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DEQ requests city modify burn ordinance

May 10, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality requested on Monday Preston modify its municipal code as it applies to garbage and burning. Melissa Gibbs, airshed coordinator for the DEQ in Pocatello, said the city’s ordinance on refuse burning was last updated in 1963 and does not “line-up” with requirements...

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Witnesses report chaotic scene: Party turned deadly in an instant

May 9, 2014
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Preston Citizen Staff The early morning hours of April 26, were light and full of fun for three Preston men. But that mood was about to change in a deadly way after a work acquaintance arrived. James Kelly Pilgrim, a convicted felon, seemed to be intoxicated, according to witnesses, and was in possession of...

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Course to host tourney

May 9, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Preston Golf and Country Club will be hosting a Chicago Tournament on Friday, May 16. Tee times will be 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Chicago is a points tournament. The player’s handicap is subtracted from 39 to get their quota. Players then receive points based on their score...

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Drug courts proving successful in county

May 9, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Preston Mayor F. Lee Hendrickson proclaimed May as National Drug Court Month before a packed house in the council chambers on Monday. District Court Judge Robert Naftz addressed the council and explained the benefits of having a drug court in Franklin County. Magistrate Judges Eric Hunn and Mitchell...

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Smooth moves: Dance company buys State Street store

May 8, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Dance Dynamics and Flip Flop Shop is moving to the True Value Mart building, at 44 South State, and transforming the old hardware store into a full-service dance studio and tumbling gym, said owner Kimberly Hobbs. She will be remodeling the building and adding a parent’s viewing room,...

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Tribute to Mothers

May 8, 2014
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Story by RODNEY D. BOAM The Preston Citizen asked readers on Facebook to submit women who they thought should be honored for Mothers Day for one reason or another. We selected three from the list of outstanding local women. The first one is Udell Purser, 91 year-old mother of nine children. The person who...

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Play-in loss ends Indian 2014 baseball season

May 7, 2014
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By TERESA CHIPMAN  PHS sports writer The Indians struggled this week losing to Pocatello 4-1 on the road and 9-2 at home, as well as 10-0 in the district play-in game. That play-in loss ended the season for Preston. The Indians also lost 1-0 to Rigby last week, finishing a game that had been...

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WS readies for track tourney

May 7, 2014
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By ALYSSA NIELSEN  WS sports reporter West Side’s track team competed in its final regular season meet last week at Firth. The West Side boys’ team lost to Firth 194.5 to 176.5, while the girls’ team took third. The fifth district tournament is this week in Soda Springs on Tuesday and Wednesday at 4...

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Fryar requests one more full-time dispatcher

May 6, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor The Preston City Council is considering a request from Franklin County Sheriff Dave Fryar for additional funding to help pay for a fourth, full-time employee at the county’s dispatch center. Fryar met with the council on Monday and said one of the obligations he has felt since being...

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Campaign helps county

May 6, 2014
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By CITIZEN STAFF  Last Thursday’s Idaho Gives statewide giving campaign raised $777,650, thanks to the generosity of 7,500 people. Some of those funds will benefit area agencies and Franklin County residents they serve. The Idaho Nonprofit Center sponsored the annual event. Among those nonprofit groups that benefited from the one-day effort were: The Idaho...

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