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Fishing trailer to visit Johnson

June 3, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor An Idaho Department of Fish and Game “Take Me Fishing” trailer will be in Franklin County this Saturday at Johnson Reservoir, east of Preston. “We supply the bait and equipment on a first-come, first-served basis. And those who register at the trailer do not need a fishing license...

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Relay for Life dinner, auction scheduled this Friday

June 3, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Cancer is no respecter of people. It will take the rich, poor, tall, short, parents and children. The illness affects all of us, one way or another. Relay For Life is one of the many fundraising arms of the American Cancer Society and the local branch has a...

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PHS PBA finish strong at nationals

June 3, 2014
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By NECIA P. SEAMONS  Citizen staff writer Finishing their high school careers in style, Preston High seniors Ryan Barton and Megan Steadman placed third in the nation, competing in Computer Animation at the Business Professionals of America (BPA) National Leadership Conference earlier this month. It’s been a goal for three years, said Steadman, but...

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Keeping the big Wheels Turning

June 1, 2014
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Story and photos by RODNEY D. BOAM    Have you got an old bicycle lying around your yard ready to toss or send to Deseret Industries? Try taking your bike to the Bike Doctor, Claude Thiele, in Preston and have him give it a look over. He works out of Tim Golightly’s Paintball, Sporting...

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WS grads earn credits

May 29, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor DAYTON – West Side superintendent Spencer Barzee told the school board recently that this year’s graduating class earned 771 college credits through on-line and concurrent enrollment classes. “Credits per student that participated in college classes are 21. Some 86 percent of the class graduated with some college credit,”...

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Nucor gives WS grant funds

May 29, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Terry Larson, of Nucor, presented West side School District with over $2,200 in grant money for educational use. From Harold B. Lee Elementary School teacher Leah Lucherini asked for and received a grant for $400 for The Number Case. Vicky Palmer and Whitni Barton co-wrote a grant for...

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Dispatcher to be hired

May 29, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Franklin County Commissioners authorized this week the hiring of a fourth, full-time employee at the county’s dispatch center. The move has been under consideration for several months. Sheriff Dave Fryar has explained the need for another full-time dispatcher to commissioners and Preston City officials in recent weeks. Fryar...

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PHS musicians recognized

May 28, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor PHS musicians had a busy spring. In mid-April selected members choral, band and orchestra joined others from around the state to perform at the music educators in-service conference in Nampa. The event was held at the Northern Nazarene University. “This was a great honor for these students and...

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Wildfire potential looms

May 28, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor There is a looming potential for fire danger this summer and autumn, unless significant moisture keeps falling during the next several weeks. “Even though things are quite green right now, we could be in for a bad fire season,” said Franklin County Fire Marshal Scott Martin. “Foothills and...

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Larsen-Sant Library archives Citizen

May 28, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Larsen-Sant Library has digitized archived the Preston Citizen and its several other variations of local newspapers over the years for public access said director Laura Wheatley. Franklin County had their share of newspapers back in the day, including the Idaho Enterprise, printed in Oxford from 1879 until 1882....

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