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Record rainfall recorded

January 24, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   Local officials are thankful the record precipitation that was recorded on Saturday turned to snow and temperatures dropped or flooding in some areas of Franklin County could have been worse than it was. King Smith, who keeps official records for the National Weather Service, said the Preston...

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Pop tabs help children’s hospitals

January 24, 2012
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Pop tabs help children’s hospitals

By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Brandy and Jerry Gillespie with their four children, three girls and a boy: Madysen, 9; Dicota, 8; Aliecia, 5; Ariannna, 6, moved into their Cub River home from Keokuk, Iowa, in October of 2008. Jerry works as the auxiliary operations manager for Gilt Edge Flour Mills in Richmond....

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Lions set eyeglass event

January 23, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   The Preston Lions Club will be sponsoring a “Night for Sight” event this Friday, Jan. 27, at the Preston/ Century basketball game. Anyone who brings a pair of used eyeglasses to the game will receive a ticket to win the game basketball signed by the Indian team...

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Eagle found shot IDFG requests help

January 20, 2012
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Eagle found shot IDFG requests help

By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor A dead immature eagle was discovered at Twin Lakes Reservoir the last week of December and fish and game officials responding to the scene found the raptor had been shot. Korey Owens, local IDFG officer said the department is still investigating the case and is requesting help from...

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Teen awareness concert Saturday

January 20, 2012
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Teen awareness concert Saturday

By RODNEY D. BOAM Citizen editor With the myriad of issues of today’s teenagers are dealing deal with, the Kiwanis and Key clubs and Dr. Jacob Curtis are combining their efforts to give area students hope and help. The Kiwanis have scheduled a teen awareness concert on Saturday, Jan. 28, at 7 p.m. at...

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Ice fishing at Twin Lakes Reservoir

January 20, 2012
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Ice fishing at Twin Lakes Reservoir

Photos and story by ROBERT S. MERRILL Good ice, good weather, and good fishing is drawing area residents to Franklin County reservoirs this winter to try their luck at ice fishing. Both Doug Allen, Smithfield, and his fishing buddy Matt Allen, Hyde Park, said they frequent the ice-covered reservoirs in southern Idaho during winter...

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Oliverson duo to perform at Dahle Performing Arts Center

January 20, 2012
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Oliverson duo to perform at Dahle Performing Arts Center

By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor DAYTON – Dr. Stephen and Aubrey Oliverson, a father/ daughter duo, will perform on Friday, Jan. 27, at the Dahle Performing Arts Center in Dayton.  (See the full story in The Preston Citizen.)

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Predicted heavy snowstorm fizzles

January 19, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   The weather pattern across Franklin County and most of the Intermountain West has changed. But large amounts of snow that were forecast on Wednesday did not materialize. King Smith, who keeps official records for the National Weather Service, said warmer-than-expected temperatures persisted throughout the night and kept...

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Resort gets new owners

January 19, 2012
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Resort gets new owners

By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Chris and Anna Kunz, both recent graduates of BYU-Idaho, are the new owners of Riverdale Resort. Chris is from Montpelier and has a degree in Biology. Anna was reared in Houston and graduated in Advertising. The two took ownership on Jan. 1, 2012, after purchasing the resort from...

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Bear River Massacre commemoration set

January 18, 2012
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By RODNEY D. BOAM Citizen editor   The commemoration of the Bear River Massacre will be held on Sunday, Jan. 29, at 11 a.m., at the memorial site off Highway 91, approximately four miles northwest of Preston, just past the Bear River bridge. The memorial usually is an opportunity for the tribal members to...

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