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Robbins rides to 9th place

November 23, 2012
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Stetson Robbins looks like every other 12-year-old at Beutler Middle School in Dayton. But he is tough as nails when he climbs on the back of mini bulls in competition. The sixth grader just competed in the Sixth Annual Northwest Miniature Bull Riding finals in Helena, Mt., Nov....

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Hobby leads to new business: New county commissioner and wife open iLaserIT

November 23, 2012
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IDARNG NOTICE

By Greg Madson Citizen Publisher The last nine or so months have been pretty crazy for Boyd Burbank. The county commissioner-elect and longtime business owner attended an electronics trade show in Las Vegas in February and a light clicked on. No, it wasn’t a light to run for commission, a position he ended up winning...

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Olson opens law office in Preston

November 22, 2012
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Tyler Olson, an attorney and recent candidate for the Franklin County prosecutor’s position, opened an office in Preston at 85 N. State recently. The office is in the same location as the real estate offices of Paul Judd and Brad Smith. The son of Kevin and Linda Olson...

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Mennonite- built sheds and more come to Preston

November 22, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor The Barn, a retail and consignment shop that also is a distributor of Old Hickory Sheds, has recently opened at 193 E. 800 N. in Preston. Owners Joe and Denise Hardy, from Thatcher, said the sheds are displayed outside of the building and the retail/ consignment area is...

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Stay out of Christmas debt

November 22, 2012
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By LAURA SANT  Franklin County Extension Educator The holiday season seems to come earlier every year. Even before Halloween, the stores rush to put up their holiday merchandise, and television commercials tout all of the great items that are a must for this year. Society seems to encourage us to spend, spend, spend especially...

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FCMC remodel moves forward with input from hospital staff

November 21, 2012
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BY CITIZEN STAFF  Planning is going on in earnest in anticipation of the remodeling project at Franklin County Medical Center. “On-site”-based design sessions were held at the medical center Oct. 30 and 31, with members from impacted departments asked to provide input on what should be remodeled, when it should take place and how...

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Woman to lead rodeo committee for first time

November 21, 2012
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By NECIA P. SEAMONS Citizen staff writer For the first time in its 76-year history the committee that plans That Famous Preston Night Rodeo is headed by a woman. Kris Beckstead has been involved with the rodeo for almost 35 years: nine years as a committee member and 25 years as a committee members’...

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Police issue holiday safety warnings

November 21, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor On “Black Friday” and the following day most people are rushing around to get everything ready for Christmas and safety is not always at the forefront of their minds. The Preston Police Department is warning people to be careful this long, holiday weekend and during the annual Festival...

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Plans to rebuild mill underway

November 21, 2012
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By ROBERT S MERRILL  Assistant editor Plans are now in the works to rebuild a grain mill at Valley Wide Co-op in Preston. A fire caused approximately $5 million in damage on March 7 and destroyed the land-mark structure at 264 So. State. Demolition of the burned-out structure was completed in early summer by...

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Festival tradition continues

November 20, 2012
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor It’s all a go. The Grand Lighted Parade, the highlight of the Preston Festival of Lights, will happen both Friday, Nov. 23 and Saturday, Nov. 24, immediately following the fireworks. For two nights people come from near and far to watch the bright, lighted floats move slowly down...

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