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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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Grain Growers to merge

December 6, 2011
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Grain Growers to merge

By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor Franklin County Grain Growers Co-op, an 81-year-old institution in the community, will become Valley Wide Co-op on Jan. 1. Local stockholders voted overwhelmingly in favor of a proposal to merge with Valley Wide last month. Local manager Steve Hinckley said 86 percent of those who cast ballots at...

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McKenzie gives Medal of Honor to LDS Church

December 6, 2011
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McKenzie gives Medal of Honor to LDS Church

By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Last month on Nov. 10, Preston attorney Jay McKenzie and his wife, Debbie, drove from Preston to the new Church History Library in Salt Lake City to present a Medal of Honor and portrait of Leonard C. Brostrom to the Church History Museum. McKenzie represented Brostrom’s only living...

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Ladies drop close game with Broncos

December 6, 2011
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By TERESA CHIPMAN  PHS sports writer The Lady Indians struggled in the first half against visiting Blackfoot on Saturday, Dec. 6, ending up with a 56-49 loss. “Blackfoot shot the lights out from long distance,” said Coach Ryon Pope. “They applied a lot of pressure against our girls and it wasn’t until the fourth...

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Victory – Second quarter run fuels Indians vs. WS

December 6, 2011
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Victory – Second quarter run fuels Indians vs. WS

By TERESA CHIPMAN  PHS sports writer While it wasn’t the nail-biter of last year, the Preston/West Side match up on Friday, Dec. 2, was a positive experience for the Indians. Preston ran away with the game in the second quarter, notching their first victory of the season at 58-39. “We definitely needed a win...

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