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New Year’s holiday closings

December 23, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Preston City, Franklin County, state and federal offices will be closed on Wednesday, Jan. 1, in celebration of the New Year’s holiday. The post office plans to operate on a reduced schedule on Tuesday, Dec. 31. The lobby will be open from 8:30 a.m.- noon. Packages can be...

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Pirate girls lose in overtime

December 23, 2013
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By ALYSSA NIELSEN  WS sports reporter West Side’s girls’ basketball team played back-to-back games this week. The first, on Wednesday, was in Aberdeen. It was the Pirates’ first district game of the season and it was also their closest game of the season. They lost in overtime 63-60. They played the Bear Lake Grizzlies...

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WS loses to Firth

December 23, 2013
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By ALYSSA NIELSEN  WS sports reporter West Side’s boys’ basketball team lost against Firth on Wednesday night. Because the Pirates were missing two players, Jason Wade and Tristen Cox due to injuries, the team was at an extreme disadvantage. In the end, West Side lost 58-38. During the Christmas break, the Pirates travel to...

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Presbyterian Church to hold Candlelight Christmas Service

December 20, 2013
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The Preston Presbyterian Church will be holding a non-denominational Candlelight Christmas Service in their building at 206 E. 2nd N., on Dec. 22, at 6:30 p.m. The congregation will hold candles, sing and listen to readings concerning the birth of Christ. Everyone is invited to participate. For more information contact Mariann Rogers at 208-380-1638.

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After 38 years, Nielsen is leaving FCMC

December 20, 2013
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By CITIZEN STAFF  Whether they realize it or not, most Franklin County residents who have been patients at Franklin County Medical Center have probably received at least some treatment at the hands of LuAnn Nielsen. After all, she’s been working as a nurse at the hospital since 1976. “I’m now involved with delivering the...

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VIDEO Preston: Capital for a Day

December 19, 2013
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Gov. Otter was able to listen to the concerns of Preston residents.  

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Stewart to serve on House committee

December 19, 2013
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By CITIZEN STAFF  In a move that is unusual for a freshman member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Chris Stewart has been appointed to serve on that body’s Appropriations Committee. The former Weston resident, who still has ties here, was tapped to serve on the powerful committee earlier this month. That’s after being...

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Closed roads: Enforcement to begin on Friday

December 19, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Several seasonal roads in Franklin County will be closed to vehicular traffic in two days because of snowfall. Enforcement of road-closed ordinances will begin. County commission chair Dirk Bowles said if complaints are called in to the sheriff’s department citations will be issued, even though there has been...

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Slide-off season

December 18, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor As winter weather has settled into Franklin County, Sheriff Dave Fryar reminds motorists to use caution when traveling county and state highways during inclement weather and to cooperate with highway workers clearing the highways. Jason Sharp, a tow-truck operator who has been with West Motor for over 25...

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School food drive

December 18, 2013
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Franklin County schools collected more canned food and other commodities than ever, said Jenny Hollingsworth, who co-chairs the drive with Krista Christensen. The schools play a huge part of the Elks Christmas Baskets. This year they gathered over 7,300 items to help families. Both county junior high schools...

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