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City reviews flood grant report

February 20, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor Proposals for a remediation plan to help alleviate seasonal flooding in the northeast section of Preston were explained to the city council on Monday. Derrick Sharp, of Whisper Mountain in Pocatello, has been working with the city for almost two years to help with design and implementation of...

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Idaho Legislature to set budgets

February 20, 2013
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Marc Gibbs

By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor The Joint Finance Appropriations Committee, comprised of both House and Senate members, will start setting individual state budgets this week and the figure they will be working from is $2,783,000,000, some three percent higher than last year’s spending levels. Representative Marc Gibbs, of Grace, is a member of...

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West Side School Fundraiser slated for this Friday

February 20, 2013
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A Harold B. Lee Elementary “Hoedown” Fundraiser is set at 6:30- 8:30 p.m. this Friday, Feb. 22. Funds will go towards field trips for elementary students. There will be a $1 admission charge. A chili dinner, which Stokes MarketPlace has helped us with, will cost $3. There will also be a silent auction.

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Long-time Citizen staffer passes away

February 19, 2013
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RaNae M. Bartlome

By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor RaNae M. Bartlome, a long-time member of The Preston Citizen family, passed away Saturday, Feb. 16, after a hard-fought battle with cancer. For 15 years her accuracy and dedication to details made her a valuable member of the Citizen editorial staff. She had an engaging laugh and was...

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Annual FFA appreciation breakfast to be held at Craner Ag Building

February 19, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor Preston High’s annual FFA breakfast will be held this Thursday, Feb. 21, at the Craner Agriculture Building on the school campus from 6:30-8 a.m. The annual event started in 2005 and is provided free of charge as a token of appreciation to those businesses and individuals in the...

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Papa Jay’s turns 17: It’s the place to be in Clifton

February 19, 2013
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Photos and story by LORI ANN SMART   Clifton residents came out and showed their support for the 17th annual birthday party of their local convenience/ jerky store, Papa Jay’s, on Saturday. There were jerky samples, fresh roast beef sandwiches and door prizes for those who came to join in the fun. Everyone could...

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Pirates win, host Soda tonight

February 19, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   The West Side Pirates will host Soda Springs tonight in Dayton in another must-win game that will determine the 2A Fifth District champion. The game will begin at 7 p.m. Monday night the Pirates won a double-overtime, district tournament game at Soda Springs 69-62. West Side had...

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Accident claims Cattani

February 18, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   A long-time Banida-area resident, Karla Cattani, a longtime Preston High School teacher, died Sunday afternoon from injuries sustained in a snowmobile accident near her home. Franklin County Sheriff Dave Fryar said his office received a call about a snowmobile accident in the Banida area at 2:37 p.m....

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President’s Day closings listed

February 16, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor Preston City, Franklin County, state, and federal offices will be closed on Monday to celebrate President’s Day. Area banks and post office branches will also be closed that day. However, most retailers will remain open, including The Preston Citizen Bookstore. The Franklin County Landfill will be closed that...

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Weston requires permits, sets rules for bike racers

February 16, 2013
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BY CITIZEN STAFF  WESTON – Mayor Camille Larsen has nothing against bicycle racers. She enjoys rides on self-propelled two-wheeled vehicles for pleasure herself. But Larsen and the city council are sending out a message to bicycle racing groups choosing to include Weston as a part of their racing itineraries: you must pay a permit...

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