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Junior high principal excited for new curriculum

August 15, 2013
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By KELLIANNE GAMMILL  Citizen intern Preston Junior High School Principal Curtis Jenson is looking forward to adopting the Common Core State Standards this upcoming school year. The standards emphasize college and work readiness skills. “I’m excited for the change and for the tools that it offers. I’m hoping to see a lot of great...

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Improving air quality with DEF

August 14, 2013
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Tom Moedl, machinery
manager at
Valley Implement,
takes a nozzle from a
DEF tank which holds
5,500 gallons of the fluid.
Newer diesel motors
have a reservoir
that holds DEF and it is
filled through a smaller
opening next to the
regular fuel filler neck
hole.

By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor There are not a lot of government regulations that have caused the stir that the Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) has caused. Some people may think the mandated DEF is a useless government program. Not so, said Mike Phillips, a Southeast Idaho truck salesman. Philips said new truck owners...

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Water woes

August 14, 2013
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PRESTON WASTE WATER OPERATOR

West Side farmers are having a tough water year    By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor The hot dry summer is taking its toll on crops of farmers on the west side of the Bear River. Driving along the roads and highways and watching sprinklers spraying water on lush green pastures is giving a...

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County Fair underway

August 14, 2013
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LAMONTS 5X3 A-C CHECK

By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor The annual Franklin County Fair started on Saturday with a ranch rodeo in the arena at the fairgrounds. A variety of events will continue this week, from entertainment to the bull bonanza. “Things have come together,” Fair Committee Chair Wes Harris said. “We expect a good week, especially...

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Back to the Armory

August 13, 2013
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DEMO DERBY 2X8

Governor OK’s building for FCHS    By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Franklin County High School has a new home, again. Students attending Franklin County High School will be meeting in the Idaho National Guard Armory, 594 N. State in Preston, as soon as the details can be worked out. Some patrons of the...

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Produce sold on honor system

August 13, 2013
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Marsha Johnson unloads freshly picked produce at her farmer’s market
at 21 S. 100 E. in Preston.

By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Preston and area residents and tourists can find locally grown produce almost in the center of town at a small farmer’s market stand that sells vegetables and fruits on the honor system. Carrots, corn, beets, cucumbers, beans, onions, Anaheim peppers, green peppers yellow squash, tomatoes, Swiss chard and...

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