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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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Wet December: Above-average precipitation breaks trend

January 12, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor For the first time in several months, the Preston area received above-normal precipitation and ended December close to an inch above long-term averages. Official records show the community received 2.37 inches of moisture. Normal precipitation is 1.52 inches. “We were well-above average for December, but are still behind...

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January 11, 2013
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Seasonal roads closed; enforcement of ordinances, tags underway

January 11, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor Several seasonal roads in Franklin County are now closed to vehicular traffic because of snowfall. Enforcement of road–closed ordinances have begun. The road from Birch Creek to Cub River is closed to all vehicles except snowmobiles or snow–grooming equipment from Dec. 20 to April 15. The road from...

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Technology making farmers more efficient

January 11, 2013
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Matt Johnson, a Valley Implement service technician, uses a lap-top computer to check the systems of a SDX 450 Case 4-wheel-drive tractor with a ballpark price tag of $450K.

By RODNEY D. BOAM Citizen editor Mobile communication devices or smart phones are becoming a real asset for farmers across the country. Technology has come a long way from the day when a guy sat on a tractor seat pulling a plow with nothing but blue skies above and the air around him to...

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FS seeks campground hosts

January 10, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Funding cutbacks for the Montpelier Forest Service Ranger District are forcing officials to consider a change in how campground maintenance and operations are accomplished on seven campgrounds located throughout the district, including Albert Moser and Willow Flat east of Preston. Currently, the campgrounds are operated by Forest Service...

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Moser takes over State Liquor Store

January 10, 2013
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By RODNEY D. BOAM Citizen editor The state-run liquor store is alive and well in Preston despite the teetotaling nature of the community. Franklin County has a large LDS population, a religion that teaches abstinence from alcoholic beverages. Despite that faith, the liquor store has a faithful following. Misty Moser has recently taken the...

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