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Baby it’s Cold outside

February 8, 2016
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Photos and story by NECIA P. SEAMONS With temperatures in the teens and fog blanketing the valley, Jack Frost has had free reign in Franklin County to redecorate the landscape with frilly flocking. The frosty conditions have included several snow flurries, as well as a couple of good storms that summoned city, county, and...

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Ancient Ethiopia has hopeful future

February 6, 2016
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A young man gazes into the sun from the mountains surrounding
Yechila, Ethiopia.

The following column by Matt Westerberg will appear periodically in The Preston Citizen. Westerberg is a 28-year-old Mink Creek native living in the Tigray region of Ethiopia, where he teaches ninth grade English to roughly 150 Ethiopian students, with Peace Corps Ethiopia. He also works with the local government on several side projects, finishing...

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VIDEO: PHS boys’ basketball vs Pocatello, Jan. 28, 2016

February 5, 2016
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Video and story by TERESA CHIPMAN

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Local Bronco super fans plan to celebrate Super Bowl 50 in a big way

February 5, 2016
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By JODY JANKE  Citizen general manager Denver Broncos super fans Kaden Johnson and Cindy Burbank, both of Cub River, and their families plan to celebrate Super Bowl 50 in a big way. Super Bowl Sunday (Feb. 6) pits the NFL’s number one offense, Carolina Panthers, verses the number one defense, Denver Broncos, and promises...

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Farm management seminar set of Feb. 15

February 5, 2016
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Producers and growers are invited to attend a Farm Management Seminar in Preston, on Monday, Feb. 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Robinson Building, 86 W. 200 N., Preston. The event is sponsored by Midwestern BioAg and Soils Alive Inc. “A Simple Strategy to Increase Yields,” presented by Midwestern BioAg president...

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DEQ awards drinking water planning grant to Weston City

February 5, 2016
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By NECIA P. SEAMONS  Citizen editor The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) announced Thursday, the award of a drinking water planning grant in the amount of $27,000 to the city of Weston in Franklin County. Weston will use the funds to prepare a drinking water planning study and environmental information document. The purpose...

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County seeks translation service for 911 calls

February 4, 2016
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By CHARLES CHESNEY  Citizen staff writer Chief Deputy Karen Hatch’s proposal to Franklin County Commissioners at their Jan. 25 meeting, that they hire the language interpreter service of “In What Language” of Salt Lake City to provide translation services primarily for 911 emergency phone calls. A phone call that came to 911 from an...

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Hearings set to review Fairview water and senior citizen center upgrades

February 4, 2016
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Franklin County commissioners and the public will hear a review of an upgrade to the Fairview Water District and the Franklin County Senior Citizen Center on Monday, at 10 a.m. Both upgrades will be funded by Idaho Community Development block Grants; $500,000 to the water system and $106,000 to the senior center. A review...

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Pirates go 2-0 last week

February 4, 2016
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West Side’s Rieley Long looks for an open player during last week’s
game against Bear Lake. Pirates won, 66-53.

By ANNIE ENGLAND  Citizen sports writer This week the Pirates had another 2-0 game week against the Bear Lake Bears and the Aberdeen Tigers. “It was great to win on our home court again. Our boys played well, played hard, and did everything they needed to earn their wins. At this point in the...

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Parkinson gets to play ball with the Green Bay Packers

February 4, 2016
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Shayden Parkinson, bottom right, was able
to shake hands with his favorite player, Jordy
Nelson, (top center). They are pictured with
Shayden’s family: his dad, Shaun; his mom, Camille;
and his brothers.

By BECKY COX  Citizen staff writer Eight year-old Shayden Parkinson’s wish came true on Jan. 3, when he and his family flew to Green Bay, Wis., and watched a Packers football game. Local grantors of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Eileen Peterson and Louise Moser, worked with the Green Bay Packers organization to grant Shayden’s wish....

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