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Here a chick, there a chick

July 12, 2015
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor It’s been a big year so far for people raising backyard chickens. Chicken coops seem to be popping up in Franklin County and across the country. Hatcheries are seeing a boom in chick sales. After a fire this spring destroyed 25 freshly hatched chicks in Banida, Idaho, Lauren...

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Idaho Falls man dies in ATV accident

July 10, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   CUB RIVER – A 72-year-old Idaho Falls man died Thursday afternoon near Willow Flat Campground in the Cub River area as a result of injuries suffered in an ATV accident on Hillyard Canyon Road. Robert Cleveland was driving four-wheeler alone, riding with family members, when the accident...

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Heat can take a toll on seniors

July 10, 2015
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor MaRee Carter, RN, Access Home Health in Preston, said families and neighbors should watch out for the elderly during the extreme heat we are experiencing. Prolonged and hot temperatures can be very difficult and sometimes dangerous for seniors Cater said. She said seniors don’t move as much and...

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Preston to apply for healthy living grant

July 9, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Preston City could qualify for a $2,500 grant to find ways to improve conditions for healthy eating and active living. Laura Sant, Franklin County extension educator, recently explained to city officials that she had coordinated a local research project called, Generating Rural Options for Weight Healthy Kids and...

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Photo gallery-Dayton celebrates the 4th

July 8, 2015
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Photos by SHANE LIND

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The bands played on

July 8, 2015
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Riverdale Resort brought in 45 bands for the second Lala-POOL-ooza on Saturday, June 27. There were 45 bands on four stages and as many as 1,000 people in attendance thoughout the time the music played. It started at noon and they were done by about 9:30 p.m.  ...

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Heritage Day moves to August 1

July 8, 2015
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By NECIA P. SEAMONS  Citizen staff writer The Oneida Stake Academy Cultural Center’s (OSACC) third-annual Heritage Day has been moved to Aug. 1. “Not only will more people have an opportunity to enjoy the old-fashioned fun sponsored by the Oneida Stake Academy Foundation at this event, but it is fitting to celebrate our heritage...

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July’s Skys airshow back for another run

July 8, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Planning is underway for this year’s July’s Skys Air show at the Preston Airport. It will be held on Aug. 1. This year’s air show will be everything attendees loved last year and so much more, according to Brett Naylor, who has chaired both events. “Great performers include...

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Fire season open

July 7, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor There are no fire restrictions yet on National Forest ground in southeastern Idaho, despite increasingly dry conditions and hot temperatures on the valley floors. “We don’t have any fire restrictions on Forest Service land across southeastern Idaho, including Franklin County,” said officials with the regional office in Montpelier....

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Big vid new at rodeo

July 7, 2015
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor It’s time to start thinking about That Famous Preston Night Rodeo (TFPNR). “New this year will be a jumbo-tron or large giant television for showing the scores and replays at the north end of the arena,” said Kris Beckstead chairman of the rodeo committee. “There will be professional...

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