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County offering dust service for county roads

July 19, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Residents of the county who live along gravel roads have an option to diminish dust kicked up by cars, trucks and trailers. Franklin County Commissioner Scott Workman said if an individual or groups of residents want to purchase a dust-guard solution (magnesium chloride) county road crews would apply...

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Farmers, ranchers can renew CSP contracts

July 18, 2014
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The Natural Resources Conservation Service announced participants from the first year of the Conservation Stewardship Program can renew their contracts now through Sept. 12. “About 200 landowners in Idaho signed up for the Conservation Stewardship Program in 2009,” said Rob Fredericksen, resource conservationist with the NRCS in Idaho. “Participants may renew their contracts for...

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Dunn living his dream

July 18, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Brennyn Dunn, son of Mackay and Dani Dunn, started his collegiate football career at Boise State University as a redshirt freshman at the tight end position. Last season he appeared in a few games as a freshman and reserve tight end. Not to be discouraged, Dunn is living...

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Rodeo events shaping up

July 17, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor That Famous Preston Night Rodeo is shaping up to another grand event with another locally sponsored sheep versus kid event, an award winning announcer and a specialty act that brings down the house wherever he goes. Ron Keller Tire is sponsoring the Muttin Bustin again this year. Signups...

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Kidney fun run set

July 17, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor A 5K and fun run is being organized by the King Smith family to raise awareness for kidney health and transplants. The event will be held on Saturday, Aug. 2, and will start at 8 a.m. at the Preston High School track on 200 East. A check-in will...

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Officials caution fire safety in county

July 17, 2014
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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 on the valley floors. “We don’t have any fire restrictions on Forest Service land across southeastern Idaho, including Franklin County,” said Dennis Duehren, with the regional office in Montpelier. “We always...

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Remembering the first night rodeo

July 17, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Burnise Mecham, 90, remembers saddling up his Shetland pony when he was 10 years-old and riding from Riverdale the five miles to Preston for the Fourth of July Rodeo activities. He spent all day there, then rode his pony home. “I would tie my pony to one of...

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Rotary Fireworks

July 16, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor The annual Preston Rotary Fireworks Spectacular will be held Friday, July 25, at the rodeo arena in Preston. This year’s theme is “Pioneering the Future.” “The actual show itself will be much bigger than last year. We are trying for bigger,” said Val Porter club president. “We are...

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Summer heat pet deaths preventable

July 16, 2014
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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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Lions’ fundraisers set

July 16, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Two major fundraisers for the Preston Lions Club will be held during the next few weeks and monies raised from the events help with community projects and help offset costs of eye screening for area children. Club members will sell hamburgers at the Lions booth at the rodeo...

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