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Army Pvt. Cody Moosman killed in Afghanistan

July 4, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor News that a Preston army private  had been killed in Afghanistan early Tuesday morning swept through this community Wednesday afternoon after “word got out.” Independence Day celebrations in Dayton, both in communities and in backyards, were somewhat muted as people realized the first soldier from Franklin County had been killed...

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Read to lease Industrial Park space

July 4, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor A 20-year lease for property at Preston’s Industrial Park was signed Monday by local resident Jim Read and the city council. Read is in the process of purchasing a building that was once occupied by Moser Truss. Read told The Preston Citizen he is still working out details...

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Building permits up in county this year

July 4, 2012
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By CITIZEN STAFF  It’s not the boom years of the mid 2000s, but construction activity in the county appears to be on a definite upswing. County/ Preston City Building Inspector John Burg said “about 20 housing starts” are currently in various stages of construction. “That’s a good start If it continues, this will be...

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Local serviceman killed in action

July 3, 2012
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 An Army private from Preston was killed in Afghanistan on Tuesday morning. Cody Moosman, 24, was killed by enemy fire when his guard tower at an outpost came under attack. His LDS Bishop, Tom Madsen, said this was Moosman’s first tour of duty. He is the son of Mareen Moosman. No other information was...

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Mother/daughter read together

July 3, 2012
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By TERESA CHIPMAN Citizen staff writer The Larsen-Sant Library offers a book program for girls age 8-12 and their mothers, grandmothers or a caring adult. The book group meets and discusses an assigned book the third Thursday of every month from 7-8 p.m. They then move to an activity based on the book and...

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VIDEO REPORT: Stockton Area Fire

July 2, 2012
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VIDEO REPORT: Idaho Days

July 2, 2012
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WS gets first round of computers

July 2, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor DAYTON – West Side will be among the first 30 school districts across the state to achieve one-to-one ratio of laptop devices to students and teachers in the next two years. “The faculty at West Side High School feel very fortunate to be chosen as part of the...

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Mutton Bustin’ sign-up July 14

July 2, 2012
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By RODNEY D. BOAM Citizen editor Mutton Bustin’, sponsored by Ron Keller Tire, continues to be one of the highlights of “That Famous Preston Night Rodeo” and this year is shaping up to be the same. Some pretty brave and not-so- brave youngsters will put on their protective gear and hug a sheep. The...

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July 4 holiday closings listed

July 2, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor Preston City, Franklin County, state and federal offices will be closed on Wednesday 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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