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EMT Gayland Taylor retires

June 27, 2013
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By KELLIANNE GAMMILL  Citizen intern Sitting on his front porch, Gayland Taylor recalled the years past-putting out fires and responding to various emergencies. Taylor will retire the end of June after 40 years of service as a volunteer fireman and EMT. The Preston Fire Department awarded him a plaque for his service Wednesday night....

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Campgrounds ready

June 27, 2013
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Potable water available; cautions given    By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Potable water will be available at Willow Flat and Albert Moser campgrounds for the Fourth of July holiday, said Forest Service officials. Potable water will also be usable for Emigration Canyon and the Resource, Conservation and Development (RC&D) campgrounds, now under supervision...

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Rodeoers do well

June 26, 2013
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor One cowboy and two cowgirls from Franklin County participated in what some call the Rose Bowl of college rodeo, the National Intercollegiate Association Rodeo Finals in Casper earlier this month. Over 400 athletes from 100 colleges across the country participated in the finals held from June 9-15. Kiara...

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Barzee named superintendent

June 26, 2013
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Telford takes over as H.S. principal    By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor DAYTON – The West Side School District has a new superintendent and a high school principal. Spencer Barzee, named in April 2012 as assistant superintendent, has assumed responsibilities to lead the district. Tyler Telford, who has served as the middle school...

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Mill rebuild planned to start late summer, early fall

June 26, 2013
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By ROBERT S MERRILL  Assistant editor It’s been 15 months since a fire destroyed a grain mill at Valley Wide Co-op in Preston. A final design is being reviewed and construction on a new facility is planned to start late this summer or early fall. The March 7, 2012, fire caused approximately $3 million...

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Franklin administrator threatens to resign

June 25, 2013
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By JEAN CARTER  Citizen staff Franklin city administrator, Jeremy Kimpton, threatened to “clean out” his office after a group of citizens sent a letter to the city council that questions his education, personal life, misuse of city time for his own personal pleasure and anger issues. Attached was a request to enact new ordinances...

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Fireworks caution issued

June 25, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Law enforcement officers will be patrolling the community watching for illegal use of fireworks during this year’s July 4 holiday and throughout the entire month of July. Franklin County Fire Marshal Scott Martin said only “safe and sane” fireworks can be used by residents and sold at fireworks...

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Local boy dies in drowning accident

June 25, 2013
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor What should have been a happy occasion turned tragic when three-year-old Carter Bassett, son of Brendon and Dixie Bassett of Weston, was found face down in a hot tub during a wedding reception on Friday, June 20. Emergency medical professionals, who were called, tried in vain to resuscitate...

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Seven vie for Miss Idaho Days title

June 25, 2013
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Hansen to relinquish crown  By KELLIANNE GAMMILL  Citizen intern Seven contestants will compete in the Miss Idaho Days Scholarship Pageant, Friday, June 28 at the Franklin Stake Center at 7 p.m. Admission is by donation. Gabriella Montes De Oca, Adeline Pugmire, Heather Malcolm, Madilyn Olsen, Jordyn Wilson, Brianna Crosgrove and Melissa Shaffer will compete...

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Horse Station: Franklin Council approves final plat

June 22, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Approval of a final plat for the Horse Station at Cache Valley was granted by the Franklin City Council on Wednesday evening. A performance bond for construction of infrastructure for phase one of the 167-acre, mixed-use project will allow developers to complete the sale of commercial lots to...

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