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Public health officials recommend flu precautions

December 12, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Public health officials across Idaho and in Franklin County are encouraging everyone who hasn’t received an influenza vaccination to get one because this year’s flu season has started earlier than in previous years. And public health officials are reporting this past week that three women have died from...

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Turning 12 on 12/12/12

December 11, 2012
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    By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor WESTON – Hailey Groves, of Weston, will turn 12 on 12/12/12. For Hailey and her family it may just be another birthday. Hailey said she is excited for the day to come. But just like a typical 12-year-old, she didn’t think the significance of the date...

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WS boys beat Grace 62-40; get season’s first win

December 11, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor West Side won all four quarters last Wednesday in an away game at Grace and beat the Grizzlies 62-40 in a non-conference game. The Pirate boys were ahead at half-time by 10 points and Grace was within striking distance. But a strong third quarter by West Side quickly...

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Century’s 1st quarter throttles PHS 58-23

December 11, 2012
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By TERESA CHIPMAN PHS sports writer The Indian girls traveled to Century on Friday, Dec. 7, losing 58-23. The 18-2 lead Century gained in the first quarter was too much for Preston to overcome. The Indians nearly matched Century in the second quarter, scoring nine and limiting the Diamondbacks to 10, but they struggled...

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PHS boys split at Elko tournament

December 11, 2012
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By TERESA CHIPMAN PHS sports writer The Preston boys played at the Red Lion Tournament in Nevada over the weekend where they split their two game schedule. The Indians lost 57-38 in the second game on Friday, Dec. 7, against Elko. They started the game a bit slow trailing by eight at the end...

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Video of Boone Smith on Today Show

December 10, 2012
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Weather forecast more favorable for moisture

December 8, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor There may be hope on the horizon for drought-parched land in Franklin County. The National Weather Service has changed its prediction of below-normal precipitation for the rest of the winter and spring and now says normal to above-normal snow and rainfall is expected in coming weeks and months....

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Video Report – Preston vs. West Side boys’ basketball

December 7, 2012
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Man sentenced in poaching case

December 6, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor A county resident has pled guilty in Magistrate Court in Franklin County to two counts of unlawful taking of game animals, two counts of wasteful destruction of wildlife and one count of discharging a firearm inside Preston City limits. Bruce Jay Haslam was fined $503 for unlawful taking...

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Tax fight looms

December 6, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor A taxation fight is looming in the Idaho Legislature next month which could impact the amount of taxes local residents have to dig out of their own pockets. All equipment and hardware that industry and business uses across Idaho generates revenue for counties, including Franklin, through a tax...

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