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Brace for the borer bug

February 26, 2015
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor There is bug headed to the intermountain area that could devastate ash trees in yards, parks and cemeteries said University of Idaho Extension agent Stuart Parkinson. Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is an invasive pest that attacks ash trees, and is considered to be one of the most destructive forest...

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Financial Peace University comes to Grace Fellowship

February 26, 2015
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Bill and Gloria Bagley will be teaching Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University at the Grace Fellow Ship Church, 16 N. State, beginning March 3, at 7 p.m. Ramsey is a motivational speaker who deals with financial matters. He is a radio host, author and television personality. Ramsey’s focus...

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WSSD assures parents Common Core is safe for students

February 26, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor DAYTON – West Side trustees were informed on Wednesday that all standardized state assessment tests given by the state are “safe” for students. In accordance with Idaho Code § 33-134, the Idaho State Board of Education established a review committee intended to ensure that parents of students, teachers,...

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VIDEO: PHS boys’ basketball, Feb. 19, 2015

February 25, 2015
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PHS boys’ basketball vs. Century on Feb. 19, 2015  

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Pilgrim pleads guilty

February 25, 2015
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Herald Journal photo by AMY MACAVINTA By Citizen staff James Kelly Pilgrim, 42, Preston, pled guilty to assault on one man and second-degree murder in the shooting death of Chad Andrus on Tuesday in Idaho’s Sixth District Court in Preston. Pilgrim is facing up to 30 years-to-life in the Idaho State Prison for second-degree...

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Cub Scout leaders announce changes in program

February 25, 2015
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By RODNEY D. BOAM Citizen editor   Debra Henry, who works at the Boy Scout office in Logan and trainer for the Old Ephraim District in Logan, said there are some changes coming to the Cub Scout program. Henry said the Cub Scout website has the nuts and bolts of the changes. “The ranks...

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Will the water last

February 25, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Weather forecasters are predicting a possible change in the overall weather pattern and that could improve the water outlook for this coming irrigation season in Franklin County. Cooler temperatures with snow and rain is needed during the next six weeks before irrigation companies will know just how much...

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Jean Carter retires

February 25, 2015
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By RODNEY D. BOAM Citizen editor   Citizen staff writer Jean Carter, a long time part of The Preston Citizen writing staff, is retiring after being with the paper for over 30 years. “Since my first article appeared in this paper the fall of 1983,” Carter said, “I have been proud of being a...

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Brush fires

February 24, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor RIVERDALE – Franklin County Fire District firemen responded to two fires Thursday afternoon in the Riverdale bottoms area north of Preston. The first call was for a grass fire, according to Fire Marshal Scott Martin. He said a controlled burn was fanned by wind and got out of...

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Snowmobiling death in Franklin County

February 24, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor A 73-year-old Smithfield man died on Saturday in the Gibson Lake area east of Franklin in Franklin County from injuries due to a snowmobile accident. Dennis R. Thompson, despite CPR efforts, passed away at the scene of the accident, according to Franklin County Chief Deputy Karen Hatch. She...

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