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Franklin City to review wood burning ordinance

June 22, 2012
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Franklin City to review wood burning ordinance

By JEAN CARTER  Citizen staff writer A clean air ordinance that has been proposed by the Franklin County commissioners and sent to area cities for approval was rejected by the Franklin City Council during its meeting last month and in response to that decision Bruce Olenick, DEQ regional administrator, spoke to council last week...

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Elks Lodge, Boy Scouts to retire U.S. flags

June 22, 2012
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Elks Lodge, Boy Scouts to retire U.S. flags

By RODNEY D. BOAM Citizen editor What a more fitting time could there be to retire a flag than Independence Day, July 4. This annual event sponsored by the Preston Elks Lodge, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the area Boy Scouts will be held at 8 a.m. that day in the Benson Park. There...

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Franklin County Newspaper Readership Survey

June 21, 2012
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(All responses are anonymous and appreciated. Leave blank any questions that do not apply.) Please return to: The Preston Citizen 77 S. State • Preston ID • 83263 Email answers (note question number, or copy/paste) to main@prestoncitizen.com Questions? Please call 208-852-0155 Thanks for the help, we look forward to serving you throughout the years...

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Vandals strike park-and-ride lot

June 21, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   Three vehicles were vandalized at a designated park-and-ride pull off on U.S. 91 near the Cub River turnoff on June 14. “We had a pickup truck and two other vehicles that had gasoline tanks punctured by a screwdriver,” said Chief Deputy Dave Fryar. “No other damage was...

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Bible school invite given

June 21, 2012
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Bible school invite given

An open invitation is being extended for all elementary school children in Franklin County. Grace Fellowship Church is having Vacation Bible School at the church, located at 16 N. State Street, on June 26, 27 and 28, Tuesday through Thursday, from 3-5 p.m. each day. There will be games, refreshments, prizes, crafts, singing and...

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Council gives patriotic speech contest rules

June 21, 2012
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Council gives patriotic speech contest rules

CECELIE COSTLEY Franklin County Theater Arts Council   The first annual Patriotic Speech Contest will be held on Saturday, July 7, at noon in the Worm Creek Opera House. It is open to all residents of Franklin County. The theme of the contest is, “What’s Right with America.” These words must be somewhere in...

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Fire danger high

June 20, 2012
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Fire danger high

By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor Fire danger across Franklin County and much of southeastern Idaho has increased from low to moderate during the past few weeks and conditions could get worse in coming weeks. Scott Martin, Franklin County fire marshal, said as warmer temperatures spread throughout the region in the coming weeks, grass...

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New activities highlight Idaho Days

June 19, 2012
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New activities highlight Idaho Days

By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor FRANKLIN – The Idaho Days committee announced this year’s line up for entertainment and activities for Idaho’s first-town celebration to be held June 27-30. There are some great, new activities added to this year’s celebration to entice more people to come out and celebrate in Franklin than last...

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City OKs woodburning ordinance on split vote

June 19, 2012
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City OKs woodburning ordinance on split vote

By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor It took two attempts, but Preston City officials finally passed a woodburning ordinance Monday night on a split, two-two vote with Mayor F. Lee Hendrickson breaking the tie in favor of the new law. The council has discussed the ordinance for several weeks. City attorney Clyde Nelson drafted...

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Preston FFA places well at State

June 19, 2012
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Preston FFA places well at State

By LARIN CROSSLEY Preston FFA advisor This past week at the State FFA Career Developments, the Preston FFA Chapter witnessed three of its members earn top high individual honors and three teams bring home state awards. Some 20 students and two advisors attended the week-long event held at the University of Idaho in Moscow....

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