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Anti-camping legislation approved

February 23, 2012
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Anti-camping legislation approved

By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor The Idaho Legislature has approved anti-camping legislation and the measure is headed to the Governor’s desk for signing as the seventh week of the 2012 session begins. Legislation has just been approved in both the House and Senate to force several Occupy Movement folks from state-owned lands in...

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Check for bogus bills

February 22, 2012
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Check for bogus bills

By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   Preston Police Chief Val Sparrow is warning area merchants and residents to be watching for counterfeit $20 bills that are circulating in the area. “Within the last couple of days we’ve had at least one instance of a bogus $20 that was passed to an area merchant,”...

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Annual FFA breakfast popular

February 22, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   A large crowd of residents, teachers, and students attended a Preston FFA breakfast this morning. The annual event started in 2005 and is provided free of charge as a token of appreciation to those businesses and individuals in the community that have supported the FFA chapter and...

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Horse complex named

February 22, 2012
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Horse complex named

By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor FRANKLIN – A planned horse and commercial development in Franklin has an official name. “The Horse Station at Cache Valley” was selected after much internal discussion, public input, and market research and other steps,” said Earnest Bleinberger of Strategy 5 LLC, the principal developer of the complex. “Our...

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District workshop – Ways to improve school relationships discussed

February 22, 2012
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By JOEL WILSON PSD superintendent On Friday, February 17, teachers in the Preston School District met for training on how to ensure interactions with students are kept at a professional level. Idaho Education Association representative Maggie Calica sponsored the training given by Lewis Andrews on behalf of his consulting group, Hands of Integrity. In...

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City gets flood study grant

February 22, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor Preston City has been awarded a $46,000 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help with design and implementation of a long-term plan to divert runoff in the northeast section of the community. Derrick Sharp, of Whisper Mountain in Pocatello, has been working with the city for...

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Library hosting ‘Fine Free Week’

February 22, 2012
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By CITIZEN STAFF  Starting Saturday, Larsen-Sant Library patrons can return any overdue books without fear of needing to pay a fine. It’s all part of “We Love Our Patrons Week” at the library, which culminates its celebration related to the 10th anniversary of the library. Meanwhile, on Wednesday, Feb. 29, winners of the drawings...

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Scouting at winter camp

February 21, 2012
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Scouting at winter camp

By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Between 75-100 Boy Scouts and their leaders from Franklin County learned winter survival skills this past weekend at an annual winter camp near the Copenhagen Basin parking lot off Idaho HWY 36. Scout official Cecil LeFevre said scouts participated on Saturday morning in fire building demonstrations and activities,...

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Suicide prevention walk set for Saturday morning

February 21, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor A walk to save lives is being planned for Saturday, March 3, at the Preston High School track on 200 East. Colton Draney, a senior at Preston High, is coordinating efforts for the event as part of his Senior Project. The event is part of a nationwide effort...

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Fire damages home

February 21, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor A house fire in the Dayton/ Linrose area Sunday evening caused approximately $25,000 damage to a rental unit. No one was injured. Fire crews from Dayton and Preston responded to the call that came in at 4:53 p.m., according to Scott Martin, fire district fire marshal. He said...

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