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BSA recognition evening set

October 14, 2011
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The Franklin District of the Boy Scouts of America Recognition Evening will be held Thursday, Oct. 20, from 7-8 p.m., at the Preston LDS South Stake Center, 55 E. 100 South. All adult scouting leaders and their partners are encouraged to attend. (See the full story in The Preston Citizen.)

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Ready or not, He’s back!

October 13, 2011
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Fox is releasing a new animated series featuring the characters from the original ‘Napolean Dynamite’ movie. Here is a trailer on the series.

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Residents offer comments on horse complex proposal

October 13, 2011
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   FRANKLIN – Several residents of Franklin, including Mayor Wayne Priestley, and the surrounding community met this week with private developers of a proposed multi-use horse complex to explain the project, gather input, and answer questions. The open-house format in the city building lasted three hours and allowed...

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Absentee balloting now underway

October 12, 2011
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By ROBERT MERRILL Assistant editor Absentee balloting is now going on at the Franklin County Clerk’s office for this year’s municipal elections and Fairview Water District bond election. Franklin County election’s clerk Camille Larsen said absentee voting will continue Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. through Nov. 4. There will be no election for Franklin County Fire District...

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Auditions open for comedy

October 12, 2011
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Auditions for “THREE Bags Full” will be held on Oct. 15, from 9 a.m.-noon and Oct. 19, from 5-8 p.m. “THREE Bags Full” is a comedy written by Jerome Chodorov, and directed by Cecelie Costley with Calin Christensen, assistant director.  (See the full story in The Preston Citizen.)

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OSA wants your help to change eye sore into community icon

October 11, 2011
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OSA wants your help to change eye sore into community icon

By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor A recently organized fundraising committee is reaching out to the Franklin County community for help in restoration efforts of the Oneida Stake Academy. “Our over-all goal is to get the community involved in this cause to make the Academy an addition to the area instead of an eyesore,”...

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Committee brings excitement to Festival plans

October 11, 2011
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor The new Festival of Lights Committee is bringing some fresh looks at the old festival and some excitement that hasn’t been there for a few years. Chaired by Kris Beckstead of Beckstead Real Estate and Ron Smellie of Webb Funeral Home and flanked by 20 new faces, the...

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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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