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Centennial open house on Wednesday

January 25, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   An open house to kick off Franklin County’s Centennial celebration will be held Wednesday, Jan. 30, from noon-5 p.m. at the Franklin County Courthouse in Preston. The open house, organized by County Clerk Shauna Geddes, will kick off an extended celebration and will include displays throughout the...

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Heritage: OSA to host Pioneer Day celebration

January 25, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor The Oneida Stake Academy will be hosting its first-annual Franklin County Heritage Celebration this year on Pioneer Day. “We certainly haven’t pinned down many details at this point,” said Saundra Hubbard, with the Academy events committee. “We will be meeting periodically over the next few weeks to firm...

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Night for Sight b-ball game set

January 24, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor The annual Night for Sight Basketball game will be held on Saturday in Preston. The Indians will play Bonneville. It is sponsored by the Leo’s Club at Preston High School. “We are asking for donations of eye glasses of any kind. Broken, not in great shape, just whatever...

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Preston sets public hearing

January 24, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor Preston City officials scheduled a public hearing on Feb. 13 before the planning and zoning commission to discuss proposed changes to a city ordinance that prohibits any type of remodeling or additions to single-family dwellings in business zones. The proposed change to the ordinance would allow expansion of...

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Override: West Side election March 12

January 24, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor DAYTON – West Side School District’s annual supplemental levy override election is less than seven weeks away and will be held on Tuesday, March 12. The election this year will be conducted by the Franklin County Clerk’s office. A new law, passed two years ago by the Idaho...

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2013 Bowl Picks contest begins today!

January 23, 2013
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Grab today’s Preston Citizen for your entry form.  

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Poor air quality continues for Franklin County

January 23, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Air pollution levels in Franklin County have returned to a Stage 1 unhealthy category because of a high-pressure system that is forecast to remain over the area until at least Thursday. This has triggered wood-stove restrictions and a ban on open burning for Franklin County. These burn bans...

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‘Buffalo Coat’ up for discussion at library

January 23, 2013
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By CITIZEN STAFF  “Buffalo Coat,” considered by many to be a classic of Northwestern U.S. literature, is the book up for discussion at the next “Let’s Talk About It” program at the Larsen-Sant Library in Preston. The discussion will be Wednesday, Feb. 2, at 7 p.m. Copies of the book by are available for...

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Centennial handcrafted items sought

January 23, 2013
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor The Larsen-Sant Library is sponsoring a One Hundred Years of Handwork exhibit as part of the Franklin County Centennial Celebration. The display will be held in the Community Room on Thursday. Jan. 31. to Feb. 2, from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. Myrna Fuller, who announced the show,...

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Part 3: Courts challenge school funding system

January 23, 2013
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By CLARK CORBIN Post Register Time and again, Idaho courts have ruled lawmakers are failing in their duties to meet the constitutional requirements for education. Beginning in 1990, a group of school district superintendents and parents calling itself Idaho Schools for Equal Educational Opportunity sued the state. The group alleged “the present level and...

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