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Remembering a murder

November 2, 2014
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Joel Hinckley was gunned down at the Franklin depot 1881  Story and photos by RODNEY D. BOAM    October 27 is the anniversary of a murder in the abandoned train depot now along the Cub River. The train depot was once the place where freight was shipped to and from Idaho to the silver...

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Angel Tree applications ready

November 1, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Robin Berret and Hidie Nye have embraced the spirit of giving the past eight years by making sure that most everyone has a gift by continuing the Angel Tree tradition. The two are not affiliated with any civic groups or clubs. Both have families of their own to...

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Pirates dominate Salmon 66-14

October 31, 2014
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BY BRENNON HENDERSON WS Sports Reporter   DAYTON  - The West Side football team took the field after its bye week and crushed the Salmon Savages on Thursday night 66-14 in the first round of the 2A football playoffs. The Savages were able to get a few first downs on their initial drive. But the...

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Vote: Polls open Tuesday

October 31, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Voters across Idaho will be going to the polls next Tuesday, Nov. 4, for the “off-year” general election. Absentee balloting is on going at the Franklin County clerk’s office and voters can cast ballots absentee until Friday, Oct. 31, at 5 p.m. “We have curbside absentee voting available...

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No overnight parking on streets begins Saturday

October 31, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Preston Police Chief Ken Geddes is reminding residents that overnight parking any type of vehicle on city streets during winter months is prohibited because it impairs snow removal efforts. Beginning Saturday, Nov. 1, and running through March 31, parking vehicles, RVs or trailers on any city street in...

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Big crowd for dessert and book

October 31, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Candy Larsen, of the Franklin County Reading Association, said they had the largest crowd ever at their Dessert and Book Night. “We had over 900 people, including about 375 families, go through our library activity and get books for their kids and family,” Larsen said. “We estimate that...

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Public Health Office closed Wednesday Nov. 5 for training

October 31, 2014
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The Franklin County Public Health office will be closed on Wednesday, Nov. 5, for all-staff training. It will resume normal office hours on Thursday, Nov. 6. If you have any questions, please contact the Franklin County Public Health office at 208-852-0478.

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Franklin County’s DYW to compete at Coeur d’Alene

October 30, 2014
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By JEAN CARTER  for The Preston Citizen A Preston High School senior and 2014 Franklin County Distinguished Young Woman will be traveling to Coeur d’Alene, Nov. 1, to compete with 38 other young women for the state title of Idaho Distinguished Young Woman. This Friday, Oct. 31, Sarah Geddes, as part of the statewide...

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Search and Rescue board installed

October 30, 2014
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By JEAN CARTER  Citizen staff writer The Franklin County Search and Rescue team held their annual banquet last week, congratulating the new board members and honoring the outgoing board and commander Brandon Smith. Smith presented the new board members, Quartermaster, Nile Checketts; treasurer, Todd Coburn; secretary, Dwayne Mickelson; seond vice, Zane Hendrickson, first vice,...

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Andersen inducted in USU Hall of Fame

October 30, 2014
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By LAURA STOKER  For The Citizen If you tell Cordel Andersen to do something, you better believe he will get it done. That’s according to his father, Kay Andersen, who fondly remembers Cordel’s freshman year as a wrestler. “When we went to the first tournament, we were joking and said, ‘When you come home,...

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