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Clifton dog kills chickens, rabbit

May 13, 2014
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By JEAN CARTER  Citizen staff writer Clifton City Council members listened to a plea from resident Melena Morgan to either enforce their existing dog ordinance, or do away with it and let the community deal with dog problems on their own. Morgan told the council a neighbor’s dog had gone into her fenced yard...

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Photo Gallery- Postal food drive 2014

May 13, 2014
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Photos by TERESA CHIPMAN

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Moedl gets state FFA degree

May 11, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Simeon Moedl, a former Preston student, recently received an honorary state FFA degree from the Idaho FFA Association at a state Leadership Conference in Twin Falls. It is the highest honor the State FFA can present advocates and supporters of the FFA and agriculture. Only 20 were given...

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Diesel retrofit grant available

May 11, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   In order to further help clean the air in Franklin County, the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality has been awarded a grant under EPA’s National Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program. The $291,000 award will deploy EPA-verified retrofit technologies on diesel engines (vehicles, non-road equipment and generators). The...

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DEQ requests city modify burn ordinance

May 10, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality requested on Monday Preston modify its municipal code as it applies to garbage and burning. Melissa Gibbs, airshed coordinator for the DEQ in Pocatello, said the city’s ordinance on refuse burning was last updated in 1963 and does not “line-up” with requirements...

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Witnesses report chaotic scene: Party turned deadly in an instant

May 9, 2014
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Preston Citizen Staff The early morning hours of April 26, were light and full of fun for three Preston men. But that mood was about to change in a deadly way after a work acquaintance arrived. James Kelly Pilgrim, a convicted felon, seemed to be intoxicated, according to witnesses, and was in possession of...

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Course to host tourney

May 9, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Preston Golf and Country Club will be hosting a Chicago Tournament on Friday, May 16. Tee times will be 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Chicago is a points tournament. The player’s handicap is subtracted from 39 to get their quota. Players then receive points based on their score...

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Drug courts proving successful in county

May 9, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Preston Mayor F. Lee Hendrickson proclaimed May as National Drug Court Month before a packed house in the council chambers on Monday. District Court Judge Robert Naftz addressed the council and explained the benefits of having a drug court in Franklin County. Magistrate Judges Eric Hunn and Mitchell...

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Smooth moves: Dance company buys State Street store

May 8, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Dance Dynamics and Flip Flop Shop is moving to the True Value Mart building, at 44 South State, and transforming the old hardware store into a full-service dance studio and tumbling gym, said owner Kimberly Hobbs. She will be remodeling the building and adding a parent’s viewing room,...

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Tribute to Mothers

May 8, 2014
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Story by RODNEY D. BOAM The Preston Citizen asked readers on Facebook to submit women who they thought should be honored for Mothers Day for one reason or another. We selected three from the list of outstanding local women. The first one is Udell Purser, 91 year-old mother of nine children. The person who...

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