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Candidates file for municipal elections

September 8, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor     Voters living in Franklin County’s six incorporated towns will have a number of candidates to pick from on Tuesday, Nov. 5, when municipal elections are held. The filing period for mayoral and council positions closed on Friday at 5 p.m. The most crowded field is in...

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Stewart calls upbringing ‘huge’

September 7, 2013
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LAMONTS DEAL 2013

By CITIZEN STAFF  Washington, D.C., may be a long way from the hills and dales of Weston. The Citizen caught up with former Weston resident Chris Stewart during a recent Congressional recess, where he was visiting with constituents in his far-flung district which includes rural Southern Utah. Stewart is now a full-time resident of...

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Fair Factor

September 7, 2013
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Rico Crosland and Debbie King corral a pig as part of the Franklin County Fair Factor.

Story and photos by TERESA CHIPMAN   On Saturday, Aug. 17, the Franklin County Fair once again held a Fair Factor competition in the rodeo arena. This time the theme was centered around the Old West, in celebration of the fair’s 100th year. Tickets were $2 and included a live concert by No Limits...

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Trish Checketts has had a positive affect on FCMC

September 6, 2013
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By CITIZEN STAFF  Trish Checketts is looking forward to the end of 2013 with mixed feelings. After working 10 years as the grant writer, among other duties at Franklin County Medical Center, she is looking to retire from there, after a career of more than 30 years working in the Franklin County community. In...

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Preston residents should see a less-congested LoToJa

September 5, 2013
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Racers will enter and pass through Preston at two different routes, reducing cyclists and support crews on roads   When the 31st LoToJa Bicycle Classic rolls through Preston on Saturday, Sept. 7, residents and motorists should notice less cyclist and vehicle congestion through the community than in previous years. That’s because the 206-mile bike...

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Food donations filling void

September 5, 2013
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EPHRAIMS RESCUE PRE SALE

By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor An anonymous Franklin County farmer, has donated thousands of pounds of produce to the Idaho Food Bank though the Preston Community Food Pantry. Pepperidge Farms has also donated hundreds of pounds of cookies and other Campbell’s Soup goods to help feed the area’s hungry. The local organizations will...

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Jensen receives $2,000 grant

September 5, 2013
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NEW ARRIVALS FALL 2013

By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Trevor Jensen, beginning his third year as an English teacher at Beutler Middle School, received a $2,000 from a CenturyLink grant that was administered by the Idaho State Department of Education to be used to create a new video-editing station. The station will allow his students to use...

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Mayor: Budget is really lean

September 4, 2013
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FCMC SPA OPEN HOUSE

By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor A final 2013-14 budget of $3,890,000 was approved by the Preston City Council on a 3-0 vote last Monday, following a public hearing no citizens attended. The budget is $210,000, or five percent higher than last year’s budget of $3,680,000. The new budget will begin on Oct. 1....

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Football Contest results – Sept. 4, 2013

September 3, 2013
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Hale conquers

September 3, 2013
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Garrett Hale, who looks like every other fourth grade student at Oakwood Elementary School, only smaller, has had a big summer. His August activities put Garrett in an elite group of hikers in the State of Idaho. The others are all older than him by quite a few...

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