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Easter Egg Rush

April 27, 2014
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cit WOMEN AND THE PRIESTHOOD 3X2

Photos and story by  TERESA CHIPMAN   Preston’s annual Easter Egg Hunt was well attended. The event was organized by Hunzeker Ford and included some new additions. There were painted plywood cutouts for picture taking and a new category in the hunt to accommodate those with special needs. The weather was beautiful and everyone...

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Preston death investigated as homicide; names withheld

April 26, 2014
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Herald Journal staff report Preston police are withholding the names of a suspect and victim in a shooting death early Saturday morning. Police Chief Ken Geddes said his department needs time to evaluate evidence before releasing details about the incident that occurred around 2 a.m. in a house at 801 W. 800 North. Geddes...

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F&G accepting applications

April 26, 2014
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PRESTON SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS B&W

Gov. “Butch” Otter is accepting applications to fill two positions on the seven-member Idaho Fish and Game Commission. One of them is from the Southeast Region, which includes Franklin County. The other is from the Southwest area. The Southeast opening will replace Randy Budge. To be appointed, a successful candidate must be a resident...

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Easy listening: West Side holds fine arts competition

April 26, 2014
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cit GRADUATE 3X10 2014

By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor DAYTON – Several West Side students participated last Thursday in the district’s annual Fine Arts Competition. The first place winners were: piano, Taya Nash and Whitney Cox, second; vocal, Mindy Weeks and Mason Gittins, second; instrumental, Kelsi Chugg; art (painting) Valerie Golightly and Chugg, second; drawing, Golightly and...

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Recent precip helps farmers

April 25, 2014
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cit REAL classifieds 3x2

By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Back–to-back months of above average precipitation across Franklin and other southeastern Idaho counties have boosted water supplies and turned frowns on the faces of farmers upside down. Available water for irrigation in Franklin County made an amazing recovery due to February and March precipitation, according to Ivan Jensen,...

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City studies highway proposal

April 25, 2014
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City studies highway proposal

By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor A proposal to turn a four-lane highway through downtown Preston into a two-lane thoroughfare was discussed by the Preston City Council on Monday. City engineer Darek Kimball relayed the idea that is being suggested by the Idaho Department of Transportation. But it met with firm opposition from Mayor...

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Federal funding still available to assist with home-heating costs

April 25, 2014
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FCMC HOME HEALTH 4X5 1-29

By KANDIE AVERY  SEICAA coordinator As of March 21, 43,741 households statewide have applied for and received a one-time payment to their home-heating vendor. Without this assistance, many families would have faced utility disconnection or making choices between food, heat, and medication. Funds are still available through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program...

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Search for hospital CEO underway by committee

April 24, 2014
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COOKS PAN SALE 2X5

By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Franklin County Medical Center is in the process of finding just the right person for their CEO position. Courtney Dursteler, human resource manager for the hospital, said they posted the position for 30 days in all kinds of publications both locally and nationally. The medical center had 91...

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Woodwards Country Store set for grand opening

April 24, 2014
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cit REAL classifieds 3x2

By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor A grand opening of Woodward’s Country Store will be held on Saturday, April 26. It will be from 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. with Mayor Layne Harris. Live entertainment by JaNae Kotter will take place at noon. Free hotdogs...

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Wheeler named FFA district star

April 24, 2014
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cit END OF SCHOOL COPIES 2014

The 2014 Southeast Idaho District Star Placement is Austin Wheeler of the Grace FFA Chapter. He is the son of Carl and Karen Wheeler and his advisor is Lee Stephenson. The FFA Star Placement Award recognizes high school FFA students with outstanding Supervised Agriculture Experience Programs (SAE). The SAE program is the actual, hands-on...

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