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The first day of Class at the school by the river

August 24, 2011
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The first day of Class at the school by the river

Story and photos by RODNEY D. BOAM   Wednesday, Aug.17, was the first day of school for the elementary school students in Thatcher, Idaho. Some say theirs is the forgotten school, a school in the Caribou County School District, but part of Franklin County, about 25 miles from Preston. It is set in a...

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Fire disrupts county fair

August 23, 2011
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Fire disrupts county fair

By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor A fire Wednesday morning heavily damaged a storage complex just north and west of the county’s Robinson Fairgrounds building in Preston at 200 N. 200 West. During the annual fair, which was underway last week, many of the small units are used by vendors. Food vendors occupied two...

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Pioneer names Madson new publisher

August 23, 2011
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Pioneer names Madson new publisher

    By RODNEY D. BOAM Citizen editor Greg Madson, publisher of the Tremonton Leader, was named interim publisher of The Preston Citizen Friday in place of long-time publisher Kelly Mickelsen. Madson, the father of five, gathered the staff on Friday to introduce himself as the publisher and assure them the decision was based...

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Going back to school

August 19, 2011
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    By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor It’s back-to-school time next week for students at Preston and West Side school districts, and motorists, students, parents and school employees need to be aware of new schedules and routines for safety sake. School starts in the Preston School District on Wednesday, Aug. 24. In the...

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Girls soccer ready to go

August 18, 2011
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By TERESA CHIPMAN PHS sports writer It’s soccer season once again and the Lady Indians begin playing on Friday, Aug. 19, at 4 p.m. on their home field against Logan. They will turn around and travel to Rigby on Saturday, Aug. 20, for a game at 11 a.m. and to Shelley on Tuesday, Aug...

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V-ball league formed

August 18, 2011
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By CITIZEN STAFF A new volleyball league is being formed this year that takes the place of junior high school volleyball in Preston. Tryouts will take place Monday, Aug. 22-24, at the junior high school gymnasium. On Monday and Tuesday the tryout will be from 10 a.m. to noon. On Wednesday it will take...

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Franklin City hears ‘bail out’ proposal

August 17, 2011
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Franklin City hears ‘bail out’ proposal

By JEAN CARTER Citizen staff writer Franklin City Council was placed in a precarious position during their meeting last week, as developer Mike Hutchings from the Maple Leaf Developers and Legacy Ranch sub-division manager John Hulvert approached council with a proposal for the city to guarantee a loan of $170,000 to Nebraska National Bank,...

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Boys soccer starts

August 17, 2011
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By TERESA CHIPMAN PHS sports writer The PHS boys soccer team begins play on Saturday, Aug. 20, at home against Rigby at 11 a.m. Varsity will travel to Shelley on Tuesday, Aug. 23, and play immediately following the varsity girls at about 6 p.m. Coach Brandon Lyon is excited to start the year and...

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Rattlesnake update

August 17, 2011
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WESTON – Todd and Amber Williams, of Weston, lost one dog to a snake bite last week. They lost a second dog to a baby rattlesnake bite Sunday. The Brittney Spaniel was bitten by a snake with just one bead for a rattle, Amber said. “You could hardly see it. We have gravel in the yard and it blended in so well,” she said.  

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Stokes buys more property for parking

August 12, 2011
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Stokes buys more property for parking

By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor A house has been moved and a yard cleared just south of Stokes MarketPlace to make room for the immediate expansion of the parking lot. Larry Stokes said the company discussed the purchase of property owned by Tom Greene, adjacent to V-1 Oil, this spring and finalized the...

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