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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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Four-County Alliance explained

July 2, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor The purpose of a Four-County Alliance of Southeastern Idaho was explained to the Preston City Council by Kathy Ray, executive director of the organization. Ray, who is based in Malad, said the alliance serves Franklin, Caribou, Oneida and Bear Lake counties. “Our purpose focuses on economic growth and...

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Hot dog daze

July 1, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Buddy, Buster, Max, Lucy, Sadie and Ginger are fairly common pet names. But they’re also the names of just a few of the pets that died last year because they were left in cars on warm, but not necessarily hot, days while their owners were shopping, on errands...

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Campgrounds, waterways will be crowded

July 1, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Potable water will be available at Willow Flat and Albert Moser campgrounds for the Fourth of July holiday, said Forest Service officials. Potable water will also be usable for Emigration Canyon and the Resource, Conservation and Development (RC&D) campgrounds, now under supervision of the Forest Service. Grasses and...

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Woman dies in UTV accident

July 1, 2015
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By CITIZEN STAFF  Camille Pace Knudson, 67, of Mink Creek, died from injuries sustained while riding an UTV north of Maple Grove Hot Springs on Sunday, June 21. It was a shock to our whole community to learn that Knudson, wife of Jeff Knudson, had been killed in an UTV side by side rollover...

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Change of guard

July 1, 2015
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Husband and wife management team on-site at Heritage Home  By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Heritage Home, is under new management, Jordan Snedaker and his wife, Natalie, are taking care of the day-to-day facility operation with intent of acquiring it by the end of summer from Brian Martin the current owner. Both the Snedaker’s...

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Holiday ad deadlines

June 30, 2015
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Idaho Days

June 30, 2015
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By STEVE ANDERSON  Citizen Staff FRANKLIN – To say that Saturday’s Idaho Days celebration is an all-day party would be an understatement. It is a community celebration made up of people from different walks of life coming together to celebrate with friends and family while renewing old acquaintances at the same time. Dave Woodward...

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