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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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Spring cleanup to begin next month

March 22, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor Preston’s annual spring cleanup will begin on Monday, April 22, and conclude on Friday, May 3. Material will be collected on the north side of Oneida from April 22-26. City crews will pick debris up on the south side of Oneida from April 29-May 3. City council president...

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Curtains open for West Side High School musical March 21,22 and 23

March 21, 2013
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Curtains open for West Side High School musical March 21,22 and 23

By CONNOR WALDRON For The Citizen   With spring in the air, the West Side High School musical is just around the corner. This year students at West Side will be putting on a production of the musical “Hot Rod.” The musical is not based on the 2007 movie, quite the contrary, in fact....

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Looking for gold at rainbow’s end

March 21, 2013
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Idaho trout sales up 14 percent    By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Sherman Wright, who owns Wright’s Rainbows, Franklin County’s sole commercial aquaculturist, said 2012 wasn’t a banner year for his certified disease-free trout. But it wasn’t a bad year either. He has raised and sold his fresh-water rainbows to restaurants for years....

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Cancer prevention event kick-off slated

March 21, 2013
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By RODNEY D. BOAM Citizen editor Cindy Smith, the American Cancer Society Relay For Life event chairperson, announced they are holding a kick-off event on April 3, at 6 p.m. at Pop ’N’ Pin Lanes, 411 S. Highway 91. Anyone interested, including friends, family, neighbors, caregivers, cancer survivors or anyone else, is invited to...

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Fire danger looms

March 21, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor The snow has really started to melt on the valley floor and even though a little of the white stuff remains, there is a looming potential for fire danger this summer and autumn unless significant moisture falls during the next eight weeks. “We could be in for a...

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Student financial workshop set

March 20, 2013
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By RODNEY D. BOAM Citizen editor LinxFoundation Humanitarian Mission is holding a free family self-reliance seminar for jr. high school students on Friday, March 22, at different times during the day. The seminar will be held in the library. The foundation is training jr. high students to help them individually and their families learn...

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