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Grain Growers to merge

December 6, 2011
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Grain Growers to merge

By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor Franklin County Grain Growers Co-op, an 81-year-old institution in the community, will become Valley Wide Co-op on Jan. 1. Local stockholders voted overwhelmingly in favor of a proposal to merge with Valley Wide last month. Local manager Steve Hinckley said 86 percent of those who cast ballots at...

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McKenzie gives Medal of Honor to LDS Church

December 6, 2011
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McKenzie gives Medal of Honor to LDS Church

By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Last month on Nov. 10, Preston attorney Jay McKenzie and his wife, Debbie, drove from Preston to the new Church History Library in Salt Lake City to present a Medal of Honor and portrait of Leonard C. Brostrom to the Church History Museum. McKenzie represented Brostrom’s only living...

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Video Report – Beckstead Receives 1,000th Make-A-Wish

December 2, 2011
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Ag sales team 7th in Nation

December 2, 2011
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Ag sales team 7th in Nation

By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor The Preston High School FFA Chapter recently placed seventh in the nation in the Agricultural Sales Career Development event at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind. The team received national gold recognition. The event included teams from 37 states from around the country. The competition included a...

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Polar Express underway

December 2, 2011
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By RODNEY D. BOAM Citizen editor The Library began hosting their annual Polar Express on Monday, Nov. 28, and it will go until Dec. 10. The event is sponsored by the the Friends of the Library, the Kiwanis Club, the Preston High School Key Club and the Jr. High Builders Club. The Polar Express...

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Hickle’s magic Lights up Festival

December 2, 2011
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Hickle’s magic Lights up Festival

By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Many of the displays built in Preston for the Festival of Lights are the handy work of Joe Hickle, a Minnesota native. Over the years, the history of the Festival of Lights speaks of how it all began, but not as much has been written on the artisans...

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Christmas Classics Concert set at Worm Creek Opera House

December 1, 2011
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor New this year to the Worm Creek Opera House, is a Concert of Christmas Classics produced by Hannah Jane Edwards, who moved from California to Preston two years ago. When she discovered the Worm Creek Opera House on State Street, her mind began thinking of all the things...

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Medicare Advantage going away; Dec. 7 deadline looms to change

November 30, 2011
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By CITIZEN STAFF (Part 1 of 2 parts)  A Dec. 7 deadline is fast approaching for Franklin County residents who have been covered by Medicare Advantage plans to transfer to Medicare Supplement plans. By a week from Wednesday, people affected need to have signed up at least for prescription coverage. They then have until...

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Two grads earn FFA American Degree

November 30, 2011
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By NECIA P. SEAMONS Citizen staff writer Two more graduates of the PHS FFA chapter have earned their American Degree, the highest accomplishment the organization offers. Sidnee Rose Larsen and Jacob Pugmire were honored at the FFA’s national convention last month.  (See the full story in The Preston Citizen.)

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Creche display on Saturday

November 30, 2011
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By RODNEY D. BOAM Citizen editor In recent years, the Christmas tradition of displaying manger scenes or creches depicting the birth of Jesus has made a come back in yards, public parks and homes. Small models of Mary and Joseph and the Christ Child in a crib adorn fireplace mantles and tables and shelves,...

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