Friday Preston Citizen staffers packed up and moved out of their South State Street offices, the newspaper’s home in the middle of town for decades, into new digs on Industrial Park Road.
“We were too busy to get too emotional,” said Editor Necia Seamons. “Some of us went home and cried afterwards. For us sentimental folks, it’s easy to understand why it was hard to move from our old location.”
The newspaper has a new home inside the Bear River Publishing complex on Industrial Park Road.
Seamons said it is a state-of-the-art press where the Citizen, Logan Herald Journal and other Pioneer News Group-owned publications are printed.
“The office in town wasn’t serving our purposes any more, it wasn’t helping us be successful. We needed a new location,” said Seamons.
“We are excited about our new office, it is beautiful.
“You know how industry is, you streamline or you lose. So we streamlined. We have done a lot of changing over the last year. There are five of us in the office now. This move will help us stay viable and successful for a longtime to come.”
Seamons and Rod Boam have shared editor’s responsibilities the last 23 years: Seamons from 1993-2001, Boam from 2001-2015, then Seamons returning last year.
The community will be invited to an open house sometime after the first of the year to see the new office.
“We have a few more kinks to work out,” said Seamons. “But we are up and operating, still with the services we offer from laminating to color copies which are photo quality, plus printing of envelopes, letterhead and business forms we do for the public.”
She said an invaluable resource are original copies of the newspaper which are available for family history research.