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Season ends for Preston girls

February 11, 2014
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By TERESA CHIPMAN  PHS sports writer The Indian girls went two and out in the 4A 5-6th District Tournament last week. The first game was on Feb. 4 in Rigby. Preston hung in there in the first half and trailed by just three at the end of the first quarter and 10 at the...

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WS season ends

February 11, 2014
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By ALYSSA NIELSEN  WS sports report The West Side girls’ basketball team concluded its season last week with two losses in district competition. The Pirates played Soda Springs on Tuesday, losing 53-27. On Thursday against Aberdeen the Pirates lost 60-50. From the very beginning, the Cardinals established clear dominance. The score after the first...

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Business Association Hands Out Awards – Nash Given Community Service Award

February 7, 2014
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Business Association Hands Out Awards – Nash Given Community Service Award

The Greater Preston Business Association held its annual banquet last night at the Robinson Building in Preston. The night was to celebrate the year in business and hand out awards. The Preston Citizen recognized Linder resident D. A. Nash as its J. Walter Ross/Wayne D. Bell Community Service Award recipient. The award, named after...

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Deer wintering well

February 7, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Mild winter conditions in Franklin County and throughout southeastern Idaho have been good for deer and other big game survival rates. But the news isn’t so rosy for farmers and fish biologists and they have expressed concerns recently. The low snowpack in mountains doesn’t give hope for irrigation...

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ISU career fair set

February 7, 2014
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By CITIZEN STAFF  POCATELLO – Representatives from local and national businesses, as well as government agencies, will be on hand for the Idaho State University Spring Career Fair. It’s set for Feb. 26, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Pond Student Union on the Pocatello campus. Information will be available for full and...

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East Oneida project on track

February 6, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor A major road construction project in the Preston area is still on schedule to begin the spring of 2016 and will take two years to complete. Preston City engineer Darek Kimball said Preston and Franklin County have been working together for a number of years to reconstruct East...

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Radon gas: In-home testing critical/affordable

February 6, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Radon is an odorless, tasteless and invisible radioactive gas that is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, after smoking. It has been found in homes across the nation, including every county in Idaho. The good news is radon problems can be remediated. One out...

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Video report-Bear River Massacre 2013

February 5, 2014
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CodeRED test scheduled on Monday

February 5, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor On Monday, Feb. 10, at 10 a.m. Franklin County officials will conduct a performance test of the CodeRED emergency notification system to determine how quickly messages can be delivered to the entire community in case of an actual emergency. The new system, similar to Reverse 911, has been...

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Nelson: Harness and history maker

February 5, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Editor Earl Nelson from Preston is the oldest working harness maker in America, according to a leather working trade magazine “Shop Talk,” from a couple of years ago. At 82 years old he’s still at it. He learned how to make harnesses for horse drawn rigs, growing up in Wardboro,...

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