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Option given applying dust guard

July 16, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Residents of the county who live along gravel roads have an option to diminish dust kicked up by cars, trucks and trailers this summer. Franklin County Commissioner Scott Workman said if an individual or a group of residents want to purchase a dust-guard solution (magnesium chloride) county road...

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VW, Valley Co-ops merge

July 16, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Valley Wide Co-op and Valley Co-op have merged their operations and the combined company will start functioning Sept. 1. The two businesses recently received overwhelming support from both sets of board members and the membership of the cooperatives. Both Valley Wide Co-op and Valley Co-op, Inc. have divisions...

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Fairview fire destroys barn

July 15, 2015
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      Caption: Flames late Tuesday night engulf hay and a hayshed belonging to Ed and Karen Bowles in Fairview. Damage estimates were placed at $20,000   By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   FAIRVIEW – A hayshed and 55 tons of hay belonging to Ed and Karen Bowles went up in flames...

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F.C. inmates impaired during van ride to courthouse in Preston

July 15, 2015
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By Debbie Bryce For the Idaho State Journal Jul 14, 2015   Three inmates who were being transported from the Caribou County Jail to the Franklin County Courthouse in Preston on Thursday showed up for court impaired and unable to proceed, causing their hearings to be continued and leading county law enforcement to launch...

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More door prizes at Fireworks Spectacular

July 15, 2015
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor The annual Preston Rotary Fireworks Spectacular will be held this Friday, July 24, at the rodeo arena in Preston. This year’s theme is, “Proud to be Preston.” Fireworks master Jared Jensen will coordinate a much bigger show than last year. He will be using his electronic remotes said...

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Summers honored for teaching

July 15, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Dayton, Idaho – Jim Summers, who recently retired as an agriculture instructor at West Side High School, has been awarded the Outstanding Idaho Agricultural Teacher Award in Idaho. The presentation was made by Idaho Agricultural Teacher’s president Joe Blackstock at the annual teacher’s summer in-service workshop in Twin...

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WS ag mechanics team gets 3rd

July 15, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor West Side’s FFA Chapter had four teams place at the recent state career development events competition held at the University of Idaho in Moscow. The ag mechanics team placed third overall, according to advisor Jim Summers. He said Taylor Beckstead placed second-high individual in oxy fuel welding. Peter...

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Bike race

July 15, 2015
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Cyclists race through Franklin County Saturday, as part of The Cache Grand Fondo bike race. The race was a 105- mile ride starting in Logan and looping through Weston. It then went to Malad, Idaho, and back to Logan, Utah. There were over 800 riders. This story is sponsored by Autos208.com For more stories subscribe...

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Bear X-ing

July 14, 2015
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BY IDAHO STATE JOURNAL  McCammon, Idaho — For the first time that state police can remember, a bear has been struck by a vehicle on Interstate 15 in Southeast Idaho. The nearly 200-pound female black bear suffered severe injuries and had to be euthanized by a state trooper following the Saturday morning crash. But...

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Miss USA Pageant: Time of her life

July 14, 2015
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Claira Hollingsworth, Miss USA Idaho, competed over the weekend in the 64th Miss USA pageant held in the Baton Rouge River Center in Baton Rouge, La. The Preston native competed against 50 other women representing states in the U.S. and District of Colombia. Claira’s father, Jeff Hollingsworth, who...

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