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Malad postmaster faked robbery

January 13, 2014
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Malad postmaster faked robbery

By the Tremonton Leader The Malad postmaster has been charged with felony grand theft and is being held in the Bannock County Jail on $100,000 bail, after Oneida County sheriff’s deputies and postal inspectors investigated a reported armed robbery at the Malad post office. Sheriff Jeff Semrad said Postmaster Bradley David Hunter made the false report on Tuesday, Jan....

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Theatre seats up for grabs

January 13, 2014
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Saturday, Jan. 18, beginning at 8 a.m. renovation will begin at the Worm Creek Opera House, which includes the replacement of new theatre seats, stage extension, and new carpet, among other things. The two front rows of seats need to be removed immediately!  If you are interested in owning a piece of history, bring...

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Booze tax expected to generate $165 million for state coffers

January 11, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor With every New Years’ toast or hoist of beer in celebration of 2014, the state coffers hear a “ka-ching, ka-ching.” In Idaho, beer is taxed at 15¢ on every gallon, while wine and liquor are both taxed on $11.28 per gallon. The wine and liquor tax is the...

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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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