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Moosman memorial almost completed

July 8, 2013
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Moosman memorial almost completed

By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   A memorial granite bench recognizing Cody O. Moosman for his ultimate sacrifice to his country and community was placed in the Preston City Park on July 3, exactly one year after he lost his life while serving in the Army in Afghanistan. Early that evening someone placed...

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Ranch Rodeo to kick off this year’s fair

July 6, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL, Assistant editor It looks like this year’s Franklin County Fair will lead off on Saturday, Aug. 10, with a Ranch Rodeo. The fair itself will be packed with a variety of events, from the rodeo to the bull bonanza to entertainment. “There apparently is a conflict with other regional motocross...

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Fire destroys Riverdale house

July 5, 2013
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Fire destroys Riverdale house

By ROBERT S. MERRILL, Assistant editor RIVERDALE– A early morning house fire on July 3 completely destroyed a house occupied by Lewis Munson at 1457 East 4600 No. There were no injuries. The fire was called in to the Franklin County Sheriff’s office at 12:34 a.m. and was caused by a malfunctioning exhaust fan...

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PGCC to host mixed couples scramble; tourney results listed

July 5, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Preston Golf and Country Club will be hosting a mixed (couples) scramble on Friday, July 12. It will be a shotgun start with a maximum of 30 teams. The cost is $20 for members with a cart and $30 for non-members with a cart. Handicap is not required,...

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Annual Spectacular changed to July 19

July 4, 2013
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor The Rotary Fireworks Spectacular date has been changed from July 24, to Friday, July 19, said Rotarian Pat Nealy. Due to the rodeo date and the problems associated the noise and calamity fireworks can cause livestock the Rotary Club decided to change it to an earlier date. Nealy...

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Summer reading sparks interest of county youth

July 4, 2013
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BY CITIZEN STAFF  Whoever said reading is dead didn’t see the young generation immersing themselves in reading and related activities each Wednesday in June at the Larsen-Sant Library. Kids from pre-school age through adolescents took part in the Friends of the Library’s Summer Reading Program. And while the formal program has ended for those...

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Ray exploring new park

July 4, 2013
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BY CITIZEN STAFF  Economic development officials are looking to the future when it comes to attracting more jobs to Franklin County. Kathy S. Ray, four-county Southeastern Idaho Economic Development Director, said the Industrial Park is nearly full. There are only five acres remaining to develop, she said. The effort comes even as the county’s...

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Preston School District approves 2014 budget

July 4, 2013
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By KELLIANNE GAMMILL  Citizen intern The Preston School District Board of Trustees approved a new general maintenance and operation budget of $11,700,000 for the 2013-2014 school year on June 19. This year’s spending plan increased by $500,000, or five percent, compared to last year’s budget of $11,200,000. The term’s highest general maintenance and operation...

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Teen mom defies odds and graduates high school

July 4, 2013
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Teen mom defies odds and graduates high school

By KELLIANNE GAMMILL  Citizen intern Carrie Newman was just 16 years old when she found out she was pregnant. Though she was sick through her entire pregnancy, Newman managed to make it to class and graduate from Franklin County High School this spring. After moving to Preston from California at the age of 15,...

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Crossley drives new Tundra

July 3, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Preston High School’s Larin Crossley recently took possession of a new Toyota Tundra as part of a nationwide Outstanding Teacher Award as an agricultural instructor. Crossley is one of only six individuals nationwide who received the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE) Outstanding Teacher Award. It was presented...

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