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Wildfire risk high

April 2, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor What little snow that fell this past winter has melted on the valley floor and little of the white stuff remains in the foothills and lower mountains around Franklin County. The area has had scant moisture during the past six weeks, as well as over the entire winter...

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Testing to begin

April 2, 2015
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BY STEVE ANDERSON  Citizen intern Starting after spring break, Preston School District students will be taking the state proficiency examinations as part of the common core standards established by the state. These standards are consistent with those adopted by most states in the country. The tests are designed to determine student proficiency in math...

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College class jump-start

April 2, 2015
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor McQuinn Belnap’s is getting ready to graduate from Preston High School this spring and already has a huge jump on his college education. Belnap picked up a total of 20 college credits using a dual credit program at PHS and the State of Idaho paid for most of...

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Sesquicentennial set for Weston

April 2, 2015
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By Dr. JAY SCHVANEVELDT  For the Citizen On April 15, 2015, the town of Weston will celebrate 150 years of history since settlement that occurred in 1865. On that day several families left their homes in Richmond, Utah, and crossed the Bear River near where Weston Creek empties into the big river. Earlier sources...

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Monster found

April 1, 2015
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor A river monster was found along the banks of the Bear River on Friday by a local college science professor, Harvey Fishbottom. He believes the creature could be a relative of the Bear Lake monster. “I think it is a descendent of a prehistoric dinosaur,” Fishbottom said. “I...

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Easter Events

April 1, 2015
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Easter is around the corner and there are several choices for Easter Egg Hunts in Franklin County. Hunzeker Ford Inc. is sponsoring the Preston Community Easter Egg Hunt on April 4, at the City Park. It will begin with children ages one to three years old at 10...

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Overnight parking on city streets now allowed

April 1, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor It’s a sure sign of spring in Preston as robins are pecking on the lawn and geese are flying overhead. Residents are taking advantage of a few warm days and doing early-season yard work. And vehicles will once again be allowed to park overnight on city streets, beginning...

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2015 ag baby born

March 31, 2015
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Adrianna June, born Sunday, March 22, 2015, is this year’s Farm Bureau Ag Baby 2015. Adrianna, the new daughter of Tiasha and Harvey L. Brittian of Mink Creek, received a tote full of prizes. Franklin County Farm Bureau honors the first baby born in the county on or after National Ag Day, March 20,...

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Mr. PHS named

March 31, 2015
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This year’s winner of Mr. PHS, RJ Harris. The annual male scholarship pageant was held last Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at the Preston High auditorium. Fourteen PHS seniors competed for the title. Funds raised will be used for the senior class gift for the school and to defray the cost of their graduation celebration.

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News of Record – April 1, 2015

March 31, 2015
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Preston Police Department  Law Incident Media Summary Report, March 11-18, 2015  Terminated 911 call, March 12 – Police responded to a 911 hang-up call. Domestic violence, March 18 – Police responded to a domestic violence call. Accident, March 19 – Police investigated a two-vehicle crash at 151 E. 200 South. Property damage, March 19...

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