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January 27, 2014
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Fontella Sorenson 93 and still indexing

January 26, 2014
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The reflection of the computer screen in Fontella Sorenson’s glasses
shows the pages she was indexing. At 93, she is still contributing names to
a database.

By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor One of the first things Fontella Sorenson did when she arrived at Heritage Home in April of 2013 was have her computer set up to do indexing from her room. With a laptop hooked to a modem and hands on the keyboard, she studies the screen with documents...

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Simpson co-sponsors bill to curb EPA water regulation

January 24, 2014
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By CITIZEN STAFF  Rep. Mike Simpson is co-sponsoring a bill that would limit expansion of Army Corps of Engineers and EPA regulation of state waterways. H.R. 3377, the “Defense of Environment and Property Act of 2013,” would curb the EPA’s efforts to expand its authority under the Clean Water Act by clearly defining just...

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Sheriff’s dept to patrol campgrounds

January 24, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor The Franklin County Commission recently approved a contract with the Forest Service for the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department to provide law enforcement patrols at campgrounds this summer and fall. The county’s Search and Rescue unit will patrol Willow Flat and Albert Moser campgrounds in Cub River Canyon as...

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New Kings manager settles in

January 24, 2014
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Adrian Bench is the new manager of Kings. He said he’s excited to be in Preston.

By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor The new M.H. Kings manager is Adrian Bench. He has been with Kings for five years. Originally from Burley, Bench has worked in Shelley, Middleton, Pocatello and American Falls before coming to Preston. “We very excited to come here. We like the small-town experience. We are also closer...

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Creagh to speak at West Side, PSD

January 24, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Milton Creagh, a motivational presenter, will be speaking to students and parents in the West Side and Preston School districts in March. The Preston’s Elk Lodge and the Franklin County Coalition Against Substance Abuse are sponsoring this event, said Spencer Barzee, West Side School District superintendent. “Creagh will...

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West Side to hold two levy elections in March

January 23, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor DAYTON – West Side School District will hold supplemental levy and plant facility levy elections in less than seven weeks. They will be held on Tuesday, March 11. The elections this year will be conducted by the Franklin County Clerk’s office. A new law, passed three years ago...

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Grooming begins; avalanche danger high

January 23, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Some grooming of snowmobile trails in Franklin County has started because of recent snowfall. Warren Wilde, county emergency services director, who is also chair of the tri-county snowmobile-grooming committee, said grooming of snowmobile trails in higher elevations started last week. “We finally got enough snow at higher elevations...

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Drought looms; irrigation supply concerns deepen

January 23, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Even though snow storms have rolled through the area the past few days, some area farmers are getting worried about irrigation supplies for this coming growing season. Officials say unless wet conditions materialize in the next six-to-eight weeks, there is a mounting cause for concern. Lauritz Smith, water...

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Froerer leaving

January 22, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Editor Roxanne H. Froerer, FNP, has closed the doors of the Preston Nurse Practitioners office at 134 S. State in Preston after being a healthcare provider in the Preston-area community for over a decade. “The time has come to turn another chapter in my book,” she said. “I am going...

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