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Dietrich does well at tourney

January 8, 2013
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By ELLEN GREGORY For The Citizen Preston wrestlers tested their skills in the massive Rollie Lane tournament, held in the Idaho Center on Jan. 4-5. With over 500 wrestlers in its competitive pool, this tournament hosts teams from Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming, Colorado, Nevada and California. The Rollie Lane tournament is so large, in...

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WS girls drop game to Grace

January 8, 2013
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By CONNOR WALDRON West Side sports writer DAYTON – The West Side girls lost a seven-point, non-district game against the visiting Grace Grizzlies on Friday, Dec. 28, in Dayton, despite outscoring their opponent by seven in the last quarter. Grace sunk the Pirates 50-43. First-year West Side coach Kelli Hobson praised her young team...

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Photo files, Preston vs West Side Basketball

January 8, 2013
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Preston ended a five-game losing streak on Friday with a 50-38 victory over visiting West Side. The gym was nearly full and the crowd fully involved as the game remained within the grasp of either team until near the end. Preston took charge in the first quarter with a 17-12 lead but a poor...

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Mink looking good

January 5, 2013
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Area mink rancher Lewis Palmer examines some of his mink.

By RODNEY D. BOAM Citizen editor The Mink industry is growing in Franklin County and the rest of Idaho as the world’s appetite for the fine fur increases. Mink rancher Lewis Palmer is trying to strengthen his position in the market. He said he has just completed his harvest but is not sure how...

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Improvements eyed for Oxford Slough

January 4, 2013
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PASSAGE BY FAITH 3X5

By CITIZEN STAFF  OXFORD – Federal officials want to make the Oxford Slough Waterfowl Production Area more meaningful for the public, including working to have more water permanently in the marsh. Such an effort would also include developing the uplands for better upland animal use, said John Braastad, who manages the 1,864 acre site...

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School funding under the microscope

January 4, 2013
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Preston and West Side School districts are among the 16 poorest funded in Idaho.

Former chief economist says lawmakers don’t live up to Constitutional duty  For 25 years, Ferguson served as the state’s chief economist, working for both Democratic and Republican governors. After retiring in 2010, Ferguson became director of the Idaho Center for Fiscal Policy, a nonpartisan nonprofit. The organization’s self-described mission is to bring fact-based information...

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County asks city for help with airport upgrades

January 3, 2013
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FLAGS WEST 2X3.5 11-7

By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor Franklin County Commissioner Scott Workman said the county is asking Preston City to consider in its next budget year helping to pay for improvements that have been done or are contemplated at the Preston Airport. “We’ve asked for $5,000 to help us pay for several improvements. This past...

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Crossley rewarded for teaching

January 3, 2013
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Preston High School Ag Instructor Larin Crossley works with sophomore Kati Talbot on a welding project before school ended for the holidays.

By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor Preston High School’s Larin Crossley has received a nationwide Outstanding Teacher Award for his efforts as an agricultural instructor and will get to drive a new Toyota Tundra for two years as part of the recognition. Crossley is one of only six individuals nationwide who received the National...

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Murder mystery is first book for discussion group

January 2, 2013
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ALLINGER 2013 SCHEDULE

By CITIZEN STAFF  “Murder on the Middle Fork” is the first book that will be explored this year by Larsen-Sant Library’s discussion group. The group will meet Wednesday, Jan. 16, at 7 p.m. at the library. The book is based on a true story of one of Idaho’s strangest murders, which took place in...

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Legislators to tackle tough issues

January 1, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor The 2013 session of the Idaho Legislature will kick off this Monday, Jan. 7, in Boise with the State of the State address by Gov. C. L. “Butch” Otter and his budget projection. “We will have three main topics to deal with this year. One will be personal property...

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