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Franklin City makes plans for building a fire station

March 21, 2015
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By STEVE ANDERSON  Citizen Intern Franklin will continue to wait for a fire station within the city limits for roughly another five years unless additional funding becomes available to build the facility. That is what the Franklin City Council was told by Fire Commission Chair Kim Crockett and Commissioner Jeffrey Phillips at this past...

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Turkey season approaching; leftover tags on sale April

March 21, 2015
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The coming of spring means different things to different people. For many Idaho outdoor adventurers it means one thing, turkey season. Idaho’s wild turkey general season runs from April 15 through May 25 and hunters are gearing up for what could be a banner year. The general season youth turkey hunt runs April 8...

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County to step up well monitoring

March 20, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor More frequent monitoring of groundwater wells at the Franklin County landfill, northeast of Preston, will begin in the near future. Franklin County Commissioner Scott Workman said the Department of Environmental Quality is requesting the county increase the frequency of monitoring wells at the site. “We’ve never had any...

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Pfeiffer to retire after 28 years of service

March 20, 2015
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Public health nurse takes a break after years of service  Southeastern Idaho Public Health  Jackie Pfeiffer has been a community health nurse for many years with Southeastern Idaho Public Health, on March 27 she will be retiring. Pfeiffer has spent countless hours providing immunizations to kids of all ages, wiping tears, applying Band- Aids,...

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To plant, or not to plant

March 19, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor The warm winter we’ve been experiencing, especially the past few days, has homeowners chomping at the bit to get outside doing yard work and getting gardens ready to plant. But it may yet be a bit early to do actual planting. However, other yard cleanup projects, pruning and...

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Baby chicks in stock

March 19, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Baby chicks are arriving in area feed stores, and along with longer days, it’s a sure sign of spring. Poultry enthusiasts are gearing up for production this summer and fall by establishing or replenishing their flocks. Sales are starting for chick starter feed, heat lamps and other needed...

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Kindergarten immunizations on Tuesday

March 19, 2015
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Southeastern Idaho Public Health Southeastern Idaho Public Health will be holding an immunization clinic for incoming kindergartners on Tuesday, March 24, at SIPH’s Franklin County office located at 42 W. 1st S. The shot clinic will run from 1-6 p.m. Appointments are preferred but walk-ins will be welcome. The Idaho School Immunization Law requires...

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Former ML pitcher to speak at PHS

March 19, 2015
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Vernon Law, a former Major League pitcher, will be in Preston on March 27, at the Preston High School auditorium at 7 p.m. Law played 16 seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates. He played from 1950-1951 then took a break for military service. He then returned to pitch for...

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WSSD passes levy

March 19, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor DAYTON – Patrons of the West Side School District overwhelmingly supported an annual supplemental override levy in an election last Tuesday. There were 116 votes in favor of the override and 14 patrons who voted no. Only a simple majority was necessary to approve the measure and it...

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Clifton city wells running low

March 19, 2015
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By STEVE ANDERSON  Citizen intern Clifton is facing a water shortage as a result of the mild winter that has been experienced throughout the region. Mayor John Gailey said that the springs they typically rely on are running at 38 gallons per minute instead of the hundreds of gallons that normally flow from them....

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