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Three die in Holbrook homicide

April 9, 2013
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By DEBBIE BRYCE  Courtesy of Idaho State Journal HOLBROOK — Authorities plan to start removing about 70 pit bulls Monday from a ranch that was the scene of the worst mass murder in Oneida County history. It was also the scene of both dog fighting — as evidenced by the scars on the pit...

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Pheasants Forever banquet to be held Saturday

April 9, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor The annual banquet for Franklin County’s chapter of Pheasants Forever will be held on Saturday, April 13, at the Robinson Building in Preston. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the dinner starts at 7 p.m. It will feature a number of prizes and drawings and a live and...

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Preston girls split with Trojans

April 9, 2013
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By TERESA CHIPMAN PHS sports writer Preston girls split a doubleheader against Rigby at home on Saturday. Rigby won the first game 2-1 and the Indians took the second 7-5. There is not much to say about the first game as the pitchers on both teams did their job well. Lacee Rallison scored Preston’s...

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Broncos take out PHS

April 9, 2013
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By TERESA CHIPMAN PHS sports writer Preston hosted a double header against Blackfoot on Saturday, April 6 and were able to get both district games in before the weather got too bad. A moment of silence was held before the opening game for former Indian Kris Cole, who passed away March 25. He graduated...

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Birthdays

April 8, 2013
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April 9, 2014 100th Birthday ANNA SWAINSTON CONDIE  The family of Anna Swainston Condie invites her friends and neighbors to an open house celebrating the lifetime Franklin County resident’s 100th birthday. The open house will be 4-6 p.m., April 12, at 155 N. 200 W., Preston. Light refreshments will be served. For details, call...

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Gift spurs Academy work

April 6, 2013
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By NECIA P. SEAMONS Citizen staff writer Despite being hidden from public view, progress continues on the restoration of the Oneida Stake Academy at an accelerated pace due to the continued support of an anonymous benefactor. This recent $100,000 gift will fund continued work on repairing the stone on the front portion of the...

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FCMC remodeling anticipated

April 6, 2013
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By CITIZEN STAFF  There could be a bit of dust flying at the nearly 85-year-old Franklin County Medical Center, starting late this summer. That’s because its expected construction project bids will be let by July, at the latest, for work that could include a remodeled or expanded emergency room, more labor and delivery rooms,...

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Discussion continues on intersection

April 5, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor Preston City is finalizing plans to open 400 East at U.S. 91. The access to the highway was at one time open, but closed several years ago after a federally funded highway-widening project was completed. Mayor F. Lee Hendrickson said he has met again with the state highway...

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Harmonaires are back

April 5, 2013
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By RODNEY D. BOAM Citizen editor The Harmonaires are back. A group of men that performed regularly in the area 15 to 20 years ago is getting back together to perform at the 100 Years of Talent as part of Franklin County’s Centennial Celebration. Ron Lewis, one of the original members, got together with...

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Distinguished Young Women: Sixteen young women vie for title

April 4, 2013
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By JEAN CARTER Citizen staff Sixteen girls who are juniors in high school are participating in the annual Distinguished Young Woman Scholarship Program, an event sponsored by the Franklin County Farm Bureau. The program will be held Saturday, April 13, at the Preston High School auditorium at 7 p.m. Tickets are on sale at...

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