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Boys’ soccer fares well

October 10, 2014
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   By TERESA CHIPMAN  PHS sports writer The boys’ soccer team fared well last week improving against both Rigby, who they beat, and Blackfoot, who they tied. They traveled to Century on Tuesday for a final regular season game. A district play-in game is on Saturday, Oct. 11, at an undetermined location. Preston earned...

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Hatch shines at Invitational

October 10, 2014
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By TERESA CHIPMAN  PHS sports writer A first place by the girls’ cross country team on Thursday, Oct. 2, at the Top of Utah Invitational hosted by Bear River High School at Belmont Hot Springs was exactly what the team wanted. The Indians finished nearly 30 points above second place Bear River. “The girls...

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Vehicle registration fees increase

October 9, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Franklin County Commissioners approved raising vehicle registration fees by 75 cents on Monday, following a public hearing that no one attended. The mail-fee portion was raised from 50 to 75 cents and the administration fee was raised from $3.50 to $4, according to Franklin County assessor Jase Cundick....

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Tickets on sale for Festival candlelight dinner

October 9, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor With less than two months to go before the Festival of Lights, the committee has put the wheels in motions for this year’s grand winter event. Tickets for the candlelight dinner are now on sale and can be purchased at Stokes Market or Preston City offices for $20...

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Mink Creek road closure issue re-opened

October 9, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Mink Creek Canyon, who owns property in Mink Creek that includes the old Benson Ranch, has filed a petition to determine the legal status of a highway and a petition for abandonment with Franklin County to address the eastern segment of the Mink Creek Road. The company requests...

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Luna visits PSD

October 8, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna visited Preston School District Tuesday and had a good look at what the district is doing. Luna spoke to the Rotary Club at Red Brink Inn and said he was impressed with the new facility. “The setting itself has a lot...

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Arts Council readies for ‘Brigadoon’

October 8, 2014
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The Brigadoon cast is almost ready for opening night, scheduled for this Friday, Oct. 10, as they put the final touches on scenery and costumes. The box office opens at 7 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Monday, Oct. 10-11 and 13, with the show starting at 7:30 p.m. with general seating. Tickets can be...

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Deer season opens Friday; animals abound

October 8, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Deer hunting in Franklin County and across the rest of southeastern Idaho should be fairly good when the season opens Friday, Oct. 10, with a good number of two-point and larger bucks. Idaho Department of Fish and Game officer Korey Owens said locally there’s been three back-to-back fairly...

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Video Report – West Side/Preston football update from 9-26-14

October 7, 2014
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Thefts in rural areas widespread, troubling

October 7, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Franklin County Sheriff Dave Fryer is actively investigating a large number of thefts throughout the rural areas of the county and is asking people to be vigilant. “The sheriff’s office is very aware and concerned about the recent thefts and burglaries in our county,” Fryer said. “We are...

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