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Woolf starts election bid

August 24, 2013
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Brandon Woolf and his wife, Jana Lee, take time from a campaign
kickoff in Preston on Thursday for a photo. They said they wanted to start
things off in their hometown and have other events scheduled across
the state.

By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Idaho State Controller Brandon D. Woolf kicked off his election bid for the 2014 general election in Preston on Thursday evening at a reception in the Preston City Park. The Preston native and 1991 graduate of Preston High School was appointed interim Controller by Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter...

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It’s about service

August 23, 2013
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Bloomfest contestants from left-to-right: Melanie Carter, Harley Larson, Carley Jepperson, Paisley
Smith, Kenidee Earl, Adilee Carter, Emilee Bostwick and Devony Jepperson.

Contestants vie for Bloomfest titles    By KELLIANNE GAMMILL  Citizen intern Eight hopefuls between five and 12-years-old competed for crowns and sashes at this year’s Bloomfest Princess Pageant on Wednesday night of fair week. This year’s pageant had less competition than usual. With nine awards and only eight contestants, every girl went home with...

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PSD announces attendance incentive

August 23, 2013
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Preston School Superintendent Joel Wilson announced an attendance incentive this week. “Our funding from the state is based on attendance from Aug. 19 to Oct. 31,” Wilson said. “The better attendance we have during this time, the more funding the state gives the district.” The Preston School District is urging families to postpone vacations...

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WS to honor runners at opening football game

August 23, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor DAYTON – All athletes who were part of this past spring’s 2A state track title teams will be honored at halftime during the opening football game of 2013-14 school year. Track coach Dan Line said both the girls and boys won 2A state track titles in the spring...

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Hypnotist Chris Mabrey ‘thrills’ crowd at Fair

August 22, 2013
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Hypnotist Chris Mabrey (r) works his ‘wonders’ on a volunteer during
a performance at last week’s Franklin County Fair.

By KELLIANNE GAMMILL  Citizen intern From making volunteers dance to “Thriller” to convincing a man that he’s a Barbie doll, combining comedy and hypnosis is what Chris Mabrey did best at the annual Franklin County Fair on Wednesday and Thursday nights. “I wasn’t here last year, but I’ve performed in Preston three times,” Mabrey...

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Spackman kisses goat

August 22, 2013
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Local businessman Kelly Spackman kissed a goat as part of the Relay for Life fundraising event on the evening of Aug. 2, in front of a large crowd. The “Kiss the Goat” campaign raised $750 for Franklin County Medical Center Home Care to donate to the American Cancer...

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Senior tournament set at golf course on Aug. 28

August 22, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Preston Golf and Country Club will be hosting a Senior Golf Tournament next Wednesday, Aug. 28. This tournament is open to players 50 and over. Flights will be determined by handicap and will play a forward set of tees, said John R. VanVleet, general manager and head professional...

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Monsanto gives $4,500 to WS

August 22, 2013
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Harold B. Lee Elementary principal Melinda Royer (l), Helen Smith,
Monsanto spokesperson and West Side Superintendent Spencer Barzee
hold a $4,500 check given to the elementary school for mini iPads.

By KELLIANNE GAMMILL  Citizen intern Harold B. Lee Elementary will be adding new mini iPads to their classrooms this year after receiving a grant from Monsanto Fund. The iPads will be used in math courses. “Harold B. Lee Elementary is excited to add new mini iPads to their school,” Harold B. Lee Elementary Principal...

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Fair ends: It’s a wrap

August 21, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor The annual Franklin County Fair ended on Saturday with the bull bonanza in a packed arena at the fairgrounds. A variety of events through the week brought out good crowds, despite very hot and breezy weather. “Things really came together,” Fair committee chair Wes Harris said. “We had...

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Beck to appear at Worm Creek

August 21, 2013
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Glenn Beck, a nationally known personality and author, is coming to the Worm Creek Opera House on Thursday, Aug. 29, at 7 p.m. as a fundraiser for the Franklin County Theatre Arts Council. “He came to the theater and watched a movie a few weeks ago, before the...

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