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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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Nominations sought

December 9, 2011
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The Preston Citizen will present its first-annual Wayne D. Bell/J. Walter Ross Citizen of the Year award in January. The person selected will be announced in our annual Progress edition. The award will be presented to a resident of any community in Franklin County for outstanding service over a substantial period of time. It...

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Crime spree stopped

December 9, 2011
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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 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...

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Concert – Christmas carols to ring out at Rotary event

December 9, 2011
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor Christmas carols will again ring out in Franklin County during this holiday season and help get residents in the Christmas “mood.” The Preston Rotary Christmas Choir will present its 79th annual concert this Sunday, Dec. 11. Co-director Carl Hoffman said this year is the 79th anniversary of continual...

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Record November snowfall and colder than normal

December 9, 2011
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor Even though much of the white stuff in the valley has melted, a record snowfall for the month of November was recorded and it’s 458 percent of long-term averages. The normal amount of measurable snow is 3.4 inches and King Smith, who records weather data for the National...

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First half Property Tax due Dec. 20, 2011

December 9, 2011
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By ROBERT MERRILL Assistant editor Property owners in Franklin County and across Idaho have until Tuesday, Dec. 20, at 5 p.m. to pay their first-half, 2011 property tax payments. The full property tax assessment bill has two deadlines for payments. The first half is due on Dec. 20 every year. The second half is...

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Entrance to Stokes altered for Safety concerns

December 8, 2011
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor A project, designed to improve safety on South State in front of Stokes MarketPlace, has recently been completed and will change traffic patterns on the highway. Entryways into the parking lot of the grocery store off South State have been eliminated. New curb, gutter, and sidewalks have been...

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Author to sign Christmas book

December 8, 2011
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Author to sign Christmas book

By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Annell Williamson, a Southeast Idaho author, will be at The Citizen for a book signing of her new book, “In Search of the King,” on Dec. 14, from noon to 2 p.m. Williamson, who lives in Georgetown, has written a story about how a group of animals go...

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