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Witley Keller is one of those guys that’s nuts for animals

August 30, 2015
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Witley Keller rides one of the family’s horses, Little Jack, recently as part of a daily ritual of caring for his animals.

Story and photos by RODNEY D. BOAM  Eight year-old Witley Keller of Preston, is crazy when it comes to animals. If he can hold it, catch it, feed it or ride it– he’s in heaven. It’s been a great summer for the son of Trever and Tracie Keller because he spent most of his...

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Shop bargains at DI

August 28, 2015
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Finding new and lightly-used attire for school is a breeze  By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor When shopping for back to school clothes don’t forget Preston’s Deseret Industries especially if pinching pennies is a priority. Presently the store is more crowded with shoppers looking for deals than other times of the year said Doug...

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Car train accident in Dayton

August 27, 2015
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Car train accident in Dayton

A woman, who was the single occupant in a late-model mini-van, escaped serious injury Thursday morning after her vehicle struck a southbound train at a railroad crossing near Dayton. Officials at the scene said the van was eastbound and did not stop for warning lights before it impacted the train. The vehicle appeared to...

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Old Farmer’s Almanac: Get ready for a cold winter

August 27, 2015
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By Idaho State Journal Staff  The “Old Farmer’s Almanac” is predicting a super cold winter with a slew of snow for much of the country, but officials with the National Weather Service forecast office in Pocatello doubt Southeast Idaho will see such conditions. “We’re in a strong El Niño,” meteorologist Travis Wyatt said. He...

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Preston School District hashes out 4-day school week

August 27, 2015
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By KAYDEE NELSON  For The Citizen The Preston School Board met last Wednesday, Aug. 19, to discuss a variety of topics, which included a few changes in the handbook at the high school. Parents and students are encouraged to review the policies, especially those of cell phone use, seven day absences, and early graduation....

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LDS Church will continue the Boy Scout program.

August 26, 2015
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LDS Church will continue the Boy Scout program.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued a statement Wednesday morning from the Council of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles regarding its relationship with the Boy Scouts of America: “The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints appreciates the positive contributions Scouting has made over the years to...

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Fires limiting access to some areas, but hunting seasons will go on

August 26, 2015
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Hunters heading into the field need to beware of fire situations and possible area closures in their favorite hunting spots. They can get fire information and links to other websites at a designated fire page on Idaho Fish and Game’s website at https://fishandgame.idaho.gov/content/fire. Typically, fire season is waning when fall hunts begin, which could...

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Miller speaks: GPBA wants to bring more speakers to Preston

August 26, 2015
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Greg Miller, former CEO of the Larry H Miller Group, spoke in the Preston High School auditorium Thursday evening to just over 100 people. Miller was invited by The Greater Preston Business Association to speak on business, leadership, family and community. GPBA President Bailey Beckstead introduced Miller, the...

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‘Night for Sight,’ Lions golf tourney on horizon

August 26, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor The Preston Lions Club eighth annual “Night for Sight” charity golf tournament will be held on Saturday, Sept. 12, at the Preston Golf & Country Club. All sponsor proceeds go to the Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation in Boise, according to David Kunze, who is helping organize the...

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Local election filing open

August 26, 2015
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Cities try to fill several council positions By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor The filing period for municipal elections and the Franklin County Fire District across Franklin County opened on Aug. 24 and closes on Sept. 4 at 5 p.m. County elections clerk, Camille Larsen, said folks can pick up nominating petitions at either...

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