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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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Idaho Days activities set for last week of June

June 21, 2013
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FRANKLIN – The Idaho Days committee announced activities for Idaho’s first-town celebration on June 27-29. On June 27, the historic relic hall will open at 11 a.m. A softball tournament will be held from 6-9 p.m. At 9 p.m. a lighting of the 1860 on Little Mountain will be held. On Friday, the relic...

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FCMC preparing for Rodeo Clown Round-Up

June 21, 2013
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By CITIZEN STAFF  As a part of the upcoming annual That Preston Night Rodeo events, a free Rodeo Clown Round-Up is being planned by the Franklin County Medical Center. It will be held July 26 in front of FCMC Transitional Care. 9-11:30 a.m. Many booths with inviting and varied activities are planned. They include...

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Witnesses to hold convention

June 21, 2013
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By KELLIANNE GAMMILL  Citizen staff writer Thousands of Jehovah’s Witnesses from Idaho, Utah and Wyoming will congregate at the annual district convention for Jehovah’s Witnesses at the Dee Events Center located on Weber State University’s campus in Ogden starting on June 28. The three-day God’s Word Is Truth! Convention is held all over the...

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City discusses 20-year lease at Business Park

June 20, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor A request to transfer a 20-year lease to a “new” owner of a business at Preston’s Industrial Park was taken under advisement by the Preston City Council until attorney Clyde Nelson can review the document A 20-year lease for the property was signed 11 months ago by the...

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Kids have a great time Fishing With An Officer

June 20, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Over 80 people from southern Idaho and northern Utah braved brisk winds last week and participated in a “Fishing with an Officer” evening at Johnson Reservoir east of Preston. Local and area Idaho Fish and Game officers brought the Take Me Fishing Trailer to the small impoundment where...

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Alice in Wonderland, Jr. coming to Worm Creek

June 19, 2013
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Alice in Wonderland, Jr. coming to Worm Creek

The Franklin County Theatre Arts Council is featuring Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, Jr. at the Worm Creek Opera House from June 26 to July 1, 2013. The play is fast-paced. Over 130 children auditioned for the musical. The directors decided to split the children into three different casts. Cast one is for children age...

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Thatcher Elementary gets boost from Walmart

June 19, 2013
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By JANALE FOX  Thatcher Elementary Students from Thatcher Elementary, whose school borders the Bear River at the north end of Franklin County in Thatcher, Idaho, received a terrific surprise. Manager Russell Hall of the North Logan Walmart, donated over $700 worth of General Mills Box Tops For Education to their small school of 80...

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