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Deer season opens Friday; animals abound

October 8, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Deer hunting in Franklin County and across the rest of southeastern Idaho should be fairly good when the season opens Friday, Oct. 10, with a good number of two-point and larger bucks. Idaho Department of Fish and Game officer Korey Owens said locally there’s been three back-to-back fairly...

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Video Report – West Side/Preston football update from 9-26-14

October 7, 2014
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Thefts in rural areas widespread, troubling

October 7, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Franklin County Sheriff Dave Fryer is actively investigating a large number of thefts throughout the rural areas of the county and is asking people to be vigilant. “The sheriff’s office is very aware and concerned about the recent thefts and burglaries in our county,” Fryer said. “We are...

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FCHS opens doors

October 7, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor An open house/ribbon cutting was held on Thursday at the new Franklin County High School to show off the facility to residents of the community. The building, at the corner of 100 West Oneida, was completed this summer and students started attending school there in August. Several residents...

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Last-second field goal dooms PHS

October 7, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor A last-second field goal by Minico cost Preston a home victory on Friday night after the Indians controlled the tempo for the first three quarters of the game. The 23-20 loss was the second close loss in a row for Preston. The week before it dropped a heartbreaker...

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WS claws Bears 38-0

October 7, 2014
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By BRENNON HENDERSON  WS sports writer Bear Lake hosted West Side for its homecoming game and the Pirates showed no mercy as they beat the Bears 38-0. It was West Side’s second consecutive district win. The Pirates travel this week to Malad to take on the Dragons. Can’t make the game? Go to our...

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Photo gallery-Preston football 23-20 loss to Minico

October 7, 2014
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Citizen photos by TERESA CHIPMAN 

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Pipe dream

October 5, 2014
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Local irrigation company is laying 10 miles of pipe for safety  Story and photos by RODNEY D. BOAM  Another irrigation company is enclosing their water system. Cub River Irrigation Company is currently laying roughly 10 miles of black 42 inch by 60 foot pipe along the Cub River Road. The company supplies water to...

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Nelson selected for Honor Flight to D.C.

October 3, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Preston’s Ashby Nelson, 91, went to Washington, D.C., with 64 other veterans on KSL TV’s Honor Flight recently to visit the World War II Memorial. The Memorial was dedicated to the sacrifices of soldiers who fought in the bloodiest conflict in world history. It was estimated 50 to...

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BREAKING NEWS: Two deputy sheriffs resign

October 2, 2014
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By Citizen staff   Two Franklin County deputy sheriffs recently resigned from their positions, said Sheriff Dave Fryar. “Last week we began an internal investigation in our office as a result of learning of some possible department policy violations. I asked the Tri-County Sheriff’s Association to come and conduct an independent investigation,” said Fryar. “During...

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