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Above-average mosquito season predicted

June 3, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Not many mosquitoes have shown up yet in traps set by employees of Franklin County’s mosquito abatement district. But that is expected to change soon. Three weeks ago many of the traditional sloughs in areas from Banida-to- Weston, that harbor pools of water ideal for mosquito breeding, were...

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Clifton to celebrate

June 3, 2015
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By KATIE MUMFORD  For The Citizen Clifton will be celebrating 100 years as an incorporated city and 150 years since it was first settled. Clifton Founder’s Day celebration will be held Saturday, June 6, at Clifton City Park from noon to dark. The day will be filled with games for kids, food for all,...

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‘If These Walls Could Talk,’ set for July 16, 17, 18

June 3, 2015
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By NECIA P. SEAMONS  Citizen staff writer The anticipation to repeat the outstanding success enjoyed at the debut of “If These Walls Could Talk” last year has charged the musical’s directors for this year’s production on July 16, 17 and 18. The original musical will be presented in front of the Oneida Stake Academy...

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Planning for annual Idaho Days in final stages

June 3, 2015
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By STEVE ANDERSON  Citizen Staff FRANKLIN – The overseeing committee is placing the finishing touches on the planning of the annual Idaho Days celebration in Franklin. This year’s event is scheduled from June 25-27 and will feature a variety of free activities for old and young alike. For young girls between ages four and...

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Free fishing day set for June 13

June 3, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Anglers across Cache Valley, including Franklin County, and throughout Idaho can fish for free across the state on Saturday, June 13, on free fishing day. All reservoirs in Franklin County have been stocked with catchable rainbow trout from the Grace Hatchery. “We usually stock Winder, Weston, Lamont, Treasureton,...

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Firewood permits now on sale

June 3, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Firewood gathering permits for the Caribou-Targhee National Forest will be available beginning Monday, June 1, thru Nov. 30. The minimum cost of a firewood permit is $25. This will permit the holder to cut four cords of firewood for personal/household use, according to Lynn Ballard, of the Forest...

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Citizen Pinewood Derby Saturday

June 2, 2015
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By TONIA ALLRED  Citizen business manager The Preston Citizen will be holding its first annual Pinewood Derby this coming Saturday, June 6, at the old PHS gym. We will be joining with the community in a fun way to help raise funds for the local Special Olympics. There is a $5 entrance fee for...

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Credit union comes to Preston

June 2, 2015
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Advantage Plus Federal Credit Union (APFCU) is opening an office in Preston in the former Saxton Auto dealership at 311 S. Highway 91. The building has been under-going a remodel for approximately a month. This will be the credit union’s seventh branch. APFCU has three branches in Pocatello,...

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Birthdays

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Taxes due

June 2, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Property owners in Franklin County and across Idaho have until Monday, June 22, this year to pay their second-half 2014 property tax payments. The property tax bill has two deadlines for payments in Idaho. The first half is due on Dec. 20 every year. The second half is...

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