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FCMC remodeling anticipated

April 6, 2013
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By CITIZEN STAFF  There could be a bit of dust flying at the nearly 85-year-old Franklin County Medical Center, starting late this summer. That’s because its expected construction project bids will be let by July, at the latest, for work that could include a remodeled or expanded emergency room, more labor and delivery rooms,...

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Discussion continues on intersection

April 5, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor Preston City is finalizing plans to open 400 East at U.S. 91. The access to the highway was at one time open, but closed several years ago after a federally funded highway-widening project was completed. Mayor F. Lee Hendrickson said he has met again with the state highway...

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Harmonaires are back

April 5, 2013
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Members of the new Harmonaires are: (top l) Paul Swainston, Ron Lewis, David Noyes and Jay Jensen; (bottom l) Phil Cromwell, Carl Hoffman, Dan Ludlow and Craig Haslam.

By RODNEY D. BOAM Citizen editor The Harmonaires are back. A group of men that performed regularly in the area 15 to 20 years ago is getting back together to perform at the 100 Years of Talent as part of Franklin County’s Centennial Celebration. Ron Lewis, one of the original members, got together with...

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Checketts to return for book signing

April 4, 2013
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Popular local author Cami Checketts is returning to The Preston Citizen, 77 S. State, to sign copies of her latest two books, “Poison Me” and “Dying to Run,” on Friday, April 12, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Her book, Poison Me, is riddled with intrigue, romance, and a...

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Distinguished Young Women: Sixteen young women vie for title

April 4, 2013
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By JEAN CARTER Citizen staff Sixteen girls who are juniors in high school are participating in the annual Distinguished Young Woman Scholarship Program, an event sponsored by the Franklin County Farm Bureau. The program will be held Saturday, April 13, at the Preston High School auditorium at 7 p.m. Tickets are on sale at...

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Barzee, Telford to take on new roles in WS District

April 4, 2013
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Barzee, Telford to take on new roles in WS District

By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor In just over three months West Side School District will get a new superintendent and a new high school principal. Spencer Barzee, named last April as assistant superintendent, will take over on July 1 to lead the district. Tyler Telford, who is currently the middle school principal and...

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Song Mashup Challenge – For Preston and West Side Students

April 3, 2013
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Preston and West Side students, we found this video by Highland High School’s Trouveres that went viral. That got us thinking. So, here is a challenge for students at the two local high schools. Make a video mashup of your own and we will help you promote it. Take a look here at HHS’s...

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Legislature expected to finish this week

April 3, 2013
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Education budget squabble causes delayed adjournment    By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor The Idaho legislature is winding up business for the current session. Failure in the Senate to pass a $1.3 billion public schools budget last week extended the session by several days. The legislature, which had hoped to conclude business prior to...

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Library construction underway

April 3, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor DAYTON – Construction on the south side of the West Side High School library is on-going and recently carpet was laid. Counter tops, cabinetwork, secretary rolling door, glass wall and book shelves all installed. Assistant Superintendent Spencer Barzee gave that update to trustees during a recent meeting. “The...

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Preston Easter Egg Hunt – Video!!!

April 2, 2013
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