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Preston track confident

March 20, 2012
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Preston track confident By TERESA CHIPMAN PHS sports writer The PHS track team finished well in their first track meet at Highland on Thursday, March 15. “We are excited about both boys and girls teams,” said Coach Brandon Lyon. “They are on opposite ends of the spectrum in terms of experience but we have...

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Men sentenced to prison

March 16, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   Jeremy Scott Copeland, 34, Preston has been sentenced in District Court in Preston to four years fixed and six years indeterminate in the Idaho State Prison on charges of unlawful lewd conduct with a minor under the age of 16. Franklin County Prosecutor Todd Garbett told The...

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Mountain lion captured in downtown Preston

March 16, 2012
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Mountain lion captured in downtown Preston

By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   A sub-adult mountain lion was hit by a car and then darted by Preston police officials early Friday morning. Louis Mendoza, a Preston resident, told The Preston Citizen at approximately 6 a.m. he was driving northbound at 65 No. State in front of U&I Furniture when he...

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OSA gable project delayed

March 15, 2012
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OSA gable project delayed

By NECIA P. SEAMONS Citizen staff writer   Scheduling problems with another high profile project has prompted officials of Kepco to move the day to install the new gable on the Oneida Stake Academy to March 28, at 10 a.m., said Nathan Hale of the Oneida Stake Academy Foundation. Kepco has been working on...

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Pirate softball schedule given

March 15, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   DAYTON – The 2012 West Side Softball Schedule has just been released by school officials. Dates, opponents and times are listed: • March 7 – Century, MV Jamboree at Marsh Valley, 4 p.m. • March 9 – Ben Lomond at Ben Lomond, 3 p.m. • March 14...

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Opponents surface for upcoming election

March 13, 2012
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Opponents surface for upcoming election

By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   Four county positions are up for election in Idaho’s May primary and there will be contested races for Franklin County Sheriff. Franklin County Commissioner Scott Workman is opposing District 32 incumbent Sen. John Tippets, of Bennington. Another Franklin County resident has filed against District 32 Rep. Tom...

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First caucus

March 13, 2012
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First caucus

By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor During a blizzard last week, Franklin County’s first state Republican Party caucus came together for party chairman Rob Tondini and his crew like they had been doing it for years. A turn out of a over a thousand organizers, voters, spectators and students flooded the Preston High School...

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Dance the night away

March 13, 2012
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Dance the night away

By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor The first annual Strictly Ballroom Company, Dancing with the Stars competition was held Friday night in the Preston High School Gym. About 600 people came to watch business and community leaders dance with a team that brought home three national titles at a recent dance competition. “It was...

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Opener – PHS plays Malad

March 13, 2012
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By TERESA CHIPMAN PHS sports writer It’s baseball season, and if the dry weather pattern continues, practicing outside and good field conditions shouldn’t be much of an issue this year. The team is preparing for their fast approaching first game, today, Wednesday, March 14, against Malad at home. Coach Brandon Ormond is excited to...

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Two plead guilty to grand theft

March 9, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   Two Franklin County residents associated with a recent crime spree across southern Idaho and northern Utah plead guilty to grand theft in District Court in Franklin County on Thursday. Judge Mitchell W. Brown ordered a pre-sentence investigation for Hector Diaz, 20, Franklin, and Jose Padilla, 18, Preston....

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