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Grass fire near Clifton controlled

July 23, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant Editor     Eight firefighters from Preston controlled a four-acre grass fire in near the Clifton Cemetery on Thursday afternoon. The cause of the fire was sparks coming from a welder, according to Franklin County Fire Marshal Scott Martin. He said the sparks ignited grass and breezy conditions fanned...

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Motoring through county

July 23, 2014
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National antique car club stops in Dayton for lunch     By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Members of the Veteran Motor Car Club of America, Cache Valley Chapter, motored through Franklin County in their classic cars Tuesday and took a lunch break at the Dayton Park. There were 90 cars, the oldest dating back...

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OSA Heritage Days Thursday

July 22, 2014
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By NECIA P. SEAMONS  Citizen staff writer The second annual Oneida Stake Academy Heritage Days will start at 1 p.m. tomorrow in Benson Park. The fun begins with an opening ceremony honoring the oldest man and woman in our community. New this year will be a small chorale singing well-known favorites and a flag...

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Rotary fireworks this Friday

July 22, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor The annual Preston Rotary Fireworks Spectacular will be held this Friday, July 25, at the rodeo arena in Preston. This year’s theme is “Pioneering a Brighter Future.” Fireworks master Jared Jensen said he is giving the show a full throttle of explosions and lights in the sky as...

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Rodeo events update

July 22, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor The City of Fun Carnival will be on hand to add to the rodeo atmosphere. Thursday night is Family Night and one ticket will get a person on one ride. Tickets are $1.50 per ticket, and every ride is one ticket on Family Night. Ten tickets will cost...

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Making a web series in Preston

July 20, 2014
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Ostler returns to Preston to video scenes to add to a web comedy     By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Who would have thought that taking a video class taught by PHS technology teacher Mike Hansen would lead a student into a career as moviemaker and web series director. Skyler Ostler is directing a...

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County offering dust service for county roads

July 19, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Residents of the county who live along gravel roads have an option to diminish dust kicked up by cars, trucks and trailers. Franklin County Commissioner Scott Workman said if an individual or groups of residents want to purchase a dust-guard solution (magnesium chloride) county road crews would apply...

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Farmers, ranchers can renew CSP contracts

July 18, 2014
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The Natural Resources Conservation Service announced participants from the first year of the Conservation Stewardship Program can renew their contracts now through Sept. 12. “About 200 landowners in Idaho signed up for the Conservation Stewardship Program in 2009,” said Rob Fredericksen, resource conservationist with the NRCS in Idaho. “Participants may renew their contracts for...

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Dunn living his dream

July 18, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Brennyn Dunn, son of Mackay and Dani Dunn, started his collegiate football career at Boise State University as a redshirt freshman at the tight end position. Last season he appeared in a few games as a freshman and reserve tight end. Not to be discouraged, Dunn is living...

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Collision injures motorcyclist

July 17, 2014
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  By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor     A motorcycle/car crash Wednesday evening sent one Dayton resident to the Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello with non-life-threatening injuries. On Wednesday at approximately 6:15 p.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle injury crash on Highway 36 Milepost 130, just west of Preston. Carl Bingham,...

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