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Fire at Franklin County Grain Growers – Initial Report

March 7, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   A fire started at approximately 3:45 p.m. Wednesday at Valley Wide Co-op’s (Franklin County Grain Growers) grain mill at 264 So. State and totally destroyed the structure. Fire crews were still on the scene at 8:30 p.m. mopping up and watching for hotspots in the granary tower...

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VIDEO Franklin County Grain Growers Fire – March 7, 2012

March 7, 2012
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BREAKING NEWS – Fire at Grain Growers

March 7, 2012
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Shortly after 3:30 pm, Wednesday, fire broke out in the grain elevator at Franklin County Grain Growers. Photos to follow.

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Preston FFA students win

March 7, 2012
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Preston FFA students win

By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor Members of the Preston FFA Chapter traveled to Grace High School for the District Agricultural Sales Career Development Event recently. The Preston team won the event which qualifies them to compete at the State Ag Sales event this April in Twin Falls, according to Larin Crossley, ag department...

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More courtesy needed at intersection

March 7, 2012
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More courtesy needed at intersection

By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor The five-point intersection at Highway 91 and 1st East in Preston is becoming increasing dangerous as the traffic increases. During peak traffic flow entering the intersection from a side street has become a concern for citizens. Janet and Craig Harris, who live near the intersection, have been worried...

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Hays to have preliminary hearing

March 6, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   An adult male was arrested on Wednesday, Feb. 29, in conjunction with an aggravated battery that took place in Preston on Friday, Feb. 24. Preston Police took Charles D. Hays, 23, address unknown, into custody and charged him with one count of aggravated battery, a felony. He...

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Helping hands

March 6, 2012
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Helping hands

Dallin Rasmussen lines up for some hashbrowns and pancakes early Saturday morning at a benefit breakfast at the Preston Fire Station to help pay funeral expenses for Jim and Sophia Hull. Jim died of cancer, just over a year ago and Sophia was killed in a local traffic accident this past Thanksgiving weekend. Blayne...

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Crime spree duo headed to court

March 6, 2012
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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 still incarcerated and local court proceedings have begun again. Franklin County prosecutor Todd Garbett said court actions for Hector Diaz, 20, of Franklin, and Jose Padilla, 18, of Preston, were put on hold...

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High-tech protection

March 6, 2012
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High-tech protection

Former Utah First Lady touts internet safety  By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor One of the things on Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction’s check off list is computer access for every high school student. Both Franklin County School districts went to training last fall to help them prepare for trouble that may come if...

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Learning the ropes

March 6, 2012
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Learning the ropes

By JEAN CARTER  Citizen staff Fourteen young women from around the county were treated to a seminar last week, in preparation for the annual Distinguished Young Women Scholarship Program, sponsored by the Franklin County Farm Bureau. The seminar included a make-up consultation class, demonstrated by Candace Burns; interview skills, taught by Becky Child Johnson,...

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