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Opener: Preston starts season with losses; coach sees team’s potential

March 19, 2013
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By TERESA CHIPMAN  PHS sports writer Preston opened its baseball season Friday in Twin Falls with a 10-0 loss to Jerome. “Our team played tough for the first four innings,” said Coach Brandon Ormond. “We had solid pitching by Jason Wade, who only allowed four runs in five innings of work. But due to...

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Boys, girls track teams do well at first meet

March 19, 2013
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By TERESA CHIPMAN PHS sports writer Preston traveled to Highland High School on Thursday, March 14, for its first track meet of the season. The girls team came in third with 59 points, behind 5A Highland with 73 and first place Rigby at 159. The boys team also placed third with 64 points, behind...

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Knapps awarded Farmer of Year

March 19, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Kyle Knapp, of Cub River, received the 2012 Farmer of the Year award on Monday from Franklin County Commissioners. They presented Knapp and his family with a plaque recognizing them for their accomplishments. Knapp said his farming operation has been in his family for some time. “We farm...

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DYW program set for April 13

March 16, 2013
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By JEAN CARTER Citizen staff writer Seventeen high school junior girls will be showing their talents and accomplishments, as they participate in the annual Franklin County Distinguished Young Woman Scholarship Program. A seminar was held for the girls, who are from both West Side and Preston High schools, where guest speaker Tara Egley Nielson,...

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Smellie loves basketball

March 16, 2013
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By TERESA CHIPMAN PHS sports writer When you are doing something you love it doesn’t matter how hard it is, it still doesn’t feel like work. That is how Taylor Smellie feels about basketball. “I have been playing basketball ever since I can remember,” he said. “When I was really little I had a...

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New gas station c-store work begins

March 16, 2013
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Crews are clearing off a lot where a new Tesoro gas station/c-store will be located on the south end of Franklin adjacent to the Legacy Ranch subdivision. Men and equipment from Birch Creek Landscape and Excavation are removing the clay and adding fill dirt to get the property...

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