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Franklin County Centennial 2013

Celebrating the centennial

June 29, 2013
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MORRISON WILLOW VALLEY 4X4

By NECIA P. SEAMONS  Citizen staff writer Franklin County residents are invited to a birthday party for the county’s centennial on July 24th at Benson Park. The fun begins with an opening ceremony at 1 p.m. The park will then be filled with free old fashioned games such as foot races and marble and...

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Talent night a hit

April 30, 2013
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PATTEN WILLOW VALLEY 4X4

By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Some 450 people enjoyed the “100 years of Talent,” produced as part of the Franklin County’s Centennial celebration by Christine Rawlings and company at West Side’s Dahle Fine Arts Building on Friday. Rawlings said it was such a good evening. She thought the talent was terrific. “Everyone did...

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Musicians to showcase talent

April 19, 2013
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MEETING - FRKLN CTY 3X5.5

“100 Years of Talent” brings in the county’s top performers   By RODNEY D. BOAM Citizen editor Christine Rawlings was asked by Shawna Geddes, Franklin county clerk, to assemble some performers for a talent show, “100 years of Talent,” as part of Franklin County’s Centennial celebration. Rawlings got together with Kori Rawlings and the...

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Harmonaires are back

April 5, 2013
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Members of the new Harmonaires are: (top l) Paul Swainston, Ron Lewis, David Noyes and Jay Jensen; (bottom l) Phil Cromwell, Carl Hoffman, Dan Ludlow and Craig Haslam.

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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Transportation transformation in Franklin County

February 24, 2013
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STRICTLY DANCING STARS 3X6.5

By NECIA P. SEAMONS  Citizen staff writer A century ago was a time of transition in Franklin County. People were moving from horses and buggies into the age of planes, trains and automobiles. The Trail Blazer notes that the first automobile brought to Franklin County was one owned by a Dr. States on April...

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Officials say open house was a success

February 14, 2013
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FCMC GO RED 2013

By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor An open house recently at the Franklin County Courthouse in Preston kicked off Franklin County’s Centennial celebration and County Clerk Shauna Geddes said nearly 130 people toured displays throughout the building. The afternoon event on Jan. 30 was organized by Geddes. It included a live broadcast by Alan...

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Centennial open house set today at courthouse

January 30, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor An open house to kick off Franklin County’s Centennial celebration will be held today (Wednesday, Jan. 30) from noon-5 p.m. at the Franklin County courthouse. The open house, organized by County Clerk Shauna Geddes, will kick off an extended celebration and will include displays throughout the courthouse. She...

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Heritage: OSA to host Pioneer Day celebration

January 25, 2013
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BECKSTEAD DOW 10-17 3X2

By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor The Oneida Stake Academy will be hosting its first-annual Franklin County Heritage Celebration this year on Pioneer Day. “We certainly haven’t pinned down many details at this point,” said Saundra Hubbard, with the Academy events committee. “We will be meeting periodically over the next few weeks to firm...

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Centennial handcrafted items sought

January 23, 2013
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LADIES NIGHT 4X5

By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor The Larsen-Sant Library is sponsoring a One Hundred Years of Handwork exhibit as part of the Franklin County Centennial Celebration. The display will be held in the Community Room on Thursday. Jan. 31. to Feb. 2, from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. Myrna Fuller, who announced the show,...

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Fuller publishes book on markers

January 19, 2013
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Fuller chronicled all of the historical markers and monuments she could find in the county and is publishing them in a book.

By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Myrna Fuller has been working on her book, “Monuments, Markers and Points of Interest in Franklin County,” for the past two years. Fuller has been up in the mountains, down in the valleys and across every trail, road and highway to record local historical points. Each one has...

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