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Perfect night for dragging

June 10, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor An estimated 100 cars showed up for the third annual “Mugs & Banana” Drag Night in Preston on Saturday night. Bruce Jeppesen and Val Preece organized the event. The first drag night was held two years ago in Tremonton. Last year it was held in Brigham City. Jeppesen,...

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Property taxes due

June 10, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Property owners from across Idaho have until Friday, June 20, to pay their second-half 2013 property tax payments this year. The property tax bill has two deadlines for payments in Idaho. The first half is due on December 20 every year. The second half is due by June...

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Dayton seeks 100 volunteers to help with water system

June 10, 2014
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By CITIZEN STAFF  DAYTON – Mayor Aaron Beutler and the city council is leading the call for 100 volunteers from amongst its residents. They’re needed to help preserve and enhance the city’s water system. The number of volunteers requested is also symbolic of the city’s official incorporation 100 years ago, on April 19, 1914....

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Public health officials advise to check for measles immunization

June 10, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Even though there haven’t been any reported cases of measles across southeast Idaho yet, public health officials are advising residents to check immunization records. “This is especially important if a person plans to travel outside of the United States in the near future,” said Jeff Doerr, Region 6...

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Buttars wins tractor show

June 10, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Stuart Buttars, of Preston, won a large trophy at Valley Wide Home & Ranch’s first annual antique tractor show held at the farm store on Friday and Saturday. Organizers of the event said there were about 12 tractors entered into the contest that was voted on by customers....

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Summer Hits: Worm Creek brings two musicals to stage

June 10, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor In a unique fashion, the Franklin County Theatre Arts Council has two shows opening on the same evening this Friday, June 13, at 7 p.m. at the Worm Creek Opera House. The productions continue through Saturday and Monday. This year’s summer musicals are “The Jungle Book Kids” and...

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Free Fishing Day: Idaho event set on June 14

June 7, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Anglers across Cache Valley, including Franklin County and throughout Idaho, can fish for free across the state on Saturday, June 14. It’s Free Fishing Day. All reservoirs in Franklin County have been stocked with catchable rainbow trout from the Grace Hatchery. “We usually stock Treasureton, Lamont, Johnson, Glendale,...

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Idaho Days agenda set

June 7, 2014
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By JEAN CARTER  Citizen staff writer Franklin City is gearing up for what is hoped to be a fun and memorable celebration of the founding of Franklin, Idaho, as new events are added to scheduled activities. Idaho Days, a long tradition to honor the first settlement in Idaho, is held annually during the last...

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OSAF outlines summer activities

June 7, 2014
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By NECIA P. SEAMONS  Citizen staff Summer offers an opportunity to connect with history as families recreate together. Showcasing the legacy Franklin County pioneers left their descendants, the Oneida Stake Academy Foundation and its partners have organized three family friendly events this summer, said Nathan Hale, chairman of the Oneida Stake Academy Foundation. •...

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Festival committee working on annual celebration

June 6, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen Editor Even when it is hot outside in the heat of summer, the Festival of Lights committee is “hard at it,” trying to prepare and improve this year’s biggest local winter activity, The Festival of Lights. The Festival of Lights committee is having a busy summer trying to get...

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