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Having fun at the County Fair

August 21, 2014
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Livestock judging is a major part of the fair. Participants have an opportunity to raise and work with their animals and have them judged by qualified individuals.

Story by ROBERT S. MERRILL and photos by CITIZEN STAFF    The annual Franklin County Fair ended on Saturday with the Bull Bonanza in a packed arena at the fairgrounds. A variety of events and entertainment all last week brought out good crowds, despite warm and sometimes breezy weather. “Things really came together,” fair...

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Member-Guest results posted

August 21, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Preston Golf and Country Club held its annual Member- Guest tournament on Saturday. Winners of the putting contest were Richard Westerberg and Rick Lungman. Laurel Simmons won Long Drive on hole 15 and closest-to-the-pin on six. David Boman won longest putt on hole eight, while Val Sparrow won...

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New management at Maple Grove Hot Springs

August 21, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Dr. Tracy Gibbs has taken over management of Maple Grove Hot Springs near Thatcher along the Bear River from Barbara Timmons, formerly Thatcher. The resort has two full-time and one part-time employee working at the resort. The sale of the property is expected to go through in a...

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New program helps students

August 21, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Beginning this school year, high school students attending public schools across the Gem State will have access to new funding to help cover the costs of taking college-level courses or professional-technical certification exams while still in high school with a program called Fast Forward. “The Fast Forward program...

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Heavy metal

August 20, 2014
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The growing Franklin County Car Show had a record number of vehicles entered in Saturday’s competition     By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Some 125 cars, trucks and motorcycles were on display Saturday at the Preston City Park for the sixth-annual Franklin County Car Show. Vehicles started showing up at the park early Saturday...

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Indian football opens Aug. 29

August 20, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Preston football opens on Friday, Aug. 29, in an away game at Park City, Utah. The next two games are also on the road against Star Valley, Wyo., and Marsh Valley. Indian third-year head football coach Nick Hyde said he will employ a balanced attack this season against...

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Closure denied

August 20, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Franklin County Commissioners have denied a request by Alan Barber, a property owner in the Mink Creek area, to abandon a one-mile section of the Mink Creek Road from a bus turnaround to the barn at the old Benson Ranch. Commissioner Scott Workman said Barber several weeks ago...

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Barbara Stocks Bennett celebrates 100 years

August 20, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Editor Barbara Bennett, cofounder of the Bennett Cup, Preston High School’s premier music competition, is turning 100 years old on Aug 26. She is celebrating her birthday on Saturday, Aug. 23, at the Winder LDS Church cultural hall from 4:30-6:30 p.m. The public is invited. Her daughter, Carolyn Crawford, said...

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Video Slide Show! Bull Bonanza from Saturday’s Franklin (Idaho) County Fair

August 19, 2014
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School starts

August 19, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor It’s back-to-school time for students at Preston and West Side School districts. Motorists, students, parents and school employees need to be aware of new schedules and routines for safety sake. School started in the Preston School District on Monday, Aug. 18. In the West Side District it was...

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