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Skeet shooting mulled

April 4, 2012
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Skeet shooting mulled

By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   If an area can be found to allow skeet shooting at the Franklin County Rifle Range, commissioners said Monday they will allow shotguns to be used at the facility. But as of now, the firearms are still banned. A number of years ago skeet shooting took place...

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Cause of elevator fire still undetermined

April 4, 2012
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Cause of elevator fire still undetermined

By ROBERT S MERRILL Assistant editor   A cause of a $5 million fire on March 7 that destroyed a grain mill at Valley Wide Co-op (Franklin County Grain Growers) 264 S. State, Preston, is still under investigation by fire officials. Fire District Fire Marshal Scott Martin said the area where the fire started...

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Late season flu outbreak hits southeast Idaho

April 3, 2012
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Late season flu outbreak hits southeast Idaho

By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   Even though it’s the tail end of the flu season, a nasty strain of viral disease has reared its head in Franklin County and across southeastern Idaho in recent days. Preston physician Lynn Eskelson told The Citizen that he has seen in recent days three individuals in...

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WS track team runs well at Cache-Box

April 3, 2012
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WS track team runs well at Cache-Box

By SYDNEY BLAIR  WS sports writer This last week was a change for the West Side Track Team as they attended the Cache-Box Invite at Utah State University. It was a two day event going from Wednesday through Thursday. Even though it was West Side’s Spring Break, they still had quite a few kids...

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Democratic Party to hold Caucus

April 3, 2012
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Democratic Party to hold Caucus

By RICH BERGMAN  Chairman of Bear Lake County Democrats   The Caribou, Franklin, and Bear Lake Democratic Party will be holding their Presidential caucus on Saturday April 14 at 10 a.m. at AJ Winters Elementary, 535 Clay Street in Montpelier, Idaho. Because of the numbers we decided we would like to meet together at...

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Mega Millions Brings Business to Local Outlets

April 2, 2012
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The recent $640 million Mega Million jackpot brought hundreds of visitors to Franklin County last Friday. Three big winners were announced with the nearest coming from Chicago, Ill. Here is a video report for the Franklin County area. Video and report by Rod Boam.

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Spring cleanup begins April 9

March 31, 2012
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Spring cleanup begins April 9

By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Preston’s annual spring cleanup will begin this year on April 9 and conclude on April 20. “The cleanup period gives the entire community a good image, when things are nice and tidy. The annual cleanup gives residents an opportunity to get rid of almost anything they can get...

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Franklin mulls ordinance

March 30, 2012
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Franklin mulls ordinance

By JEAN CARTER Citizen staff writer Franklin City Council listened to a proposal by county commissioner Scott Workman, to adopt a county-wide ordinance to set clean air guidelines. Workman told council the Department of Environmental Quality (Idaho DEQ) is wanting to set mandates for wood-burning stoves, to improve air quality. He said if the...

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Parking ban ends

March 30, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor It’s a sure sign of spring in Preston as robins are pecking on the lawn and geese are flying overhead. Vehicles are once again allowed to park overnight on city streets. The ordinance banning parking expires Saturday, March 31. Beginning Nov. 1 each year and running through March...

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Surprise homecoming

March 30, 2012
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Surprise homecoming

By NECIA P. SEAMONS  Citizen staff writer Eileen Kelly found more than she expected waiting for her after work on Tuesday, March13: there stood the son she’d been worrying about; who had been serving as a reserve in Kuwait. With a surprised screech she enveloped Patrick Kelly in her arms and then the tears...

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