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Teen mom defies odds and graduates high school

July 4, 2013
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Teen mom defies odds and graduates high school

By KELLIANNE GAMMILL  Citizen intern Carrie Newman was just 16 years old when she found out she was pregnant. Though she was sick through her entire pregnancy, Newman managed to make it to class and graduate from Franklin County High School this spring. After moving to Preston from California at the age of 15,...

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Crossley drives new Tundra

July 3, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Preston High School’s Larin Crossley recently took possession of a new Toyota Tundra as part of a nationwide Outstanding Teacher Award as an agricultural instructor. Crossley is one of only six individuals nationwide who received the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE) Outstanding Teacher Award. It was presented...

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Home found for FCHS

July 2, 2013
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  and ROBERT S. MERRILL  Citizen staff During the past year the Preston School District has anxiously awaited completion of remodeling on the National Guard Armory building on North State Street so Franklin County High School students could move back into the facility. But when the project was close to being...

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Celebrating Idaho

July 2, 2013
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By KELLIANNE GAMMILL  Citizen intern FRANKLIN – Idaho Days has been a tradition to Franklin County since the early 1900s. Since then, it has continued to grow and attract different vendors and talents from around the area. Magician and balloon artist Steven Viator was among the new acts to perform at the festival last...

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Crosgrove named Idaho Days Queen

July 2, 2013
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By JEAN CARTER  Citizen staff writer FRANKLIN – Briana Cosgrove, daughter of Steve and Julie Cosgrove, took home the crown and title of Miss Idaho Days during the Franklin City celebration this past weekend. Crosgrove, who will be a junior next year at Preston High School, also earned the Spirit Award. She received a...

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Offices to be closed for holiday

July 2, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Preston City, Franklin County, state and federal offices will be closed on Thursday in observance of July 4. Area banks and post office branches will also be closed that day. However, some retailers will remain open. The Franklin County Landfill will be closed that day as well. Garbage...

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Mutton Bustin sign-ups announced

July 2, 2013
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This year’s annual Mutton Bustin event, held in conjunction with That Famous Preston Night Rodeo, will be by sign-up only. Only 12 contestants will be allowed to perform each of the three nights and they must weigh less than 50 pounds and be under six years old. The sign-up will be done on a...

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Celebrating the centennial

June 29, 2013
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By NECIA P. SEAMONS  Citizen staff writer Franklin County residents are invited to a birthday party for the county’s centennial on July 24th at Benson Park. The fun begins with an opening ceremony at 1 p.m. The park will then be filled with free old fashioned games such as foot races and marble and...

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Nearly half of renters can’t afford rent

June 29, 2013
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BY CITIZEN STAFF  Nearly half of Franklin County residents who are renters – 45 percent according to the U.S. Census Bureau – cannot afford to pay fair market rent for a two-bedroom apartment. That’s based on a price of $622 a month, said a poverty report recently released for the state’s 44 counties by...

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Dayton July 4 activities set

June 29, 2013
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BY CITIZEN STAFF  DAYTON – You can take your pick of activities to fill your 4th of July at the West Side 2013 Celebration presented by the City of Dayton. It starts with bell ringing throughout the city at 6:15 a.m. throughout Dayton followed by flag raising at 6:45 a.m. Fun Run registration is...

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