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Contractor proposes fix for county cracks

February 4, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   An Idaho Falls contractor told the Franklin County Commission on Monday he could repair the front and back steps of the courthouse for significantly less money than replacing the structures. During the past few weeks, county officials have been exploring costs associated with replacing the steps. “We...

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Total loss

February 3, 2015
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Fire destroyed a Mink Creek home early Saturday morning. The home
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor A house owned by Robert Crosland, 6708 Birch Creek Road, in the Mink Creek area, was destroyed by fire early Saturday morning. Crosland is a long-time science teacher at Preston Junior High School. Franklin County dispatchers received a call about the fire at 3:15 a.m. on Saturday and...

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Well-deserved retirement

February 3, 2015
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 Douglas Webb gets a hardy handshake from Val Porter at Webb’s retirement open house last Thursday. Webb recently completed his final term as county coroner. Prior to his retirement, he was the longest serving elected official in Idaho.

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Moser wins big in Super Bowl picks

February 3, 2015
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By GREG MADSON  Citizen Publisher There were about 21 entries in the Citizen’s annual Super Bowl Picks contest this year. Preston’s Launa Moser was the closest to the actual score, 28-24, predicting a Patriots win by the score of 28-21. For her efforts, Moser wins $50 and bragging rights. Second place and $25 went...

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Senior girls honored at final home game

February 3, 2015
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By TERESA CHIPMAN  PHS sports writer The Preston girls’ team honored its six seniors, Shania Carlisle, Kelsey Checketts, Brooke Corbett, Bailey Roberts, Lilli Swainston and Olivia Wheatley, on Friday before their game against Bear River. Their parents were also recognized, along with the coaching staff and their spouses. The third-seed Indians opened the district...

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PHS continues to roll

February 3, 2015
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By TERESA CHIPMAN  PHS sports writer Preston boys have yet to lose a basketball game to an Idaho team this season. They extended their winning streak by two last week with victories over Pocatello and Minico at home. Preston hopes to carry that momentum into tonight’s (Wednesday’s) home game against Century at 7:30 p.m.,...

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Pirate boys split games last week

February 3, 2015
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By BRENNON HENDERSON  WS Sports Reporter The West Side boys’ basketball team held Aberdeen in check beating them by 20 on Wednesday. But Bear Lake beat the Pirates at Bear Lake by eight on Friday. Wednesday was the first match-up between the Pirates and the Tigers. The Pirates brought their “A-game.” West Side rebounded...

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Senior wrestlers do well

February 3, 2015
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By BRENNON HENDERSON  WS sports writer West Side boys wrestled at Aberdeen last week and competed with 10 other schools. Several different Pirate wrestlers performed well. Senior TJ Stokes worked all 126 pounds of himself winning six of his eight matches. Sage Reddest won all of his matches. Senior Taylor Beckstead came out on...

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WS girls win/lose

February 3, 2015
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By BRENNON HENDERSON  WS sports writer West Side girls saw both sides of the stick last week as they suffered a tough loss to Soda and then gave Bear Lake a beating. Soda was a handful for the Pirates on Thursday in Dayton. The Pirates struggled to control the Cardinals’ outside game. The final...

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Photo gallery West Side girls beat Bear Lake

February 3, 2015
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Photo gallery West Side girls beat Bear Lake

Photos by SHANE LIND

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