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December 19, 2011
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Speed limit on U.S. 91 dropped to 55 mph north of Preston

December 16, 2011
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor The posted speed on U.S. 91, from Burger King to the westbound edge of the Preston City limits, has been reduced from 65 miles per hour to 55.  (See the full story in The Preston Citizen.)

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No one injured in house fire

December 15, 2011
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   A Preston family escaped injury early Thursday morning after their house was destroyed by fire. Dan Buckingham and his family was alerted to the fire by smoke detectors and managed to get out of the burning structure at 135 So. 300 West unharmed, according to Franklin County...

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Health Department reduces cost of flu shots

December 15, 2011
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor The District Health Department in Preston is now giving flu shots by appointment and the price for the vaccine has been reduced from $26 to $12. The price reduction was made to encourage the public to get their flu vaccine, according to nurse Jackie Bowles, who added they...

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Taxes due

December 14, 2011
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By ROBERT MERRILL  Assistant editor Property owners in Franklin County and across Idaho have until this Tuesday, Dec. 20, at 5 p.m. to pay their first-half, 2011 property tax payments. Those who fail to meet the deadlines are subject to a 2-percent penalty for the entire taxable amount, beginning Dec. 21. A 12 percent...

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Train time at the Egberts

December 14, 2011
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Train time at the Egberts

By RODNEY D. BOAM Citizen editor For Glen Egbert of Fairview, the Christmas holiday is as much about small toy trains and ceramic villages, as hanging tree ornaments and lights are to others. Every year after Thanksgiving, many in Franklin County are cutting down trees and hauling them home to decorate with ornaments, lights...

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Five arrested in crime spree

December 13, 2011
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Five arrested in crime spree

By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor Three Franklin County residents associated with a recent crime spree in Idaho and Utah are incarcerated and court proceedings have begun. Hector Diaz, 20, of Franklin, waived a preliminary hearing on Dec. 2, and was bound over to district court on three felony grand theft charges, according to...

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Winners named – Residential home lighting contest

December 13, 2011
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Winners named – Residential home lighting contest

By RODNEY D. BOAM Citizen editor Jessica Jensen, the Festival of Lights committee member over the home decorating contest, gave the names of the winners to The Citizen recently. She also announced that the maps showing the locations have been distributed to merchants to help people find the winners of the Festival of Lights...

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Angel Tree – Pick up location changed

December 13, 2011
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor The Angel Tree organization has changed locations. This year they are not at the archery building. They are in the Bob Fackrell building, immediately north of IFA. The pick up time will be Dec. 22 from 1 -6 p.m. for families to pick up their Angel Tree packages....

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OSA gable work continues

December 12, 2011
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OSA gable work continues

By NECIA P. SEAMONS Citizen staff writer   Crews from Kepco and State Stone were at the Oneida Stake Academy last Friday preparing to install a stone gable to replace the original that fell off the building in 1962. According to Keith Mackay, owner of State Stone, the process being used to restore the...

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