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City to leave road open during winter

September 14, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor Winter maintenance on a gravel road in the southeast section of Preston will remain unchanged. City crews will continue to plow snow on the steep road to the bottom of a hollow as it has done in the past. That decision was made Tuesday by city officials prior...

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Theatre Arts Council meeting set

September 14, 2012
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor The Franklin County Theatre Arts Council (FCTAC) will hold its annual corporate meeting on Sept. 20, at 7 p.m. in the Worm Creek Opera House, 70 S. State. Three new officers will be elected each for a three-year term. The meeting is open to the public. Callin Christensen...

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County in drought

September 13, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor Franklin County is now officially in a drought. So says King Smith who keeps official records for the National Weather Service. He said during August the area only received 0.14 of an inch of rain and normal is 0.93 of an inch. We need some good rain and...

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IDFG seeks angler input

September 12, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant Editor Three public meetings, one in Preston, are going to be held by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game to seek public input on proposed rule changes impacting fisheries and angling opportunities on a regional and statewide level. The first of the meetings will be held on Tuesday,...

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Moosman memorial proposed

September 12, 2012
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Commission unanimously supports idea of bench, flag pole By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor Franklin County Commissioners on Monday gave their “blessing” to a proposed memorial recognizing Cody O. Moosman for his ultimate sacrifice to his country and community in the current Middle East conflict. Specialist Moosman, from Preston, was killed this summer in...

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Girls beat Rigby

September 12, 2012
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By TERESA CHIPMAN  PHS sports writer The Indian girls defeated visiting Rigby on Thursday, Sept. 6. As of this year Rigby is part of Preston’s district so the 1-0 victory meant more than usual.   Junior defender Tess Hobbs put the Indians on top in the 31st minute from the middle of the field...

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NOR is back

September 12, 2012
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The News of Record is back! About a year ago The Preston Citizen began expanding its online edition of the newspaper in an effort to modernize the news process and provide instant news and expanded photo galleries and videos. The newspaper industry is going in that direction and we wanted to offer that service...

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City adopts budget

September 11, 2012
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City foregoes tax increase   By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor A final 2012 budget of $3,680,000 was approved by the Preston City Council on a 3–0 vote recently. The budget is $229,100, or six percent higher than last year’s budget of $3,451,800. The new budget will begin on Oct. 1. Officials said there...

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County finalizes 2013 budget

September 11, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor A final budget of $8,907,950 for 2013 has been approved by Franklin County Commissioners. The new budget, which takes effect on Oct. 1, is up $311,603, or just over three percent, compared to the current budget of $8,596,347. Commission chair Dirk Bowles said this year’s budget was a...

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Pirates win homecoming

September 11, 2012
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West Side senior running back Jon O’Brien carries the ball for good yardage against Layton Christian in a Homecoming match-up Friday night in Dayton. The Pirates dominated the game and won 33-0 for its first victory of the season. Watch video of the game and Homecoming highlights at www.prestoncitizen.com

By CONNOR WALDRON WS sports reporter DAYTON – The West Side Pirate football team played Layton Christian Academy on Friday in a Homecoming game, utterly destroying their opponents. The score was 33-0 for the Pirates. The game was enjoyable to watch after two previous losses. In the first quarter the Pirates got close to...

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