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Voters attend Franklin City “Meet your candidate night”

November 1, 2013
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By JEAN CARTER  Citizen staff writer Of the 326 voters within Franklin City, nearly 50 turned out to hear the nine city candidates state their position on issues facing the city today and in the future. There are two candidates for mayor, Todd Hawkes, who was appointed as mayor several months ago, and Robert...

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Local man charged with assault

October 31, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor A Preston area man has been arrested and charged with aggravated assault, a felony. Tyler Hinckley, 45, was arrested late last month after an alleged confrontation with another man. Hinckley is out on bond and is scheduled to appear in District Court, according to Franklin County Sheriff Dave...

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Preston, Dayton both have election contests

October 31, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Three city council candidates are running for two at-large positions in upcoming municipal elections in both Preston and Dayton. In Preston, LeRoy Chaney, Sr., is challenging incumbents Todd Thomas and Travis Kunz. The two candidates who receive the most votes will be seated. Chaney, 60, said he is...

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Public health office to close Oct. 30

October 30, 2013
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Southeastern Idaho Public Health offices will be closed Wednesday, Oct. 30. Due to an all staff meeting, Southeastern Idaho Public Health offices will be closed all day on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013. Normal office hours will resume on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013. For the full story subscribe to The Preston Citizen: in print or...

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Local elections Nov. 5, races and candidates

October 30, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Municipal elections across Franklin County will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 5, and absentee balloting is on-going. County elections clerk Camille Larsen said those who will not be available to vote on Nov. 5 at precinct locations can contact the clerk’s office to vote absentee through Nov. 1....

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Luna visits Beutler MS

October 30, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor DAYTON – State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna visited the Beutler Middle School on Thursday to see first-hand how students were using iPads. West Side School District started using iPads in the middle school recently and every student in the district has had presentations from iKeepSafe representatives....

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Commission passes no-parking law

October 29, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Franklin County Commissioners passed an ordinance that prohibits overnight parking of any vehicle in a county/merchant parking lot south of the courthouse. Commissioner Scott Workman said this is a year-round ban on overnight parking. It takes effect on Wednesday (today). “The main reason we passed this ordinance was...

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Library pumpkin contest over; other events set

October 29, 2013
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By CITIZEN STAFF  Judging on the plethora of pumpkins dressed up for Halloween was due to end Wednesday, Oct. 30, as The Citizen landed on your doorstep. Readers were alerted to the annual event that tends to draw many imaginative and creative entries, said Laura Wheatley, who assumed the library director’s role the end...

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Video Slide Show – West Side High School Football

October 29, 2013
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X-country runs to state

October 29, 2013
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By ELLEN GREGORY  For The Citizen Both of Preston’s cross country teams qualified for state in a three-team district meet held on Pocatello’s home turf on Thursday, Oct. 24. Preston, Pocatello and Century runners vied for top district honors on the rugged ISU course, but it was Pocatello who won both team races. The...

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