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Community digs in: Helping hands help the Elks

December 26, 2012
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Young men and young women showed up to sort through canned items, then placed them in boxes to be sealed and ready for delivery.

By JEAN CARTER  The Preston Elks Lodge has been a beehive of activity this past week, as volunteers gathered at the lodge to put Christmas boxes together for an estimated 850 families who need a helping hand during the holidays. Jenny Hollingsworth and Krysta Christensen coordinate the event, and both said they are over-whelmed...

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Bodily gives back

December 26, 2012
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Amanda and Stanton Bodily pose for a photograph at the Ronald
McDonald House in Phoenix, Ariz.

By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor When Amanda Bodily was a senior at Preston High School last year, the Indian cheerleader wanted to recycle formal prom dresses for her senior project. She hoped to have the support of girls who have attended formal dances or proms in recent years, and she did. The plan...

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Landfill Christmas tree drop off announced

December 26, 2012
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor When the merriment of the Christmas Holiday is over and it’s time to clean the house and get rid of the Christmas tree, accommodations are being made by the Franklin County Landfill. The landfill is providing a Christmas tree drop off, starting Wednesday, Dec. 26, on the west...

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Beckstead to bow out: After 32 years Beckstead turns the page on his career

December 25, 2012
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LAMONTS 5X3

    By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor Franklin County Sheriff Don Beckstead will hang up his gun next month after 32 years in law enforcement. The long-serving law enforcement officer was appointed sheriff in 1987 after the retirement of Dean Gunnell. Beckstead has served the community as sheriff since that time. He said...

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Top 10 news stories for 2012 listed

December 25, 2012
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Specialist Cody Otho Moosman came home to be laid to rest in Preston.

Compiled by RODNEY D. BOAM Citizen editor The Citizen news staff reviewed last year’s issues for news and chose these stories for the Top 10 list for 2012. 1. Moosman comes home, July 16:  Specialist Cody Otho Moosman came home to Preston. The Citizen reported the 24 year old was killed in action in...

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Indians drop close game with Century

December 24, 2012
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LDS CURRICULUM 2013

By TERESA CHIPMAN PHS sports writer Preston’s first district game was at home against Century on Wednesday, Dec. 18, where they lost 57-54. The Indians managed to stay in the game and make Century sweat, despite having to come back from an 11 point deficit late in the third quarter. Down just two at...

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Grapplers do well at home

December 24, 2012
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By ELLEN GREGORY For The Citizen In Preston’s second home meet of the season, Indian wrestlers grappled with opponents from Bear Lake, Malad and West Side on Thursday. In the first dual meet against Bear Lake, Preston emerged with a team win of 56-24. Seth Gregory, Cameron Dietrich, Justin Longhurst and Josh Greene each...

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Blackfoot loss: Poor first quarter dooms PHS girls

December 24, 2012
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By TERESA CHIPMAN  PHS sports writer The Preston girls played the Broncos in Blackfoot on Tuesday, Dec. 18. The road trip ended in a 51-41 loss. A poor first quarter is mainly to blame where Preston allowed the Broncos a 19-2 lead to start things off and ended the quarter trailing 15. “We just...

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Pirates win

December 24, 2012
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2012 XMAS CLEARANCE

By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor The West Side Pirate boys travelled to Firth Thursday and beat the 2A, third-ranked Cougars 59-55. West Side Coach Tyler Brown said Firth always plays well at home and it’s a tough place to play. “But we got away with a win,” he said. West Side, now 3-2...

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Bear River conservation plan could help landowners, habitat

December 22, 2012
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BARGAIN BONANZA

By CITIZEN STAFF  The proposed Bear River Watershed Conservation Area could be a boon for farmers and ranchers while also serving to protect natural habitat in to the future. That’s part of the message that nearly five-dozen Franklin county residents and government officials heard during a recent information meeting held by the U.S. Fish...

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