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Massacre remembered

January 31, 2013
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By RODNEY D. BOAM Citizen editor   On Jan. 29, 1863, over 500 Northwestern Shoshone men, women and children perished in the Bear River Massacre. Federal troops trapped and decimated the Tribe at the site of its annual “Warm Dance,” in present Franklin County, Idaho.       Some 150 years later, nearly 100 people braved...

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Wrestling registration set

January 31, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor The Little Warrior Wrestling season is starting in Preston and a sign-up/ registration meeting is set on Wednesday, Feb. 6, at the Preston High School cafeteria. Coach Travis Despain said he would like to meet all interested wrestlers before the season begins. “Registration will be at 5:30 p.m....

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SEICAA can help with heating bills

January 31, 2013
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By RODNEY D. BOAM Citizen editor The colder than normal temps and soaring heating bills may have some in the county looking for ways to trim costs. Kandi Avery, Franklin County coordinator for Southeast Idaho Community Action Agency (SEICAA), is prepared to help. She said they are still taking appointments for families who want...

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WS to give SAT

January 31, 2013
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West Side juniors will take the SAT test as required by the Idaho Department of Education on April 17. This test will take a bulk of the school day. The seniors will not be required to come this day. Senior students are strongly encouraged to work on their senior projects, according to Barzee.

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Derailment investigation continues

January 30, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Investigation into a fatal truck-train accident, which caused a derailment of 16 cars of a Union Pacific freight train near Dayton on Jan. 9, is still open. A cleanup process of damaged cars started last week and will continue this week, according to a Union Pacific employee who...

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Guns and ammo sales jump locally

January 30, 2013
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Long before the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in Connecticut, where a 20 year old killed 20 children and six adults, firearm sales and concealed weapons permits Franklin County were climbing. Guns are getting hard to find and finding ammunition or ammunition-making supplies is even harder. The .223...

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Clear your hydrant

January 30, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor A winter parking ordinance is now in effect within the Preston City limits and officials are reminding residents that parking any type of vehicle on city streets during winter months is prohibited because it impairs snow removal efforts. Beginning Saturday, Nov. 1, and running through March 31, parking...

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Storm clears air: Snow, wind creates problems

January 30, 2013
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A record snowstorm for Jan. 27 hit Franklin County early Sunday morning and closed some roads in the area for a time. Church services were canceled in some communities. Windy conditions scoured pollution from the area and cleaned the air. Temperature inversions may reappear by the weekend as high pressure is forecast to return.

By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor A record snowstorm for the area hit Sunday and dumped 8.3 inches of the white stuff in Preston City. Windy, blizzard-like conditions cleared the days-long temperature inversion and dirty air from the valley, but canceled some church services throughout the community. King Smith, who records official weather statistics...

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Local High School football coaches pick 49ers to win big game

January 30, 2013
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By RODNEY D. BOAM Citizen editor The two high school football coaches in the county are both going with the San Francisco 49ers to win Super Bowl XLVII. PHS Coach Nick Hyde said he wanted the 49ers because it was a West Coast team. WSHS Coach Moser said he didn’t really have a reason...

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Commissioner and Superintendents speak out on Guv’s tax proposals

January 30, 2013
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By CITIZEN STAFF  Elimination of business personal property taxes, either all at once or in phases, as Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter proposed in his Jan. 7 State of the State address, could mean elimination of some services, but it’s far too early in the legislative session to know what will actually happen, county officials...

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