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Cold temps close Preston Schools; West Side open

January 14, 2013
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Schools in the Preston School district were closed today because of the extreme cold. However, schools in the West Side School District were open as usual, despite the below-zero readings. West Side Assistant Superintendent Spencer Barzee said he checked at 6 a.m. in various places in the district and the coldest he found was...

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Dayton railroad crossing opens temporarily

January 13, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor A cleanup process of a train derailment in Dayton that happened on Wednesday, Jan. 9, is on-going and it will continue during for the next few days. Immediately following the accident, local law enforcement officials closed State Highway 36 in both directions at the railroad crossing at approximately...

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Wet December: Above-average precipitation breaks trend

January 12, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor For the first time in several months, the Preston area received above-normal precipitation and ended December close to an inch above long-term averages. Official records show the community received 2.37 inches of moisture. Normal precipitation is 1.52 inches. “We were well-above average for December, but are still behind...

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January 11, 2013
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Train derailment clean up continues

January 11, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   A cleanup process of a train derailment in Dayton that happened on Wednesday, Jan. 9, is on-going and it will continue during for the next few days. “We do not know how long the process will take to complete, but it is likely to last for some...

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Seasonal roads closed; enforcement of ordinances, tags underway

January 11, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor Several seasonal roads in Franklin County are now closed to vehicular traffic because of snowfall. Enforcement of road–closed ordinances have begun. The road from Birch Creek to Cub River is closed to all vehicles except snowmobiles or snow–grooming equipment from Dec. 20 to April 15. The road from...

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