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Taxes due

December 14, 2011
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By ROBERT MERRILL  Assistant editor Property owners in Franklin County and across Idaho have until this Tuesday, Dec. 20, at 5 p.m. to pay their first-half, 2011 property tax payments. Those who fail to meet the deadlines are subject to a 2-percent penalty for the entire taxable amount, beginning Dec. 21. A 12 percent...

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Train time at the Egberts

December 14, 2011
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Train time at the Egberts

By RODNEY D. BOAM Citizen editor For Glen Egbert of Fairview, the Christmas holiday is as much about small toy trains and ceramic villages, as hanging tree ornaments and lights are to others. Every year after Thanksgiving, many in Franklin County are cutting down trees and hauling them home to decorate with ornaments, lights...

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Five arrested in crime spree

December 13, 2011
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Five arrested in crime spree

By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor Three Franklin County residents associated with a recent crime spree in Idaho and Utah are incarcerated and court proceedings have begun. Hector Diaz, 20, of Franklin, waived a preliminary hearing on Dec. 2, and was bound over to district court on three felony grand theft charges, according to...

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Winners named – Residential home lighting contest

December 13, 2011
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Winners named – Residential home lighting contest

By RODNEY D. BOAM Citizen editor Jessica Jensen, the Festival of Lights committee member over the home decorating contest, gave the names of the winners to The Citizen recently. She also announced that the maps showing the locations have been distributed to merchants to help people find the winners of the Festival of Lights...

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Angel Tree – Pick up location changed

December 13, 2011
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor The Angel Tree organization has changed locations. This year they are not at the archery building. They are in the Bob Fackrell building, immediately north of IFA. The pick up time will be Dec. 22 from 1 -6 p.m. for families to pick up their Angel Tree packages....

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OSA gable work continues

December 12, 2011
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OSA gable work continues

By NECIA P. SEAMONS Citizen staff writer   Crews from Kepco and State Stone were at the Oneida Stake Academy last Friday preparing to install a stone gable to replace the original that fell off the building in 1962. According to Keith Mackay, owner of State Stone, the process being used to restore the...

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Nominations sought

December 9, 2011
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The Preston Citizen will present its first-annual Wayne D. Bell/J. Walter Ross Citizen of the Year award in January. The person selected will be announced in our annual Progress edition. The award will be presented to a resident of any community in Franklin County for outstanding service over a substantial period of time. It...

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Crime spree stopped

December 9, 2011
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   Three Franklin County residents associated with a recent crime spree in Idaho and Utah are incarcerated and court proceedings have begun. Hector Diaz, 20, of Franklin, waived a preliminary hearing on Dec. 2 and was bound over to district court on three felony grand theft charges, according...

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Concert – Christmas carols to ring out at Rotary event

December 9, 2011
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor Christmas carols will again ring out in Franklin County during this holiday season and help get residents in the Christmas “mood.” The Preston Rotary Christmas Choir will present its 79th annual concert this Sunday, Dec. 11. Co-director Carl Hoffman said this year is the 79th anniversary of continual...

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Record November snowfall and colder than normal

December 9, 2011
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor Even though much of the white stuff in the valley has melted, a record snowfall for the month of November was recorded and it’s 458 percent of long-term averages. The normal amount of measurable snow is 3.4 inches and King Smith, who records weather data for the National...

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