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Boys, girls track teams do well at first meet

March 19, 2013
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By TERESA CHIPMAN PHS sports writer Preston traveled to Highland High School on Thursday, March 14, for its first track meet of the season. The girls team came in third with 59 points, behind 5A Highland with 73 and first place Rigby at 159. The boys team also placed third with 64 points, behind...

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Knapps awarded Farmer of Year

March 19, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Kyle Knapp, of Cub River, received the 2012 Farmer of the Year award on Monday from Franklin County Commissioners. They presented Knapp and his family with a plaque recognizing them for their accomplishments. Knapp said his farming operation has been in his family for some time. “We farm...

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DYW program set for April 13

March 16, 2013
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By JEAN CARTER Citizen staff writer Seventeen high school junior girls will be showing their talents and accomplishments, as they participate in the annual Franklin County Distinguished Young Woman Scholarship Program. A seminar was held for the girls, who are from both West Side and Preston High schools, where guest speaker Tara Egley Nielson,...

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Smellie loves basketball

March 16, 2013
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By TERESA CHIPMAN PHS sports writer When you are doing something you love it doesn’t matter how hard it is, it still doesn’t feel like work. That is how Taylor Smellie feels about basketball. “I have been playing basketball ever since I can remember,” he said. “When I was really little I had a...

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New gas station c-store work begins

March 16, 2013
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Crews are clearing off a lot where a new Tesoro gas station/c-store will be located on the south end of Franklin adjacent to the Legacy Ranch subdivision. Men and equipment from Birch Creek Landscape and Excavation are removing the clay and adding fill dirt to get the property...

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Theatre Council to nab digital projector

March 15, 2013
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By RODNEY D. BOAM Citizen editor The Franklin County Theatre Arts Council has a line on a video projector they hope will save them more than half the estimated $70,000 price tag. Board Member Paul Swainston said a theater in Payson, Utah, was upgrading its projectors and offered the older ones to the local...

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March 14, 2013
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City to open intersection

March 14, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor Preston City is moving ahead with plans to open 400 East at U.S. 91. The access to the highway was at one time open, but closed several years ago after a highway-widening project was completed. Mayor F. Lee Hendrickson said several businesses and residents have indicated a desire...

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Idaho DEQ suggests steps to reduce hazardous air

March 14, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Franklin County and most areas of Cache Valley experience poor air-quality events during stagnant wintertime conditions due to temperature inversions that trap pollution by acting as a lid on the bowl-like topography of the area. This winter has been worse than most because of persistent inversions, according to...

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Levy passes in West Side

March 13, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   DAYTON – Patrons of the West Side School District overwhelmingly supported an annual supplemental levy override election on Tuesday, with 99 supporting the measure. Some 14 cast no votes. Only a simple majority was necessary to approve the levy. The results are unofficial until Franklin County Commissioners...

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