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Open house marks mill’s official opening

August 8, 2014
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By ROBERT S MERRILL  Assistant editor Several hundred people toured a new grain mill following a ribbon cutting at Valley Wide Co-op in Preston on Friday and enjoyed free hamburgers during the day. The mill has been operational for about six weeks. It’s been approximately 29 months since a fire destroyed an old landmark...

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Amnesia victim identified

August 7, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM Citizen editor The Preston Police Department reported Wednesday afternoon it has identified an adult male who wandered into the Franklin County Medical Center on July 31 with apparent amnesia. The break though came when Police Chief Ken Geddes sent the man’s fingerprints to Idaho State Police. He apparently had some...

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Power problems delay opening

August 7, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor The business situation along State Street is looking pretty sweet, with new tenants filling vacant buildings. The new O’Reilly Auto Parts Store on South State has their parking lot striped and shelves ready to stock. The manager and help have been hired and are ready to go to...

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City gives official ok for pageant

August 7, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Official approval was given by Preston City this week for the Oneida Stake Academy Cultural Center’s first-ever pageant on Aug. 8 and 9, at 8:30 p.m. “If These Walls Could Talk” is a musical written by local writer, Cecelie Costley. It is directed by Dani Dunn, of Franklin....

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FCHS open this fall

August 7, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Preston School District has plenty of things in the works for the Aug. 18 start of school. Preston School Superintendent Joel Wilson said they hope to have Franklin County High School up and going. The students will finally have a home. They have been nomads since the remodeling...

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District close on Jr. High drop off

August 7, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Using the district’s arsenal of heavy equipment and their beefed up summer workforce, the Preston School District has been making great progress on the exit of their drop-off dilemma. The district hopes to have the drive-through off of Hwy 91 at the junior high finished before the start...

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Police ID man with amnesia

August 6, 2014
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By Lis Stewart, Herald Journal Preston police have identified the man who walked into Franklin County Medical Center on July 31 with an apparent case of amnesia. The man’s name is Thomas Allen McCracken, 46, according to a Preston Police Department press release. He was identified when fingerprints were sent to Idaho State Police....

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Photo gallery of air show

August 6, 2014
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Photos by ROBERT S. MERRILL and ANGIE WEEKS

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Roundup was tons of fun

August 6, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Tracie Jensen said this is the biggest turnout they have had in quite a while. Hundreds of children and their parents spent Friday at Franklin County Medical Center’s Rodeo Clown Roundup. “We are really happy with the turnout, Jensen said. “The volunteers need to be given a big...

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Video Slide Show – Preston Rodeo Saturday Night

August 5, 2014
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Photos by the Citizen’s Shane Lind    

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