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Water played big role in Dayton

October 7, 2011
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By CITIZEN STAFF DAYTON – This West Side community has led the way when it comes to water. For example, while water meters have only been in place at Preston residences for a few years, they have been a fixture in Dayton for nearly 75. And when it came to getting culinary and irrigation...

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Olson retires from one stage, for another

October 7, 2011
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Olson retires from one stage, for another

By CITIZEN STAFF  Maybe West Side’s junior and senior high schools just weren’t going to have an outstanding choral program “with strong singing voices.” That’s what now-Superintendent Melvin Beutler had resigned himself to, nearly 20 years ago. That is, until Anna Beth Olson came onto the scene. At the urging of former Pioneer School...

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Nearly $10,000 in grant funding awarded to seven county agencies

October 6, 2011
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By CITIZEN STAFF  Seven Franklin County nonprofit agencies have received almost $10,000 in funding from the Idaho Community Foundation. That represents about one in nine dollars out of $90,000 that was awarded to Southeastern Idaho counties, far surpassing its share of the area’s population, especially including such counties as Bannock and Bonneville.  (See the...

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Homecoming: A wild ride at West Side

October 5, 2011
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Homecoming: A wild ride at West Side

Photos by DAZ BUTTARS Story by RODNEY D. BOAM    Most everyone had a fun and busy time at Homecoming Week at West Side High School last week. The activities were scheduled so as not to conflict with the LDS General Conference on Saturday. Tuesday activities included the Powder Puff Football game. Generally it...

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Boys remain undefeated

October 5, 2011
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By TERESA CHIPMAN PHS sports writer The Preston boys soccer team remain undefeated at 13-0 after defeating Marsh Valley and Shelley, but more importantly is the number one seed going into the district tournament regardless of the outcome of Tuesday’s game at Century. The Indians started off flat in the first half at Marsh...

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Horse complex owners purchase property in Franklin

October 5, 2011
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor An $80 million multi-purpose horse sports complex planned for Franklin County is one step closer to reality with the announced purchase of 167 acres of ground on the south edge of Franklin. Earnest E. Bleinberger, principal of Strategy 5 LLC Consulting, announced to The Citizen this week his...

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Woman attacked by buck while jogging

October 4, 2011
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Woman attacked by buck while jogging

By RODNEY D. BOAM Citizen editor A Whitney woman, and a man who tried to rescue her, were treated and released from Franklin County Medical Center after being mauled and gored by a three-point buck mule deer, east of Little Mountain on Friday around 8 a.m. Sue Panter was jogging along 1600 East for...

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Hemsley competes for State crown

October 4, 2011
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Hemsley competes for State crown

By RODNEY D. BOAM Citizen editor Laken Hemsley, 17, Franklin County Distinguished Young Woman 2011, left for Idaho Falls, Saturday, Oct. 1, to begin her week of preparation and competition for the state title. Hemsley, the daughter of Lance and Laurie Hemsley, with 38 other talented contestants from all over Idaho, will begin their...

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Local businesses showcased at summit

October 4, 2011
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By RODNEY D. BOAM Citizen editor Two Franklin County businesses were represented at the What’s Goin’ Down Up North held last Thursday at USU Innovation Campus. Four-County Economic Development Executive Director Kathy Ray reported she attended the sixth annual summit that partnered and showcased business and economic development activities in several counties in Utah...

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PHS girls soccer 8-3

October 4, 2011
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By TERESA CHIPMAN PHS sports writer The Preston girls soccer team improved to 8-3 with a successful showing against Marsh Valley on Saturday in Arimo. The wind gave both teams difficulty and contributed to the equalizing score by Marsh Valley soon after the break. Adjusting to working against the wind took some time, but...

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