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Officials still working on noise ordinance

October 11, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Preston City and Franklin County officials are continuing to work together to draft a noise ordinance that will help curtail loud music at various events and venues. A Preston resident approached the council early in September and reported how loud music at a Relay for Life event this...

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Fairview artist wins first place at art competition

October 11, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Fairview artist Trent Gudmundson recently won first place in the Logan Fine Art Gallery’s Salon D’ Automne. His oil painting called, “Her Brother’s Keeper,” gave him a cash prize of $1,500 for the top spot. Gudmundson said he has works in galleries in New Mexico, Arizona, California and...

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Special Olympics Halloween Fun Run slated for Oct. 18

October 10, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor The fifth annual Halloween Fun Run to support Special Olympics will be held on Saturday, Oct. 18, starting at 9 a.m. in the parking lot of the LDS North Stake Center. Those wishing to participate in the 5K run or 1K walk can preregister by emailing prestonhalloween5kfunrun@gmail.com or...

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Boys’ soccer fares well

October 10, 2014
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   By TERESA CHIPMAN  PHS sports writer The boys’ soccer team fared well last week improving against both Rigby, who they beat, and Blackfoot, who they tied. They traveled to Century on Tuesday for a final regular season game. A district play-in game is on Saturday, Oct. 11, at an undetermined location. Preston earned...

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Hatch shines at Invitational

October 10, 2014
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By TERESA CHIPMAN  PHS sports writer A first place by the girls’ cross country team on Thursday, Oct. 2, at the Top of Utah Invitational hosted by Bear River High School at Belmont Hot Springs was exactly what the team wanted. The Indians finished nearly 30 points above second place Bear River. “The girls...

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Vehicle registration fees increase

October 9, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Franklin County Commissioners approved raising vehicle registration fees by 75 cents on Monday, following a public hearing that no one attended. The mail-fee portion was raised from 50 to 75 cents and the administration fee was raised from $3.50 to $4, according to Franklin County assessor Jase Cundick....

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Tickets on sale for Festival candlelight dinner

October 9, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor With less than two months to go before the Festival of Lights, the committee has put the wheels in motions for this year’s grand winter event. Tickets for the candlelight dinner are now on sale and can be purchased at Stokes Market or Preston City offices for $20...

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Mink Creek road closure issue re-opened

October 9, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Mink Creek Canyon, who owns property in Mink Creek that includes the old Benson Ranch, has filed a petition to determine the legal status of a highway and a petition for abandonment with Franklin County to address the eastern segment of the Mink Creek Road. The company requests...

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Luna visits PSD

October 8, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna visited Preston School District Tuesday and had a good look at what the district is doing. Luna spoke to the Rotary Club at Red Brink Inn and said he was impressed with the new facility. “The setting itself has a lot...

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Arts Council readies for ‘Brigadoon’

October 8, 2014
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The Brigadoon cast is almost ready for opening night, scheduled for this Friday, Oct. 10, as they put the final touches on scenery and costumes. The box office opens at 7 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Monday, Oct. 10-11 and 13, with the show starting at 7:30 p.m. with general seating. Tickets can be...

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