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County Worker Honored

January 15, 2013
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Franklin County personnel and family members honored Heber Lee Lewis on Tuesday afternoon after funeral services in Preston. Lewis was killed Jan. 9 when the county dump truck he was driving collided broadside with a train on State Highway 36 west of Preston.

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Safety is always a priority in area schools

January 15, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL and RODNEY D. BOAM  Local school officials in both the Preston and West Side school districts are working to improve emergency procedures in light of last month’s shooting of students and staff at Connecticut’s Sandy Hook Elementary School. And Col. Jerry Russell, who is retiring at the end of this...

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Deer causes accident

January 15, 2013
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  By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor Franklin County Sheriff’s deputies responded to an early-morning, one-vehicle rollover Thursday on U.S. 91 north of Franklin that seriously injured an American Falls Harper Baking employee. Deputy Travis Despain said the driver, Earnest L. Bernal, was southbound and apparently swerved to avoid hitting deer in the roadway....

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Pirates drop one

January 15, 2013
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By CONNOR WALDRON  WS sports writer DAYTON – West Side boys played a home game against the Soda Spring Cardinals on Saturday and the Pirates suffered a four-point district loss. Soda Springs’ Derek Spain made a game changing three-pointer in the third quarter. Head Coach Tyler Brown stated, “we finally got a two-point lead....

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Fourth quarter propels PHS girls to 49-37 victory

January 15, 2013
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By TERESA CHIPMAN  PHS sports writer The PHS girls defeated visiting Bear Lake on Friday, Jan. 11. The 49-37 victory was mostly due to an impressive fourth quarter push by Preston where they outscored the Bears 20-9. The Indians started off a bit slow, scoring just seven points in the first quarter and allowing...

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West Side girls lose to North Gem by three

January 15, 2013
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By CONNOR WALDRON WS sports writer The Pirate girls basketball team played the North Gem Lady Cowboys on Thursday, Jan. 10, and West Side lost 47-44. The Pirates held a lead on the Cowboys until the very end. North Gem’s Maegen Christensen scored a three pointer with a minute left, tying the game. Then...

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Wrestlers battle at Blackfoot

January 15, 2013
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By ELLEN GREGORY For The Citizen Preston wrestlers took on district rival Blackfoot on Wednesday, Jan. 9, and gave the Broncos a run for their money in Blackfoot’s home gym. Wrestling action began in the middle weights, but it was Tayson Reid who scored the first team points for Preston by pinning his opponent...

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Preston boys have tough week on road

January 15, 2013
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By TERESA CHIPMAN PHS sports writer Preston had a tough week losing to both Rigby and Bear Lake on the road despite outstanding performances by Taylor Smellie and Kyle Lords. On Saturday, the Indians traveled to Bear Lake. They started off well enough with a 10-9 lead at the end of the first quarter...

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Centennial planning: Open house set at Franklin County Courthouse on Jan. 30

January 15, 2013
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By RODNEY D. BOAM Citizen editor Plans are in the works for an exciting 100 year anniversary of Franklin County. One of the most important things we have related to the Franklin County Centennial is Myrna Fuller’s book on historical sites in the county. Fuller has worked on the book for a couple of...

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Derailment cleanup continues; Lewis funeral Tuesday

January 14, 2013
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  By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor A cleanup process of a train derailment in Dayton that occurred on Wednesday, Jan. 9, is on going and will continue during the next couple of days. A northbound Union Pacific train derailed west of Preston at approximately 10 a.m. Wednesday morning and a fatality occurred, according...

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