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Softball: PHS girls drop twinbill against Bonneville

April 10, 2012
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By TERESA CHIPMAN PHS sports writer Preston girls lost both games against Bonneville on Thursday, April 7, in Idaho Falls. It was 8-3 in the first game and 12-11 in the second. “I wanted us to come out a little stronger,” Coach Ashlee Larsen said. “I thought we lagged in our energy level as...

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Cleanup reminder given

April 7, 2012
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Cleanup reminder given

By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   Preston’s annual spring cleanup will begin on Monday and conclude on Friday, April 20. Material will be collected on the south side of Oneida from April 9-13. City crews will pick debris up on the north side of Oneida from April 16-20. Public works director John Balls...

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Ongoing need: Donate to Food Bank

April 6, 2012
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By CITIZEN STAFF  Time may be short, but those who haven’t completed their Idaho State Income Tax form can still make a donation to the Idaho Food Bank. When you fill out your 2011 Idaho state tax form, take advantage of the donation option to benefit the IDAHO FOOD BANK FUND. Before you sign...

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Dancing with the Stars video

April 5, 2012
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Pheasants Forever: Annual local banquet this Saturday

April 5, 2012
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Pheasants Forever: Annual local banquet this Saturday

By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor The annual banquet for Franklin County’s chapter of Pheasants Forever will be held on Saturday, April 7, at the Robinson Fair Building in Preston. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the dinner starts at 7 p.m. It will feature $4,500 in prizes and drawings, a silent auction with...

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Music workshop to be held

April 5, 2012
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Well known LDS composer and arranger, Jason Tonioli, will be presenting a workshop as part of the Northern Cache Valley Performing Arts Festival this Saturday, April 7, at Worm Creek Opera House at 11:30 a.m. Jason is an outstanding speaker on motivating children to practice their instruments, according to officials. He was raised in...

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Baby fowl can be dangerous gifts for children at Easter

April 4, 2012
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Baby fowl can be dangerous gifts for children at Easter

Baby chicks and ducklings may look like cute Easter gifts, but the young fowl can be dangerous for children. State health officials are warning Idahoans to resist the temptation to purchase them as holiday presents. “Baby chicks and ducklings, often advertised as Easter gifts, pose a real health risk for young children and those...

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Skeet shooting mulled

April 4, 2012
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Skeet shooting mulled

By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   If an area can be found to allow skeet shooting at the Franklin County Rifle Range, commissioners said Monday they will allow shotguns to be used at the facility. But as of now, the firearms are still banned. A number of years ago skeet shooting took place...

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Cause of elevator fire still undetermined

April 4, 2012
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Cause of elevator fire still undetermined

By ROBERT S MERRILL Assistant editor   A cause of a $5 million fire on March 7 that destroyed a grain mill at Valley Wide Co-op (Franklin County Grain Growers) 264 S. State, Preston, is still under investigation by fire officials. Fire District Fire Marshal Scott Martin said the area where the fire started...

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Late season flu outbreak hits southeast Idaho

April 3, 2012
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Late season flu outbreak hits southeast Idaho

By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   Even though it’s the tail end of the flu season, a nasty strain of viral disease has reared its head in Franklin County and across southeastern Idaho in recent days. Preston physician Lynn Eskelson told The Citizen that he has seen in recent days three individuals in...

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