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Napoleon turns 10

February 20, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor It’s been 11 years since hometown filmmaker Jared Hess and his wife Jerusha brought his crew to Preston to film the movie “Napoleon Dynamite.” Ten years ago it put Preston on the map. Although not many in Preston warmly embraced the movie, it still made $46 million. The...

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West Side drops game 52-50

February 19, 2014
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West Side played Soda close in the first-round of the 2A Fifth District Tournament in Soda Springs Tuesday night and almost pulled off a victory. But miscues in the last seconds of the game cost the Pirates the win. They lost 52-50. West Side outscored Soda 25-18 in the fourth quarter. But a Soda...

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Council to look for new industrial site

February 19, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor A four-county economic director urged Preston City, Franklin County and Franklin City officials to work together to find suitable ground for a second industrial park in the county. Kathy Ray, based in Malad, told the council on Monday the current industrial park in Preston is almost full. “There’s...

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Annual FFA breakfast scheduled Thursday

February 19, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor The annual Preston FFA breakfast will be held this Thursday, Feb. 20, in the Craner Agriculture Building on the Preston High School campus. The event started in 2005 and is provided free of charge as a token of appreciation to those businesses and individuals in the community who...

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Hobbs signs letter of intent

February 19, 2014
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By TERESA CHIPMAN  PHS sports writer Tess Hobbs, daughter of Jeff and Jill Hobbs of Franklin, has accepted a scholarship and signed a letter of intent to play soccer for BYU-Hawaii. She plans to study business at the Division II school. She had verbally committed to play for Dixie State University, but when BYU-Hawaii...

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Officials call CodeRED testing a success

February 19, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor A performance test held last week of the new CodeRED emergency notification system in Franklin County was very successful with a connectivity rate of 81 percent. The test determined how quickly messages can be delivered to the entire community in case of an actual emergency. The new system,...

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