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H.B. Lee Christmas celebration becomes Party for service

December 27, 2011
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H.B. Lee Christmas celebration becomes Party for service

By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor This year, instead of Christmas parties on the last day of school the students at Harold B. Lee Elementary spent their last day of school doing service in a variety of ways. The students focused their thoughts and actions toward the needs of others instead of getting gifts...

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“Shake down,” Brings $1,650 for displaced family

December 27, 2011
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“Shake down,” Brings $1,650 for displaced family

By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor The Preston High School Student Executive Council handed one of their own a check for over $1,650 Thursday, before the end of school. The money was to help fellow student Alyssa Buckingham, a junior at the high school, and her family. The Buckingham’s barely escaped a devastating fire...

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Holiday closures listed

December 22, 2011
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Preston City, Franklin County, state, and federal offices will be closed on Monday, Dec. 26, in celebration of the Christmas holiday, which falls on Sunday this year. The post office plans to operate on a reduced schedule on Saturday, Dec. 24. The lobby will be open from 12:30-2:30...

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Franklin City dilemma – What to do with Maple Leaf Subdivision

December 22, 2011
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  By JEAN CARTER  Citizen staff writer The Franklin City Council was faced with trying to fix the problems at the Maple Leaf development during their meeting last week as John Hulbert, development manager, asked once again for the city to bring the roads up to standards, so they could be accepted as part...

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Rural Route News

December 21, 2011
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CLIFTON By CAROLYN SMART   We send our sympathies to the family of Herbert Williams of Dayton. He passed away recently and his funeral was held on Monday, Dec. 19. Brother Williams was such a wonderful man. He was nice to everyone and always had his sweet wife, Fae, at his side. Such an...

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HOUSE FIRE DESTROYS HOME – Family of thirteen displaced

December 20, 2011
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HOUSE FIRE DESTROYS HOME – Family of thirteen displaced

By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor A Preston family escaped injury early Thursday morning after their house was destroyed by fire. Dan Buckingham and 12 members of his family (three adults and 10 children) were alerted to the fire by smoke detectors which enabled them to get out of the burning structure unharmed, according...

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Elks fill boxes

December 20, 2011
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Elks fill boxes

By JEAN CARTER  Citizen staff writer With the help of many within the community, Elks Lodge members were wrapping up their annual Christmas Basket drive last Wednesday. Over 750 families received boxes filled with butter, sugar, flour, soups, turkeys and other food items and toiletries just in time for the Christmas holidays. The boxes...

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Wrestling – PHS improving as season continues

December 20, 2011
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By ELLEN GREGORY Special to The Citizen The Preston Indian wrestling squad went head-to-head with district competition and other Idaho teams last week, and gave a solid showing for their efforts. On Wednesday evening, Dec. 14, Preston hosted both 5-A Highland, and district opponent Century, in a three-way meet at home. Wrestling Highland first,...

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WS revenge

December 20, 2011
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WS revenge

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Indians post win

December 20, 2011
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By TERESA CHIPMAN  PHS sports writer The Indians pulled off a come-from-behind win in overtime against the previously undefeated Shelley Russets on Saturday in Preston. The overtime wasn’t the most impressive part though. It was the few minutes leading up to it. Preston started off a bit slow and ended the first quarter with...

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