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Time to check your smoke alarm batteries

March 8, 2015
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By ROBERT MERRILL  Assistant editor Franklin County Fire Marshal Scott Martin says area residents need to have working carbon monoxide detectors in their homes and workshops. And now is the time, with the pending change to Daylight Savings, to change batteries in these units if that hasn’t already been done, he said. He said...

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White knuckling it

March 7, 2015
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Mckay Rigby, 14, a freshman at PHS, drives through the streets of Preston Wednesday afternoon under the watchful eye of veteran
driver’s education teacher Stewart Shumway.

Stewart Shumway has been teaching driver’s education at Preston High School for 23 years. So far there hasn’t been anything that has thrown him too much, but he said it can get kind of sketchy out there on the road with first-time drivers.    Story and photos by RODNEY D. BOAM    Driver’s education teacher Stewart Shumway...

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Massacre study explained

March 7, 2015
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By STEVE ANDERSON  Citizen Intern On Jan. 29, the same day as the Bear River Massacre memorial, Ken Cannon, an assistant professor of research and anthropology at Utah State University, presented some of the preliminary findings of an archeological study of the Bear Creek Massacre site at the Franklin City Hall. The presentation was...

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Time called on DST

March 6, 2015
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  By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor   Following Senate action in Boise last week, Idaho Gov. “Butch” Otter signed a $3.64 million emergency funding bill that will allow local school districts time to negotiate their own broadband contracts. A contract the Idaho Education Network had with a provider for broadband services across the...

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I.F. temple to close for 18 months

March 6, 2015
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By IDAHO STATE JOURNAL STAFF  It appears that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is planning to close the 69-year-old Idaho Falls LDS Temple for more than a year and a half for renovations. Local members of the church are reporting that the temple will close on March 16 and remain closed...

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VIDEO: PHS boys’ basketball vs. Century, Feb. 26, 2015

March 5, 2015
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Solar savings

March 5, 2015
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Remember David Willis of Weston who bought a red 1997 four-wheel drive Honda Passport with a blown engine then installed an electric motor in it? The 200 horsepower vehicle would do well over 100 mph on a single charge. He also installed solar panels on his house and...

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Former resident writes children’s book

March 5, 2015
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Former Preston resident Erica Malouf now living in Alaska, was in town recently on family business and came by The Preston Citizen to promote her children’s book “Tiny Pine.” The book is about a scrubby little pine tree high up in the mountains that wonders why he isn’t...

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Design an Ad – 2015

March 4, 2015
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Thank You… to all the Merchants, the Junior High Students and their Teachers for participating in the National Newspaper in Education Week program. Learning what it takes to create an advertising program fosters understanding between consumer and business in our ever changing world. We at The Citizen love doing this project and try really...

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Wilson to leave PSD

March 4, 2015
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Joel Wilson, Preston School Superintendent, turned in his resignation on Friday. Details of the resignation were not available to The Citizen as of the deadline. During four years at the helm of Preston School District, Wilson was heavily involved in the construction of Franklin County High School and...

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