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Campgrounds ready for 4th of July

June 30, 2012
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No fireworks allowed on Forest Service property  By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Potable water will be available at Willow Flat and Albert Moser campgrounds for the Fourth of July holiday, said Forest Service officials. Potable water will also be usable for Emigration Canyon and the RC&D campgrounds, now under supervision of the Forest...

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Fire destroys 400 acres in Swan Lake area

June 29, 2012
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RODNEY D. BOAM Citizen editor Smoke from a wildfire in the Swan Lake area, on the south side of the Stockton Canyon, could be seen in Preston last Thursday. The fire devoured about 400 acres rangeland by the time the fire was contained. Crews from Franklin County, Bannock County and the Forrest Service fought well...

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Pepperidge Farm construction underway

June 29, 2012
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor   The expansion of Pepperidge Farms Goldfish production facility has begun. Vic Mahoney, the plant manager for the pastry making facility, confirmed they are adding 89,000 square feet to their existing plant. The cost of new construction and some re-purpose expansion is expected to be nearly $45 million....

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Ground-breaking slated for Horse Station on Saturday

June 28, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor FRANKLIN – A ceremonial ground-breaking for the Horse Station at Cache Valley will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. in Franklin, according to Ernest Bleinberger, master developer of the project. The occasion will mark the beginning of construction on a horse sculpture and entry feature that will...

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Cabinet maker to add caskets to their line

June 28, 2012
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Chateau Mill is adding a new product to their cabinet line. They have started to build coffins with local materials they hope will appeal to Franklin County residents and their families. “There is no secret the cabinet business has been slow the past couple of years,” said Brent...

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Law enforcement on fireworks watch

June 27, 2012
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Police to be extra vigilant patrolling for fireworks violations    By ROBERT MERRILL  Assistant editor Preston City police officers will be patrolling the community watching for illegal use of fireworks during this year’s July 4 holiday and throughout the entire month. Police Chief Val Sparrow said only “safe and sane” fireworks can be used...

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July 4 celebration planned in Dayton

June 27, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor DAYTON – Dayton City invites everyone to come and celebrate July 4-West Side style. This annual gathering is a great way to spend the day with family and friends, according to organizers. Festivities begin at 6:45 a.m. with a flag raising at the Dayton City Pavilion, according to...

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Escapee caught

June 26, 2012
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Haley J. Dockstader, formerly of Preston, who walked-away from her work-release assignment in Pocatello on June 7, was found last Thursday, June 21, about 10 a.m. and booked into the Bannock County Jail. The 19 year old was working as a trustee when she walked-off and never reported...

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Gingerbread Shoppe closing

June 26, 2012
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Diane Hyde is closing the doors of the Gingerbread Shoppe at 74 S. State. “I’ve decided to retire and Strictly Ballroom Dance Studio is going to move in,” she said. Everything will be up for auction and will be gone on Saturday. The Gingerbread Shoppe has been in...

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Bond refinance to save city taxpayers $310,000

June 26, 2012
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Bond refinance to save city taxpayers $310,000

By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Taxpayers will realize a $310,000 savings over the life of a water-improvement bond thanks to the action of Preston City Council members. On Monday the council unanimously opted to refinance a $5.2 million bond with Zions Bank and lower an interest-rate charge by 1.2 percent. The 20-year bond...

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