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July’s Skys airshow back for another run

July 8, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Planning is underway for this year’s July’s Skys Air show at the Preston Airport. It will be held on Aug. 1. This year’s air show will be everything attendees loved last year and so much more, according to Brett Naylor, who has chaired both events. “Great performers include...

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Fire season open

July 7, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor There are no fire restrictions yet on National Forest ground in southeastern Idaho, despite increasingly dry conditions and hot temperatures on the valley floors. “We don’t have any fire restrictions on Forest Service land across southeastern Idaho, including Franklin County,” said officials with the regional office in Montpelier....

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Big vid new at rodeo

July 7, 2015
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor It’s time to start thinking about That Famous Preston Night Rodeo (TFPNR). “New this year will be a jumbo-tron or large giant television for showing the scores and replays at the north end of the arena,” said Kris Beckstead chairman of the rodeo committee. “There will be professional...

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News of Record – July 8, 2015

July 7, 2015
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Preston Police Department  Law Incident Media Summary Report, June 24 – July 1, 2015  Animal problem, June 24 – Police responded to a call of a dog tangled in a trampoline. Hit and run accident, June 24 – Police investigated a report of a hit and run accident at 217 S. State. Terminated 911...

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Local artist to sell patriotic prints

July 7, 2015
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Local artist Ken Priestly designed some patriotic prints using the Declaration of Independence as a background and pencil drawings superimposed with a faint photo of an American flag. He drew detailed pencil drawings of the Liberty Bell and a bald eagle. He scanned and downloaded the different images...

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Dayton celebrates the 4th

July 7, 2015
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Photos by SHANE LIND  story by ROBERT S. MERRILL Dayton, Idaho – One of the highlights of Saturday’s July Fourth celebration in Dayton was a patriotic program in the Dahle Fine Arts Center at 10:30 a.m. It focused on the Bill of Rights and recognized Billy Kirkbride, a Dayton native. Kirkbride joined the Army in 1942...

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Keeping flowers colorful

July 5, 2015
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Blue Walker’s Low Catnip are surrounded by
yellow Coreopsis. Both are perennials that
bloom all summer and are drought tolerant.

Tips offered to keep gardens from overheating  By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Hanging baskets and flower planters look wonderful every spring in commercial greenhouses. But after they are brought home and are subjected to summer temperatures, often times blooms start to fade and plants begin to struggle. Area gardener, Launa Moser who has...

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Lions Club essay winners named

July 3, 2015
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen Editor The Preston Lion’s Club held a patriotic essay contest recently. Winners were named from Harold B. Lee and Oakwood Elementary schools. From Harold B. Lee fourth grade, Kaylee Julian and Samantha Roberts were named class winners. Julian was named grade winner. Jadelyn Ravsten was the fifth grade class...

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15 counties designated drought eligible

July 3, 2015
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Late last week the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) designated Clark and Jefferson counties in Idaho as primary natural disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by drought. This brings the total Idaho counties that carry Primary Disaster Designations to 15. “An expedited process for drought was introduced in 2012,” said Idaho State...

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Biathlon in the works for Aug. 1

July 2, 2015
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor The Preston biathlon will be held on Saturday Aug. 1, during rodeo weekend. Groll Family Fitness is sponsoring this year’s event. A new one-mile run/walk was added this year as a fundraiser for the Special Olympics it will begin at 7:30. “We would like to get children and...

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