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West Side girls win

January 12, 2012
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By COURTNEY PRIESTLEY WS sports writer   The West Side girls delivered again Wednesday night with another basketball victory. They played the North Gem Cowboys and won 53-35. The Pirates came out really strong in the first quarter and scored 16 points. The hot trend just continued to add from there. It was good...

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Reservoirs offer good ice-fishing

January 11, 2012
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Reservoirs offer good ice-fishing

  By ROBERT S. MERRILL   assistant editor         Good ice, good weather, and good fishing is drawing area residents to Franklin County reservoirs this winter to try their luck at ice fishing.   Both Doug Allen, Smithfield, and his fishing buddy Matt Allen, Hyde Park, said they frequent the ice-covered...

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Polaris Giveaway

January 10, 2012
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Polaris Giveaway

By DAVID KUNZE Preston Lions     Northstar’s Ultimate Outdoors, partnering with the Preston Lions Club, had a packed house Dec. 16. It was a celebration of the generosity demonstrated by the citizens of Preston and Franklin County. The event at Northstar was in support of the Angel Tree Project for needy children in...

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Eagle found shot at Twin Lakes

January 10, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   A dead immature eagle was discovered at Twin Lakes Reservoir the last week of December and fish and game officials responding to the scene found the raptor had been shot. Korey Owens, local IDFG officer said the department is still investigating the case and is requesting help...

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No snow a concern for farmers

January 6, 2012
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– By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   It’s too early yet to hit the panic button about lack of snowfall and moisture in the northern end of Cache Valley. But officials say unless things change in coming weeks, there is a mounting cause for concern. Lauritz Smith, water master for Twin Lakes Canal...

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Weather records set in December

January 5, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   This past December set a record for the second driest on record in Preston with only .12 of an inch of moisture. That compares with December, 2010, being one of the wettest with 3.19 inches. King Smith, who keeps official records for the National Weather Service, said...

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First Baby

January 3, 2012
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First Baby

By RODNEY D. BOAM, Citizen Editor   The Franklin County Medical Center’s first baby of 2012, was Ethan Swainston, born at 11:59 p.m.on Monday, Jan. 2, He is the first son of Talesha and Curtis Swainston, of Preston. Ethan weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces and was 21 and 1/4 inches long. Ethan has three...

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West Side wins by 1

December 29, 2011
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   It’s a good thing West Side boys built a sizable lead and played superbly during the first three quarters of basketball in Dayton on Wednesday. The Pirates needed a 16-point cushion going into the fourth period in order to survive a Marsh Valley onslaught during the final...

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Unique program offers scholarships

December 29, 2011
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   A new program that is unique in the State of Idaho and possibly across the intermountain West will assist West Side School District teachers obtain Master’s level degrees. The district is offering scholarship funding up to $6,000 for teachers who agree to pursue the higher education. Monies...

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Citizen of the Year Award nominations sought

December 28, 2011
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   The Preston Citizen will present its first-annual Wayne D. Bell/ J. Walter Ross Citizen of the Year Award in February. The person selected will be announced in our annual Progress Edition. The award will be presented to a resident of any community in Franklin County for outstanding...

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