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Hatch warns distracted drivers

April 16, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor The Franklin County Sheriff’s Department is encouraging motorists to pay attention to the task at hand and be attentive to driving. “We do enforce distracted driving laws all of the time and think it is a great time to remind the public of the hazards associated with this,”...

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Hilarious fundraiser

April 15, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Big time Preston stand up comedian and hometown star, Todd Johnson, will land in Preston for a couple of shows. He will entertain at the Community Center, at 64 W. 100 E., on Friday and Saturday, April 25 and 26, in Preston at 7 p.m. The career laugh...

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Bingham to end year as county DYW

April 15, 2014
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By JEAN CARTER  Citizen staff writer Kennedy Bingham, senior at West Side High School, will take her final walk as the Franklin County Distinguished Young Woman 2013- 14, during the annual scholarship program to be held April 19. Fifteen girls in their junior year of high school will try out for the title, performing...

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Pirate tracksters compete well

April 15, 2014
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By ALYSSA NIELSEN  WS sports reporter Following spring break, the Pirates’ track team was quick to prepare for two meets last week. West Side ran, threw and jumped against larger schools at a meet in Logan on Thursday. They competed against Logan, Mountain Crest, Ogden and Bear River. It was a great opportunity for...

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Pirate softball drops two

April 15, 2014
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By ALYSSA NIELSEN  WS sports reporter West Side’s softball team lost three games last week, making the season record 2-7 so far. They faced the Beavers in American Falls Thursday afternoon. On Saturday the Pirates traveled to Glenns Ferry for a double header. The Pirates will face the Soda Springs Cardinals at home on...

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Baseball team splits with Sugar

April 15, 2014
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By TERESA CHIPMAN  PHS sports writer Preston played Bonneville at home and then away on Thursday and Friday. They lost both games and then traveled to Sugar Salem where they split a double header with the Diggers. The Indians will host the Tony Hansen Tournament this Friday and Saturday. Competing teams are Firth, Sugar...

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PHS softball wins one against Bees

April 15, 2014
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By TERESA CHIPMAN  PHS sports writer The Indian softball team hosted Bonneville in a double header on Friday and ended up splitting the twin bill, winning the first 3-1 and losing the second 1-0. They will travel to Century for another double header this Thursday at 4 p.m. The games went fast as defense...

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Team places sixth

April 15, 2014
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By TERESA CHIPMAN  PHS sports writer The Preston track team travelled to the Grizzly Invitational in Logan on Saturday where both boys and girls placed sixth out of 25 schools. “It was a good day for both teams,” said coach Brandon Lyon. “Both boys and girls held their own against many much larger schools....

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Building bombers

April 13, 2014
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Story and photos by RODNEY D. BOAM  Roger Woolley has been a fixture at True Value Mart for almost as long as the hardware store has been in business. He is usually at the State Street entrance and welcomes people as they come through the door. The airplanes in the electronics portion of the...

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Statewide impaired driver enforcement pays off big in county

April 12, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor The Franklin County Sheriff’s office participated in a statewide impaired driving enforcement from March 15-22. This enforcement was part of a grant provided by the Idaho State Police, according to Chief Deputy Karen Hatch. “During this time period deputies conducted numerous traffic stops and contacted motorists to enforce...

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