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Dutch oven cook-off to support Preston Community Food Pantry

June 19, 2015
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King’s Variety Store, of Preston, and Camp Chef will be sponsoring a Dutch Oven Cook Off to benefit the Preston Community Food Pantry. It will be on Saturday, June 27, in the King’s parking lot, according to Steve Aust, of the pantry. He said there is a $10 entry fee for cooks. Meals will...

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Family History Center shows off

June 19, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor The Preston Family History Center held an open house on Sunday to showcase and explain the newly remodeled facility at 55 E. 100 S. The center, in the northwest section of the Preston LDS South Stake Center, was recently remodeled, painted and had new carpet installed. New tables...

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Gas saving tips

June 19, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor With fuel prices on an upward trend the past several weeks, good driving and maintenance habits this summer can help the average motorist achieve significant fuel savings. Prices at the pump have gone up significantly in the last 90 days. Lin McKay, of West Motor in Preston, suggests...

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Garage-fire precautions

June 19, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Even though there haven’t been any garage fires recently in Franklin County, fire marshal Scott Martin said, residents need to be mindful that these types of fires tend to spread farther and cause more injuries and dollar-loss than those that begin in all other areas of a house....

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Ireland hires loan officer

June 18, 2015
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Keaton Smart was recently hired as a new loan officer at Ireland Bank’s Preston office. Smart grew up in Weston, Idaho, and graduated from West Side High School in 2009. He attended Utah State University and majored in agricultural business. He is married to Tiffany Reed from Syracuse,...

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Making improvements

June 18, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor A vacant house, adjacent to Preston City offices on 100 West, was recently purchased by city officials and demolished on June 8. Mayor F. Lee Hendrickson said the property came up on a foreclosure sale recently and the city was the only bidder on the property. “We purchased...

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Photo gallery Clifton Founders Day

June 17, 2015
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Photo gallery Clifton Founders Day

Photos by SHANE LIND

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Historic courthouse needs major upgrade

June 17, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Several major upgrades to the 1939 Franklin County Courthouse are looming on the horizon and a Pocatello architectural firm has been retained by the commission to look at several areas that may need attention. Meyers and Anderson, who designed a major remodeling project for Franklin County Medical Center,...

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Demo derby set for Saturday

June 17, 2015
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Jessy Wanner and Fuzzy Lauritzen stand by a couple of cars they plan to use at the Preston Elks Lodge’s demolition derby to be held Saturday at the Preston rodeo arena. Wanner said there should be five local drivers and eight cars among the pack of 20 expected...

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Webb Memorial Scramble set for Saturday

June 17, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Preston Golf and Country Club is hosting the annual O. Sherwin Webb Memorial Scramble on Saturday, June 20. It is a four-person scramble and will be an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. The entry fee for the event is $45 for members and $55 for non-members, according to John...

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