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Hidden talent: Wilson named co-freshman of the year

December 28, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor He loves to run and has a natural talent for the sport. That may explain why a 22-year-old freshman from Preston was named co-freshman of the year in the Mountain West Conference last month as a member of Utah State’s crosscountry track team. Colby Wilson received his award...

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Video Messiah sponosred by the Preston Chamber Orchestra

December 26, 2013
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Evans receives national award

December 25, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Josh Evans, agricultural educator at Preston High School, is one of only six individuals nationwide who received the National Association of Agricultural Educators Ideas Unlimited Award on Dec. 7 at the NAAE annual convention in Las Vegas. Evans received the award for his design and construction of a...

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Worm Creek receives $60K

December 25, 2013
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Franklin County Theatre Arts Council member Paul Swainston announced recently the organization received the $60K matching grant from M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust that they applied for earlier this year. The trust counted towards some of the money raised to get the projector he said. The $60K will be...

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Semi parking given the ok

December 25, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor A location in Preston has been earmarked for overnight parking for semi tractor-trailers. Franklin County Commissioners have been discussing for several weeks a possibility of opening a location to accommodate the big rigs. Commissioner Scott Workman said there is currently no place in Preston City for semi trucks...

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City discusses meters

December 24, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor A decision to continue year-round metering of all outside-city-limit water connections will be made at the Preston Council’s meeting on Dec. 23. In recent months the council passed an ordinance to meter all these connections on a 12-month basis. Within city limits, water meters are only read from...

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Valley invited to see Weston nativity

December 23, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor WESTON – Residents of Weston, the county and beyond are invited to see something new on this city’s historic downtown main street this Christmas season. A wooden Nativity and Santa Claus scene has generously been donated for use by the city, said Mayor Camille Larsen. “It’s right by...

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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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