May 21, 2014
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By CARI DOUTRE  Leader Staff Writer Put down your cell phones, plug in your hands-free device and pay attention to the road because as of May 13, driving while distracted in Utah will cost you. For those Idaho drivers crossing the border into Utah, a new law will affect them as much as Utahans....

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Baird takes four golds

May 20, 2014
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Carlton Baird, in the middle of the pack and wearing a maroon jersey, competes in one of his distance races at the state track meet. Baird won four gold medals in a sterling performance at the two-day event. See story on page 11 of The Preston Citizen.

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Preston High School graduation set

May 20, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor The 2014 Preston High School graduation will be held this Thursday at 8 p.m. in the high school gymnasium. The program will begin with a processional, “Olympic Fanfare and Theme,” performed by the PHS band and orchestra, conducted by Wayne Manning and Jill Durrant. Tori Groll will lead...

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FCHS seniors prepare for graduation

May 20, 2014
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Franklin County High School graduation will be held Friday, May 23, at 7 p.m. at the Preston High School auditorium. After the processional of graduates, the Pledge of Allegiance will be led by Josh Greene. Graduation speakers will be Caden Wright, Taylor Petterborg, Austin Goodsell and Meghan King. A “Tribute To Seniors” PowerPoint presentation...

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PHS girls end up sixth

May 20, 2014
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By TERESA CHIPMAN  PHS sports writer Preston was well represented at the 4A State Track Meet in Boise over the weekend. The girls’ team placed sixth with 42 points and was three points away from fourth and a trophy. The boys’ team came in 12th with 26 points. “Overall it was a great weekend,”...

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WS boys take third: Baird wins four golds

May 20, 2014
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By ALYSSA NIELSEN  WS sports reporter After weeks of training, the Pirates’ track season came to a close on Friday and Saturday at the state championships held at Middleton High School near Boise. The Pirate’s boys’ team ran their way to third place with 72 points and the girls’ team took ninth with 34....

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Honey House gone, but memories will last for a lifetime

May 18, 2014
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Building near football practice field demolished to make a grounds keeping shed for school district equipment  By NECIA P. SEAMONS  Citizen staff writer Preston lost another landmark recently – not an illustrious one. Nevertheless, with white paint peeling from its wooden walls, the one-story honey house south of Preston High School had been used by...

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O’Reilly Auto Parts building store

May 17, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor O’Reilly Auto Parts is building a store between Radio Shack and Family Dollar to add to their 25 stores already in Idaho. As of March 31, the company had 4,216 stores and they have plans to continue growing. “We like to set goals, meet them, set new goals...

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