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Health Department reduces cost of flu shots

December 15, 2011
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor The District Health Department in Preston is now giving flu shots by appointment and the price for the vaccine has been reduced from $26 to $12. The price reduction was made to encourage the public to get their flu vaccine, according to nurse Jackie Bowles, who added they...

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Taxes due

December 14, 2011
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By ROBERT MERRILL  Assistant editor Property owners in Franklin County and across Idaho have until this Tuesday, Dec. 20, at 5 p.m. to pay their first-half, 2011 property tax payments. Those who fail to meet the deadlines are subject to a 2-percent penalty for the entire taxable amount, beginning Dec. 21. A 12 percent...

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Train time at the Egberts

December 14, 2011
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Train time at the Egberts

By RODNEY D. BOAM Citizen editor For Glen Egbert of Fairview, the Christmas holiday is as much about small toy trains and ceramic villages, as hanging tree ornaments and lights are to others. Every year after Thanksgiving, many in Franklin County are cutting down trees and hauling them home to decorate with ornaments, lights...

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Five arrested in crime spree

December 13, 2011
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Five arrested in crime spree

By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor Three Franklin County residents associated with a recent crime spree in Idaho and Utah are incarcerated and court proceedings have begun. Hector Diaz, 20, of Franklin, waived a preliminary hearing on Dec. 2, and was bound over to district court on three felony grand theft charges, according to...

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Winners named – Residential home lighting contest

December 13, 2011
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Winners named – Residential home lighting contest

By RODNEY D. BOAM Citizen editor Jessica Jensen, the Festival of Lights committee member over the home decorating contest, gave the names of the winners to The Citizen recently. She also announced that the maps showing the locations have been distributed to merchants to help people find the winners of the Festival of Lights...

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Marlow resigns

December 13, 2011
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Marlow resigns

By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Preston High School’s head football coach for the past six years, Shawn Marlow, resigned his position late last week, but will continue teaching at the high school. “I have resigned as head football coach. I handed in my formal resignation and met with the players this past week....

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Angel Tree – Pick up location changed

December 13, 2011
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor The Angel Tree organization has changed locations. This year they are not at the archery building. They are in the Bob Fackrell building, immediately north of IFA. The pick up time will be Dec. 22 from 1 -6 p.m. for families to pick up their Angel Tree packages....

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PHS dominates Bees

December 13, 2011
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PHS dominates Bees

By TERESA CHIPMAN PHS sports writer The Indians boys basketball team was successful against visiting Bonneville on Tuesday, Dec. 6. Despite playing without starting point guard Wyatt Christensen, Preston prevailed 68-58. In the first quarter things stayed very close with the Indians leading by only a basket or two most of the time. The...

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PHS girls drop game against Eagles, beat Bears

December 13, 2011
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    By TERESA CHIPMAN  PHS sports writer The Lady Indians faced off against a tough Marsh Valley team at home on Saturday, Dec. 10. Though they lost 54- 32 Coach Pope felt the score was not indicative of how they played. “They are a very talented and experienced team. I was very proud...

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Wrestling – WS inexperienced

December 13, 2011
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By ANDREA MARTIN  WS sports writer The West Side Wrestlers traveled to their first two meets of the season last week. One at Malad, and the other at Marsh Valley. This year the Pirates have a small team, with not as much experience as they would like to have. Only a small handful of...

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