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Let’s Talk About It debuts tonight

January 13, 2012
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By CITIZEN STAFF  Those attending tonight’s (Wednesday, Jan. 11) free Let’s Talk About It first program of the year will delve into the book, “Having Our Say” by Sarah L. and A. Elizabeth Delany with Amy Hill Hearth. The book will be discussed at 7 p.m. at the Larsen-Sant Library.  (See the full story...

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West Side girls win

January 12, 2012
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By COURTNEY PRIESTLEY WS sports writer   The West Side girls delivered again Wednesday night with another basketball victory. They played the North Gem Cowboys and won 53-35. The Pirates came out really strong in the first quarter and scored 16 points. The hot trend just continued to add from there. It was good...

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Changes hands – Hansen Glass gets new owners

January 12, 2012
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Changes hands – Hansen Glass gets new owners

By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor A business that’s been a fixture on Preston’s State Street for 75 years has changed hands. Hansen Glass and Paint was recently purchased by Kenneth Hollingsworth. Hollingsworth has been an employee of the business at 15 N. State for 28 years, and started in 1981.  (See the full...

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Forest Service proposes rec. projects

January 12, 2012
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Maury Young, a supervisor recreation technician for the Caribou-Targhee National Forest, announced the District will be applying for Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation (IDPR) grants to fund projects for the upcoming field season. IDPR offers grants from money collected from the sale of stickers sold for Off...

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Reservoirs offer good ice-fishing

January 11, 2012
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Reservoirs offer good ice-fishing

  By ROBERT S. MERRILL   assistant editor         Good ice, good weather, and good fishing is drawing area residents to Franklin County reservoirs this winter to try their luck at ice fishing.   Both Doug Allen, Smithfield, and his fishing buddy Matt Allen, Hyde Park, said they frequent the ice-covered...

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Reduced speed limits wanted

January 11, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL assistant editor   A contingent of residents living near the Preston Golf Course approached the Preston City Council Monday requesting the speed limit on Highways 34/36 be reduced from 55 miles per hour to 45 mph. Mervin Gifford, a resident of the area, told the council speed is a factor...

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MLK observed Offices closed in honor

January 11, 2012
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By ROBERT MERRILL Assistant editor Preston City, Franklin County, state, and federal offices will be closed on Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Area banks and post office branches will also be closed that day. However, most retailers will remain open. The Franklin County landfill will be closed that day as...

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Polaris Giveaway

January 10, 2012
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Polaris Giveaway

By DAVID KUNZE Preston Lions     Northstar’s Ultimate Outdoors, partnering with the Preston Lions Club, had a packed house Dec. 16. It was a celebration of the generosity demonstrated by the citizens of Preston and Franklin County. The event at Northstar was in support of the Angel Tree Project for needy children in...

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Eagle found shot at Twin Lakes

January 10, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   A dead immature eagle was discovered at Twin Lakes Reservoir the last week of December and fish and game officials responding to the scene found the raptor had been shot. Korey Owens, local IDFG officer said the department is still investigating the case and is requesting help...

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Who needs St. George? Dry conditions set records

January 10, 2012
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Who needs St. George? Dry conditions set records

By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor What a difference a year makes! This past December set a record for the second driest on record with only .12 of an inch of moisture. That compares with December 2010 being one of the wettest with 3.19 inches. King Smith, who keeps official records for the National...

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