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Accident claims snowmobiler

February 24, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant Editor   A 21-year-old Logan woman died Saturday afternoon in Franklin Basin east of Franklin from injuries suffered in a snowmobile accident. Franklin County Sheriff Dave Fryar said Raysha Renee Nielsen, of Logan, apparently hit a tree and suffered severe injuries. “At 3:37 p.m. Franklin County Dispatch received a...

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Women at Work, Tech Expo planned

February 24, 2014
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BY CITIZEN STAFF Idaho State University is hosting a Women and Work Conference Wednesday, March 5, and a Tech Expo 2014 on March 20. The Center for new Directions is presenting the women’s conference, 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. in the Pond Student Union Building in Pocatello. More than 225 girls, including some from Franklin County,...

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Making little wood Toys

February 23, 2014
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Hardy Stucki attaches some wheels to the
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Story and photos by RODNEY D. BOAM    Hardy Stucki is a modern-day Geppetto, however, the Preston toy maker doesn’t make dolls that come to life like Pinocchio; he does create toys that bring people to life. His basement bedroom was turned into a toy building workshop where he and his wife Sylvia churn...

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Bombeck’s humorous writing awaits ‘Let’s Talk About It’ attendees

February 22, 2014
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By CITIZEN STAFF  Those attending the next “Let’s Talk About It” session Wednesday evening, Feb. 19, at the Larsen- Sant Library are in for a humorous treat. They’ll be reviewing some of the writing of Erma Bombeck, well-known, long-running humor writer whose column appeared in newspapers across the country. The program starts at 7...

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Preston High School FFA serves annual community appreciation breakfast

February 21, 2014
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Indians lose by 2

February 21, 2014
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By TERESA CHIPMAN PHS sports writer After a first-round bye in the 4A 5th/6th District Tournament, the Indians faced Century at home on Thursday night and dropped the game by two points, 63-61. Despite an early lead, Preston got off to a slow start that had them playing catch up most of the game. To...

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WS beats Aberdeen 42-40

February 21, 2014
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By Alyssa Nielsen WS sports reporter   West Side stayed alive Thursday night in a loser-out district basketball game in Dayton against  Aberdeen. The Pirates won 42-40. Thursday night’s victory was the second playoff game West Side played this week. On Tuesday they went to Soda and got beat in the first game of...

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Photo Gallery-West Side basketball team looses to Malad Dragons 46-32

February 20, 2014
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Photo Gallery-West Side basketball team looses to Malad Dragons 46-32

Photos by SHANE LIND

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Andrus says goodbye

February 20, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Several co-workers of Franklin County Medical Center Administrator Mike Andrus applauded him for his years of service to the hospital and community. Andrus announced his pending retirement recently. The hospital held a retirement party for him last Wednesday. Paul Smart, chief financial officer for FCMC, said he has...

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Napoleon turns 10

February 20, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor It’s been 11 years since hometown filmmaker Jared Hess and his wife Jerusha brought his crew to Preston to film the movie “Napoleon Dynamite.” Ten years ago it put Preston on the map. Although not many in Preston warmly embraced the movie, it still made $46 million. The...

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