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Easter animal warning given

March 27, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  edit2@prestoncitizen.com State health officials are reminding residents that it is not advisable for parents to consider giving children baby chicks and ducklings for an Easter gift this year. Public health and agriculture officials encourage everyone to be aware of the risks of acquiring Salmonella, a potentially serious bacterial infection, from...

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Students stage protest

March 26, 2013
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Students stage protest

Schedule change upsets many    By RODNEY D. BOAM  editor@prestoncitizen.com About 150 Preston High School students walked out of class last Tuesday about 2:15 p.m. to protest a proposed hybrid schedule the Preston school board would like to implement next fall. They trooped down State Street shouting their opposition to the proposed schedule change....

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Weston: Community Easter egg hunts slated

March 26, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  edit2@prestoncitizen.com WESTON – The second-annual Community Easter Egg Hunt in Weston will be held this Saturday, March 30, at 10 a.m. in the Weston City Park. The event is being sponsored by Woodward’s Country Store in Weston. “The response last year was great and we had so much fun that...

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Preston: Community Easter egg hunts slated

March 26, 2013
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  editor@prestoncitizen.com The Preston Community Easter Egg Hunt will be held Saturday, March 30, at the City Park in the same location it has been in past years. The event has been sponsored and organized by Hunzeker Ford for the past four years. The hunt will begin at 10 a.m. with...

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Projector ready for installation

March 26, 2013
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Projector ready for installation

By RODNEY D. BOAM editor@prestoncitizen.com Paul Swainston, a member of the Franklin County Theater Arts Council, returned Friday evening with the new digital projector for the Worm Creek Opera House. The organization is going to hold a dinner to raise money to for the remainder of the projector installation and other expenses. The dinner...

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Service projects sought

March 26, 2013
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Service projects sought

By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor For the past several years students at Preston High School have been out in the spring performing service projects, like cleaning up trash along the highways and other community-oriented tasks. Faculty and administrators lead students who work together to give back to the community. This year the Preston...

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Population drops slightly

March 23, 2013
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By CITIZEN STAFF  Even with Franklin County’s relatively high birth rate, there were still 11 fewer people listed by the Census Bureau as living here in 2012 compared to 2011. Figures released on the census by the Idaho Department of Labor indicate Franklin County’s population dropped from 12,797 in 2011 to 12,786 a year...

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Poison Prevention Week

March 23, 2013
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IDHW gives tips to help safeguard against poisoning   By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor Idaho Department of Health and Welfare officials are gearing up to educate the public about the dangers of accidental poisoning this week as part of National Poison Prevention week. Accidental poisoning is the third leading cause of unintentional deaths...

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Soil testing started at Horse Station

March 23, 2013
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Soil testing started at Horse Station

By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor Soil testing on 167 acres in Franklin at the Horse Station at Cache Valley has begun under the direction of STRATA, a Boise-based company. STRATA will oversee geotechnical engineering and testing of the ground as work continues to develop a master plan for the project. The Horse Station...

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Extension to present gardening series

March 22, 2013
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Spring is right around the corner and many of us are getting in the mood for gardening projects. The University of Idaho Franklin County Extension office will be presenting a five class series on popular gardening topics. All classes will be on Wednesday evenings and will be two hours long. The first will be...

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