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Airport is big economic resource

July 24, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Improvements over the next five years should help transform the Preston Airport and help draw business to the area. To help show off what is planned, a fly-in air show will take place on Saturday, Aug. 2. The air show begins with giant-scale, remote-control model airplane demonstrations at...

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Identity Crisis sings locally

July 24, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor There is a group of boys who spend their time harmonizing in church meetings and stages across Franklin County. The quintet, Identity Crisis, was organized by Paul Seare, a music instructor at Preston High. He selected the boys from a music program and put together the group three...

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Farmer’s market opens

July 24, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Area residents and tourists can find early-season, locally grown produce almost in the center of Preston at a small farmer’s market stand that sells its wares on the honor system. Raspberries, golden beets, turnips, carrots and other items are now available. Tomatoes, corn, squash and pumpkins will soon...

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Research begins on massacre site

July 24, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Dr. Kenneth C. Reid, of the Idaho State Historical Society, was in Preston recently getting preliminary work started for mapping the Bear River Massacre site. He and Ken Cannon, Research Assistant Professor of Anthropology- Archaeology and Director of USU Archaeological Services at Utah State University, and his wife,...

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Citizen bookstore to carry official Boy Scouts of America materials

July 24, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor The Preston Citizen has been approved to be an official Boy Scouts of America distributor for Franklin County. The bookstore will carry official Scout shirts, pants, books, neckerchiefs and neckerchief slides. “We will basically carry supplies that support Scouting,” Citizen publisher Greg Madson said. “We are carrying a...

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Grass fire near Clifton controlled

July 23, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant Editor     Eight firefighters from Preston controlled a four-acre grass fire in near the Clifton Cemetery on Thursday afternoon. The cause of the fire was sparks coming from a welder, according to Franklin County Fire Marshal Scott Martin. He said the sparks ignited grass and breezy conditions fanned...

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