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iPad safety seminar scheduled at West Side

March 27, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor DAYTON – Representatives from iKeepSafe will be at the West Side School District on April 21 to conduct professional development training to teachers and administrators. Those representatives will give student presentations, as well. “This is the same group that came to the district two years ago, when we...

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2014 income for Idaho ag sector good

March 27, 2015
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Last year was a big year for Franklin County farmers as income for Idaho’s ag sector was the best it has been in years. While national farm income was projected to drop by 22 percent in 2014 for the U.S. Agriculture income, Idaho’s farmers had a banner year,...

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Weston Easter Egg Hunt set for April 4

March 27, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor WESTON – The fourth-annual Community Easter Egg Hunt in Weston will be held Saturday, April 4, at 9 a.m. in the Weston City Park. The event is being sponsored by Woodward’s Country Store in Weston. “The response last year was great and we had so much fun that...

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VW merger announced

March 27, 2015
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After being partners in the success of Valley Agronomics for the past eight years, the board of directors of both Valley Co-ops of Jerome and Valley Wide Cooperative of Rupert have unanimously approved the signing of a letter of intent to merge both companies into one entity. Valley Wide Cooperative operates a farm store,...

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Safety net deadlines extended

March 27, 2015
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Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced a one-time extension will be provided to producers for the new safety-net programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill, known as Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC). The final day to update yield history or reallocate base acres has been extended one additional month, until...

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PSD sets 2016 calendar

March 27, 2015
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By STEVE ANDERSON  Citizen intern The 2016 school calendar dominated the discussion at this past Wednesday’s Preston School Board meeting. Next year will begin with a full week of in-service teacher training in August and proceeds from there. Three proposals were offered to the board. One called for a nine to ten day Christmas...

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LDS Living preview: One county, two prophets

March 26, 2015
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Heaven must have smiled on Franklin County in 1899 when two boys were born on farms not 10 miles apart and not far from Preston. They became classmates while being educated in the Oneida Stake and both would lead The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Harold...

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FFA team heads to state

March 26, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor The Preston FFA Chapter Parliamentary Procedure team recently competed in the District Career Development event held at West Side High School and won the competition, which qualifies it for state. The team members were required to complete a written test, answer oral questions and perform an eight-minute demonstration...

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Richards wins state at DECA competition

March 26, 2015
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Preston High School senior Dylan Richards won first place in State in the Personal Financial Literacy category of DECA, previously known as Delta Epsilon Chi and Distributive Education Clubs of America. Richards will head to Nationals in Orlando this April where he will compete at the Disney World...

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Teacher pay raise proposed

March 25, 2015
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By STEVE ANDERSON  Citizen Intern This past Friday, the Education Committee approved a proposal that will increase teacher’s pay. According to a report in the Idaho State Journal, the plan will boost teacher pay over the next five years at an initial cost of roughly $123 million. The same article said that a teacher’s...

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