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Youth heading to National Junior High Rodeo finals

June 26, 2014
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By NECIA P. SEAMONS  Citizen staff writer Five local youth are representing Franklin County at the National Junior High Rodeo finals in Des Moines, Iowa, this week. One of them is a state champion. Jake Pulsipher, Tucker Smith, Brody Smith, Coryn Bodily and Paige Bennett all qualified in the state junior high rodeo held...

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New deputy named

June 26, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Amy Beth Pitcher, of Preston, has been hired by Franklin County as a new patrol deputy. The sheriff’s office has also undergone some restructuring and Deputy Colby Balls has been promoted to Patrol Sergeant. Pitcher will be attending the POST academy soon and then will begin field training....

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Auto maintenance key to better gas mileage

June 26, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor With fuel prices on an upward trend, good driving repair and maintenance habits can help the average motorist achieve significant fuel savings. Prices at the pump have gone up over 30 cents a gallon in the last 60 days and the “big picture” prognosis from AAA Idaho is...

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Charges filed in accident

June 25, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor A motion has been filed in Franklin County Court to amend charges from inattentive driving to misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter related to a two-vehicle, head-on crash in the Mink Creek area on June 13. One of four individuals injured in the accident died on June 17, according to prosecutor...

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School District leans to not extending bond

June 25, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor The Preston School Board room was just about full for a meeting held Wednesday evening. “We generally have more people at our meetings when school is out and we are having our budget meeting and they hear about fee increases,” said school board chairman Fred Titensor. “We are...

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Scramble this Friday

June 25, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Preston Golf and Country Club will be hosting a mixed (couples) scramble this Friday, June 27. It will be a 6 p.m. shotgun start with a maximum of 30 teams, according to John Van Vleet, general manager and local pro. “Cost is $20 for members with a cart...

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Ward named Marshal

June 24, 2014
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Joe Ward has been chosen to be the Grand Marshal for this year’s That Famous Preston Nigh Rodeo parade. Ward was born in Preston, Idaho, on Aug. 4, 1934, on the farm now owned by Kevin Hollingsworth. Later he moved to Clifton, Idaho. After serving a mission in Western Canada, he went to work...

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Glenn Beck back

June 24, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Glenn Beck, nationally known political speaker with ties to the area, will present a patriotic program at the Dahle Performing Arts Center as a fundraiser for three local organizations. Funds generated from the evening will go to three local organizations, the Worm Creek Opera House, Oneida Stake Academy...

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Idaho Days weekend

June 24, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Kacy Bowcut, in her third year at the helm as Idaho Days chairman, is ready for the celebration to begin. “Idaho Days should be exciting and fun,” Bowcut said. “There are a lot of new activities. We hope there is something for everyone.” She wants people to look...

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Work of pride

June 22, 2014
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Weaver’s have been hand-digging graves in the Whitney cemetery since 1889    There has been a Weaver sexton at the Whitney cemetery since it was founded in 1889, and today, David Weaver is still carrying on the tradition that began with his great-grandfather, Gilbert Edward Weaver. After Gilbert was unable to continue as sexton, the position...

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