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District to knock down old office

February 3, 2012
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District to knock down old office

By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor In the most recent Preston School District regular business meeting held last Wednesday evening, the district announced the purchase of property along Highway 91 near the junior high school. The existing brick rental home will be torn down and the land will be used to build additional classrooms...

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Board approved FCMC goals

February 3, 2012
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By CITIZEN STAFF  Goals for 2012 have been approved by the Franklin County Medical Center board of trustees, ranging from a new operating room to two new labor and delivery rooms. Hospital Administrator Mike Andrus said the list of goals approved include improved marketing planning, community survey and nursing home nurses station remodel, hospital...

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‘Library Lovers Month’ proclaimed

February 3, 2012
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By CITIZEN STAFF  The Franklin County District board of trustees have declared February “Library Lovers Month” in recognition of the facility’s 10-year anniversary. The nine-point proclamation covers points from how “libraries enable individuals to make informed decisions” to how the “expansion of electronic information availability” makes possible better and more easily accessible information for...

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Baseball sign-ups underway

February 2, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   Even though there’s still a little snow on the ground and its cold outside, Little League Baseball sign-ups for boys 7-14 years old will begin on Monday, Feb. 20. Sign-up forms are available at Preston City offices and at Big J Burgers in Preston. The forms must...

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Locals sought for DEQ air-quality committee

February 2, 2012
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Locals sought for DEQ air-quality committee

By RODNEY D.BOAM Citizen editor POCATELLO – The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) held a meeting at the Robinson building last Monday, hoping to find people to serve on a local air quality public involvement group. This page is sponsored by Stokes MarketPlace. Melissa Gibbs, an air quality analyst for the Idaho Department...

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Prom dress project

February 2, 2012
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Prom dress project

By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Amanda Bodily, 17, and a senior at Preston High School, is going green on prom dresses. She would like to recycle formal gowns for her senior project. She hopes to have the support of girls who have attended formal dances or a prom in recent years. The plan...

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Prevention – Work done by city crews mitigate flood problem

February 2, 2012
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Prevention – Work done by city crews mitigate flood problem

By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Work done by city crews this summer to prevent flooding in the northeast section of the city paid off last week when record rainfall and frozen ground led to several isolated water problems in the county. Last winter several residents living near the Preston Golf Course experienced flooding...

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Obrien gets Coach of the Year

February 1, 2012
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Obrien gets Coach of the Year

By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor DAYTON – West Side’s first-year head volleyball coach Jerri Obrien has been named 2A Volleyball Coach of the Year by the Idaho State Coach’s Association. Obrien took the Pirates to the state championships and West Side won the state crown several weeks ago. “It is an honor to...

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Massacre remembered by tribe

February 1, 2012
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Massacre remembered by tribe

By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor The Northwestern Band of Shoshone Tribal Chairman Jason Walker welcomed nearly 200 people to the 149th annual memorial ceremony last Sunday morning commemorating the Bear River Massacre. The temperature was in the mid-to upper-20s and a strong breeze came from across the fields in the Bear River bottoms...

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Don’t Miss the Super Bowl Picks Contest!

January 31, 2012
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Don’t Miss the Super Bowl Picks Contest!

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