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Summer reading sparks interest of county youth

July 4, 2013
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BY CITIZEN STAFF  Whoever said reading is dead didn’t see the young generation immersing themselves in reading and related activities each Wednesday in June at the Larsen-Sant Library. Kids from pre-school age through adolescents took part in the Friends of the Library’s Summer Reading Program. And while the formal program has ended for those...

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Ray exploring new park

July 4, 2013
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BY CITIZEN STAFF  Economic development officials are looking to the future when it comes to attracting more jobs to Franklin County. Kathy S. Ray, four-county Southeastern Idaho Economic Development Director, said the Industrial Park is nearly full. There are only five acres remaining to develop, she said. The effort comes even as the county’s...

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Preston School District approves 2014 budget

July 4, 2013
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By KELLIANNE GAMMILL  Citizen intern The Preston School District Board of Trustees approved a new general maintenance and operation budget of $11,700,000 for the 2013-2014 school year on June 19. This year’s spending plan increased by $500,000, or five percent, compared to last year’s budget of $11,200,000. The term’s highest general maintenance and operation...

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Teen mom defies odds and graduates high school

July 4, 2013
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Teen mom defies odds and graduates high school

By KELLIANNE GAMMILL  Citizen intern Carrie Newman was just 16 years old when she found out she was pregnant. Though she was sick through her entire pregnancy, Newman managed to make it to class and graduate from Franklin County High School this spring. After moving to Preston from California at the age of 15,...

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Crossley drives new Tundra

July 3, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Preston High School’s Larin Crossley recently took possession of a new Toyota Tundra as part of a nationwide Outstanding Teacher Award as an agricultural instructor. Crossley is one of only six individuals nationwide who received the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE) Outstanding Teacher Award. It was presented...

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Home found for FCHS

July 2, 2013
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  and ROBERT S. MERRILL  Citizen staff During the past year the Preston School District has anxiously awaited completion of remodeling on the National Guard Armory building on North State Street so Franklin County High School students could move back into the facility. But when the project was close to being...

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Celebrating Idaho

July 2, 2013
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By KELLIANNE GAMMILL  Citizen intern FRANKLIN – Idaho Days has been a tradition to Franklin County since the early 1900s. Since then, it has continued to grow and attract different vendors and talents from around the area. Magician and balloon artist Steven Viator was among the new acts to perform at the festival last...

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Crosgrove named Idaho Days Queen

July 2, 2013
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By JEAN CARTER  Citizen staff writer FRANKLIN – Briana Cosgrove, daughter of Steve and Julie Cosgrove, took home the crown and title of Miss Idaho Days during the Franklin City celebration this past weekend. Crosgrove, who will be a junior next year at Preston High School, also earned the Spirit Award. She received a...

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Offices to be closed for holiday

July 2, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Preston City, Franklin County, state and federal offices will be closed on Thursday in observance of July 4. Area banks and post office branches will also be closed that day. However, some retailers will remain open. The Franklin County Landfill will be closed that day as well. Garbage...

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Mutton Bustin sign-ups announced

July 2, 2013
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This year’s annual Mutton Bustin event, held in conjunction with That Famous Preston Night Rodeo, will be by sign-up only. Only 12 contestants will be allowed to perform each of the three nights and they must weigh less than 50 pounds and be under six years old. The sign-up will be done on a...

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