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FCMC opens second room for operating

February 11, 2016
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By NECIA P. SEAMONS  Citizen editor Last week Franklin County Medical Center added an updated operating room to the list of improvements offered to its patients. Located in the space once occupied by the hospital’s original labor and delivery room, the operating room sports improved lighting and modern equipment. Anesthesiologist John Kezele said one...

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Shooter to go to trial

February 11, 2016
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Cade Austin, left, confers with his attorney
Brian Galloway, after district court on Feb. 4.

By AMY MACAVINTA  For the Citizen Cade Austin, 30, was bound over to face trial for attempted murder on Feb. 2, after a judge heard testimony about the mid-December car crash in which he allegedly fired several rounds at Smithfield Assistant Fire Chief Jeremy Hunt and at Lewiston EMT Nathan Sisson. Austin pleaded not...

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Choir to perform at state

February 11, 2016
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Paul Seare directs members of Preston High School’s A Cappella
Choir as they sing songs of the season at Temple Square in Salt Lake City
during the recent Christmas holidays.

By NECIA P. SEAMONS  Citizen editor Paul Seare, choir teacher at Preston High School, and the school’s a cappella choir received high honors recently when they were invited to perform at the State Music Educator’s Conference (All State) on Feb. 12, at 10 a.m. in Goranson Hall at Idaho State University (ISU). “It is...

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PHS girls take district opener hit

February 11, 2016
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Paige Moser clears Rigby’s effort to block to send in the ball, as teammate Harley Carlise looks
on. The girls ultimately lost the battle, but hope to continue their play for a shot at second place.

By TERESA CHIPMAN  Citizen sports writer The Lady Indians lost to Rigby, 41-52, in their opening round of the 4A 5th-6th District Tournament on Thursday, Feb. 4. Instead of playing Century in the championship game they faced Pocatello on Tuesday, Feb. 9, in an elimination game (score not available at press time). If they...

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Wildlife wanders through Whitney

February 10, 2016
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This cow moose and her calf were found Monday morning wandering between Oneida and 800 South looking for a bite to eat. Here they are in the yard of Max and Cindy Nelson.

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Smellie breaks 48-year-old record set by great-uncle

February 10, 2016
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By TERESA CHIPMAN  Citizen sports writer Austin Smellie surpassed his great-uncle, Bracken Webb, as Preston High School’s all-time basketball scoring leader last Wednesday, Feb. 5, in the Indian’s game against Century. Smellie is the son of Ron and Heather Smellie and grandson of Doug Webb, Bracken’s brother. Bracken Webb set the record in 1968...

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Worm Creek Opera House

February 10, 2016
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Worm Creek Opera House: Norm of the North      

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Lady Pirates head to District

February 10, 2016
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West Side Lady Pirate Addie Cook laying in two points after a steal from an Aberdeen Tiger. The District tournament will be held Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, in Dayton.

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Pirates get shot at #1 placing

February 10, 2016
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By ANNIE ENGLAND  Citizen sports writer With districts just around the corner, the Pirates are working hard to put wins in the bag. They play Soda Springs tomorrow. If the West Side is able to take that win, they’ll have the number one spot going into the districts. “I think that our experience will...

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Strep and colds take toll on area schools

February 10, 2016
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By NECIA P. SEAMONS  Citizen editor Strep throat, colds, headaches, high temperatures and nauseous stomachs are emptying classrooms and filling doctors offices in Franklin County’s two school districts. Janalyn Maw, of the West Side School District, said as many as 90 students were absent last week due to illness. On an average week back...

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