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Vehicle registration fees increase

October 9, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Franklin County Commissioners approved raising vehicle registration fees by 75 cents on Monday, following a public hearing that no one attended. The mail-fee portion was raised from 50 to 75 cents and the administration fee was raised from $3.50 to $4, according to Franklin County assessor Jase Cundick....

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Tickets on sale for Festival candlelight dinner

October 9, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor With less than two months to go before the Festival of Lights, the committee has put the wheels in motions for this year’s grand winter event. Tickets for the candlelight dinner are now on sale and can be purchased at Stokes Market or Preston City offices for $20...

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Mink Creek road closure issue re-opened

October 9, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Mink Creek Canyon, who owns property in Mink Creek that includes the old Benson Ranch, has filed a petition to determine the legal status of a highway and a petition for abandonment with Franklin County to address the eastern segment of the Mink Creek Road. The company requests...

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Luna visits PSD

October 8, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna visited Preston School District Tuesday and had a good look at what the district is doing. Luna spoke to the Rotary Club at Red Brink Inn and said he was impressed with the new facility. “The setting itself has a lot...

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Arts Council readies for ‘Brigadoon’

October 8, 2014
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The Brigadoon cast is almost ready for opening night, scheduled for this Friday, Oct. 10, as they put the final touches on scenery and costumes. The box office opens at 7 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Monday, Oct. 10-11 and 13, with the show starting at 7:30 p.m. with general seating. Tickets can be...

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Deer season opens Friday; animals abound

October 8, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Deer hunting in Franklin County and across the rest of southeastern Idaho should be fairly good when the season opens Friday, Oct. 10, with a good number of two-point and larger bucks. Idaho Department of Fish and Game officer Korey Owens said locally there’s been three back-to-back fairly...

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Video Report – West Side/Preston football update from 9-26-14

October 7, 2014
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Thefts in rural areas widespread, troubling

October 7, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Franklin County Sheriff Dave Fryer is actively investigating a large number of thefts throughout the rural areas of the county and is asking people to be vigilant. “The sheriff’s office is very aware and concerned about the recent thefts and burglaries in our county,” Fryer said. “We are...

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FCHS opens doors

October 7, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor An open house/ribbon cutting was held on Thursday at the new Franklin County High School to show off the facility to residents of the community. The building, at the corner of 100 West Oneida, was completed this summer and students started attending school there in August. Several residents...

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News of Record – Oct. 8, 2014

October 7, 2014
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Preston Police Department  Law Incident Media Summary Report, Sept. 24-Oct. 1, 2014  Terminated 911 call, Sept. 24 - Police responded to a 911 hang-up call. Accident, Sept. 24 - Police investigated a private property accident at Heritage Home. Traffic violation, Sept. 26 - Police arrested an adult male for failure to purchase a driver’s...

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