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Back-to-school vaccinations available

August 9, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor School will be starting in a couple of weeks in Franklin County’s two school districts. Public health officials are reminding those with school-aged children they need to think about back-to-school immunizations. “It is important to note children in preschool and grades K-12 must meet immunization requirements,” said Tracy...

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Heritage Days-video

August 8, 2013
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Red Brick Inn open

August 8, 2013
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MORRISON WILLOW VALLEY 4X4

By KELLIANNE GAMMILL  Citizen intern Though the old church house was established 76 years ago, the inside looks modern and new. After four years of hard work, the Rocky Mountain Red Brick Inn is completely remodeled, except for a part of the basement and is ready for new visitors. “We remodeled so that I...

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Gilt Edge tourney this Saturday

August 8, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Preston Golf and Country Club will be hosting a Gilt Edge Flour Mill Four-ball (Best Ball) Championship on Saturday, Aug. 10. It will be an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. The entry fee for members is $40 and it is $50 for non-members. Gilt Edge Flour Mill will be...

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400 East intersection open

August 7, 2013
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WEST MOTOR STEVENS

By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Work has finally ended on a project to open 400 East at U.S. 91 in Preston. City officials have been discussing the effort for several months. The project started in June and was finished on Aug. 2. The road was opened on Monday. The access to the highway...

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Preston schools implement new curriculum

August 7, 2013
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By KELLIANNE GAMMILL  Citizen intern Preston schools have adopted a new curriculum that will be implemented this upcoming school year. The curriculum will focus heavily on math and English in hopes of creating a generation better prepared for either post-secondary education or the workforce. Though Preston has adopted the new curriculum, Preston will not...

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5-star rating: Beutler Middle School highest scoring in state

August 7, 2013
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5-star rating: Beutler Middle School highest scoring in state

By SPENCER BARZEE  West Side Superintendent DAYTON – The Idaho Department of Education released official results from a star-rating system, which rates schools on a scale of one through five. Scoring a five is the highest rating a school can receive. One of the most notable achievements in the state of Idaho was Beutler...

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July 27, sets record for coldest

August 7, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor July was another warm month, but Franklin County area broke no extreme heat records. In fact, one record was broken for the coldest maximum temperature. July was the ninth warmest month since weather records have been kept, according to King Smith, who keeps official weather records for the...

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Relay for Life exceeds goal

August 6, 2013
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By TERESA CHIPMAN  Citizen staff writer The first annual Relay for Life event culminated at the Preston High School track on Friday and Saturday August 2-3. Thirty-six teams and 483 participants raised $68,137.89, more than doubling a goal set early this summer. An all-night program started off with a survivor lap at 6 p.m....

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County Fair activities coming together

August 6, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor The annual Franklin County Fair will start this Saturday with a ranch rodeo in the arena at the fairgrounds and will continue next week with a variety of events, from entertainment to the bull bonanza. “Things have come together,” fair committee chair Wes Harris said. “We expect a...

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