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Assaults unrelated

February 28, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   Two separate incidents involving assault in the Preston area are unrelated and involved intoxicated males in separate altercations. Preston Police Chief Val Sparrow said the first incident was reported on Feb. 15 and involved several male subjects at the corner of 200 So. 100 East. The second...

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Dreams really do come true

February 28, 2012
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By TERESA CHIPMAN PHS sports writer   Preston High School’s Regan Hyde has been awarded a double sports scholarship at Treasure Valley Community College in Ontario, Ore., and will play soccer and softball Recently, senior traveled to TVCC, for a second time to meet with the soccer coach to practice with and ultimately sign...

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Legacy Ranch changes hands

February 28, 2012
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Legacy Ranch changes hands

By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Legacy Ranch is on the fast track to be all that Franklin City officials expects it to be. Maple Leaf development is gone and the Nebraskaland National Bank has taken ownership of the property. The bank executed a Deed in Lieu of Foreclosure and they plan to spend...

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Breakfast to help the Jim Hull family

February 28, 2012
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By RODNEY D. BOAM Citizen editor Friends of the Jim Hull family are holding a pancake breakfast as a fundraiser to help the children pay for outstanding medical and funeral expenses for their parents. The breakfast will be held on Saturday, March 3, from 7 -10 a.m at the city fire station. “We had...

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Preston wrestlers finish 7th at state

February 28, 2012
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Preston wrestlers finish 7th at state

By ELLEN GREGORY For The Citizen   With 27 teams competing at the 4A classification this weekend at the Idaho State Wrestling Tournament in Pocatello on Friday and Saturday, the Preston Indians battled to seventh place overall in team points, the best team showing in years. This strong effort wraps up the inaugural season...

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West Side advances with win

February 24, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   AMERICAN FALLS – The West Side Pirates turned a close game into a 15-point victory in the final minutes of a state tournament play-in game Thursday night, beating Declo 55-40. Head coach Tyler Brown said it was a very close game until the last three minutes of...

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Idaho Fish and Game to hold big game scoping meeting at Library

February 24, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor A big-game scoping meeting will be held in Preston on Thursday, March 1, to discuss Idaho Department of Fish and Game proposals for this fall’s hunting seasons for deer, elk, mountain lion, black bear, and pronghorn. The Preston meeting will be at the Larsen-Sant Library, 109 S. 100...

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County brings in $3.9mil in tax revenue

February 23, 2012
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County brings in $3.9mil in tax revenue

By ROBERT MERRILL Assistant editor Franklin County collected $3,905,139.90 in property taxes this past Dec. 20 and the figure represents monies owed for the first-half tax period of June 21, 2011 through Dec. 20, 2011. County Treasurer Jeanette McKay said, “This timeframe reflects the first half of the 2011 property tax charge. Approximately 55...

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Anti-camping legislation approved

February 23, 2012
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Anti-camping legislation approved

By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor The Idaho Legislature has approved anti-camping legislation and the measure is headed to the Governor’s desk for signing as the seventh week of the 2012 session begins. Legislation has just been approved in both the House and Senate to force several Occupy Movement folks from state-owned lands in...

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Check for bogus bills

February 22, 2012
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Check for bogus bills

By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   Preston Police Chief Val Sparrow is warning area merchants and residents to be watching for counterfeit $20 bills that are circulating in the area. “Within the last couple of days we’ve had at least one instance of a bogus $20 that was passed to an area merchant,”...

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