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Snow reminders

November 21, 2011
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor Franklin County Road Supervisor Troy Moser is asking residents this winter to avoid pushing snow from private drives and lanes into road rights-of-way. “This can create a dangerous situation for motorists, as well as crews trying to remove snow. These piles of snow can quickly freeze creating a...

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B-ball – Preston ladies drop game to experienced Bear Lake

November 21, 2011
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B-ball – Preston ladies drop game to experienced Bear Lake

By TERESA CHIPMAN PHS sports writer The Lady Indians faced off against an experienced visiting Bear Lake team on Nov. 16 and lost 46-36. “We still have a lot to learn as a team, said Coach Ryon Pope. “Bear Lake really dominated us inside. We made some mistakes that we can correct, but it...

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Girls show improvement

November 21, 2011
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By TERESA CHIPMAN PHS sports writer Preston had a great first half against visiting Minico on Friday, Nov. 18, but lost Minico 48-35. Two, three pointers by Morgan Yardley helped the Indians gain an eight-point lead in the first quarter and they still held a one-point advantage at the end of the second. The...

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Poinsettia Sale to Support PHS Ag Dept.

November 18, 2011
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   Preston High School’s FFA Chapter is holding its third-annual Poinsettia sale from now until Christmas. Part-time ag instructor Josh Evans spearheaded the project last fall and said the Christmas “flowers” are available in 7-inch and 8 1/2-inch pots. He said ag students in his advanced greenhouse class...

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Local Wood Pellet Manufacturing Up and Running

November 18, 2011
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   The local Soil Conservation District (SCD) has embarked on a wood pellet manufacturing enterprise ultimately designed to reduce material destined for the county landfill. The operation, Bear River Pellets, has also created two part-time and one full-time position at the facility on West Oneida in Preston. “We...

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Water year off to good start

November 18, 2011
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor The new water year got off to a good start in October with both mountain and valley locations reporting rather wet conditions. Nice fall weather has helped farmers finish up field work and the Bear River Basin reported 131 percent of normal precipitation. King Smith, a Preston junior...

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Moser honored for distinguished service by health and state physical education association

November 18, 2011
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Moser honored for distinguished service by health and state physical education association

With signs held high and to the beat of a drum, a group of supporters marched in to help honor Launa Moser at the IAHPERD Conference on Friday, Oct 21. Moser was given the Distinguished Service Award, the most prestigious award given by the Idaho Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (IAHPERD)....

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F&G seeks info on area wildlife cases

November 17, 2011
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The Idaho Department of Fish and Game (F&G) is seeking information regarding cases of wasted and poached game in southeast Idaho. Recently five rooster pheasants were discovered in the dumpster located behind Kelly’s Exxon in Preston. It is thought that the game birds were disposed of around Oct. 30 or 31. A small mule...

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Come find local photographs and … Old memories

November 16, 2011
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor A box with hundreds of photographs from the old Anderson Photo Studio is available at True Value Mart for the taking. Anderson Photo Studio was active from 1938 until 1974. It was located on top of the M.H. Kings building. The portraits are in a box at the...

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Merger meeting to be held Thursday

November 16, 2011
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Merger meeting to be held Thursday

By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor An informational meeting about a possible merger between Frank-lin County Grain Growers (FCGG) and Valley Wide Co-op, based in Rupert, will be presented to local members at a meeting tomorrow, Thursday, at 7 p.m. It will be held at the Robinson Building in Preston at 200 N. 200...

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