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Vic Pearson settles into new prosecutor role

July 12, 2013
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By KELLIANNE GAMMILL  Citizen intern After moving his family from Pocatello to Preston nine months ago, county prosecutor Vic Pearson has settled into his new position. “It’s been a great move for my family and me,” Pearson said. “The job has been everything that I expected and more.” The law enforcement in Franklin County...

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PSD approves new m/o budget

July 11, 2013
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By KELLIANNE GAMMILL  Citizen intern The Preston School District Trustees has approved a new general maintenance and operation budget of $11,700,000 for the 2013- 14 school year. This year’s spending plan increased by $500,000, or five percent, compared to last year’s budget of $11,200,000. The highest general maintenance and operation budget was seen in...

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Preston FFA wins state titles

July 11, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Hours of study and preparation paid off for several Preston High School FFA students recently at a State FFA Chapter Development contest in Moscow. The Preston FFA Chapter won two state titles. While most PHS students were beginning summer break, 19 FFA members were loading a bus for...

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Kiss the goat: Four vie for the ‘privilege’

July 11, 2013
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By KELLIANNE GAMMILL  Citizen intern Relay for Life team Franklin County Medical Center Home Care is conducting a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society by having the community vote on who will kiss a goat. The contestants competing to kiss the goat are Kelly Spackman, Dax Keller, Sheriff Dave Fryar and Saundra Hubbard. Whoever...

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Bennetts give estate to library as way of giving back

July 11, 2013
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Jerome L. and Fay W. Bennett gave their entire estate of $16, 224.13 to the Larsen-Sant Library recently. Attorney Steve Fuller, who handled their affairs, said the couple was not able to have children. But they loved kids and they loved reading, he said. “They gave all they...

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WS gets $138,718 grant

July 10, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor DAYTON – The West Side School District has just received a $138,718 technology grant from the Idaho Department of Education for one-to-one implementation of electronic devices at the Beutler Middle School this coming school year. This pilot project will implement a one-to-one ratio of iPads at the middle...

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Winds topple trees at Deer Cliff Inn

July 10, 2013
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor A wind storm Friday evening at Deer Cliff Inn blew down trees and injured two people, who were sent to Franklin County Medical Center. The restaurant had between 30-40 people enjoying their meals when a strong wind gust came through causing damage to the area. Trunks of two...

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Toone slated for book signing

July 10, 2013
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By KELLIANNE GAMMILL  Citizen intern Award – winning journalist and author Trent Toone will be signing copies of his first book, “No Excuses, No Regrets: The Eric Weddle Story,” Friday, July 19, from noon to 3 p.m. at The Preston Citizen Bookstore. Toone looks forward to visiting Preston. “I love Preston,” Toone said. “Even...

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Hollingsworth named Queen

July 9, 2013
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By KELLIANNE GAMMILL  Citizen intern Preston resident Claira Hollingsworth, 20, was named That Famous Preston Night Rodeo Queen on May 31. Hollingsworth is the first rodeo queen from Preston in the past decade. Hollingsworth, daughter of Jeff and Lee Hollingsworth, also received the Horsemanship Award and Speech. She will ride in the Professional Rodeo...

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Citizen to hold grand re-opening

July 9, 2013
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor The Preston Citizen bookstore will show off its new look, Thursday through Saturday; July 18, 19 from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. then on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. A ribbon cutting is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Thursday. The inside of The Preston Citizen building...

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