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Barzee named superintendent

June 26, 2013
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Telford takes over as H.S. principal    By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor DAYTON – The West Side School District has a new superintendent and a high school principal. Spencer Barzee, named in April 2012 as assistant superintendent, has assumed responsibilities to lead the district. Tyler Telford, who has served as the middle school...

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Mill rebuild planned to start late summer, early fall

June 26, 2013
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By ROBERT S MERRILL  Assistant editor It’s been 15 months since a fire destroyed a grain mill at Valley Wide Co-op in Preston. A final design is being reviewed and construction on a new facility is planned to start late this summer or early fall. The March 7, 2012, fire caused approximately $3 million...

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Franklin administrator threatens to resign

June 25, 2013
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By JEAN CARTER  Citizen staff Franklin city administrator, Jeremy Kimpton, threatened to “clean out” his office after a group of citizens sent a letter to the city council that questions his education, personal life, misuse of city time for his own personal pleasure and anger issues. Attached was a request to enact new ordinances...

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Fireworks caution issued

June 25, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Law enforcement officers will be patrolling the community watching for illegal use of fireworks during this year’s July 4 holiday and throughout the entire month of July. Franklin County Fire Marshal Scott Martin said only “safe and sane” fireworks can be used by residents and sold at fireworks...

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Local boy dies in drowning accident

June 25, 2013
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor What should have been a happy occasion turned tragic when three-year-old Carter Bassett, son of Brendon and Dixie Bassett of Weston, was found face down in a hot tub during a wedding reception on Friday, June 20. Emergency medical professionals, who were called, tried in vain to resuscitate...

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Seven vie for Miss Idaho Days title

June 25, 2013
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Hansen to relinquish crown  By KELLIANNE GAMMILL  Citizen intern Seven contestants will compete in the Miss Idaho Days Scholarship Pageant, Friday, June 28 at the Franklin Stake Center at 7 p.m. Admission is by donation. Gabriella Montes De Oca, Adeline Pugmire, Heather Malcolm, Madilyn Olsen, Jordyn Wilson, Brianna Crosgrove and Melissa Shaffer will compete...

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Horse Station: Franklin Council approves final plat

June 22, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Approval of a final plat for the Horse Station at Cache Valley was granted by the Franklin City Council on Wednesday evening. A performance bond for construction of infrastructure for phase one of the 167-acre, mixed-use project will allow developers to complete the sale of commercial lots to...

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Teenager hurt in accident

June 21, 2013
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  On Wednesday, June 19, at approximately 6 p.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a one-vehicle injury crash near Preston. A 17-year-old female from Preston was driving northbound on South State Street, four miles north of the Utah border in a 2000 GMC Jimmy when she went off the road. The driver overcorrected and...

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Idaho Days activities set for last week of June

June 21, 2013
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FRANKLIN – The Idaho Days committee announced activities for Idaho’s first-town celebration on June 27-29. On June 27, the historic relic hall will open at 11 a.m. A softball tournament will be held from 6-9 p.m. At 9 p.m. a lighting of the 1860 on Little Mountain will be held. On Friday, the relic...

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FCMC preparing for Rodeo Clown Round-Up

June 21, 2013
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By CITIZEN STAFF  As a part of the upcoming annual That Preston Night Rodeo events, a free Rodeo Clown Round-Up is being planned by the Franklin County Medical Center. It will be held July 26 in front of FCMC Transitional Care. 9-11:30 a.m. Many booths with inviting and varied activities are planned. They include...

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