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East Oneida work set for fall

January 23, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor A major reconstruction effort on East Oneida in Preston and Franklin County could possibly start this coming October and will take 36 months to complete. “The project is in line for federal funding during Fiscal-year 2016,” said Preston City engineer Darek Kimball. “The new fiscal year starts on...

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Webb open house set

January 22, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor An open house for Douglas Webb, who recently completed his final term serving as Franklin County Coroner after 47 years, has been scheduled on Jan. 29 from 4-6 p.m. at commission chambers in the courthouse. Commissioner Scott Workman said the public is invited. During Monday’s meeting, the commission...

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Sewer project moves forward

January 22, 2015
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By JEAN CARTER  staff writer FRANKLIN – Franklin is moving forward on a sewer project, after residents approved a bond of $2 million in November. Darek Kimball, JUB engineers, presented the city council designs for the project, saying the grants and loans from USDA and EPA are in the process of being finalized. Total...

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Kunz is top college prognosticator

January 22, 2015
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By GREG MADSON Citizen Publisher   There were about 35 entries in The Citizen’s annual College Bowl Picks contest this year. It came down to the wire but in the end, Preston’s David Kunz edged out Preston’s Cindy Burbank by only two games. Kunz guessed 24 of the 39 games correctly, including the national...

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Hull invited to another pageant

January 22, 2015
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor It’s going to be a busy summer for former Preston resident Davina Hull, Miss Africa Idaho. Besides her preparation for the Miss Africa USA pageant, she has been accepted to represent Idaho in the Miss Black US Ambassador pageant in June. The Miss Africa USA pageant is in...

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VIDEO REPORT – Franklin County boys’ basketball Jan. 18, 2015

January 21, 2015
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Nearly 50 years as coroner

January 21, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Douglas Webb, who was the longest standing elected official in the State of Idaho, recently stepped down as Franklin County Coroner after serving in that position for 47 years. He was appointed to fill the position held by Preston physician Clair Cutler, who had to temporarily leave the...

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Bomgaars to fill old Alco building

January 21, 2015
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor By all indications and court documents, Preston’s ALCO store will be the new site of a Bomgaars. The family owned and operated supplier picked up 12 ALCO stores to add to their 69 stores already in Iowa, Colorado, Nebraska, Minnesota, South Dakota and Wyoming. “We have purchased other...

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New lights working

January 21, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor DAYTON – A second set of warning lights on Highway 36 at a railroad crossing near Dayton is now operational. “We received word on Jan. 13 from Idaho Department of Transportation officials the lights are now functioning,” said Franklin County Commissioner Scott Workman. Early in October IDT field...

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HS rankings

January 20, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor The k12.niche.com website recently ranked West Side High School in Dayton and Preston High School in the top 100 in Idaho. The website said it based rankings on academics, health and safety, student culture and diversity, resources and facilities, parent and student surveys, evaluation of teachers, sports and...

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