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Potatoes included in WIC program

July 3, 2014
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By CITIZEN STAFF  Rep. Mike Simpson’s persistence in getting language included authorizing potato use as part of the Women, Infant and Children food nutrition program has been successful. The language was included in the Fiscal Year 2015 House Agriculture Appropriations Bill which passed the House Appropriations Committee, 31-28. Simpson is a member of the...

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Enhanced patrols result in DUI arrests

July 3, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office participated in a statewide driving enforcement during from May 19-June 1. This enforcement was part of a grant provided by Idaho State Police, according to Karen Hatch, chief deputy for the department. “During this time deputies conducted numerous traffic stops and contacted motorists...

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Comments sought on snowmobile use

July 3, 2014
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By CITIZEN STAFF  The U.S. Forest Service is due to publish a Federal Register Notice seeking public comment on a proposal that would standardize where and when snowmobiles are used on national forests and grasslands, including those in Franklin County. “We believe it is essential the public be engaged in decisions regarding travel management...

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Police to watch for illegal fireworks

July 2, 2014
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By ROBERT MERRILL Assistant editor   Preston City police officers will be patrolling the community watching for illegal use of fireworks during this year’s July 4 holiday weekend and throughout the entire month of July. Police Chief Ken Geddes said only “safe” fireworks can be used by residents and sold at fireworks stands. “We...

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West Side lunch prices to increase by a dime

July 2, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor DAYTON – School lunch prices will increase by a dime this coming school year. “We are required by the State Department of Education to increase our lunch prices by 10 cents for the 2014-15 school year,” said superintendent Spencer Barzee. “We did not increase our lunch prices last...

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Students admitted free to Glenn Beck program

July 2, 2014
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The Glenn Beck Fundraiser will be July 5, 2014, at 7 p.m. in the Dahle Fine Arts Center, Dayton. Proceeds will go to the Worm Creek Opera House, the Dahle Fine Arts Center and the Oneida Stake Academy. Beck is doing this program as a gift to the people of Franklin County to inspire...

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‘Safe and sane’ only

July 2, 2014
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By ROBERT MERRILL  Assistant editor Law enforcement officers will be patrolling the community watching for illegal use of fireworks during this year’s July 4th holiday and throughout the entire month of July. Franklin County Fire Marshal Scott Martin said only “safe and sane” fireworks can be used by residents and sold at fireworks stands....

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Water Patrol

July 1, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Franklin County has a new Smokey on the water. Deputy Travis Despain took over the patrolling of Franklin County waterways after Ken Geddes left and took on his duties as the Preston City Police Chief. Sheriff Dave Fryer said they felt like Despain was a good fit for...

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Local camping and fishing spots ready

July 1, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Potable water will be available at Willow Flat and Albert Moser campgrounds for the Fourth of July holiday, said Forest Service officials. Potable water will also be usable for Emigration Canyon and the Resource, Conservation and Development (RC&D) campgrounds, now under supervision of the Forest Service. Grasses and...

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Idaho Days 2014

July 1, 2014
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Winners of the 2014 Miss Idaho Days Pageant are, left-to-right: second attendant, Katelynn Palmer; Miss Idaho Days, Madilyn Olsen; first attendant, Jacee Hammons and Spirit of Idaho Days, Adeline Pugmire.

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