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20 years and still going strong

January 11, 2014
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Story and photos by RODNEY D. BOAM    Ron and Gale Bracken have been slinging pizza dough since they moved to Preston 20 years ago in December and opened the Pizza Stop at 106 E. 200 S. in Preston. The couple moved from Florida and began converting a hamburger joint into a thriving pizza...

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Standoff ends peacefully

January 10, 2014
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By CITIZEN STAFF A suspect with a bench warrant against him was taken into custody by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department on Thursday afternoon about 4 p.m. without incident after barricading himself in a Franklin City house. On Thursday the Franklin County Court issued an arrest warrant for Raymond Barnhill for contempt of court...

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Fairview Water project status, plans to be aired

January 10, 2014
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BY CITIZEN STAFF  The plans, status and anticipated timeline for construction of Fairview Water District’s proposed $1.9 million project will be discussed Jan. 22. Meetings are usually held in a board member’s home and no location had been decided at the weekend. Fairview Water District Board Chairman David Nielson said an engineer from PEC...

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Search warrant served, man barricades self in Franklin home

January 9, 2014
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Search warrant served, man barricades self in Franklin home

  Images copyright Preston Citizen. May not be used without permission. A suspect with a bench warrant against him was taken into custody by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department on Thursday afternoon, about 4 p.m. A sheriff’s deputy showed up at the residence to serve the warrant. The suspect barricaded himself in the house...

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Dance team wins

January 9, 2014
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Dance Dynamics, a local dance team, took first place, Dec. 7, at the Western States Competition in Blackfoot. “We took Large Team Champions,” said Kimberly Hobbs. “We also took two judge’s choice awards.” For the full story subscribe to The Preston Citizen: in print or online.

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Full-day kindergarten explored

January 9, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor A grant opportunity to offer optional full-day kindergarten in the West Side School District is being explored by officials. If grant funding is secured it would be an extension of the current kindergarten program, according to superintendent Spencer Barzee. “Attendance at full-day, every day, kindergarten would be so...

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Photo gallery-Preston girls lose in OT to Minico 59-57

January 8, 2014
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Photo gallery-Preston girls lose in OT to Minico 59-57

Photos by Teresa Chipman

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Photo gallery-West Side boys basketball team beats Marsh Valley 67-38

January 8, 2014
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Photo gallery-West Side boys basketball team beats Marsh Valley 67-38

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Area eagles appear healthy

January 8, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor There have been no reports of sick or dead bald eagles in Franklin County or southeastern Idaho in recent weeks. Idaho Department of Fish and Game officials contacted by The Citizen said the department has not received any information regarding sick or dead eagles in the area, “where...

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Electrical fire destroys Dayton house

January 8, 2014
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Kim Miller and Rob Walsh remove plywood from the Steve Kent home after it was destroyed
by fire on Dec. 29. The two ARS emplyees were sent to find and recover items for the Kent Family.

Account set up at local bank to help displaced couple  By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor An account has been set up at the Preston branch of Wells Fargo Bank to help a Dayton-area couple whose house burned down on Dec. 29. An early morning fire that day completely destroyed the dwelling owned by...

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