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Law enforcement wants a safe New Year

December 31, 2013
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor With all the parties and celebrations on New Year’s Eve, Franklin County Chief Deputy Karen Hatch is asking for citizens to help keep the roads and highways safe by being vigilant and alert to impaired drivers. And for those attending parties where alcohol is served, be sure to...

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Hyde joins Preston’s police force

December 31, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Preston City has hired a new part-time police officer. Nick Hyde, a Preston High School teacher and head football coach, is now in training and will become a Level 1 officer as soon as he completes a Police Officer Standards and Training course this spring. Hyde will fill...

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Weekend house fire

December 30, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor An early Sunday morning house fire completely destroyed a home in the Dayton area. There were no injuries. Franklin County Fire Marshal Scott Martin said the fire call came in at 12:30 a.m. Sunday morning. The house was owned by Steve Kent at 364 S. Westside Highway 36,...

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Smith to head probation office

December 30, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Boone Smith has been hired as department head and chief probation officer of Franklin County Probation. The appointment was effective Dec. 24. Smith, who has been with the department for 11 years as a probation officer, fills the position held by Guy Ebanez. Ebanez submitted a letter of...

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Bees sting Preston boys

December 30, 2013
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By TERESA CHIPMAN  PHS sports writer The Preston Indians went into the Christmas break with a disappointing loss to Bonneville on Dec. 20 at home. They brought home a win from Bear Lake on Dec. 19 and hoped to carry that momentum into the Bonneville game, but took too long to find their stride....

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PHS girls slay Dragons

December 30, 2013
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By TERESA CHIPMAN  PHS sports writer The Indian girls had a good night at home against Malad on Saturday, Dec. 21, but shot poorly against Bonneville on Tuesday, Dec. 17, on the road. The result was a split week with a 53-31 win over the Dragons and a 43-19 loss to Bonneville. The team...

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Fire destroys Dayton house–update

December 30, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   An early Sunday morning house fire completely destroyed a house in the Dayton area. There were no injuries. Franklin County Fire Marshal Scott Martin said the fire call came in at 12:30 a.m. Sunday morning and the house was fully involved by the time firefighters arrived on...

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Sunday morning fire destroys Dayton-area house

December 30, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   An early Sunday morning house fire completely destroyed a house in the Dayton area. There were no injuries. Franklin County Fire Marshal Scott Martin said the fire call came in at 12:30 a.m. Sunday morning and the house was fully involved by the time firefighters arrived on...

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Frontrunner to lights

December 28, 2013
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Story and photos by RODNEY D. BOAM  Families from Franklin County are finding the Frontrunner weekend special of $15 for six people a fun way to see the lights on Temple Square in SLC. By using the train visitors can avoid traffic and parking problems. Dress warm, bring a blanket or two and bring snacks...

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Hidden talent: Wilson named co-freshman of the year

December 28, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor He loves to run and has a natural talent for the sport. That may explain why a 22-year-old freshman from Preston was named co-freshman of the year in the Mountain West Conference last month as a member of Utah State’s crosscountry track team. Colby Wilson received his award...

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