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Holyoak still wrestling-different opponent

September 14, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Jamie Holyoak, the former wrestling coach at Preston High School, started wrestling at five years old and wrestled through college. He taught guys how to confront their opponent with zeal. Although he no longer coaches, Holyoak goes after things with the same kind of hustle and technique he...

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City approves $4 million budget

September 13, 2014
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Increase is 4 percent from a year ago    By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor A final 2014-15 Preston City budget of $4,061,500 was approved by unanimous vote following a public hearing last Monday that no one from the public attended. The budget is $171,500,000, or four percent, higher than last year’s budget of...

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Reaching out

September 13, 2014
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West Sider creates blog for women’s issues     By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Ashlee Birk will be coming to a women’s retreat sponsored by Sharing Shine on Friday, Sept. 19, a day before she will speak at the Widow/Widower Conference. Sharing Shine is a blog for women started by Kelsey Keller Weller, formerly...

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Youth pheasant hunt coming soon

September 12, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor The local chapter of Pheasants Forever and the Idaho Department of Fish and Game will hold their annual Youth Hunt on Oct. 4, in the Glendale area. The Youth Hunt is for youth from 12 to 15 years old. The two organizations would like to encourage those wishing...

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Smithsonian exhibit coming to library

September 11, 2014
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The Larsen-Sant Library in Preston has been selected to host a traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., named “Hometown Teams.” The exhibit celebrates the broad cultural impact of sports in America. Consisting of several free-standing kiosks, the exhibit explores how sports affect American culture, favorite sports venues, fan experience, foods associated...

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Locals organize LDS widows/widower conference

September 11, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editors Ashlee Birk, who has shared her story with millions, will be the keynote speaker of an up coming LDS Widows/ Widowers Conference. The conference was organized by Stephanie Fackrell and Kay Coburn. It will be held at the Franklin Stake Center, 106 E. Main, Franklin, on Sept. 20....

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Bully’s apology on Facebook creates buzz

September 10, 2014
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We came upon this message on Facebook today (Sept. 10) after several locals liked the post. This is a message from Richard Hepworth to a Brianna Priest, whom he says he says he bullied while at Preston High School. Post by Richard Hepworth.

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Worm Creek Opera House

September 10, 2014
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Worm Creek Opera House: Dolphin Tale 2    

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Mixed fall farm harvest results

September 10, 2014
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By ROBERT MERRILL  Assistant editor Area farmers are nearing the end of this year’s harvest season with some reporting good yields, while a few did not fare so well because of a wet August. Barley yields and quality has been pretty good, said Stuart Parkinson, Franklin County extension agent. “A rainy August created a...

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Auditions open for Nutcracker

September 10, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor The Franklin County Theatre Arts Council is bringing back the ever-popular Nutcracker to the Worm Creek Opera House for their holiday show in December. Tryouts will be held this Saturday, Sept. 13, at the Worm Creek Opera House. Beginner dancers should show up at 11 a.m., Intermediate 12...

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