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Fire Blight attacks City trees

June 13, 2012
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Fire Blight attacks City trees

By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor At least six, and maybe more, flowering pear trees that line Preston’s downtown district have been infected with Fire Blight, a bacterial infection that sometimes proves fatal. Fire Blight is caused by the bacterium “Erwinia amylovora.” This bacterium can cause disease in pears, apples, quince and also several...

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Co-op to rebuild mill

June 12, 2012
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Shawn Parkinson was named new feed and location manager for the Preston operation.

By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor Officials with Valley Wide Co-op have announced plans to rebuild a grain mill at the same location where a fire destroyed a decades-old facility in March. Steve Hinckley, on his last day as area manager for the Preston operation, said the new mill will be built at 264...

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Second half 2011 taxes due June 20

June 12, 2012
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Second half 2011 taxes due June 20

By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor Property owners in Franklin County and across Idaho have until Wednesday, June 20, to pay their second-half 2011 property tax payments this year. The property tax bill has two deadlines for payments in Idaho. The first half is due on Dec. 20 every year. The second half is...

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Grant will pay for camping upgrade

June 9, 2012
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Grant will pay for camping upgrade

By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor A grant has been awarded to the Montpelier Ranger District of the Caribou National Forest Service for upgrades at Franklin County camping facilities. Heavy road work has started at the Bear River RC&D campground in Emigration Canyon, according to Maury Young with the Montpelier District. He said his...

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Musical fireside to be held at North Stake Center

June 8, 2012
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Musical fireside to be held at North Stake Center

Anna Gray would like to invite the public to attend a musical fireside Sunday, June 10, at the Preston North Stake Center at 7 p.m., entitled, “Come, Know the Lord,” presented by the Sagebrush Strings and Choral. This story is sponsored by Brady’s Plant Ranch and The Preston Citizen Bookstore. For the full story...

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Historical fireside program announced

June 8, 2012
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Historical fireside program announced

By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Susan Hawkes, site coordinator for the Franklin Historical District, announced a program for the Franklin Historical Fireside on Sunday, June 10, at 7 p.m. at the Franklin Stake Center, 106 E. Main, Franklin. This year’s speaker will be Kenneth Godfrey, a well-known Cache Valley historian. This story is...

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It’s a small world

June 7, 2012
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It’s a small world

Thousands of miles from Preston two local men are serving their country and switching places. Lt. Jed Stewart (left) stands by Patrick Barrington in front of a Blackhawk helicopter. Lt. Barrington is presently in Afghanistan. He is a Blackhawk pilot with the Utah National Guard’s 2-211 based in West Jordan. He and his unit...

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Garbett completes term as President of organization

June 7, 2012
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Garbett completes term as President of organization

By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney, Todd Garbett, just completed a one-year term as president of the Sixth District Bar Association. Garbett was first elected secretary of the association in 2009. He served one year in that position, followed by a one-year term as vice-president. He was president from April...

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Foundation seeks donation for Thatcher horse therapy ranch

June 6, 2012
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Foundation seeks donation for Thatcher horse therapy ranch

By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor The Wyatt Foundation, a non-profit, therapy ranch for special needs children and young adults located in Thatcher, is currently running a fundraising campaign to make improvements on their existing facility. The foundation would like to put up an awning over the outdoor arena to keep the kids out...

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FCMC goes smoke free

June 6, 2012
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A new sign a major improvement at FCMC.

Effective June 1, 2012, Franklin County Medical Center became a Smoke-Free and Tobacco-Free campus. This policy includes all tobacco products including cigarettes, cigars, pipes, herbal tobacco products, chewing tobacco, etc. Franklin County Medical Center is committed to providing a healing environment and a safe and healthy work place. This story is sponsored by Deer...

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