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Papa Jay’s turns 17: It’s the place to be in Clifton

February 19, 2013
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Photos and story by LORI ANN SMART   Clifton residents came out and showed their support for the 17th annual birthday party of their local convenience/ jerky store, Papa Jay’s, on Saturday. There were jerky samples, fresh roast beef sandwiches and door prizes for those who came to join in the fun. Everyone could...

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Pirates win, host Soda tonight

February 19, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   The West Side Pirates will host Soda Springs tonight in Dayton in another must-win game that will determine the 2A Fifth District champion. The game will begin at 7 p.m. Monday night the Pirates won a double-overtime, district tournament game at Soda Springs 69-62. West Side had...

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Accident claims Cattani

February 18, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   A long-time Banida-area resident, Karla Cattani, a longtime Preston High School teacher, died Sunday afternoon from injuries sustained in a snowmobile accident near her home. Franklin County Sheriff Dave Fryar said his office received a call about a snowmobile accident in the Banida area at 2:37 p.m....

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President’s Day closings listed

February 16, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor Preston City, Franklin County, state, and federal offices will be closed on Monday to celebrate President’s Day. Area banks and post office branches will also be closed that day. However, most retailers will remain open, including The Preston Citizen Bookstore. The Franklin County Landfill will be closed that...

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Weston requires permits, sets rules for bike racers

February 16, 2013
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BY CITIZEN STAFF  WESTON – Mayor Camille Larsen has nothing against bicycle racers. She enjoys rides on self-propelled two-wheeled vehicles for pleasure herself. But Larsen and the city council are sending out a message to bicycle racing groups choosing to include Weston as a part of their racing itineraries: you must pay a permit...

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Heating safety advice given

February 15, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor Heating fuel costs each winter spur many area residents to explore different sources to provide heat for their homes. Franklin County Fire District fire marshal Scott Martin says the use of wood-burning stoves is growing and space heaters generally are selling rapidly because of the prolonged frigid temperatures...

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Seatbelt campaign underway

February 15, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor The Franklin County Sheriff’s Department and Preston Police are joining with the Idaho State Police and Idaho Transportation Department this week in a seat-belt safety campaign aimed at making local and state highways safer. The statewide effort started on Feb. 8 and will end on Sunday, Feb. 17....

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District Playoffs – Preston Falls to Blackfoot

February 14, 2013
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Video Report – Preston Cheerleaders Ready for Competition

February 14, 2013
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Officials say open house was a success

February 14, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor An open house recently at the Franklin County Courthouse in Preston kicked off Franklin County’s Centennial celebration and County Clerk Shauna Geddes said nearly 130 people toured displays throughout the building. The afternoon event on Jan. 30 was organized by Geddes. It included a live broadcast by Alan...

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