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Who needs St. George? Dry conditions set records

January 10, 2012
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Who needs St. George? Dry conditions set records

By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor What a difference a year makes! This past December set a record for the second driest on record with only .12 of an inch of moisture. That compares with December 2010 being one of the wettest with 3.19 inches. King Smith, who keeps official records for the National...

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Boutique nabbed for mag – Suppose to be spotlighted in trade journal

January 10, 2012
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Boutique nabbed for mag – Suppose to be spotlighted in trade journal

By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Out of nearly 3,000 quilting stores across the United States, Suppose has been selected as one of the 11 featured shops across the United States and Canada for the Spring 2012 issue of *Quilt Sampler*® magazine, published by Better Homes and Gardens. Suppose was founded by mother and...

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Fingers crossed – Hess has high hopes for cartoon

January 10, 2012
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Fingers crossed – Hess has high hopes for cartoon

By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Jared Hess is expecting big things from the Napoleon Dynamite animated series, especially from the fan base created when the movie, made in Franklin County, became a hit across the country.  (See the full story in The Preston Citizen.)

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No snow a concern for farmers

January 6, 2012
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– By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   It’s too early yet to hit the panic button about lack of snowfall and moisture in the northern end of Cache Valley. But officials say unless things change in coming weeks, there is a mounting cause for concern. Lauritz Smith, water master for Twin Lakes Canal...

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Focus of 2012 Idaho State Legislature Funding of basic programs

January 6, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor Things seem to getting better with Idaho’s economy and there is a projected $77 million budget surplus. But things may not be as rosy as the initial figures portray and the Idaho Legislature will have to deal with a myriad of funding requests. “The state budget, money woes,...

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Weather records set in December

January 5, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   This past December set a record for the second driest on record in Preston with only .12 of an inch of moisture. That compares with December, 2010, being one of the wettest with 3.19 inches. King Smith, who keeps official records for the National Weather Service, said...

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IDFG seeks input

January 5, 2012
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The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is seeking public comments on proposed changes to the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 upland game and furbearer seasons.  (See the full story in The Preston Citizen.)

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Citizen still accepting nominations for Citizen of the Year

January 4, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor The Preston Citizen is seeking nominations for its first-annual Wayne D. Bell/J. Walter Ross Citizen of the Year Award. The award will be presented in February. The person selected will be announced in the annual Progress Edition. The award will be presented to a resident of any community...

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PRESTON’S OWN NAPOLEON DYNAMITE Animated series to be aired nationwide on FOX beginning Jan. 15, 2012

January 3, 2012
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PRESTON’S OWN NAPOLEON DYNAMITE Animated series to be aired nationwide on FOX beginning Jan. 15, 2012

By RODNEY D. BOAM Citizen editor In Los Angeles, Calif., they are holding a Napoleon Day and sound-a-like contest on Jan. 5, 2012. That’s 10 days before the animated series begins on FOX. Somehow organizers either recreated or purchased Uncle Rico’s van for the entire cast to ride in to enter the big event....

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W.S. District to offer Scholarships for teachers

January 3, 2012
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W.S. District to offer Scholarships for teachers

By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor A new program that is unique in the State of Idaho and possibly across the intermountain West will assist West Side School District teachers in obtaining Master’s level degrees. The district is offering scholarship funding up to $6,000 for teachers who agree to pursue the higher education. Monies...

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