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Snowmobiling death in Franklin County

February 24, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor A 73-year-old Smithfield man died on Saturday in the Gibson Lake area east of Franklin in Franklin County from injuries due to a snowmobile accident. Dennis R. Thompson, despite CPR efforts, passed away at the scene of the accident, according to Franklin County Chief Deputy Karen Hatch. She...

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News of Record – Feb. 25, 2015

February 24, 2015
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Preston Police Department Law Incident Media Summary Report, Feb. 11-18, 2015   Assault, Feb. 4 - An adult male was arrested for battery. Family dispute, Feb. 11 – Police responded to a family dispute. Trespassing, Feb. 12 - Police investigated a trespassing report. Harassment, Feb. 13 - Police investigated a harassment report. Criminal mischief,...

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Loss to Cardinals sends Pirates back to Soda

February 24, 2015
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BY BRENNON HENDERSON  WS sports reporter DAYTON – A loss to Soda Springs Monday night in Dayton took West Side back to Soda on Tuesday night for the championship game in the 2A District 5 championship game. The Pirates dropped the game 44- 39 in the last seconds of the game as Cardinal Josh...

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Three WS wrestlers headed to state

February 24, 2015
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By BRENNON HENDERSON  WS sports reporter West Side seniors TJ Stokes and Taylor Beckstead wrestled well at a district championship over the weekend. Stokes, competing in the 126 lb. weight class, won his first two matches and placed second. In the final round, he fell short in a close match with a Malad wrestler. With...

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Indians to play for district title

February 24, 2015
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By TERESA CHIPMAN  PHS sports writer The Indians moved one step closer to a state berth on Thursday with a 54- 45 victory over Century at home. Preston had a first round bye and traveled to Rigby on Tuesday, Feb. 24, for the championship game. Look for a brief synopsis of that game and...

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Obituaries

February 24, 2015
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February 25, 2015 CHARLES ROBERT MCGREGOR  Charles Robert McGregor died peacefully in his recliner on Feb. 20, 2015, in Logan, Utah, at the age of 85. Bob was born May 26, 1929, in Thatcher, Idaho, the oldest son of Constance Thatcher and Charles Perry McGregor. He was raised on the family farm in Thatcher, where he...

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Missionaries

February 24, 2015
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Feb. 25, 2015 FROM MEXICO - Elder Jordan Sparks, son of Michael and Lua Sparks of the Preston 1st Ward, will return from the Obregon Mexico Mission on Feb. 18, 2015. Feb. 18, 2015 FROM CALIFORNIA - Sister Kelsie Swainston, daughter of Richard and Jennifer Swainston of the Preston 9th Ward, returned from the California Sacramento...

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Snowmobile accident claims Smithfield man

February 23, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor A 73-year-old Smithfield man died on Saturday in the Gibson Lake area east of Franklin in Franklin County from injuries due to a snowmobile accident. Dennis R. Thompson, despite CPR efforts, passed away at the scene of the accident, according to Franklin County Chief Deputy Karen Hatch. She...

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Russian olives rubbed out

February 22, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor A new service in Cache Valley gives landowners a way to remove those pesky Russian olive trees that plague wetland areas along the Bear River and in other locations. Retroscape, based in Logan, Utah, has just started a business that removes Russian olives, junipers, pinion pines, sagebrush and...

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Beckstead named to Dayton Council

February 22, 2015
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By STEVE ANDERSON  Citizen Intern Dee Beckstead was recently appointed to the Dayton City Council, taking the place of Gaylin Fuller who resigned when he was called to serve an LDS Mission in New York. Beckstead believes that the unexpired term he is completing will allow him to serve for a year. When asked...

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