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USU set to hire Wells as new coach

December 20, 2012
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LOGAN, Utah – Utah State Athletics will hold a press conference on Thursday, Dec. 20 at 4 p.m. regarding its head football coaching position. The press conference, which is open to the public, will be held in the Spetman Auditorium on the second floor of the Jim and Carol Laub Athletics-Academics Complex. It is...

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Winter prompts safe driving tips

December 20, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor As winter weather has settled into Franklin County, Chief Deputy Dave Fryar reminds motorists to use caution when traveling county and state highways during inclement weather and to cooperate with highway workers clearing the highways. When driving near snowplows, Fryar issued a few safety tips: • Remain two...

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Raising rabbits

December 20, 2012
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Story and photos by RODNEY D. BOAM In 1947, when he was only six years old, Lawrence Week’s father brought him home a rabbit. Weeks, now 71, still raises them and has turned raising rabbits into a way of life. In high school the Fairview resident started judging rabbits and poultry in 1958 at...

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Holiday closings listed

December 20, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor Preston City, Franklin County, state and federal offices will be closed on Tuesday, Dec. 25, in celebration of the Christmas holiday. The post office plans to operate on a reduced schedule on Monday, Dec. 24. The lobby will be open from 8 a.m.-noon. Postmaster Val Porter said full...

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Kimpton not just a desk jockey

December 19, 2012
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Franklin City administrator Jeremy Kimpton checks water on Friday, Dec. 15 to see if it is fit for the residents of the community to drink.

By RODNEY D. BOAM Citizen editor Jeremy Kimpton, 36, the new Franklin administrator, has been involved in Franklin City politics for seven years, six on the city council and one year as mayor. For a salary of $40,000, the city administrator takes care of and oversees all the day-to-day operations of the city, like...

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Santa’s helpers retrieve letters

December 19, 2012
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By RODNEY D. BOAM Citizen editor Youngsters who submitted letters to Santa’s special mailbox at the Larsen-Sant Library earlier his month had them retrieved by some of his special helpers. The Preston High School Key Club, which is the youth arm of the Kiwanis organization, came and got the letters and gave them to...

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Sparrow resigns

December 18, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor Preston’s Police Chief Val Sparrow has tendered his resignation to the city council, effective immediately. Mayor F. Lee Hendrickson said Sparrow told him and the council that after 26 years in law enforcement it was time to try something different. “We are thankful to Sparrow for his years...

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New c-store proposed for Franklin City

December 18, 2012
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By RODNEY D. BOAM Citizen editor Dave Bessinger, of Cache County, the owner of several convenience store gasoline stations in the Logan area, recently announced he is purchasing property at the Legacy Ranch subdivision with plans to open another C-store gas station. “We plan to put in a restaurant, maybe a little Mexican restaurant....

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PHS girls play Malad tough

December 18, 2012
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By TERESA CHIPMAN PHS sports writer The PHS girls had a very busy week with two road games and finished with one at home. On Friday, Dec. 14, Preston faced the Malad Dragons in the afternoon at home, losing 39-34. The Indians trailed by four at the end of the first quarter but kept...

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Preston drops game to BL 58-49

December 18, 2012
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By TERESA CHIPMAN  PHS sports writer The Indians were host to the Bear Lake Bears on Friday, Dec. 14 and lost 58-49. A slow start in the first quarter by Preston was really the difference in the game. The Bears surged ahead in the first quarter with a 21-10 lead and though the Indians...

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