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Record rainfall recorded

January 24, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   Local officials are thankful the record precipitation that was recorded on Saturday turned to snow and temperatures dropped or flooding in some areas of Franklin County could have been worse than it was. King Smith, who keeps official records for the National Weather Service, said the Preston...

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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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West Side girls win

January 12, 2012
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By COURTNEY PRIESTLEY WS sports writer   The West Side girls delivered again Wednesday night with another basketball victory. They played the North Gem Cowboys and won 53-35. The Pirates came out really strong in the first quarter and scored 16 points. The hot trend just continued to add from there. It was good...

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Reservoirs offer good ice-fishing

January 11, 2012
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Reservoirs offer good ice-fishing

  By ROBERT S. MERRILL   assistant editor         Good ice, good weather, and good fishing is drawing area residents to Franklin County reservoirs this winter to try their luck at ice fishing.   Both Doug Allen, Smithfield, and his fishing buddy Matt Allen, Hyde Park, said they frequent the ice-covered...

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Polaris Giveaway

January 10, 2012
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Polaris Giveaway

By DAVID KUNZE Preston Lions     Northstar’s Ultimate Outdoors, partnering with the Preston Lions Club, had a packed house Dec. 16. It was a celebration of the generosity demonstrated by the citizens of Preston and Franklin County. The event at Northstar was in support of the Angel Tree Project for needy children in...

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Eagle found shot at Twin Lakes

January 10, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   A dead immature eagle was discovered at Twin Lakes Reservoir the last week of December and fish and game officials responding to the scene found the raptor had been shot. Korey Owens, local IDFG officer said the department is still investigating the case and is requesting help...

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No snow a concern for farmers

January 6, 2012
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– By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   It’s too early yet to hit the panic button about lack of snowfall and moisture in the northern end of Cache Valley. But officials say unless things change in coming weeks, there is a mounting cause for concern. Lauritz Smith, water master for Twin Lakes Canal...

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Weather records set in December

January 5, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   This past December set a record for the second driest on record in Preston with only .12 of an inch of moisture. That compares with December, 2010, being one of the wettest with 3.19 inches. King Smith, who keeps official records for the National Weather Service, said...

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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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