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News of Record – Aug. 5, 2015

August 4, 2015
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Preston Police Department  Law Incident Media Summary Report, July 21-29, 2015  Theft, July 21 – Police investigated a theft of a push lawnmower and utility cart from Bomgaars. Telephone harassment, July 22 – Police investigated a report of telephone harassment. Trespassing, July 22 – Police investigated a complaint about a trespassing problem. Found property,...

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Lighting up the Night

August 2, 2015
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Photos by SHANE LIND story by RODNEY D. BOAM  Hiss, pop boom, oooh ahhh, the annual Preston Rotary Fireworks Spectacular lit up the sky and was a sold-out affair Friday night. The rodeo arena area they had sectioned off for people to watch the show was full, said past Rotary president Val Porter who co-directed the event...

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Restoring the classic toy Tonka truck

August 1, 2015
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Chuck Sistrunk makes a connection with pressed metal toys of yesteryear    By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Among many talents and abilities of Fairview’s fix-it-man Chuck Sistrunk, 64, is well known for, restoring of toy Tonka Trucks and construction equipment is not one of them. Between fixing lawn equipment, washing machines, refrigerators, painting,...

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Melodrama, Never Trust a City Slicker, to open at theater

July 31, 2015
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Practices are well underway for the melodrama, “Never Trust a City Slicker Or… Two Skunks and a Trunk,” which will be presented Aug. 7, 8 and 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the Worm Creek Opera House. Reserved seating is available for $6, and can be purchased at Swainston Mill and Cabinet during their office...

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Mosquito control

July 31, 2015
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No reports yet of WNV across Franklin Co. By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor No reports of West Nile Virus (WNV) have been reported in mosquitos trapped in Franklin County. But pools in Bingham and six other Idaho counties have tested positive for WNV this summer. Denny Giles, of the county’s mosquito abatement district,...

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WS exploring natural gas for Dayton area

July 30, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor DAYTON – West Side Superintendent Spencer Barzee reported to trustees recently that he has been working to obtain natural gas for the Dayton area for nearly a year. Discussions and efforts have been tied up with the Idaho Public Utilities Commission until recently, according to Barzee. “Four weeks...

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Farmers should be controlling summer weeds

July 30, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Area farmers should now be looking for and spraying Leafy Spurge, Field Bind Weed (Morning Glory) and Canadian Thistle. These are common, problem weeds across the area that can be controlled now, said Aaron Hull, Franklin County weed supervisor. Hull said his department is charged with spraying county...

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WS gets arts grant

July 30, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor DAYTON – Superintendent Spencer Barzee said the F.M., Anne G. and Beverly B. Bistline Foundation has recognized the West Side Performing Arts Committee’s work and awarded it another $2,000 to supplement funds for quality, live performances held in the Dahle Performing Arts Center. This foundation has been very...

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Library 100 years old

July 29, 2015
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By NECIA P. SEAMONS  Citizen staff writer The Larsen-Sant Library will kick off the 100-year anniversary of a public library system in Preston during rodeo weekend with a float in the parade, said library co-director Laura Wheatley. Over the next three months, activities will be held in honor of the anniversary. They include a...

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10 FS projects authorized in county

July 29, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant Editor The Forest Service has authorized $29,081 to be spent on 10 projects in Franklin County this summer and fall. Lynn Ballard, Forest Service spokesperson, said projects must be located on or adjacent to National Forest System lands within Resource Advisory Committee boundaries. Projects in Franklin County include: •...

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