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Revising angels

October 19, 2013
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Macie Berrett holds up the new tags she
made as part of her senior project.

The Angel Tree has a “new look… same great program.” Macie Berrett has made new tags as part of her senior project. The age of the child will no longer be on the front of the tag, it will now only be on the label on the back. Tags will be pink for girls...

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Bad Birds

October 19, 2013
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Dr. Kimberly Sullivan, an ornithologist at Utah State University, holds a mounted specimen of a starling for demonstrations
in the class. Sullivan said the invasive species is here to stay.

Story and photos by RODNEY D. BOAM    Although U.S. Wildlife Services are trying to tackle some pretty large predators in Idaho, like wolf, coyote and other wildlife predators, another top priority is controlling one of the nation’s most notorious invasive species, the European starling. The black bird with brown speckles and long beak...

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Preston precipitation record broken in September

October 19, 2013
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Storm clouds against the colorful fall leaves make for majestic scenery
this time of year. After a long, warm summer, cool weather and snow
is beginning to emerge on the mountains in Franklin County.

By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor To nobody’s surprise September was warm and wetter than it has been for a number of months. The moisture was a welcome relief to most everyone from the hot, dry summer. “For the month of September, the Preston area officially received 2.66 inches of rain, which was way...

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Smoke detector warning given

October 18, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Franklin County Fire Marshal Scott Martin said area residents need to have working smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in their homes and workshops, especially with the onset of colder weather. And now is the time to change batteries in these units if that hasn’t already been done, he...

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New logo revealed

October 17, 2013
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Tracy Jensen, a Franklin County Medical Center spokesperson, unveils a new logo for the local hospital on Thursday during a noon luncheon held in front of the facility. Patrons enjoyed chili, fresh cinnamon buns and hot chocolate.

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PHS Sr. seeking pop tabs for sr. project

October 17, 2013
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Tyona Carter, a senior at Preston High School, is seeking community support for her senior project. She has chosen to do a large fundraiser for The Ronald McDonald House. It is a house that allows patients at local hospital and their families to stay for a minimal fee....

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WS students schooled in internet safety

October 17, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor DAYTON – The West Side School District started using iPads in the Beutler Middle School recently and last week every student in the district had presentations from iKeepSafe representatives. Students in the near future will be allowed to take the iPads home. Superintendent Spencer Barzee said parents/guardians were...

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Pumpkin harvest

October 17, 2013
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Jeff Hobbs moved his pumpkin patch from Whitney to a mile west of State Street on 1600 South on 15 acres. This is the first time the pumpkin patch is at this location. After turning west on 1600 South follow the signs and look for the orange field....

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Flu shots available at SIPH

October 17, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Southeastern Idaho Public Health in Preston is now giving flu shots by appointment. Wendy Hobley, Region 6 public health nurse manager, said public health officials across the state are recommending this year everyone older than six months receive a flu shot. Flu has been reported in neighboring Utah...

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Preston girls fall to Blackfoot in soccer

October 16, 2013
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The Preston girls’ soccer team fought valiantly, but in the end, it was Blackfoot who pulled out the playoff win at Century High in Pocatello. Preston will now play Rigby on Thursday in a loser out game.

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