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Smart snowmobiling makes the sport safe

January 25, 2016
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With the new snow continuing to fall in Franklin County, snowmobilers are heading to the hills

BY CECELIE COSTLEY  Citizen staff writer Winter sports enthusiasts have been heading for the hills to enjoy crystal clear blue sky, warm sunshine and a landscape blanketed with deep, pristine powdery, white snow dotted with dark green pines. The question is, “Will they be smart or dumb?” That may be a little blunt, but...

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County residents found enjoying new Cherry Peak Ski Resort

January 25, 2016
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Aubrey Visser, daughter of Mark and Tana Visser, celebrated her seventh birthday by tubing
with members of her family at the new Cherry Peak Ski Resort recently.

By NECIA P. SEAMONS  Citizen editor Franklin County license plates are a common sight in the parking lot of Cherry Peak Ski Resort, said owner John Chadwick, recently. Perceiving Franklin County residents as snowmobiling fans, Chadwick has noted “people skiing up here in snowmobile gear and Carhartts. I love it,” he said. Chadwick, a...

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Halford gets mega-buck

January 25, 2016
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halford012016

Brandon Halford and his father, DeLynn, of Preston, participated in a hunt on a private deer ranch just before Christmas and Brandon took this huge whitetail buck. The 600-acre ranch is located just outside of Akron, Ohio, where the deer are bred specifically for massive antlers. The Halfords hunted with their friends, Eric Klick...

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Hunt named Rotary Student of the Month for December

January 24, 2016
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Cassidy Hunt

Cassidy Hunt, daughter of Brandon and Mindy Hunt, a senior at Preston High School, has been selected as the Rotary Student of the Month for December. During her time at PHS, Hunt has participated in Preston High Executive Council, Pep Club president, National Honors Society, boys’ basketball manager, maintained a 3.9-4.0 GPA, participated in...

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Youth enjoy Elks’ Hoop Shoot

January 24, 2016
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Last Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, the local Elks Club held its Hoop Shoot at West Side High Gym. The winners were as follows: eight to nine years old, Dayzee Coats, West Side, and Jack Mussler, Thatcher; 10-11 years old, Braylen Tripp, Malad, and Julia Jensen, Malad; 12-13 years old, Grace Turnbow, West Side, and...

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Geddes loves funny things kids say

January 23, 2016
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Judy Geddes

By NECIA P. SEAMONS  Citizen editor Judy Geddes is being honored by the Rotary Club as the Teacher of the Month for December. Geddes has taught in the Preston School District for 18 years. She began as the first Head Start teacher when that program began in Preston, she said. She has also taught...

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Free flu vaccines available at SIPH

January 23, 2016
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As long as flu viruses are spreading, it’s not too late to get a vaccine to protect yourself and your loved ones. “Flu season typically peaks between December and February, but significant activity can occur as late as May,” says Sherrie Joseph, RN, clinical services director. “We are encouraging people who have not yet...

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Fellows follows dream to play in footsteps of the masters

January 23, 2016
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Shane
Fellows at the organ of
Freiberg Cathedral,
Freiberg, Saxony, Germany.
The organ is a
legendary masterpiece
by the celebrated
builder Gottfried
Silbermann and dates
from 1714. “Silbermann
was a personal friend
of Johann Sebastian
Bach and the two of
them collaborated on
the monumental contributions
of Silbermann
to the piano as
we know it today,”
said Fellows.

By NECIA P. SEAMONS  Citizen editor Not everyone gets a chance at living their dream, but Shane Fellows is in the middle of his. Living in Vienna, he is studying and playing the music that makes his soul sing: the works of the masters on the organs in centuries-old cathedrals. Since his days at...

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Valley Implement feeds fans breakfast

January 23, 2016
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valleyimp2012016

With pancakes, eggs and hashbrowns, the staff at Valley Implement provided participants of their customer appreciation day with breakfast, entertainment, access to product promotions and door prizes. About 650 people attended the annual event, said Pam Petterborg. Sid Titensor, started the event 40 years ago, he said.

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PHS girls break Poky defense

January 22, 2016
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Indian Morgan Hall drives baseline past Pocatello’s Kate Jackman.

By TERESA CHIPMAN  Citizen sports writer The Lady Indians had a great night against Pocatello last week beating them, 44-34, at home, but they fell to Century, the defending State Champions two days later, 34-60. A third district game was played against Rigby at home on Tuesday, Jan. 19 (score not available at press...

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