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Weston welcomes new council members

February 12, 2016
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By BECKY COX  Citizen staff writer Weston’s City welcomed two new council members, Gaylene Robinson and Mark Koller. Both were elected in November and started their terms in January. Nathan Stohosky was also welcomed as the new Planning and Zoning committee chairman. The council voted to approve the appointment of Travis Johnson to Vice-Chairman...

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Sullender beats winter blues

February 12, 2016
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From Rob Sullender’s cabin fever, grew a bit of spring last week. Using the snow banks piled from the streets in front of his home, he made some stencils and painted a garden with some bright colors. “It was really pretty the first day, and people would drive by really slow,” said Sullender’s wife,...

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Borderline re-invents itself with new bar and restaurant

February 12, 2016
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By CHARLES CHESNEY Citizen staff writer Need to pick up a lottery ticket? How about a gas fill up, or a road snack, or a good meal? The Borderline, which has been an institution on Hwy 91 in Franklin for years, has rebuilt, upgraded, and added features to its dining room and restaurant offerings....

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Cougar take season closed locally

February 12, 2016
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The take season for mountain lion has closed in Game Management Units 66A, 68, 68A, 70, 71, 72, 73, 73A, 74, 75, 76, 77, and 78. The dog-training season will remain open in these units through March 31, 2016. The above units have a harvest quota of 22 female mountain lions. The harvest quota...

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FCMC opens second room for operating

February 11, 2016
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By NECIA P. SEAMONS  Citizen editor Last week Franklin County Medical Center added an updated operating room to the list of improvements offered to its patients. Located in the space once occupied by the hospital’s original labor and delivery room, the operating room sports improved lighting and modern equipment. Anesthesiologist John Kezele said one...

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Shooter to go to trial

February 11, 2016
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Cade Austin, left, confers with his attorney
Brian Galloway, after district court on Feb. 4.

By AMY MACAVINTA  For the Citizen Cade Austin, 30, was bound over to face trial for attempted murder on Feb. 2, after a judge heard testimony about the mid-December car crash in which he allegedly fired several rounds at Smithfield Assistant Fire Chief Jeremy Hunt and at Lewiston EMT Nathan Sisson. Austin pleaded not...

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Choir to perform at state

February 11, 2016
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Paul Seare directs members of Preston High School’s A Cappella
Choir as they sing songs of the season at Temple Square in Salt Lake City
during the recent Christmas holidays.

By NECIA P. SEAMONS  Citizen editor Paul Seare, choir teacher at Preston High School, and the school’s a cappella choir received high honors recently when they were invited to perform at the State Music Educator’s Conference (All State) on Feb. 12, at 10 a.m. in Goranson Hall at Idaho State University (ISU). “It is...

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PHS girls take district opener hit

February 11, 2016
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Paige Moser clears Rigby’s effort to block to send in the ball, as teammate Harley Carlise looks
on. The girls ultimately lost the battle, but hope to continue their play for a shot at second place.

By TERESA CHIPMAN  Citizen sports writer The Lady Indians lost to Rigby, 41-52, in their opening round of the 4A 5th-6th District Tournament on Thursday, Feb. 4. Instead of playing Century in the championship game they faced Pocatello on Tuesday, Feb. 9, in an elimination game (score not available at press time). If they...

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Wildlife wanders through Whitney

February 10, 2016
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This cow moose and her calf were found Monday morning wandering between Oneida and 800 South looking for a bite to eat. Here they are in the yard of Max and Cindy Nelson.

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Smellie breaks 48-year-old record set by great-uncle

February 10, 2016
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By TERESA CHIPMAN  Citizen sports writer Austin Smellie surpassed his great-uncle, Bracken Webb, as Preston High School’s all-time basketball scoring leader last Wednesday, Feb. 5, in the Indian’s game against Century. Smellie is the son of Ron and Heather Smellie and grandson of Doug Webb, Bracken’s brother. Bracken Webb set the record in 1968...

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