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Fire scorches acreage in Mink Creek

June 25, 2012
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By Robert S. Merrill Assistant editor   Franklin County Fire District fire crews, with help from Cache County and the Forest Service, battled a 250-acre blaze in the foothills in Mink Creek Friday afternoon. The call was reported at 11:47 a.m. and all local crews left the area by 9:11 p.m. when it was...

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Franklin County Newspaper Readership Survey

June 25, 2012
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(All responses are anonymous and appreciated. Leave blank any questions that do not apply.) Please return to: The Preston Citizen 77 S. State • Preston ID • 83263 Email answers (note question number, or copy/paste) to main@prestoncitizen.com Questions? Please call 208-852-0155 Thanks for the help, we look forward to serving you throughout the years to...

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Fire damages Trails West

June 22, 2012
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By Robert S. Merrill Assistant editor   A fire at Trails West Manufacturing in Preston Sunday afternoon caused approximately $200,00 damage to the horse-trailer manufacturing plant and trailers. An alarm company called the Franklin County Sheriff’s dispatch center at 3:29 p.m. and reported a fire suppression sprinkling system had activated at the facility at...

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Clinic to be held

June 22, 2012
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Clinic to be held

To help parents prepare for 2012-2013 School Immunization Requirements, Southeastern Idaho Public Health (SIPH) will be holding a special walk-in immunization clinic for seventh grade students on Wednesday, June 27, from 2-7 p.m. at their office, 42 West. 100 So., Preston. Legally, in order to enter seventh grade, children are required to have one...

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Franklin City to review wood burning ordinance

June 22, 2012
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Franklin City to review wood burning ordinance

By JEAN CARTER  Citizen staff writer A clean air ordinance that has been proposed by the Franklin County commissioners and sent to area cities for approval was rejected by the Franklin City Council during its meeting last month and in response to that decision Bruce Olenick, DEQ regional administrator, spoke to council last week...

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Elks Lodge, Boy Scouts to retire U.S. flags

June 22, 2012
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Elks Lodge, Boy Scouts to retire U.S. flags

By RODNEY D. BOAM Citizen editor What a more fitting time could there be to retire a flag than Independence Day, July 4. This annual event sponsored by the Preston Elks Lodge, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the area Boy Scouts will be held at 8 a.m. that day in the Benson Park. There...

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Franklin County Newspaper Readership Survey

June 21, 2012
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(All responses are anonymous and appreciated. Leave blank any questions that do not apply.) Please return to: The Preston Citizen 77 S. State • Preston ID • 83263 Email answers (note question number, or copy/paste) to main@prestoncitizen.com Questions? Please call 208-852-0155 Thanks for the help, we look forward to serving you throughout the years...

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Vandals strike park-and-ride lot

June 21, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   Three vehicles were vandalized at a designated park-and-ride pull off on U.S. 91 near the Cub River turnoff on June 14. “We had a pickup truck and two other vehicles that had gasoline tanks punctured by a screwdriver,” said Chief Deputy Dave Fryar. “No other damage was...

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Bible school invite given

June 21, 2012
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Bible school invite given

An open invitation is being extended for all elementary school children in Franklin County. Grace Fellowship Church is having Vacation Bible School at the church, located at 16 N. State Street, on June 26, 27 and 28, Tuesday through Thursday, from 3-5 p.m. each day. There will be games, refreshments, prizes, crafts, singing and...

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Council gives patriotic speech contest rules

June 21, 2012
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Council gives patriotic speech contest rules

CECELIE COSTLEY Franklin County Theater Arts Council   The first annual Patriotic Speech Contest will be held on Saturday, July 7, at noon in the Worm Creek Opera House. It is open to all residents of Franklin County. The theme of the contest is, “What’s Right with America.” These words must be somewhere in...

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