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Biathlon crowd growing

July 29, 2015
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor This year’s Preston biathlon has more contestants than last year and race sponsor Chris Groll, of Groll Family Fitness, said he expects even more to show up at race time. As of last Wednesday Groll said they had 80 entries in the Preston event. The biathlon starts at...

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Quagga caught

July 28, 2015
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor The deadline has passed for the closure of the check stations at area reservoirs in Franklin County, and yet they are still operating. County Commissioners are committed to keep the reservoirs open until at least mid-August said Lyla Dettmer, district manager for Franklin Soil and Water District. “We...

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Girls soccer meeting set

July 28, 2015
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There will be a parent/player meeting for all girls interested in trying out for high school soccer on Wednesday, July 29, at 6 p.m. at the pavilion by the high school track. Required paperwork and the tryout schedule will be discussed. If you have any questions or cannot attend the meeting, please call coach...

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Recruiting Smellie: Several schools after PHS standout

July 25, 2015
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By TERESA CHIPMAN  PHS sports writer Idaho State University has come knocking but they will have some tough competition when it comes to signing Austin Smellie. Austin is the son of Ron and Heather Smellie and a senior at Preston High School this year. After an Idaho State team basketball camp he participated in...

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Lions Club ready for rodeo, golf fundraisers

July 24, 2015
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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 this year at...

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Carp tourney winners touted

July 22, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor WESTON – Winners of the first annual carp tournament sponsored by Woodward’s Country Store were announced by owner Van Woodward. They are: Hyrum Roberts, Clifton, first place with a fish measuring 28 5/8 inches, $50; Jackson Smart, Weston, second place, 27-5/8 inches, $30; and Angela Keller, Logan, third,...

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Biathlon in the works for Aug. 1

July 2, 2015
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor The Preston biathlon will be held on Saturday Aug. 1, during rodeo weekend. Groll Family Fitness is sponsoring this year’s event. A new one-mile run/walk was added this year as a fundraiser for the Special Olympics it will begin at 7:30. “We would like to get children and...

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Bash and crash for food

June 27, 2015
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor It was a big night for smashing cars in the rodeo arena. It was packed for the Preston Elks Lodge Demolition Derby Saturday evening. “We had 26 cars entered in three heats. Way more entries than last year,” said organizer Jackie Anderson. “We had a huge crowd.” The...

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Group formed to help canal companies

June 24, 2015
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor A new organization was formed recently by people who were concerned when local canal companies started hinting at closing county reservoirs to boats. Those concerned citizens formed the Franklin County Boaters and Anglers Association. To kick off their new venture they held a carp tournament this past weekend....

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Demo derby set for Saturday

June 17, 2015
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Jessy Wanner and Fuzzy Lauritzen stand by a couple of cars they plan to use at the Preston Elks Lodge’s demolition derby to be held Saturday at the Preston rodeo arena. Wanner said there should be five local drivers and eight cars among the pack of 20 expected...

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