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Tree safety: Safety tips issued by fire department

December 6, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Christmas is three weeks away and decorating homes and businesses is a long-standing tradition around the holiday season. Unfortunately, these same decorations may increase chances of fire. Franklin County Fire District Fire Marshal Scott Martin said following a few simple fire safety tips can keep electric lights, candles...

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Scrooge returns to Worm Creek

December 6, 2013
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By JULIA SEARE  After five years, the Scrooge holiday tradition returns to Preston. We are so excited to present Scrooge as a gift back to our community. In recent years our local theater has lacked the resources to produce this live production. The comeback of Scrooge is a very timely event because our theater...

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Cold weather plumbing tips given

December 5, 2013
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By ROBERT MERRILL Assistant editor Cold weather, with daytime highs in the single digits and low teens and overnight lows near zero or below, has settled over the Intermountain area. The early and sudden onset of the cold has prompted local officials to give tips to help avoid water pipes from freezing and causing...

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Senior Center taking Christmas orders

December 5, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor Christmas is almost here and orders are now being taken by the Franklin County Senior Citizens Center (Community Center) for holiday pies and rolls. Loyal customers seem to appreciate the efforts those at the center make in their behalf during the Christmas rush, Center officials said. Folks can...

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Making Christmas special: At Edwards Floral it is all hands on deck for the holiday season

December 5, 2013
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor It’s a busy time of year for floral shops in Eastern Idaho and the rest of the country preparing for the holiday season. Although Preston’s Edwards Floral at 74 E. 400 S. has been in business for over 60 years, Lee Hollingsworth and her family took over ownership...

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Farmers hope for a wet winter

December 5, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor The past few weeks have been on the dry side in most parts of Franklin County and the weather pattern has some farmers starting to worry about irrigation supplies for next summer’s growing season. Danny Ralphs, who runs about 200 acres of irrigated farm ground on the West...

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