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Speed-limit issue still on table

March 1, 2012
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Speed-limit issue still on table

By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor The “ball hasn’t been dropped” by city officials regarding a request to lower speed limits near the Preston Golf Course on Highway 34. In January a contingent of residents living near the area approached the Preston City Council requesting posted speeds be reduced from 55 miles per hour...

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1940 Idaho census to be released

March 1, 2012
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By RODNEY D. BOAM Citizen editor Juvanne Martin, president of the Idaho Genealogical Society, is seeking volunteers to help with the 1940 Idaho portion of the US Census index. The National Archives and Records Administration will digitally release the information April 1. Later censuses are not available because of a 72 year restriction access...

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Commissioners hold air quality meeting – Local DEQ meeting set for Wednesday evening

February 29, 2012
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Commissioners hold air quality meeting – Local DEQ meeting set for Wednesday evening

By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor A proactive approach to air pollution in Franklin County is being taken by Franklin County Commissioners as they wrestle with ways to bring the area into compliance with federal regulations for PM2.5 particulates. Commissioners met with representatives of each incorporated city in the county on Wednesday to discuss...

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Health Expo scheduled

February 29, 2012
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By CITIZEN STAFF  “Wild About Good Health” is the theme for this year’s Health and Wellness Expo sponsored by Franklin County Medical Center. The free event will be held April 14, 8 a.m. to noon in the old gym at Preston High School. Foot screenings, fingerprinting, blood pressure checks, hearing and vision screening and...

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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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