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Memorial weekend campground warnings

May 20, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Several campgrounds in and around Franklin County will provide outdoor enthusiasts plenty of venues for outdoor recreation during Memorial Day weekend. Local officials said Cub River is still running high and water temperatures are extremely cold. Campers should take extreme precautions for safety’s sake because peak flows are...

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Joseph Smith sword coming to Franklin

May 20, 2015
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor As part of the re-opening of the Franklin Relic Hall celebration on Saturday May 30, Susan Hawkes the site coordinator for the Idaho State Historical Society will have a super relic on hand, the sword of the LDS Prophet Joseph Smith. Hawkes said she paid money to see...

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North State home fire tough for firemen

May 19, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor A fire at 1486 N. State in Preston severely damaged a rental home owned by Kaylene Hollingsworth on Friday afternoon. Firefighters arrived on scene at 2:36 p.m. and found smoke and some flames in the attic area of the house, according to Franklin County fire District Marshal Scott...

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Ambulance building planned

May 19, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Franklin County plans to build a new, stand-alone facility within Preston City limits in the near future to house county ambulances. Because of the growth of both the Franklin County Fire District and county-operated ambulance group, it has become necessary for the ambulance organization to have its own...

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Idaho Public Health to hold 7th grade immunization clinic

May 19, 2015
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Southeastern Idaho Public Health (SIPH) will be holding a vaccination clinic at their Preston office for all upcoming seventh graders on Thursday, May 28 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. and Wednesday, June 3 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. The required seventh grade immunizations that will be offered at the clinics are as follows: Menactra: To prevent a bacterial...

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PGCC golf results listed

May 19, 2015
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By JOHN R. VAN VLEET  General manager PGCC Preston Golf and Country Club held its Spring One-man Scramble on Saturday. In the Championship Flight, Sawyer Jensen and Ryan Pugsley managed the rainy, wet conditions the best and tied for first, shooting an eight-under par 63. In the net division, BJ Hess shot a net...

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Boys baseball competes well

May 19, 2015
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By TERESA CHIPMAN  PHS sports writer The Indians went two and out at the recent 4A State Baseball Tournament in Boise last weekend. They lost to Skyview, 6-5, and Caldwell, 5-2, but what a great opportunity for the team and the program. On Thursday Preston played an evening game in the opening round of...

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Softball ends for Preston

May 19, 2015
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By TERESA CHIPMAN  PHS sports writer The Indians’ softball season ended on May 7 when visiting Rigby won 9-5 in seven innings securing second place and a state berth in the 4A 5-6 District Tournament. It was the second game of the day for both Preston and Rigby. The Indians had just eliminated Century...

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Nightmare in Cokeville: 29 years after

May 17, 2015
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The Cokeville Elementary School was the scene of a hostage situation
and bombing in 1986. It is also the subject of a movie being released in
June. The video will be released on Sept. 29 this year.

By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor A new film being released on June 5, “The Cokeville Miracle,” about the Cokeville Elementary School hostage crisis produced by T.C. Christensen, has brought back memories of the 29 year old bombing. David Young, a fired town marshal, and his wife Doris returned to the town of nearly...

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VIDEO: Cundick wins IdahoPTV kids writing contest

May 15, 2015
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Haley Cundick, Preston second-grader, reads her winning story to her class.

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