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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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Video Report – Festival of Lights

November 29, 2011
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Committee happy with Festival support

November 29, 2011
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Committee happy with Festival support

By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Early reports on the Festival have been very positive according to many of the Festival committee members. The Grand Lighted Parade brought in people from around the area, with families in the backs of pickup trucks and inside of their cars watching through the windshields, not to mention...

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ISP honors Noyes

November 29, 2011
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ISP honors Noyes

By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor Preston-based Idaho State Police Corporal David Noyes was honored recently in Pocatello for heroic deeds in saving the life of a Pocatello-area individual. Noyes and two other ISP officers were given awards on Nov. 21 at Idaho State Police District Five headquarters. The three officers were involved in...

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Update: Man sentenced for shooting at Preston Police officers

November 29, 2011
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor A Preston man has been sentenced to serve at least five years in the state prison for shooting at two Preston Police officers during a domestic dispute earlier this year. Jacob Ray Johnson was arrested early on April 23 for attempted murder of two police officers during a...

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C’mas performances set by Arts Council

November 23, 2011
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Franklin County Theatre Arts Council (FCTAC) has big plans for the holiday season. The Christmas play “Three Bags Full” will be Dec. 2, 3, and 5, at 7 p.m. It is a short comedy about a miserly business tycoon and three identical bags containing gleaming diamonds, cold cash...

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