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Memorial Day warnings

May 22, 2012
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Memorial Day warnings

By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Several campgrounds in and around Franklin County will provide outdoor enthusiasts plenty of venues for outdoor recreation during Memorial Day weekend. Local officials said Cub River is running very high and water temperatures are extremely cold. Campers should take extreme precautions for safety’s sake, even though peak flows...

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Emergency exercise needs participants

May 22, 2012
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Emergency exercise needs participants

By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Southeastern Idaho Public Health is seeking people to participate in an emergency response exercise at the Preston Fire Station, 75 W. 100 South. from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 24. The goal of the exercise is to review the functionality of a new plan for...

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Library can now start planning process

May 22, 2012
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Library can now start planning process

By CITIZEN STAFF  “I’m ecstatic that now we can start to do some more planning,” said Franklin County Library Board Chairman Leo Silvernagel, following results of Tuesday’s vote. About three-fourths of Franklin County voters who went to the polls approved implementation of a permanent override tax levy. The issue has had to come before...

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WS runs well

May 22, 2012
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WS runs well

By SYDNEY BLAIR  WS sports writer The track season has come and gone for the West Side Pirates. Although things didn’t quite turn out for the boys’ team, they still did exceptionally well by placing third at state and bringing another trophy home. The girls also did really well by placing fourth and they...

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PHS boys’ track just misses state trophy

May 22, 2012
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PHS boys’ track just misses state trophy

By TERESA CHIPMAN  PHS sports writer At the 4A State track meet last Thursday and Friday in Boise, the boy’s team finished fifth, just three points points from winning a trophy. The girl’s team finished 13th. Both teams had some really good performances. Brennyn Dunn placed second in the 110 hurdles. Olivia Seamons took...

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County tied for lowest jobless rate

May 18, 2012
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County tied for lowest jobless rate

By CITIZEN STAFF  Franklin County’s jobless percentage continues to be in the basement, in this case a good thing, compared to many of the Gem State’s other 43 counties. Regional Idaho Department of labor (DoL) Regional Economist Dan Cravens said the county continued its traditionally low unemployment numbers at 271 out of work and...

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Stokes boots 54-yard field goal in competition

May 18, 2012
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Stokes boots 54-yard field goal in competition

By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Tanner Stokes, 17, is going into his senior year next season and has been kicking the heck out of the football this year, including a 54-yard fieldgoal at one of the many competitions he has attended this year. At six feet, 170 pounds, Stokes was the only competitor...

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Resounding vote backs library action

May 17, 2012
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By Citizen staff Voters overwhelmingly approved the library’s effort to make its override tax levy permanent, rather than requiring a vote every two years. The vote, part of the primary election on Tuesday, was 1,856 for and 624 against. “We so appreciate the support of Franklin County voters,” said Library Director Cloteele Dahle. “This...

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Fryar, Burbank win locally

May 17, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   Franklin County voters turned out at the polls last week and elected a new commissioner and a Republican candidate for sheriff in closely-watched, primary election race. Candidates were also selected for the Legislature in District 32 . Locally, Franklin County Chief Deputy Dave Fryar won over a...

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Soils team places nationally

May 17, 2012
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Soils team places nationally

By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor Members of Preston’s FFA Chapter Soil and Land Judging team recently competed in the 61st annual National Land Judging Contest in Oklahoma City and placed 19th. The team previously was crowned Idaho FFA champions in the event and represented the local community and state in the national contest....

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