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New officers sworn in at Preston City’s first meeting of new year

January 21, 2016
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The new Preston City Council includes (left) new councilman Brad Wall, existing councilman
Todd Thomas, new Mayor Mark W. Beckstead, existing councilman Travis Kunz and new councilman
Terry Larsen.

By CHARLES CHESNEY  Citizen staff writer In a standing room only city council meeting on Monday, Jan. 11, the mayor and half of the Preston City Council changed as one era ended and another began. Mayor F. Lee Hendrickson, councilmembers Saundra Hubbard and Randy Harris ended their tenure as city officials, while newly elected...

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Hendrickson moves one step closer to USA Team

January 21, 2016
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By TERESA CHIPMAN  Citizen sports writer On Wednesday, Jan. 6, Chloe Hendrickson, daughter of Zane and Vickie Hendrickson of Preston, traveled to Phoenix, Ariz., for the Youth Soccer 2016 ODP Region IV Championships, part of the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series, the country’s oldest and most prestigious national youth soccer tournament. There she...

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VIDEO: PHS girls’ basketball vs Bear River, Jan. 8, 2016

January 20, 2016
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Preston High girls versus Bear River, Jan. 8, 2016

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County commission considers refundable $500 building fee

January 20, 2016
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By CHARLES CHESNEY  Citizen staff writer During the first Franklin County Commissioner’s meeting on Jan. 11. a public hearing was held concerning a proposed $500 building inspection fee. The primary goal of the proposed amendment is to insure that houses are in compliance with building codes, and to reduce any confusion about when the...

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Becksteads honored with J. Walter Ross and Wayne D. Bell Service Award

January 20, 2016
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By JODY JANKE  Citizen General Manager This year’s recipients of the J. Walter Ross and Wayne D. Bell Community Service Award are Scott and Kris Beckstead. For years Ross and Bell, former owners of The Preston Citizen, honored service-minded people of Preston with the Citizen of the Year Award. Today, in honor of their...

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Citizen to sell all books

January 20, 2016
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By NECIA P. SEAMONS  Citizen editor After many years, The Preston Citizen is leaving the book market behind. “The market share of our independent bookstore has been sliding for years,” said Mike Starn, president and publisher of Cache Valley Publishing, which oversees The Preston Citizen for its owner, Pioneer News Group. “The main culprit...

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Cougar kittens play on porch

January 20, 2016
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By NECIA P. SEAMONS  Citizen editor Three five-to-six-month-old mountain lions were placed into the protective custody of a man in Preston who will feed them throughout the winter until a home can be found for them. The caretaker said he wished to remain anonymous to discourage visitors and allow the kittens a better chance...

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PHS boys look for Logan rematch, Rigby upset

January 20, 2016
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By TERESA CHIPMAN  Citizen sports writer The Indians will continue district play with a road game against Blackfoot on Wednesday, Jan. 20, at 7:30 p.m. It is a tight conference and Blackfoot beat Rigby last week so every district game is crucial to gaining the coveted top seed going into the district tournament later...

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Stokes Market modernizes with self-check stands

January 20, 2016
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Stokes Market is hoping to make their patrons’ “shopping experience more convenient” by installing four self-check stations for patrons with just a few items, said the store’s assistant manager, Mike Read. “This will give our shoppers another option. For people in a hurry, this will give them another option. For the younger generation, this...

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News of Record – Jan. 20, 2016

January 19, 2016
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Preston Police Department  Jan 6: Assisted the ambulance service helping a woman who fell, probation with an arrest, juvenile services with a controlled substance problem referred a case to the county for child abuse, covered a hit and run accident on private property in which there was minimal damage, a hit and run accident...

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