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Gilbert retires from bank

May 24, 2012
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Gilbert retires from bank

By KINSEY LOVE Lewiston State Bank A local banker is more than just a person who handles your money—he is concerned with your personal details and needs. He is a friend who wants the best for you. Max Gilbert has exemplified this throughout his career at Lewiston State Bank. He has served the people...

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Bright to leave teaching

May 23, 2012
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Bright to leave teaching

Mrs. Kathy Bright, of the West Side School District, is retiring this school year. She began her career at West Side School District teaching kindergarten in 1983 at the old Weston School. Four years later, she and Mrs. Beverly Turman switched jobs, allowing Mrs. Bright to teach first grade for the next seven years....

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Preston retires four

May 23, 2012
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Preston retires four

By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor   The Preston School District is losing over a hundred years of experience when four of their teachers retire at the end of this school year. All have said they will miss their students, but added they are looking forward to being with family and grandkids. Hali Beckstead...

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Coach Paskins retires from WS

May 23, 2012
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Coach Paskins retires from WS

Jean Paskins has been employed by West Side School District for 24 years, teaching Secondary Health and P.E. She is retiring at the end of this school year. She was also head coach for high school and middle school girls basketball, volleyball, and track for 18 of those years. Her coaching included a State...

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Moving: Armory remodeling causes Franklin County High students to find temporary quarters

May 22, 2012
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Moving: Armory remodeling causes Franklin County High students to find temporary quarters

By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Franklin County High School students will be homeless for the next several months, while the National Guard Armory is being remodeled. The move will effect 40 -45 students. Wynn Costley, the principal at the alternative school, said students enrolled in the school will be going to a vacated...

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Memorial Day warnings

May 22, 2012
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Memorial Day warnings

By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Several campgrounds in and around Franklin County will provide outdoor enthusiasts plenty of venues for outdoor recreation during Memorial Day weekend. Local officials said Cub River is running very high and water temperatures are extremely cold. Campers should take extreme precautions for safety’s sake, even though peak flows...

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Emergency exercise needs participants

May 22, 2012
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Emergency exercise needs participants

By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Southeastern Idaho Public Health is seeking people to participate in an emergency response exercise at the Preston Fire Station, 75 W. 100 South. from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 24. The goal of the exercise is to review the functionality of a new plan for...

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Library can now start planning process

May 22, 2012
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Library can now start planning process

By CITIZEN STAFF  “I’m ecstatic that now we can start to do some more planning,” said Franklin County Library Board Chairman Leo Silvernagel, following results of Tuesday’s vote. About three-fourths of Franklin County voters who went to the polls approved implementation of a permanent override tax levy. The issue has had to come before...

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WS runs well

May 22, 2012
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WS runs well

By SYDNEY BLAIR  WS sports writer The track season has come and gone for the West Side Pirates. Although things didn’t quite turn out for the boys’ team, they still did exceptionally well by placing third at state and bringing another trophy home. The girls also did really well by placing fourth and they...

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PHS boys’ track just misses state trophy

May 22, 2012
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PHS boys’ track just misses state trophy

By TERESA CHIPMAN  PHS sports writer At the 4A State track meet last Thursday and Friday in Boise, the boy’s team finished fifth, just three points points from winning a trophy. The girl’s team finished 13th. Both teams had some really good performances. Brennyn Dunn placed second in the 110 hurdles. Olivia Seamons took...

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