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Record November snowfall and colder than normal

December 9, 2011
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor Even though much of the white stuff in the valley has melted, a record snowfall for the month of November was recorded and it’s 458 percent of long-term averages. The normal amount of measurable snow is 3.4 inches and King Smith, who records weather data for the National...

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First half Property Tax due Dec. 20, 2011

December 9, 2011
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By ROBERT MERRILL Assistant editor Property owners in Franklin County and across Idaho have until Tuesday, Dec. 20, at 5 p.m. to pay their first-half, 2011 property tax payments. The full property tax assessment bill has two deadlines for payments. The first half is due on Dec. 20 every year. The second half is...

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Video Report – Boys Basketball, Preston vs. West Side

December 8, 2011
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Bench Boosts Aggies To 63-54 Taming Of Wolverines Tuesday

December 8, 2011
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Reed, Berger Help USU Bench Out-Score UVU Reserves, 27-18 LOGAN, Utah – Sophomore guard Danny Berger and junior forward Kyisean Reed came off the bench to combine for 21 points, in helping the Utah State reserves to a nine-point advantage over their counterparts, which resulted in a nine-point victory, as the Aggies beat Utah...

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Entrance to Stokes altered for Safety concerns

December 8, 2011
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor A project, designed to improve safety on South State in front of Stokes MarketPlace, has recently been completed and will change traffic patterns on the highway. Entryways into the parking lot of the grocery store off South State have been eliminated. New curb, gutter, and sidewalks have been...

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Author to sign Christmas book

December 8, 2011
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Author to sign Christmas book

By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Annell Williamson, a Southeast Idaho author, will be at The Citizen for a book signing of her new book, “In Search of the King,” on Dec. 14, from noon to 2 p.m. Williamson, who lives in Georgetown, has written a story about how a group of animals go...

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Wrestlers ready for opener

December 8, 2011
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By ELLEN GREGORY  For The Citizen It isn’t called the Polar Bear Fun Run for nothing. It may have been a frigid 22 degrees Fahrenheit on Saturday morning, Dec. 3, but the fund-raiser hosted by the Preston High wrestling program still saw 40 brave individuals compete in either a 1-mile run, a 5-K, or...

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Medicare Advantage deadline is Feb. 29, not Dec. 7 to switch

December 7, 2011
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By CITIZEN STAFF  Those losing Medicare Advantage coverage have until Feb. 29, 2012, to make necessary changes, The Citizen has learned. That’s rather than a Dec. 7 deadline reported in last week’s paper, one which several sources had identified. Sherri Hoffman, a Franklin County-based senior health insurance specialist who is contracted with United Healthcare/AARP,...

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H.S. choirs in Christmas mode

December 7, 2011
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H.S. choirs in Christmas mode

By RODNEY D. BOAM Citizen editor This is a busy time of year for the vocal music students at the two major high schools in Franklin County. Preston High School vocal instructor Paul Seare said the Preston vocal groups and band are planning holiday concerts beginning with the Christmas Concert series at the Logan...

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SCS pellet plant a win, win, win

December 7, 2011
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SCS pellet plant a win, win, win

By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor EDITOR’S NOTE: This story first appeared online at www.prestoncitizen.com  The local Soil Conservation District (SCD) has embarked on a wood pellet manufacturing enterprise ultimately designed to reduce material destined for the county landfill. The operation, Bear River Pellets, has also created two part-time and one full-time position at...

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