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Fire at Franklin County Grain Growers – Initial Report

March 7, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   A fire started at approximately 3:45 p.m. Wednesday at Valley Wide Co-op’s (Franklin County Grain Growers) grain mill at 264 So. State and totally destroyed the structure. Fire crews were still on the scene at 8:30 p.m. mopping up and watching for hotspots in the granary tower...

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VIDEO Franklin County Grain Growers Fire – March 7, 2012

March 7, 2012
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BREAKING NEWS – Fire at Grain Growers

March 7, 2012
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Shortly after 3:30 pm, Wednesday, fire broke out in the grain elevator at Franklin County Grain Growers. Photos to follow.

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Hays to have preliminary hearing

March 6, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   An adult male was arrested on Wednesday, Feb. 29, in conjunction with an aggravated battery that took place in Preston on Friday, Feb. 24. Preston Police took Charles D. Hays, 23, address unknown, into custody and charged him with one count of aggravated battery, a felony. He...

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Assaults unrelated

February 28, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   Two separate incidents involving assault in the Preston area are unrelated and involved intoxicated males in separate altercations. Preston Police Chief Val Sparrow said the first incident was reported on Feb. 15 and involved several male subjects at the corner of 200 So. 100 East. The second...

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Dreams really do come true

February 28, 2012
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By TERESA CHIPMAN PHS sports writer   Preston High School’s Regan Hyde has been awarded a double sports scholarship at Treasure Valley Community College in Ontario, Ore., and will play soccer and softball Recently, senior traveled to TVCC, for a second time to meet with the soccer coach to practice with and ultimately sign...

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West Side season ends

February 27, 2012
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ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   West Side’s hopes of going to the state basketball tournament next week were dashed at the hands of North Star Charter Saturday afternoon at Burley in a play-in game. The Pirates dropped the contest by 20 points 66-46. North Star jumped on West Side early and the team...

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West Side advances with win

February 24, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   AMERICAN FALLS – The West Side Pirates turned a close game into a 15-point victory in the final minutes of a state tournament play-in game Thursday night, beating Declo 55-40. Head coach Tyler Brown said it was a very close game until the last three minutes of...

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Annual FFA breakfast popular

February 22, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   A large crowd of residents, teachers, and students attended a Preston FFA breakfast this morning. The annual event started in 2005 and is provided free of charge as a token of appreciation to those businesses and individuals in the community that have supported the FFA chapter and...

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Local officers respond to shooting

February 20, 2012
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By NECIA P. SEAMONS Citizen staff writer   Officers from the Franklin County Sheriff’s department and ambulance personnel were called out at about 10:55 p.m. Friday night in response to a 911 call from Swan Lake in which a boy said he had just returned home at 30790 S. HWY 91, to find his...

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