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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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Wrestling – PHS momentum

December 13, 2011
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By ELLEN GREGORY  Special to The Citizen The momentum is building. With back-to-back meets on Dec. 7, 8, 9 and 10, the Preston Indians proved they are ready to wrestle, and they launched their season with strong showings against Marsh Valley and Sky View, and at the Roy Duels tournament. Marsh Valley provided few...

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Pirates learning

December 13, 2011
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By ANDREA MARTIN  WS sports writer The West Side Boys Basketball team had a bittersweet week. They defeated the Grace Grizzlies at home with a score of 56-45, but lost to Firth. They ran the floor really well and had a lot of fast breaks to keep their momentum going throughout the game. During...

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OSA gable work continues

December 12, 2011
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OSA gable work continues

By NECIA P. SEAMONS Citizen staff writer   Crews from Kepco and State Stone were at the Oneida Stake Academy last Friday preparing to install a stone gable to replace the original that fell off the building in 1962. According to Keith Mackay, owner of State Stone, the process being used to restore the...

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Nominations sought

December 9, 2011
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The Preston Citizen will present its first-annual Wayne D. Bell/J. Walter Ross Citizen of the Year award in January. The person selected will be announced in our annual Progress edition. The award will be presented to a resident of any community in Franklin County for outstanding service over a substantial period of time. It...

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Crime spree stopped

December 9, 2011
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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...

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Concert – Christmas carols to ring out at Rotary event

December 9, 2011
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor Christmas carols will again ring out in Franklin County during this holiday season and help get residents in the Christmas “mood.” The Preston Rotary Christmas Choir will present its 79th annual concert this Sunday, Dec. 11. Co-director Carl Hoffman said this year is the 79th anniversary of continual...

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Record November snowfall and colder than normal

December 9, 2011
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor Even though much of the white stuff in the valley has melted, a record snowfall for the month of November was recorded and it’s 458 percent of long-term averages. The normal amount of measurable snow is 3.4 inches and King Smith, who records weather data for the National...

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First half Property Tax due Dec. 20, 2011

December 9, 2011
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By ROBERT MERRILL Assistant editor Property owners in Franklin County and across Idaho have until Tuesday, Dec. 20, at 5 p.m. to pay their first-half, 2011 property tax payments. The full property tax assessment bill has two deadlines for payments. The first half is due on Dec. 20 every year. The second half is...

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