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Help requested to solve shooting cases

January 25, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor The Franklin County Sheriff’s office is investigating two incidents, which are believed to be related, of a shotgun that was fired at houses on the West Side. The first occurred approximately two weeks ago, according to Chief Deputy Karen Hatch. She said it was a delayed report and...

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Yak Man

January 25, 2015
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Sheldon and Candy Longhurst of Mink Creek picked up a couple of yaks a few years ago as part of a plan to become self-sufficient  Story and photos by RODNEY D. BOAM    Part of the charm of living on a ranch is teaching children how to work. All of Sheldon Longhurst’s five children have...

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Derby dangles worm in front of winter anglers

January 25, 2015
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Nearly 500 fishermen came to Soda Springs to hook lunkers as part of the Winter Carnival    By DAVID ASHBY  Idaho State Journal SODA SPRINGS — When Adam Christensen gave his 12-year-old son, Hunter, a rod to fish with on Saturday in Soda Springs, the two almost had a catastrophe. “I turned my back...

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Rock hard: Former Preston resident, Emily Johnson Ingram, recently took first place at international body building competition

January 25, 2015
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Former Preston High School graduate Emily Johnson Ingram is making quite a name for herself as a professional body builder. Ingram lives in Cumming, Ga., just outside of Atlanta where her husband, Paul, works as a CPA. Ingram took first in her division at a recent world body...

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East Oneida work set for fall

January 23, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor A major reconstruction effort on East Oneida in Preston and Franklin County could possibly start this coming October and will take 36 months to complete. “The project is in line for federal funding during Fiscal-year 2016,” said Preston City engineer Darek Kimball. “The new fiscal year starts on...

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Webb open house set

January 22, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor An open house for Douglas Webb, who recently completed his final term serving as Franklin County Coroner after 47 years, has been scheduled on Jan. 29 from 4-6 p.m. at commission chambers in the courthouse. Commissioner Scott Workman said the public is invited. During Monday’s meeting, the commission...

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Sewer project moves forward

January 22, 2015
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By JEAN CARTER  staff writer FRANKLIN – Franklin is moving forward on a sewer project, after residents approved a bond of $2 million in November. Darek Kimball, JUB engineers, presented the city council designs for the project, saying the grants and loans from USDA and EPA are in the process of being finalized. Total...

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Kunz is top college prognosticator

January 22, 2015
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By GREG MADSON Citizen Publisher   There were about 35 entries in The Citizen’s annual College Bowl Picks contest this year. It came down to the wire but in the end, Preston’s David Kunz edged out Preston’s Cindy Burbank by only two games. Kunz guessed 24 of the 39 games correctly, including the national...

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Hull invited to another pageant

January 22, 2015
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor It’s going to be a busy summer for former Preston resident Davina Hull, Miss Africa Idaho. Besides her preparation for the Miss Africa USA pageant, she has been accepted to represent Idaho in the Miss Black US Ambassador pageant in June. The Miss Africa USA pageant is in...

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VIDEO REPORT – Franklin County boys’ basketball Jan. 18, 2015

January 21, 2015
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