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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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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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