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PHS girls end week on winning note

October 2, 2012
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By TERESA CHIPMAN PHS sports writer After beginning the week with a disappointing loss to Pocatello, the Indian girls finished with victories over Bonneville and Marsh Valley. Tuesday, Oct. 2, they travelled to Blackfoot (score not available at press time) where a win will give them second seed in the district and a bye...

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Boys clinch 2nd

October 2, 2012
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Preston’s Tyler Ward, 5, controls the ball and moves it downfield
against Marsh Valley last Saturday. The Indians beat the Eagles 1-0. District tournaments start on Saturday.

By TERESA CHIPMAN  PHS sports writer The Indians have clinched at least the second seed and a first-round bye after last week’s victories finishing with Marsh Valley in Arimo on Saturday, Sept. 29. Preston rested most of its varsity roster against the Eagles. Since many teams they play have no junior varsity, Coach Robert...

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Last maze days: Final year of Swainston’s free corn maze

September 29, 2012
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Last maze days: Final year of Swainston’s free corn maze

By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Mandy Swainston Fleshman has been building a corn maze in Winder since she was 11 years old. Now at 23, married and moving to San Diego, the corn maze will fade into cow corn heaven. This will be the last year the daughter of Kay and Lorie Swainston...

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United Way: Seeking Franklin board members

September 28, 2012
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FCMC OPEN HOUSE 9-2012

By CITIZEN STAFF  FORT HALL – United Way of Southeastern Idaho held its 2012-2013 campaign kickoff last week at the new Shoshone Bannock Hotel in Fort Hall. This year’s campaign goal is $630,000, although last year some $660,000 was raised, said Robin Nelson, resource development/campaign coordinator for the nonprofit agency. It includes seven Southeastern...

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Architect selected: Hospital remodeling project to start in 90 days

September 28, 2012
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LET IT GO 3x2

By CITIZEN STAFF  The Pocatello architectural firm of Myers and Anderson has been selected to design the remodeling project at Franklin County Medical Center. It was chosen from 10 applications, with representatives from nine firms participating in an on-site walk-through earlier this month, said Hospital Administrator Mike Andrus. “The board selected them as best...

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Slight tax increase in store for Weston residents

September 28, 2012
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By CITIZEN STAFF  WESTON – Property owners in Weston don’t have to worry about any property tax hike being imposed by the city council beyond the three percent allowed by state law to account for such factors as growth, Mayor Camille Larsen said. That extra three percent amounts to about $2,500, and will be...

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Choir practices start Oct. 7

September 27, 2012
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FCMC DRS

By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor The Preston Rotary Christmas Choir will present its 80th annual concert this December, and officials are reminding area residents that practices will start on Sunday, Oct. 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the Preston Eighth Ward Chapel, 213 S. 200 E. Co-director Carl Hoffman said this year is the...

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Fire Prevention Week kicks off October 8

September 26, 2012
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citizen FALL CLEARANCE

By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor National Fire Prevention Week kicks off locally on Monday, Oct. 8, with several school classes and other groups touring the local fire station. Fire Commissioners and firemen will lead the tours. They will continue all month and, besides the students, tours will include various church and scouting groups,...

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Good harvest for farmers

September 26, 2012
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REUNION 2X2

By Robert Merrill  Assistant Editor Area farmers are at the end of this year’s harvest season with some reporting good yields, while a few did not fare so well. “We are just finishing the harvest right now. All the dry-land and irrigated grain and barley was cut a few weeks back,” said Lauritz Smith,...

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Photo Files – Preston Volleyball Loses to Century

September 25, 2012
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