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Building upswing: Commercial sector drives building activity

June 11, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor It’s not the boom years of the mid-2000s, but construction activity in the county appears to be better than the past two or three, especially commercial construction. In Preston, O’Reilly Auto Parts is building a new retail store on South State and its value has been placed at...

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Funds help with pig disease

June 11, 2014
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By CITIZEN STAFF  To help fight what it calls “the significant impact porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) is having on U.S. pork producers,” including those in Franklin County, the USDA has announced $26.2 million in funds to combat the disease. The agency also said a federal order has been issued requiring reporting of new...

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Perfect night for dragging

June 10, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor An estimated 100 cars showed up for the third annual “Mugs & Banana” Drag Night in Preston on Saturday night. Bruce Jeppesen and Val Preece organized the event. The first drag night was held two years ago in Tremonton. Last year it was held in Brigham City. Jeppesen,...

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Property taxes due

June 10, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Property owners from across Idaho have until Friday, June 20, to pay their second-half 2013 property tax payments this year. The property tax bill has two deadlines for payments in Idaho. The first half is due on December 20 every year. The second half is due by June...

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Dayton seeks 100 volunteers to help with water system

June 10, 2014
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By CITIZEN STAFF  DAYTON – Mayor Aaron Beutler and the city council is leading the call for 100 volunteers from amongst its residents. They’re needed to help preserve and enhance the city’s water system. The number of volunteers requested is also symbolic of the city’s official incorporation 100 years ago, on April 19, 1914....

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Public health officials advise to check for measles immunization

June 10, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Even though there haven’t been any reported cases of measles across southeast Idaho yet, public health officials are advising residents to check immunization records. “This is especially important if a person plans to travel outside of the United States in the near future,” said Jeff Doerr, Region 6...

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