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First caucus

March 13, 2012
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First caucus

By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor During a blizzard last week, Franklin County’s first state Republican Party caucus came together for party chairman Rob Tondini and his crew like they had been doing it for years. A turn out of a over a thousand organizers, voters, spectators and students flooded the Preston High School...

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Dance the night away

March 13, 2012
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Dance the night away

By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor The first annual Strictly Ballroom Company, Dancing with the Stars competition was held Friday night in the Preston High School Gym. About 600 people came to watch business and community leaders dance with a team that brought home three national titles at a recent dance competition. “It was...

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Opener – PHS plays Malad

March 13, 2012
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By TERESA CHIPMAN PHS sports writer It’s baseball season, and if the dry weather pattern continues, practicing outside and good field conditions shouldn’t be much of an issue this year. The team is preparing for their fast approaching first game, today, Wednesday, March 14, against Malad at home. Coach Brandon Ormond is excited to...

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Two plead guilty to grand theft

March 9, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   Two Franklin County residents associated with a recent crime spree across southern Idaho and northern Utah plead guilty to grand theft in District Court in Franklin County on Thursday. Judge Mitchell W. Brown ordered a pre-sentence investigation for Hector Diaz, 20, Franklin, and Jose Padilla, 18, Preston....

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Battery suspect waives preliminary hearing

March 9, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   An adult male, arrested on Feb. 29 in conjunction with an aggravated battery in Preston, waived a preliminary hearing in Franklin County’s magistrate court Thursday and is scheduled to be arraigned on March 19 in District Court before Judge Mitchell W. Brown. The alleged assault took place...

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Conveyor belt causes mill fire

March 9, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   A malfunction in a conveyor-belt system was listed as the apparent cause of a fire Wednesday afternoon that destroyed a grain mill at Valley Wide Co-op (Franklin County Grain Growers) 264 So. State, causing up to $5 million in damage. Fire District Fire Marshal Scott Martin said...

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Hyde signs double sport scholarship to play at TVCC

March 9, 2012
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Hyde signs double sport scholarship to play at TVCC

By TERESA CHIPMAN PHS sports writer Recently, Preston High School senior Regan Hyde traveled to Ontario, Ore., again. This time to meet with Treasure Valley Community College soccer coach to practice and ultimately sign a full-ride scholarship to play soccer and softball for the Chukars. A month prior, Hyde had visited the campus at...

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Baseball players sign to play at USU-Eastern

March 9, 2012
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Baseball players sign to play at USU-Eastern

By TERESA CHIPMAN PHS sports writer Two Preston baseball standouts signed Letters of Intent to play for USU-Eastern recently. Brayden Jorgensen and Colton Draney both accepted scholarships to play for the two-year sports program which is considered a great feeder for other Utah universities. Baseball coach Brandon Ormond said, “Brayden Jorgensen is a three-year...

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UPDATE – Grain Growers fire aftermath and interview with Fire Marshall

March 8, 2012
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Photos from the fire at Grain Growers

March 8, 2012
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  Photos by Bob Merrill

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