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President’s Day closings listed

February 16, 2013
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PRES DAY 4X8 2013

By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor Preston City, Franklin County, state, and federal offices will be closed on Monday to celebrate President’s Day. Area banks and post office branches will also be closed that day. However, most retailers will remain open, including The Preston Citizen Bookstore. The Franklin County Landfill will be closed that...

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Weston requires permits, sets rules for bike racers

February 16, 2013
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BY CITIZEN STAFF  WESTON – Mayor Camille Larsen has nothing against bicycle racers. She enjoys rides on self-propelled two-wheeled vehicles for pleasure herself. But Larsen and the city council are sending out a message to bicycle racing groups choosing to include Weston as a part of their racing itineraries: you must pay a permit...

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Heating safety advice given

February 15, 2013
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BEAR RIVER PELLET 3x4

By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor Heating fuel costs each winter spur many area residents to explore different sources to provide heat for their homes. Franklin County Fire District fire marshal Scott Martin says the use of wood-burning stoves is growing and space heaters generally are selling rapidly because of the prolonged frigid temperatures...

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Seatbelt campaign underway

February 15, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor The Franklin County Sheriff’s Department and Preston Police are joining with the Idaho State Police and Idaho Transportation Department this week in a seat-belt safety campaign aimed at making local and state highways safer. The statewide effort started on Feb. 8 and will end on Sunday, Feb. 17....

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District Playoffs – Preston Falls to Blackfoot

February 14, 2013
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Video Report – Preston Cheerleaders Ready for Competition

February 14, 2013
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Officials say open house was a success

February 14, 2013
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FCMC GO RED 2013

By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor An open house recently at the Franklin County Courthouse in Preston kicked off Franklin County’s Centennial celebration and County Clerk Shauna Geddes said nearly 130 people toured displays throughout the building. The afternoon event on Jan. 30 was organized by Geddes. It included a live broadcast by Alan...

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Sweethearts for 70 years

February 13, 2013
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FCMC LABOR OF LOVE 2013

By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor So what is the secret of being married for 70 years? Ask Deone Auger and she will tell you she doesn’t think there is a secret to being married to her husband, William (Bill), for a long time. “You just have talk to each other,” she said. “You...

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Tax collection rate up in county

February 13, 2013
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By ROBERT MERRILL  Assistant editor Franklin County collected $4,150,894.50 in property taxes this past Dec. 20 and the figure represents monies owed for the first-half tax period of June 21, 2012 through Dec. 20, 2012. County Treasurer Jeanette McKay said this time-frame reflects the first half of the 2012 property tax charge. Approximately 57...

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Edwards busy for V-Day

February 13, 2013
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MIS AMORES VALENTINE

By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor At Edwards Floral this week the pedals and leaves were flying as the scissors and clippers pruned roses and other flowers for Valentine’s Day. Although Easter, Mother’s Day and Christmas are busy times for the floral industry, it experiences one of the biggest boosts of sales, production and...

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