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Local Wood Pellet Manufacturing Up and Running

November 18, 2011
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   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 the facility on West Oneida in Preston. “We...

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Water year off to good start

November 18, 2011
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor The new water year got off to a good start in October with both mountain and valley locations reporting rather wet conditions. Nice fall weather has helped farmers finish up field work and the Bear River Basin reported 131 percent of normal precipitation. King Smith, a Preston junior...

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Moser honored for distinguished service by health and state physical education association

November 18, 2011
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Moser honored for distinguished service by health and state physical education association

With signs held high and to the beat of a drum, a group of supporters marched in to help honor Launa Moser at the IAHPERD Conference on Friday, Oct 21. Moser was given the Distinguished Service Award, the most prestigious award given by the Idaho Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (IAHPERD)....

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F&G seeks info on area wildlife cases

November 17, 2011
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The Idaho Department of Fish and Game (F&G) is seeking information regarding cases of wasted and poached game in southeast Idaho. Recently five rooster pheasants were discovered in the dumpster located behind Kelly’s Exxon in Preston. It is thought that the game birds were disposed of around Oct. 30 or 31. A small mule...

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Come find local photographs and … Old memories

November 16, 2011
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor A box with hundreds of photographs from the old Anderson Photo Studio is available at True Value Mart for the taking. Anderson Photo Studio was active from 1938 until 1974. It was located on top of the M.H. Kings building. The portraits are in a box at the...

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Merger meeting to be held Thursday

November 16, 2011
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Merger meeting to be held Thursday

By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor An informational meeting about a possible merger between Frank-lin County Grain Growers (FCGG) and Valley Wide Co-op, based in Rupert, will be presented to local members at a meeting tomorrow, Thursday, at 7 p.m. It will be held at the Robinson Building in Preston at 200 N. 200...

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Senior Center taking T-Day orders

November 16, 2011
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor Orders are now being taken by the Franklin County Senior Citizens Center (Community Center) for Thanksgiving Day pies and rolls. Loyal customers seem to appreciate the efforts those at the center make in their behalf during the Thanksgiving rush to get to “Grandma’s” house. Thanksgiving is just over...

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FCMC Board considers goals for upcoming year

November 16, 2011
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FCMC Board considers goals for upcoming year

By CITIZEN STAFF  It’s not quite New Year’s Day, the time most people set some goals for the coming year. But the Franklin County Medical Center board of trustees wanted to get an early start on that process, meeting in its first goal-setting session late last week, but looking to 2012 and beyond. The...

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Hollingsworth family gets ready to Light the nights

November 15, 2011
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Hollingsworth family gets ready to Light the nights

By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Jeff Hollingsworth has been working on his lighted Christmas displays since before Halloween. His family home and acreage at 1585 N. State has had lights and cut outs of different Christmas scenes for over 20 years. This year Jeff and his wife Lee are the only ones left...

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Share-a-Meal offers free turkey dinner at First Presbyterian Church, Nov. 23

November 15, 2011
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Steve Aust and Brenda Hover, the Share a Meal folks in Preston, are preparing for their fifth annual free Thanksgiving Dinner for community members. The dinner will be held at the First Presbyterian church on Nov. 23, from 6-7:30 p.m. Last year an estimated 90 people showed up...

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