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5-star rating: Beutler Middle School highest scoring in state

August 7, 2013
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5-star rating: Beutler Middle School highest scoring in state

By SPENCER BARZEE  West Side Superintendent DAYTON – The Idaho Department of Education released official results from a star-rating system, which rates schools on a scale of one through five. Scoring a five is the highest rating a school can receive. One of the most notable achievements in the state of Idaho was Beutler...

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July 27, sets record for coldest

August 7, 2013
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FRANKLIN CITY 1X2

By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor July was another warm month, but Franklin County area broke no extreme heat records. In fact, one record was broken for the coldest maximum temperature. July was the ninth warmest month since weather records have been kept, according to King Smith, who keeps official weather records for the...

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Relay for Life exceeds goal

August 6, 2013
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LAMONTS 5X3 A-C CHECK

By TERESA CHIPMAN  Citizen staff writer The first annual Relay for Life event culminated at the Preston High School track on Friday and Saturday August 2-3. Thirty-six teams and 483 participants raised $68,137.89, more than doubling a goal set early this summer. An all-night program started off with a survivor lap at 6 p.m....

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County Fair activities coming together

August 6, 2013
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FRANKLIN CANNING 3X5

By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor The annual Franklin County Fair will start this Saturday with a ranch rodeo in the arena at the fairgrounds and will continue next week with a variety of events, from entertainment to the bull bonanza. “Things have come together,” fair committee chair Wes Harris said. “We expect a...

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Collaborating with artist

August 6, 2013
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Durrant seeks help with funding    By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Former Preston High School music sensation Matthew R. Durrant, a doctoral student at University of Utah, is collaborating with Icelandic photographer/ film maker Svavar Jonatansson on a film depicting the beautiful landscapes of southern Utah in a unique way. Jonatansson takes several...

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New projector installed

August 6, 2013
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New projector installed

By KELLIANNE GAMMILL  Citizen intern “I’ve never seen a sharper picture before,” Franklin County Theatre Arts Council member Paul Swainston said as he saw a digital projection on the screen for the first time. A digital projector was installed last week at the Worm Creek Opera House. The installation concludes a several month long...

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Relay for Life- photo gallery-Aug 2, 2013

August 6, 2013
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Relay for Life- photo gallery-Aug 2, 2013

Photos by TERESA CHIPMAN 

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FCMC seeks USDA loan

August 3, 2013
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LIFESTYLES OF GREAT 3X2

By CITIZEN STAFF  As remodeling plans continue for the Franklin County Medical Center and Nursing Home, hospital officials have learned of another $1.5 million loan it can seek from the USDA. That is on top of the $750,000 loan already approved from that federal agency. In its July 16 meeting, the board of trustees...

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Flags, flagpole purchased by city

August 2, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor In a brief meeting Monday, the Preston City Council authorized the purchase of a 35-foot-tall flagpole, U.S. and Idaho flags from Colonial Flag in Salt Lake City to complete a project recognizing Cody O. Moosman for his ultimate sacrifice to his country and community. The pole and flags...

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Survey reveals 1.1 million visit Heritage area

August 1, 2013
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PATTEN WILLOW VALLEY 4X4

By CITIZEN STAFF  The seven-county Bear River Heritage Area, which includes Franklin County, draws more than 1.1 million visitors annually. That’s according to a survey and study commissioned by the Heritage Area which looked at the economic impact of tourism to the region, as well as visitor comments on their time spent in the...

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