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Scouts to collect food

March 11, 2015
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By RODNEY D. BOAM Citizen editor Area Boy Scout of America Scouts will be out and around on Saturday, March 21, collecting bags of canned goods and other commodities for the annual Scouting for Food Drive. The food should be out on porches by 9 a.m. “We will not be giving out bags this...

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Junior high heads to regional competition

March 11, 2015
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By RODNEY D. BOAM Citizen editor Five Preston Junior High students were nominated by the PJH science department to attend the Science Bowl on Tuesday, March 10, at Idaho State University. The competition against other junior high teams in the region will determine which regional team will represent Idaho in the middle school National...

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Quagga

March 10, 2015
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Franklin County canal companies are serious about keeping Quagga mussels out of their waters. The tiny, shelled animals could ruin the lifeblood of crops all across Franklin County. The companies are proposing some significant measures to keep the invaders from entering local reservoirs,...

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Community review results

March 10, 2015
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BY STEVE ANDERSON  Citizen Intern The preliminary results of a three-day study by the Idaho Rural Partnership (IRP) were presented to a large audience of area residents on Thursday evening. This study, one of three conducted this year, was the result of an application made a year ago by the Preston City Council to...

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WSSD $90,000 levy election

March 8, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor DAYTON – West Side School District’s annual supplemental levy override election will be held this Tuesday, March 10. The election this year will be conducted by the Franklin County Clerk’s office. A law, passed three years ago by the Idaho Legislature, places the county clerk’s office in charge...

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Time to check your smoke alarm batteries

March 8, 2015
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By ROBERT MERRILL  Assistant editor Franklin County Fire Marshal Scott Martin says area residents need to have working carbon monoxide detectors in their homes and workshops. And now is the time, with the pending change to Daylight Savings, to change batteries in these units if that hasn’t already been done, he said. He said...

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White knuckling it

March 7, 2015
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Mckay Rigby, 14, a freshman at PHS, drives through the streets of Preston Wednesday afternoon under the watchful eye of veteran
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Stewart Shumway has been teaching driver’s education at Preston High School for 23 years. So far there hasn’t been anything that has thrown him too much, but he said it can get kind of sketchy out there on the road with first-time drivers.    Story and photos by RODNEY D. BOAM    Driver’s education teacher Stewart Shumway...

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Massacre study explained

March 7, 2015
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By STEVE ANDERSON  Citizen Intern On Jan. 29, the same day as the Bear River Massacre memorial, Ken Cannon, an assistant professor of research and anthropology at Utah State University, presented some of the preliminary findings of an archeological study of the Bear Creek Massacre site at the Franklin City Hall. The presentation was...

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Time called on DST

March 6, 2015
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  By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor   Following Senate action in Boise last week, Idaho Gov. “Butch” Otter signed a $3.64 million emergency funding bill that will allow local school districts time to negotiate their own broadband contracts. A contract the Idaho Education Network had with a provider for broadband services across the...

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I.F. temple to close for 18 months

March 6, 2015
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By IDAHO STATE JOURNAL STAFF  It appears that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is planning to close the 69-year-old Idaho Falls LDS Temple for more than a year and a half for renovations. Local members of the church are reporting that the temple will close on March 16 and remain closed...

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