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Smoke detector warning given

October 18, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Franklin County Fire Marshal Scott Martin said area residents need to have working smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in their homes and workshops, especially with the onset of colder weather. And now is the time to change batteries in these units if that hasn’t already been done, he...

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New logo revealed

October 17, 2013
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Tracy Jensen, a Franklin County Medical Center spokesperson, unveils a new logo for the local hospital on Thursday during a noon luncheon held in front of the facility. Patrons enjoyed chili, fresh cinnamon buns and hot chocolate.

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PHS Sr. seeking pop tabs for sr. project

October 17, 2013
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Tyona Carter, a senior at Preston High School, is seeking community support for her senior project. She has chosen to do a large fundraiser for The Ronald McDonald House. It is a house that allows patients at local hospital and their families to stay for a minimal fee....

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WS students schooled in internet safety

October 17, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor DAYTON – The West Side School District started using iPads in the Beutler Middle School recently and last week every student in the district had presentations from iKeepSafe representatives. Students in the near future will be allowed to take the iPads home. Superintendent Spencer Barzee said parents/guardians were...

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Pumpkin harvest

October 17, 2013
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Jeff Hobbs moved his pumpkin patch from Whitney to a mile west of State Street on 1600 South on 15 acres. This is the first time the pumpkin patch is at this location. After turning west on 1600 South follow the signs and look for the orange field....

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Flu shots available at SIPH

October 17, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Southeastern Idaho Public Health in Preston is now giving flu shots by appointment. Wendy Hobley, Region 6 public health nurse manager, said public health officials across the state are recommending this year everyone older than six months receive a flu shot. Flu has been reported in neighboring Utah...

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Preston girls fall to Blackfoot in soccer

October 16, 2013
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The Preston girls’ soccer team fought valiantly, but in the end, it was Blackfoot who pulled out the playoff win at Century High in Pocatello. Preston will now play Rigby on Thursday in a loser out game.

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Wheatley named director of Library

October 16, 2013
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By RODNEY D. BOAM Citizen editor   Laura Wheatley was named director of the Larsen-Sant Library during the most recent library board meeting. Teresa Rasmussen was named assistant director. Both went to Boise last week to attend an American Library Association meeting. Library board member Kris Beckstead said Wheatley was a good fit for...

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Hunger Games: Citizen special event

October 16, 2013
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor The Preston Citizen and Tremonton Leader are sponsoring a premiere event of “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” on Thursday, Nov. 21, at 8 p.m. at the University 8 Theaters in Logan, 1225 N. 200 E. The cost will be $20 per person, which includes a $5 concession voucher...

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Crossing lights now funded

October 16, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor DAYTON – Funding for a second set of warning lights on Highway 36, at a railroad crossing near Dayton, has been approved by the Idaho Department of Transportation. But installation will not take place until late next spring or early summer. The crossing is where a fatal accident...

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