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Search warrant served, man barricades self in Franklin home

January 9, 2014
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Search warrant served, man barricades self in Franklin home

  Images copyright Preston Citizen. May not be used without permission. A suspect with a bench warrant against him was taken into custody by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department on Thursday afternoon, about 4 p.m. A sheriff’s deputy showed up at the residence to serve the warrant. The suspect barricaded himself in the house...

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Dance team wins

January 9, 2014
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Dance Dynamics, a local dance team, took first place, Dec. 7, at the Western States Competition in Blackfoot. “We took Large Team Champions,” said Kimberly Hobbs. “We also took two judge’s choice awards.” For the full story subscribe to The Preston Citizen: in print or online.

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Full-day kindergarten explored

January 9, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor A grant opportunity to offer optional full-day kindergarten in the West Side School District is being explored by officials. If grant funding is secured it would be an extension of the current kindergarten program, according to superintendent Spencer Barzee. “Attendance at full-day, every day, kindergarten would be so...

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Photo gallery-Preston girls lose in OT to Minico 59-57

January 8, 2014
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Photo gallery-Preston girls lose in OT to Minico 59-57

Photos by Teresa Chipman

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Area eagles appear healthy

January 8, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor There have been no reports of sick or dead bald eagles in Franklin County or southeastern Idaho in recent weeks. Idaho Department of Fish and Game officials contacted by The Citizen said the department has not received any information regarding sick or dead eagles in the area, “where...

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Electrical fire destroys Dayton house

January 8, 2014
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Kim Miller and Rob Walsh remove plywood from the Steve Kent home after it was destroyed
by fire on Dec. 29. The two ARS emplyees were sent to find and recover items for the Kent Family.

Account set up at local bank to help displaced couple  By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor An account has been set up at the Preston branch of Wells Fargo Bank to help a Dayton-area couple whose house burned down on Dec. 29. An early morning fire that day completely destroyed the dwelling owned by...

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Local cheer group places first in regional competition

January 8, 2014
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Preston’s All-Star cheer team took first place at the U.S.A. Cottonwood Regional All-Star Competition Saturday, Dec. 7, in Salt Lake City. It was impressive that the newcomers not only took first place, but were only six points away from a perfect score. “We are thrilled with the team’s first win and are excited to...

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Beckstead retires from Animal Clinic

January 8, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Joanne Beckstead has been a fixture and the face of the Animal Medical Clinic at 795 W. Oneida for 25 years, until Dec. 31 when she retired. The clinic will be honoring her with a reception on Thursday, Jan. 9, from 1-4 p.m. where people can come and...

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Progress made in cleaning county air

January 7, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor A wood stove change-out program initiated three years ago by Idaho’s Department of Environmental Quality has reduced by over 10 tons per year the amount of particulate matter emitted into the air in Franklin County. This reduction goes a long way to lowering the PM2.5 pollution in the...

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Changes made in LDS stakes

January 7, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Major realignments of the Preston South and Franklin LDS Stakes were announced in meetings on Sunday. The Whitney Second Ward was moved from the Franklin Stake to the Preston South Stake and joined with the Preston Second Ward. Bishop Mark Beckstead and his counselors were released. The change...

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