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Accident injures four

June 15, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   A two-vehicle head-on crash in the Mink Creek area on Friday afternoon sent four people to various hospitals with severe injuries. The Franklin County Sheriff’s office was notified of the accident near Highway 36 and Mink Creek road at approximately 12:05 p.m., according to Chief Deputy Karen...

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Clifton starts Founder’s Day celebration

June 15, 2014
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Jane Wood, the oldest Clifton resident, was grand marshal for the children’s parade. She was taken around the block, with a lot of
her family, in a covered wagon driven by Blake Atkins.

Story by RODNEY D. BOAM  Photos by SHANE LIND    Organizers of the Clifton Founders Day were happy with attendance at this first annual event held last Saturday. And felt like it was an activity worth building on.   There were three different crowds that showed up during the day. In the morning there...

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Highway 36 crash sends four people to hospital

June 13, 2014
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Dirk Moser, a fire fighter for Franklin County Fire District, spreads an absorbent on fluids left after two cars collided on Highway 36 Friday afternoon, June 13, 2014. The two-vehicle accident around noon on Friday injured four people who were taken to the Franklin County Medical Center by three ambulances. It appeared to be...

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Webb Memorial Scramble set for Saturday, June 21

June 13, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Preston Golf and Country Club is hosting the O. Sherwin Webb Memorial Scramble on Saturday, June 21. It will be an 8 a.m. shotgun start, according to John R. Van Vleet, general manager and head professional at the local course. He said teams will consist of four players...

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Tips given to avoid garage fires

June 13, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Even though there haven’t been any garage fires recently in Franklin County, fire marshal Scott Martin said residents need to be mindful of these types of incidents. They tend to spread farther and cause more injuries and dollar loss than those that begin in all other areas of...

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VIDEO: “Mugs & Banana” Drag Night in Preston

June 12, 2014
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The “Mugs & Banana” Drag Night was a great attraction and a perfect night. Check it out…

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Becksteads thanked for dance company efforts

June 12, 2014
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By KAYE WOODWARD  Former PHS Faculty Member When I returned to Preston High School in 1996, I was elected to the Preston Education Association leadership. As part of those responsibilities, I went to Preston School Board meetings and was in attendance the night Alexis Beckstead presented a petition to the Board to allow her...

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Shreve to appear at Grace Fellowship

June 12, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Grace Fellowship church has invited Amy Shreve, a recording artist, along with her husband Gary Wixtrom, to be a part of their worship service this Sunday at 10:45 a.m. at 16 N. State. The couple will present a concert, scripture references and testimony as part of their worship...

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Fishing trailer brings out crowd

June 11, 2014
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  By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor JOHNSON RESERVOIR – Dozens of anglers took advantage of sunny skies and pleasant temperatures on Saturday at Johnson Reservoir east of Preston and dunked a worm.   An Idaho Department of Fish and Game Take Me Fishing Trailer and personnel visited the area from 9 a.m.- 1...

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Building upswing: Commercial sector drives building activity

June 11, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor It’s not the boom years of the mid-2000s, but construction activity in the county appears to be better than the past two or three, especially commercial construction. In Preston, O’Reilly Auto Parts is building a new retail store on South State and its value has been placed at...

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