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PHS greenhouse program granted $6,000

February 16, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor The Preston High School agriculture department has received a grant from Agrium’s Conda Phosphate Operations to help with expenses of an automated environmental system for a new greenhouse that students started using last month near the Bill Craner Agriculture Building. “We received $6,000 from Agrium’s Growing Together grant...

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GBPA awards

February 16, 2014
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Bill Salerno, president of the Franklin County Theatre Arts Council, accepted the Business of the Year Award at the Greater Preston Business Association’s annual awards banquet Thursday evening. This story is sponsored by The Preston Citizen Bookstore.

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Proposed STEM and PE education requirements head to Legislature

February 15, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Idaho was one of five states to receive, the Guided Pathways to Success (GPS) in STEM Careers grant according to Complete College America officials. The University of Idaho, Idaho State University, Boise State University and College of Southern The State Board of Education members approved Superintendent Tom Luna’s...

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Big game meetings set

February 15, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor One of several meetings to discuss proposals for the 2014 big game hunting seasons will be held in Preston on Feb. 25, at the Larsen-Sant Library, 109 S. 100 E., at 6:30 p.m. The meetings will allow the public to hear proposals, have an opportunity to ask questions...

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Offices close for Presidents Day

February 14, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Preston City, Franklin County, state and federal offices will be closed on Monday to celebrate President’s Day. Area banks and post office branches will also be closed that day. However, most retailers will remain open. The Franklin County Landfill will be closed that day as well. Garbage normally...

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WS claims 2A football awards

February 13, 2014
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By ALYSSA NIELSEN  WS sports reporter The West Side football team was well represented with 2A Fifth District all-conference football awards recently. League coaches voted Pirates’ head coach Tyson Moser coach of the year. Several players also earned awards including Trevor Montes, the senior running back who scored the overtime touchdown to send the...

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Taxpayers can donate again to Idaho Food Bank

February 13, 2014
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By CITIZEN STAFF  Taxpayers can once again donate to the Idaho Food Bank through their state income taxes. The Food Bank said the Idaho Food Bank option is at line 39 on Form 40, information from the group’s newsletter said. Last year more than $100,000 was donated to the Food Bank through the generosity...

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Sandbags available

February 12, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Franklin County Emergency Management Director Warren Wilde said it’s time to review the sandbag policy due to the threat of flooding following the extensive moisture we have received in the past week. “We had this situation three or four years ago,” Wilde said “The ground was frozen and...

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Signs: Van Vleet going to CSI to play vb

February 12, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Alexa Van Vleet, 17, a six-foot center for Preston High School girl’s basketball team, signed with College of Southern Idaho to play volleyball. Van Vleet hopes to help the Twin Falls-based junior college continue in their winning ways. In 2013, CSI’s overall record was 21-10 in the conference...

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Online tax payments started

February 12, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Franklin County Treasurer Jeanette McKay said a new method of property tax payment has just started in her office. Property owners can now pay online. “They go to franklincountyidaho.org and the software walks the user through it. It is really user-friendly. “The funds come out of a person’s...

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