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Predicted heavy snowstorm fizzles

January 19, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   The weather pattern across Franklin County and most of the Intermountain West has changed. But large amounts of snow that were forecast on Wednesday did not materialize. King Smith, who keeps official records for the National Weather Service, said warmer-than-expected temperatures persisted throughout the night and kept...

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Bear River Massacre commemoration set

January 18, 2012
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By RODNEY D. BOAM Citizen editor   The commemoration of the Bear River Massacre will be held on Sunday, Jan. 29, at 11 a.m., at the memorial site off Highway 91, approximately four miles northwest of Preston, just past the Bear River bridge. The memorial usually is an opportunity for the tribal members to...

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Winter storm warning for southeast Idaho

January 18, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   There is a big change in the weather pattern and the National Weather Service is predicting several inches of snow accumulation in Franklin County by Friday. The agency issued a winter storm warning from Wednesday at noon through Thursday afternoon. The NWS said up to four-feet of...

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First Baby

January 3, 2012
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First Baby

By RODNEY D. BOAM, Citizen Editor   The Franklin County Medical Center’s first baby of 2012, was Ethan Swainston, born at 11:59 p.m.on Monday, Jan. 2, He is the first son of Talesha and Curtis Swainston, of Preston. Ethan weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces and was 21 and 1/4 inches long. Ethan has three...

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No one injured in house fire

December 15, 2011
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   A Preston family escaped injury early Thursday morning after their house was destroyed by fire. Dan Buckingham and his family was alerted to the fire by smoke detectors and managed to get out of the burning structure at 135 So. 300 West unharmed, according to Franklin County...

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Man sentenced for shooting at Preston Police officers

November 22, 2011
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By Robert S. Merrill Assistant editor   A Preston man has been sentenced to serve up to five years in the state prison for shooting at two Preston Police officers during a domestic dispute earlier this year. Jacob Ray Johnson was arrested early last spring for attempted murder of two police officers during a...

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Election Results

November 9, 2011
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   Voters in towns across Franklin County picked council candidates and filled and mayoral posts Tuesday in a light turnout at the polls. Those obtaining culinary water from the Fairview Water District approved a $1.9 million bond by a large majority, 89 yes to 45 no. There were...

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Preston woman killed in Highway 91 crash

November 6, 2011
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From the Logan Herald Journal A 49-year-old Preston woman was killed Friday afternoon in a three-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 91 near Preston that closed all traffic lanes for nearly three hours. Sofia Hull was traveling north on the highway in a 1989 Geo Metro at 1:37 p.m. when she veered into the southbound...

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Indians Fall Out of Playoffs

November 6, 2011
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By Jason Enes, Idaho State Journal     When Pocatello and Preston met three weeks ago, Pocatello walked away with a 60-18 win and the 4A Fifth District championship. When they met Friday in the second round of the 4A state playoffs at Holt Arena, Pocatello ended Preston’s season with a 48-21 victory. The Poky...

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ATK and NASA Sign Space Act Agreement for Liberty Launch System

September 13, 2011
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Agreement Includes International Partnership Kennedy Space Center, Florida Sept. 13, 2011 – ATK and NASA announced a partnership today to work together during the development of ATK’s commercial LibertyTM Launch System, an agreement that also supports the 2010 National Space Policy by furthering international partnerships. The team signed an unfunded Space Act Agreement (SAA)...

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