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Heiniger captures Bowl Picks crown

February 9, 2013
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By GREG MADSON Citizen publisher There were 48 entries in The Citizen’s annual big game Bowl Picks contest this year. Of those, only 14 people predicted Baltimore would defeat San Francisco for the world title. Hilary Heiniger of Preston was one of those 14 who picked Baltimore, by a score of 35-28. She was...

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Zions Bank donates to Festival of Lights

February 9, 2013
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Steve Allred and Dan Keller of Zions Bank give Brad Wall a check for $500 for the Festival of Lights.

Zions Bank has donated $500 to the Preston Festival of Lights to support upgrades to lighting used in the two-day celebration. Zions Bank Commercial Relationship Manager Dan Keller presented the check Dec. 27 to event chairman Brad Wall. “At Zions Bank, we are committed to maintaining strong ties to the communities we serve,” Keller...

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Sony buys Hess film

February 8, 2013
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Jared and Jerusha Hess knocked it out of the ballbark again at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. The first time Preston’s Jared Hess and his wife, Jerusha, took Napoleon Dynamite to the Sundance Film Festival the film was a hit with audiences and critics alike. As Jared took...

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Can you help ID some old photos?

February 7, 2013
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Okay Citizen readers, we need your help. A resident recently brought in these old photos and asked us to find the rightful owner. They came from a local home in the Preston area. Do you know who they are of or whom the may belong to? Let us know so we can get them...

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Local deer attack event makes it into Readers Digest

February 7, 2013
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By RODNEY D. BOAM Citizen Editor Two former Preston residents, Alexis Vaughn and her father Michael, were highlighted in Readers Digest in this month’s February 2013 issue. The story is written by freelance journalist, Melody Warnick. She went into great detail about the deer attack on Sue Panter, who was jogging at the time....

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Cemetery seeks plot owners

February 7, 2013
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor The Thatcher Cemetery is getting full. The cemetery board is trying to locate relatives of people who have purchased plots years ago and have not had any burials in them or made any contact with anyone about them. “The lots or family plots were sold years and years...

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Eye-glass drive termed successful

February 7, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor Several pairs of used eyeglasses were collected by Preston High School’s Leo Club at a recent “Night for Sight” basketball game when the Indians played Bonneville. “I couldn’t be happier with how the event went. The community was so willing to donate and also so willing to buy...

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Concealed weapons permits jump

February 6, 2013
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Last week The Citizen reported on the county’s increase in gun and ammo sales. Concealed weapons permits are increasing as well. Franklin County and the State of Idaho as a whole are seeing a swell of concealed-weapon permit applications. It was reported school districts in Utah were offered...

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Winter fishing: Safe ice lures anglers

February 6, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor The last month cold temperatures have formed enough ice on Franklin County reservoirs to be considered safe and a number of anglers have been out trying their luck. Those venturing out on Foster and Glendale need to use caution around the banks where ice is not as thick...

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January colder than normal: Snow totals are lagging

February 6, 2013
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The photo was taken from the cab of Greg Madson's pickup truck Tuesday, Jan. 29, of snow that blanketed the area. Although there is plenty of snow around Preston, the mountains need more.

By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor January in Franklin County was in the top 10 coldest months on record. But no daily temperature records were broken. “We just had a long streak of cold weather. Some 17 of the nights last month were below zero and we had 18 days where the high didn’t...

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