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Checking for hitchhikers

April 30, 2013
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Boat inspectors on Utah/Idaho borders are out checking watercraft for quagga and zebra mussels, invasive shelled creatures that can devastate bodies of water. Kris Hatch, an eight-year veteran of the Franklin Soil and Water District (FSWD), said since the inspections began three years ago just south of Franklin...

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Talent night a hit

April 30, 2013
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Some 450 people enjoyed the “100 years of Talent,” produced as part of the Franklin County’s Centennial celebration by Christine Rawlings and company at West Side’s Dahle Fine Arts Building on Friday. Rawlings said it was such a good evening. She thought the talent was terrific. “Everyone did...

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Whole grains artisan bread class offered

April 30, 2013
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By CITIZEN STAFF  Learn how to make Artisan breads Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at 7 p.m. It’s fast, easy and no kneading is required! Recipes and ideas for making a variety of Artisan breads will be provided. Each class member will need to bring a five or six quart container (with a lid/ covering)...

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Preston boys, girls do well at recent meets

April 30, 2013
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By TERESA CHIPMAN PHS sports writer The Preston track team participated in the YMCA Invitational in Middleton on Friday and Saturday last week. Out of 40 schools, the girls placed 13th and the boys 22nd. Olivia Seamons took third in the 100m and fifth in the triple jump. Kenidee Hyde placed fifth in pole...

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Broncos sweep Indians

April 30, 2013
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By TERESA CHIPMAN PHS sports writer Preston lost both games of a district double header at Blackfoot on Saturday. Blackfoot got going in the first inning of the opener with a 6-0 lead and Preston never caught up despite some good play in the second and third innings. “They have a well disciplined team...

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Pirates drop game to Soda Springs 4-3

April 30, 2013
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By CONNOR WALDRON WS sports writer The West Side softball team has had their ups and downs this season, but they are in it for the long run. In district play the team was upset by its 14-4 loss to Soda last Thursday. Two players were sick, contributing to the results. The team will...

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Businesses now have $100,000 exemption on personal property

April 27, 2013
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Due to a new tax law (House Bill 315) that takes effect immediately, businesses can exempt the first $100,000 of their personal property value under one ownership in any county. Businesses with locations in more than one county in Idaho can exempt up to $100,000 of the personal property value in each county in...

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One-man scramble set at golf course

April 26, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Preston Golf and Country Club will be hosting a One-Man (person) Scramble on May 4. The entry fee is $65 for non-members including cart and $40 for members. Flights will be determined by entries with players receiving 80 percent of their handicap. Players will go out in tee...

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Construction increasing

April 26, 2013
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By CITIZEN STAFF  With the arrival of spring after a long, hard winter, there seems to be a revival of interest in more outside endeavors, possibly including the construction of new homes. “Through the winter it’s been real slow,” said John Burg, Franklin County building inspector. “Now that spring’s coming, we’re getting a bubble...

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New lights a possibility at railroad crossing

April 26, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor County, state and Union Pacific Railroad officials are pursuing installation of a second set of warning lights on Highway 36, at a railroad crossing near Dayton where a fatal accident occurred earlier this year. County officials have been in discussion with the Idaho Department of Transportation and Union...

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