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OSA door duplicated by local artisan

May 9, 2015
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By NECIA P. SEAMONS  Citizen staff writer After painstaking deconstruction of the historic Oneida Stake Academy building’s front door, local carpentry artisan, Wes Dryden, was able to determine a few of its secrets. Although power tools were not used at any time during the original construction of the building, Dryden has uncovered clues that...

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City discusses business licenses

May 8, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Two business licenses were discussed by the Preston City Council on Monday during a very short council meeting. A license for Haley and Casey Judd, Preston Paradice, was approved unanimously. However, a license request by Johannes Labregts, Dutchboy Farms, was tabled by the council until a location has...

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Photo gallery- West Side track teams take titles

May 7, 2015
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Photo gallery- West Side track teams take titles

Photos by SHANE LIND

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PGCC hosts One-man Scramble

May 7, 2015
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Preston Golf and Country Club will be hosting its Spring One-man Scramble on Saturday, May 16. The entry fee for non-members is $65 including cart. There will be tee times starting at 7:30 a.m. and will be given on a first-call basis. Call early to get a preferred tee time. Players will receive 80...

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Commission tables Mink Creek road decision

May 7, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor No decision has yet been made by Franklin County Commissioners regarding the legal status of the eastern segment of the Mink Creek Road on the old Benson Ranch property. The commission held a public hearing recently to gather public input on the road. Commissioner Scott Workman said several...

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Thatcher residents to vote on district consolidation

May 7, 2015
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By DEBBIE BRYCE  Idaho State Journal This month, patrons in Grace and North Gem will once again vote on consolidation of the two rural school districts. The issue goes to voters on May 19, and only patrons in the two districts will participate. Grace Superintendent Jamie Holyoak said consolidation of school districts is not...

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Pilgrim sentence clarification

May 6, 2015
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A 42-year-old Preston man, James Pilgrim, was sentenced to life, with 22 years fixed, in the Idaho prison system on April 30, for the second-degree murder of Chad Kirk Andrus in the early morning hours of April 26, 2014. Pilgrim was sentenced in 6th District Court by Judge Mitchell W. Brown on the murder...

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Bomgaars prepping for opening

May 6, 2015
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By CITIZEN STAFF  Bomgaars, a new farm and ranch store, will open in a few days in the old Alco building on the south end of Preston, just off U.S. 91. The 22,000 square feet of retail space will be filled with all types of clothing, lawn and garden products, plumbing supplies, a large...

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Postal food drive set for Saturday

May 6, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Preston postal carriers will be doing more than delivering mail on Saturday, May 9. They will be collecting food donations with their counterparts across the country in the National Association of Letter Carriers “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive. The Stamp Out Hunger drive is a nationwide effort to...

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Rounds succumbs to cancer

May 5, 2015
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Long-time insurance agency owner and community proponent, Blayne Rounds, passed away Saturday at home from complications of brain cancer. He was diagnosed with the disease in August, 2013. Rounds was active in the community as a businessman, church leader, civic club member, family proponent and father. The father...

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