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Public hearing set for franchise fee

November 15, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor A public hearing will be held by the Preston City Council on Monday, Nov. 18, to discuss charging Questar Gas Company a franchise fee for its operation within the city limits. Currently Preston charges Rocky Mountain Power and Direct Communications (local cable company) franchise fees, according to councilman...

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Jensen logs 50 years as area cattleman

November 15, 2013
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Word in the cattle industry is there is a livestock shortage. There was a devastating snowstorm last month that killed an estimated 100,000 head of cattle in North and South Dakota and Nebraska. The snowstorm came early before the cows and calves had grown their winter coats. Some...

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FCMC Holiday Boutique on Saturday

November 14, 2013
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By CITIZEN STAFF  The holiday season must be upon us – Saturday is the annual “A Holiday Boutique” in the old Preston High School gymnasium from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. People should plan on taking some time to browse and consider gift possibilities from among the many items that will be available, said...

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Construction on-going at WS

November 14, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor DAYTON – One construction project in the West Side School District is just about completed and another is going to start in the near future. The kitchen area adjacent to the Dahle Community Center in the Beutler Middle School is progressing nicely. Painting is nearly finished, kitchen cabinets...

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Shrek: A production masterpiece

November 13, 2013
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor The Preston High School fall production this year is “Shrek,” the musical. The thing about doing a play like Shrek is you need a dragon. “It’s pretty intense. Normally only really big places use a dragon,” director Kimberly Hobbs said. “We checked around and it would cost as...

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Election results roundup

November 13, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor In Franklin County’s oldest town, Franklin, three incumbents were returned to office from a crowded field of candidates in last Tuesday’s municipal election. In the mayor’s race, incumbent J. Todd Hawkes received 111 votes. Challenger Robert J. Atkinson garnered 77. There were two four-year council positions open and...

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Nominations sought

November 13, 2013
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The Preston Citizen will present its third-annual Wayne D. Bell/ J. Walter Ross Citizen of the Year award in January. The person selected will be announced in our annual Progress Edition. The award will be presented to a resident of any community in Franklin County for outstanding service over a substantial period of time....

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Cache Valley enters inversion season

November 13, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Those interested in knowing what air pollution levels are in Franklin County can now check on an Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) website or call a 24-hour hotline at 208- 239-5028. Based on federal standards, DEQ calculates a daily Air Quality Index (AQI) based on the most...

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Pirates win: Team faces Firth on Saturday

November 13, 2013
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By WADE DENNISTON  Logan Herald Journal POCATELLO — Karson Alder certainly had a game to remember. Check that. Make that a first half to remember. Alder scored West Side’s first touchdown of the game, as well as recovered a fumble and intercepted a pass — all in the first 24 minutes — and the...

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Health Insurance meeting tonight

November 13, 2013
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By CITIZEN STAFF  Southeastern Idaho residents, including those from Franklin County, are invited to a meeting about the Idaho Health Insurance Exchange tonight, Wednesday, Nov. 13. It will be held at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center, 870 S. Fisher Street, 7-9 p.m. Insurance exchange board chair Stephen Weeg will provide an up-to-the-minute overview of...

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