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Cemetery seeks plot owners

February 7, 2013
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor The Thatcher Cemetery is getting full. The cemetery board is trying to locate relatives of people who have purchased plots years ago and have not had any burials in them or made any contact with anyone about them. “The lots or family plots were sold years and years...

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Eye-glass drive termed successful

February 7, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor Several pairs of used eyeglasses were collected by Preston High School’s Leo Club at a recent “Night for Sight” basketball game when the Indians played Bonneville. “I couldn’t be happier with how the event went. The community was so willing to donate and also so willing to buy...

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Concealed weapons permits jump

February 6, 2013
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Last week The Citizen reported on the county’s increase in gun and ammo sales. Concealed weapons permits are increasing as well. Franklin County and the State of Idaho as a whole are seeing a swell of concealed-weapon permit applications. It was reported school districts in Utah were offered...

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Winter fishing: Safe ice lures anglers

February 6, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor The last month cold temperatures have formed enough ice on Franklin County reservoirs to be considered safe and a number of anglers have been out trying their luck. Those venturing out on Foster and Glendale need to use caution around the banks where ice is not as thick...

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January colder than normal: Snow totals are lagging

February 6, 2013
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The photo was taken from the cab of Greg Madson's pickup truck Tuesday, Jan. 29, of snow that blanketed the area. Although there is plenty of snow around Preston, the mountains need more.

By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor January in Franklin County was in the top 10 coldest months on record. But no daily temperature records were broken. “We just had a long streak of cold weather. Some 17 of the nights last month were below zero and we had 18 days where the high didn’t...

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Indians do well at tourney

February 5, 2013
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By ELLEN GREGORY  For The Citizen The Preston wrestlers traveled to Pocatello for the Dick Fleishmann Memorial tournament on Friday. This tournament is unique in that it showcases a dual-meet format only two weeks from the district meet. It pits Eastern Idaho teams against those from Central Idaho. The Indians first tangled with 4A...

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Season ends for WS girls with 55-32 loss

February 5, 2013
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By CONNOR WALDRON  WS sports writer The season ended Saturday for the West Side girls when they dropped a 55-32 district playoff game to the Malad Dragons in Malad. “Our game against Malad was a battle. We came out strong in the first half, but weren’t quite able to pull four quarters out to...

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Rigby beats PHS

February 5, 2013
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By TERESA CHIPMAN  PHS sports writer Preston boys basketball started off well enough in their home game against Rigby on Friday. They scored early and often, leading the Trojans 18-13 at the end of the first quarter and extending that by two starting the second. That was about it for the second quarter as...

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Pirate boys beat Tigers, Dietrich

February 5, 2013
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By CONNOR WALDRON  WS sports writer The West Side boys basketball team had a busy week, winning two games. The first was against the Aberdeen Tigers on Wednesday, Jan. 30. The Pirates beat the Tigers 55–44. Head coach Tyler Brown commented saying, “We just started making shots.” It was a great victory for the...

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BYU-I adds Food Science major

February 2, 2013
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor For high school Ag students looking for a related major check out Brigham Young University-Idaho’s Ag program. Officials there have made some changes they hope will enhance and strengthen their offerings for students on campus. Van Christman, Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Science at the...

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