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Rural schools find faster Internet at cheaper prices

April 4, 2015
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By MICHAEL H. O’DONNELL  Idaho State Journal ROCKLAND – If there is a silver lining to the mess involving the State of Idaho’s broken contract to establish the Idaho Education Network, it’s the realization that local internet providers might be able to provide better service to small school districts for less money. Direct Communications,...

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Wilson competes well

April 4, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor A 23-year-old sophomore from Preston, who loves to run, continues to do well at Utah State, in both indoor and outdoor track events. Even though Colby Wilson got sick during the indoor season and was out for a week, he says he’s now back and at 100 percent....

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Macbeth is coming to West Side

April 3, 2015
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By JULIE NASH  West Side Middle School The Utah Shakespeare Festival is hitting the road with its Shakespeare-in-the-Schools touring production of “Macbeth” and is coming to West Side High School on Tuesday, April 7, at 1 p.m. in the Dahle Performing Arts Center. This is a free event for people of all ages. From...

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FFA students grow flowers

April 3, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Flowers and hanging baskets from a FFA greenhouse in Preston are being grown by students and will go on sale in a month to the general public. Funds generated by customer purchases will go directly back into the operation of the facility. For information on purchasing the plants,...

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Wildfire risk high

April 2, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor What little snow that fell this past winter has melted on the valley floor and little of the white stuff remains in the foothills and lower mountains around Franklin County. The area has had scant moisture during the past six weeks, as well as over the entire winter...

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Testing to begin

April 2, 2015
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BY STEVE ANDERSON  Citizen intern Starting after spring break, Preston School District students will be taking the state proficiency examinations as part of the common core standards established by the state. These standards are consistent with those adopted by most states in the country. The tests are designed to determine student proficiency in math...

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College class jump-start

April 2, 2015
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor McQuinn Belnap’s is getting ready to graduate from Preston High School this spring and already has a huge jump on his college education. Belnap picked up a total of 20 college credits using a dual credit program at PHS and the State of Idaho paid for most of...

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Sesquicentennial set for Weston

April 2, 2015
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By Dr. JAY SCHVANEVELDT  For the Citizen On April 15, 2015, the town of Weston will celebrate 150 years of history since settlement that occurred in 1865. On that day several families left their homes in Richmond, Utah, and crossed the Bear River near where Weston Creek empties into the big river. Earlier sources...

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Monster found

April 1, 2015
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor A river monster was found along the banks of the Bear River on Friday by a local college science professor, Harvey Fishbottom. He believes the creature could be a relative of the Bear Lake monster. “I think it is a descendent of a prehistoric dinosaur,” Fishbottom said. “I...

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Easter Events

April 1, 2015
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Easter is around the corner and there are several choices for Easter Egg Hunts in Franklin County. Hunzeker Ford Inc. is sponsoring the Preston Community Easter Egg Hunt on April 4, at the City Park. It will begin with children ages one to three years old at 10...

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