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Tunnel project memories recounted

June 18, 2014
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By CITIZEN STAFF  (Editor’s Note: A story about the original pipeline installation taken from the Dayton City History recounts the memories of Lorus L. Kirkbride as provided by Ardella Kirkbride Bosworth.)  “Almost lost to history are the details and interesting stories of the Great Depression and water for the village of Dayton, Idaho,” Bosworth...

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PHS FFA does well at state

June 18, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Preston’s FFA Chapter returned from a state competition in Moscow with a second- and two third-place trophies in various events. Some 17 FFA members and two advisors from the Chapter attended a week-long career development event at the University of Idaho campus. Preston competed against other high schools...

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Preston 2014 Rodeo queens named

June 17, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Jessica Johnson, 20, was named the 2014 queen for That Famous Preston Night Rodeo on June 7, and her sister Emily, 17, was chosen as first attendant. The girls are the daughters of Kimber and Sherilyn Johnson of Benson, Utah. Jessica scored highest in horsemanship, modeling and speech...

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Napoleon Dynamite statue erected

June 17, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Ten years after Preston and Idaho in general was put on the map by Jared Hess’s movie, Napoleon Dynamite, Fox Studios erected a bonze statue of their quirky star on one of their movie lots. The statue is near a tetherball pole and is close enough the ball...

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Donaldson hired as new girls’ coach

June 17, 2014
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By TERESA CHIPMAN  Sports writer Preston High School has a new girls’ basketball coach and he has extensive experience as both a player and a coach. Robert Donaldson, of Logan, was recently hired by the school district. Although Donaldson had not really considered coaching high school basketball, when he found out Preston was looking...

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Great Basin participants do well at state rodeo

June 17, 2014
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By ALYSSA NIELSEN  Citizen sports writer A number of Great Basin rodeo high school participants did well at the state rodeo held in Pocatello last week, but missed out on a chance to go to the upcoming National High School Rodeo in Rock Springs. Only the top four cowgirls and cowboys in each event...

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Photo Gallery- Preston Elks Lodge Demolition Derby 2014

June 17, 2014
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Photo Gallery- Preston Elks Lodge Demolition Derby 2014

Photos by SHANE LIND

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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
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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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