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Mailing deadlines posted

November 27, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Mailing deadlines are looming on the near horizon for postal patrons wanting to get Christmas care and gift packages ready and mailed, especially for servicemen and women and those living outside of the country. The first deadline is Dec. 3. The busiest day at the post office is...

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Finding kindness

November 27, 2014
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A young couple gets help bringing their baby home  By RODNEY D. BOAM Citizen editor A recent photo of Doug West in The Preston Citizen sparked some tender memories of some 49 years earlier for LaRay Shewey of Preston. In 1963 she and her then husband, Grant Farnes, moved from Blackfoot to Preston to manage the Anderson Lumber...

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Snow reminders given

November 27, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor With the onset of colder weather and the potential for snow at any time, Franklin County road supervisor Troy Moser is asking residents this winter to avoid pushing snow from private drives and lanes into road rights-of-way. “This can create a dangerous situation for motorists, as well as...

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Hull Crowned

November 26, 2014
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By MICHAEL H. O’DONNELL  Idaho State Journal Just over three years ago Davina Hull was on ISU’s campus on Nov. 4, 2011, when she received a devastating phone call. Her mother and little sister had been involved in a three-vehicle accident in Preston. Sofia was dead and Denica was injured. Sofia died in an...

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Exhibit features local athletes

November 26, 2014
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By NECIA P. SEAMONS  Special to The Citizen In addition to sports in general, the Smithsonian exhibit at the Larsen-Sant Library until Dec. 13, features a few local players and some of their gear, like these 1940s-era football helmets discovered by Dee Nelson in the Nielson Gymnasium and a wool Riverdale team baseball jersey...

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VIDEO – West Side Football Take State

November 25, 2014
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VIDEO REPORT – Preston High presented ‘Cinderella’

November 25, 2014
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Festival of Lights

November 25, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor The Festival of Lights committee is ready for Saturday and hoping to get a lot of participation in this year’s activities. Here is how Saturday should play out. Just before the annual bed races, The Greater Preston Business Association will hold a drawing for free turkeys at 10...

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Local ALCO closing

November 25, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor The Alco Store is going out of business, not only here, but also across the country. A Dallas, Texas, U.S. Bankruptcy Court approved an order from Alco Store Creditors to close all Alco 198 stores after 113 years in business. Residents of Preston noticed “Going Out of Business...

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Whooping cough in Idaho

November 25, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor More cases of pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, have been reported recently across Idaho. However, Franklin County Medical Center administrator Alan Bird said no cases have been noted at the hospital. There have been 287 confirmed cases of whooping cough from Jan. 1 through Aug. 31 in...

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