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Offices to close Monday

January 16, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Preston City, Franklin County, state and federal offices will be closed on Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Area banks and post office branches will also be closed that day. However, most retailers will remain open. The Franklin County landfill will be closed that day...

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Jenson called to preside over Temple

January 16, 2015
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor The Logan Utah LDS Temple Presidency was recently changed. Glen O. Jenson was called as President and his wife Kathylene H. Jenson was called to be the new Matron of the temple. The Jenson’s recently returned from serving a mission in the Nauvoo Illinois LDS Temple as a...

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VIDEO REPORT – West Side vs. Preston Boys’ Basketball

January 15, 2015
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Irrigation worries

January 15, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Relatively mild winter conditions in Franklin County and throughout southeastern Idaho have been good for deer and other big game survival rates so far this winter. But the news isn’t so rosy for farmers and they have expressed concerns recently. The lower-than-normal snowpack in mountains doesn’t bode well...

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Radon a big problem in Idaho

January 15, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Radon is an odorless, tasteless and invisible radioactive gas that is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, after smoking. January is National Radon Action Month. It has been found in homes across the nation, including every county in Idaho. The good news is radon...

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Citizen writer killed in crash

January 15, 2015
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WIKIEUP, Ariz. — Former Davis (Utah) Clipper editor and long-time contributor to The Preston Citizen, Tom Busselberg, was killed in an automobile accident on New Year’s Day on Highway 93 in Wikieup, Ariz., when the car in which he was riding was hit by another car traveling on an icy bridge. Busselberg, 64, was...

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New railroad warning lights operational

January 14, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor DAYTON – A second set of warning lights on Highway 36 at a railroad crossing near Dayton is now operational. “We received word on Tuesday afternoon from Idaho Department of Transportation officials the lights are now functioning,” said Franklin County Commissioner Scott Workman. Early in October IDT field...

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Preston man injured in crash

January 14, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor A 19-year-old Preston man was injured Tuesday night in a one-car rollover on Interstate 15 near McCammon. Idaho State Police report Terry N. Roy, 19, was northbound on the interstate at approximately 10:42 p.m. when the 1992 Ford Explorer he was driving went off the right shoulder of...

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Falling gas prices

January 14, 2015
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Rev up the big engine SUVs, go back to driving gas guzzling luxury cars, “the times they are a changing,” gas prices are dropping. As of Monday gas prices in Preston were at $1.99 a gallon the first time since 2009 making it possible to plan long trips...

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Preston in new LDS Mission

January 14, 2015
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Friday the formation of a new Utah Logan mission as part of 11 new missions in the church. Jerald K. Allred was announced as the new mission president. One of the smaller missions in Salt Lake City is being...

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