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F.C. inmates impaired during van ride to courthouse in Preston

July 15, 2015
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By Debbie Bryce For the Idaho State Journal Jul 14, 2015   Three inmates who were being transported from the Caribou County Jail to the Franklin County Courthouse in Preston on Thursday showed up for court impaired and unable to proceed, causing their hearings to be continued and leading county law enforcement to launch...

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ICON to eliminate 400 jobs at Logan plant

July 15, 2015
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  By Kevin Opsahl Herald Journal Staff writer   The massive Logan-based fitness equipment company ICON Health & Fitness Inc. announced Tuesday it is cutting 400 workers who make treadmills at its Logan plant, effectively eliminating the manufacturing sector at its 1000 West headquarters.   “These decisions are tough, but important to ensure continued...

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More door prizes at Fireworks Spectacular

July 15, 2015
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor The annual Preston Rotary Fireworks Spectacular will be held this Friday, July 24, at the rodeo arena in Preston. This year’s theme is, “Proud to be Preston.” Fireworks master Jared Jensen will coordinate a much bigger show than last year. He will be using his electronic remotes said...

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Summers honored for teaching

July 15, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Dayton, Idaho – Jim Summers, who recently retired as an agriculture instructor at West Side High School, has been awarded the Outstanding Idaho Agricultural Teacher Award in Idaho. The presentation was made by Idaho Agricultural Teacher’s president Joe Blackstock at the annual teacher’s summer in-service workshop in Twin...

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WS ag mechanics team gets 3rd

July 15, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor West Side’s FFA Chapter had four teams place at the recent state career development events competition held at the University of Idaho in Moscow. The ag mechanics team placed third overall, according to advisor Jim Summers. He said Taylor Beckstead placed second-high individual in oxy fuel welding. Peter...

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Bike race

July 15, 2015
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Cyclists race through Franklin County Saturday, as part of The Cache Grand Fondo bike race. The race was a 105- mile ride starting in Logan and looping through Weston. It then went to Malad, Idaho, and back to Logan, Utah. There were over 800 riders. This story is sponsored by Autos208.com For more stories subscribe...

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Bear X-ing

July 14, 2015
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BY IDAHO STATE JOURNAL  McCammon, Idaho — For the first time that state police can remember, a bear has been struck by a vehicle on Interstate 15 in Southeast Idaho. The nearly 200-pound female black bear suffered severe injuries and had to be euthanized by a state trooper following the Saturday morning crash. But...

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Miss USA Pageant: Time of her life

July 14, 2015
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Claira Hollingsworth, Miss USA Idaho, competed over the weekend in the 64th Miss USA pageant held in the Baton Rouge River Center in Baton Rouge, La. The Preston native competed against 50 other women representing states in the U.S. and District of Colombia. Claira’s father, Jeff Hollingsworth, who...

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Wilcox named grand marshal

July 14, 2015
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George Wilcox was selected as grand marshal of That Famous Preston Night Rodeo parades this year. Wilcox has been involved in many endeavors in his long life but the ones he is most proud of are his family and his 22 years as a teacher of automotive technology at Preston High School. In 1984 he...

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Weston Pioneer Day, July 18

July 14, 2015
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By ROBERT MERRILL  Assistant editor Weston, Idaho – Weston’s Pioneer Day celebration will be held this Saturday, July 18, and continues an annual tradition with many different activities, including an airplane candy drop and a greased-pig scramble. “It’s going to be a good, old-fashioned celebration,” said Councilman Van Woodward, who is helping organize and...

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