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PHS girls win/lose in district tournament

February 10, 2015
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By TERESA CHIPMAN PHS sports writer   The Indian girls split the first two games of the 4A 5th-6th District Tournament last week. They opened the tournament with a 47-38 win over Pocatello at home and lost to Rigby 55-30 on the road. Preston returned home for Game 5 on Tuesday, Feb. 10, and...

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WS girls win two of three

February 10, 2015
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By BRENNON HENDERSON WS sports writer   DAYTON – West Side girls played three district games last week. They beat Aberdeen, lost to Soda, and knocked off Malad on Saturday. Junior Abbie Povey said, “Our coach told us there was a lot riding on this week. You never know which practice or game will be your last. You never know if you could get hurt and...

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Remembering the Massacre near the Bear River

February 8, 2015
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Native Americans at the Bear River Massacre site presented the colors during a flag song on Thursday to begin the program.

Every year members of the Northwestern Band of the Shoshone nation gather to speak of the 152 year old event that shaped their destiny    Photos by ROBERT S. MERRILL  Story by RODNEY D. BOAM    It was cold and foggy Thursday morning when nearly 150 people gathered north of Preston at the memorial site...

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Residents encouraged to participate in study

February 8, 2015
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Preston hosting community review until March 5 Area residents are encouraged to participate in community meetings on Tuesday, March 3, and Thursday, March 5. Both meetings begin at 7 p.m. at the Robinson Building. At the invitation of Preston City, the Preston area will be benefiting from a community review from March 3-5, 2015....

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$4.3 million collected by county

February 6, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Franklin County collected $4,325,815.99 in property taxes this past Dec. 22 and the figure represents monies owed for the first-half tax period of Jan. 1, 2014, through June 22, 2014. County Treasurer Jeanette McKay said, “This timeframe reflects the first half of the 2014 property tax charge.” The...

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FCMC Home Care and Hospice announces its annual Life Classes

February 5, 2015
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Franklin County Medical Center Home Care and Hospice are presenting their annual Life Classes. We are excited for our presenters and the topics that will be covered this year. The classes will be held next to FCMC in the south campus classroom. The classes are free of charge, and open to all members of...

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Twelve year-old girl bags elk

February 5, 2015
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By JENNIFER JACKSON  IDFG conservation educator Words can be very powerful—powerful enough, in fact, to help bring down a cow elk. Just ask 12-year-old Emily Hyrons from Preston. An essay full of her own persuasive words allowed her to be one of five youth selected from Preston Junior High to participate in a mentored...

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Vole explosion

February 4, 2015
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BY RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor There has been an explosion of the vole population in Franklin County and Cache Valley said USU Extension Agent Dr. Terry Messmer, a rodent expert. “Voles are doing all kinds of damage in the county,” said University of Idaho Extension Agent Stuart Parkinson. He said they are in...

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Outbreak possible in Idaho

February 4, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor While there are currently no cases of measles in Idaho, there are several cases in surrounding states, including Utah, and health officials said the state could be vulnerable to an outbreak. The latest outbreak of the highly contagious disease was documented a few weeks ago in California and...

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Contractor proposes fix for county cracks

February 4, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   An Idaho Falls contractor told the Franklin County Commission on Monday he could repair the front and back steps of the courthouse for significantly less money than replacing the structures. During the past few weeks, county officials have been exploring costs associated with replacing the steps. “We...

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