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Construction increasing

April 26, 2013
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By CITIZEN STAFF  With the arrival of spring after a long, hard winter, there seems to be a revival of interest in more outside endeavors, possibly including the construction of new homes. “Through the winter it’s been real slow,” said John Burg, Franklin County building inspector. “Now that spring’s coming, we’re getting a bubble...

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New lights a possibility at railroad crossing

April 26, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor County, state and Union Pacific Railroad officials are pursuing installation of a second set of warning lights on Highway 36, at a railroad crossing near Dayton where a fatal accident occurred earlier this year. County officials have been in discussion with the Idaho Department of Transportation and Union...

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Public hearing to be held on East Oneida project

April 26, 2013
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REMODELING SALE 4X8

By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor A public hearing will be held at the Franklin County Extension office, 561 W. Oneida, on Thursday, May 9, from 4-7 p.m. to answer questions and provide information on a proposed East Oneida road reconstruction project. Preston and Franklin County have been working together for a number of...

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Generating power: Irrigation company to install hydro generator

April 25, 2013
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STEPH GOT KEYS 3X3

By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor In July of 2011, the Consolidated Irrigation Company of Preston filed an application for a preliminary permit, to study the feasibility of building a 500-kilowatt turbine-generator on the Mink and Cub Creeks. Consolidated Irrigation Company is a non-profit corporation that provides irrigation water to over 450 water-stockholders. The...

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Craft Fair set for May 9-11

April 25, 2013
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FCMC ROCK N ROLL 4X8

By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor A fundraising Craft Fair will be held Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 9-11 at the Franklin County Community Center, 64 W. 100 S., Preston. Center director Carol Parker said vendors will sell home decor items, Rada knives, doTerra Essential Oils, quilts, custom signs, candles, bird houses, clocks, Pampered...

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Second greenhouse to be constructed this summer by PHS Ag Department

April 25, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor The Preston High School agriculture department has received a grant from Monsanto Corporation to help with the expense of building a second greenhouse this spring. The new greenhouse will be near the Bill Craner Agriculture Building. “We received $6,627 from Monsanto and got another $750 grant from Nucor....

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Preston moves to Pocatello LDS Mission July 1

April 24, 2013
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MORRISON WILLOW VALLEY 4X4

By RODNEY D. BOAM Citizen editor Preston and parts of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Ogden Utah Mission north to Star Valley, Wyo., have been moved into the Idaho Pocatello Mission effective July 1. According to Idaho Pocatello Mission President Marvin T. Brinkerhoff. The new mission boundaries will follow the state...

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FCMC ‘Rockin Expo’ set for Saturday

April 24, 2013
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By CITIZEN STAFF  The “Rockin’ Expo” being staged by Franklin County Medical Center and many community partners is Saturday, April 27, 8 a.m.-noon in the Preston High School old gym. Admission is free. Organizer Tracie Jensen promises there should be information and activities of interest to every age group and need, ranging from a...

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Jail nixed: Too expensive

April 23, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Franklin County won’t be building a new jail any time soon after commissioners reviewed a cost analysis recently. Commissioner Boyd Burbank said he has done several months of research, comparing the costs to construct and operate a jail in the county to the costs of housing inmates in...

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City cleanup begins

April 23, 2013
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DICKS BARBER SHOP

By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Preston’s annual spring cleanup has started and will conclude on Friday, May 3. Material is being collected on the north side of Oneida this week. The last day for collection on the north side of Preston is Friday, April 26. City crews will pick debris up on the...

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