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Utah State Football Accepts Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Bid

November 29, 2011
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Utah State Football Accepts Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Bid

Aggies To Play In Bowl Game For First Time Since 1997 And Seventh Overall   LOGAN, Utah – Utah State Director of Athletics Scott Barnes and USU football Coach Gary Andersen announced on Monday that Utah State has accepted an invitation to play in the 2011 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 17...

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C’mas performances set by Arts Council

November 23, 2011
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Franklin County Theatre Arts Council (FCTAC) has big plans for the holiday season. The Christmas play “Three Bags Full” will be Dec. 2, 3, and 5, at 7 p.m. It is a short comedy about a miserly business tycoon and three identical bags containing gleaming diamonds, cold cash...

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Party affiliation now required to vote in primaries

November 23, 2011
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor Voters in Franklin and other counties in the state will have to declare a political party affiliation next year in order to vote in a primary election. (See the full story in The Preston Citizen.)

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Man sentenced for shooting at Preston Police officers

November 22, 2011
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By Robert S. Merrill Assistant editor   A Preston man has been sentenced to serve up to five years in the state prison for shooting at two Preston Police officers during a domestic dispute earlier this year. Jacob Ray Johnson was arrested early last spring for attempted murder of two police officers during a...

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Santa coming to town

November 22, 2011
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor “Santa Claus is coming to town.” The Jolly Old Elf, dressed in red, will be in Preston, during the Festival of Lights, on Saturday from 2:15 p.m. until 3 p.m. or after the bed race and before the free kids movie. His house has been set up in...

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Hospice Month – FCMC offers help to community

November 22, 2011
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By TRACIE JENSEN FCMC Coping with a serious or life-limiting illness is not easy. In fact, it might be the hardest work you’ll ever do. Working with doctors and hospitals, navigating the maze of care needs, figuring out insurance coverage, all in addition to taking care of your family can be overwhelming. Franklin County...

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PHS FFA students ready for poinsettia sale

November 22, 2011
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PHS FFA students ready for poinsettia sale

By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor EDITOR’S NOTE: This story first appeared online at www.prestoncitizen.com  Preston High School’s FFA Chapter is holding its third-annual Poinsettia sale from now until Christmas. Part-time ag instructor Josh Evans spearheaded the project last fall and said the Christmas “flowers” are available in 7-inch and 8 1/2-inch pots. He...

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Beckstead gets Idaho’s 1,000th Make -a- Wish

November 21, 2011
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Beckstead gets Idaho’s 1,000th Make -a- Wish

By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Cardon Beckstead, a sixth grader at Preston Junior High School, was given Idaho’s one thousandth Make-a-Wish last Friday in an assembly at Preston Jr. High School. The son of Brandon and Carol Beckstead, Cardon suffers from a Mitochondria disorder. MELAS, the type Cardon has, affects the brain, nervous...

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Winward to be at Citizen for book signing Nov. 26

November 21, 2011
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By RODNEY D. BOAM Citizen editor Bruce Winward, former principal of Harold B. Lee Elementary School and author of three books, will be at The Preston Citizen for a book signing on Saturday, Nov. 26, from noon until 1 p.m. (See the full story in The Preston Citizen.)

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Snow reminders

November 21, 2011
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor Franklin County Road Supervisor Troy Moser is asking residents this winter to avoid pushing snow from private drives and lanes into road rights-of-way. “This can create a dangerous situation for motorists, as well as crews trying to remove snow. These piles of snow can quickly freeze creating a...

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