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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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Checketts to sign new book

July 1, 2012
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Former West Side resident Cami Checketts will be at The Preston Citizen to sign copies of her new book, Dead Running, on July 11, from noon until 1 p. m The book was inspired by winning an entry to the St. George Marathon. This is her first self-published...

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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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