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Hot and dry

June 5, 2012
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Hot and dry

Irrigator’s cautious with water use this season  By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant Editor A warm and dry May across Franklin County resulted in one temperature record being set and gave home gardeners and farmers a jump on planting crops. That’s the information from King Smith, a Preston Junior High School science teacher who keeps...

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Free Fishing Day set for June 9

June 2, 2012
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Free Fishing Day set for June 9

By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor Anglers in Franklin County and across Idaho can fish for free across the state on Saturday, June 9. It’s Free Fishing Day and all reservoirs in Franklin County have been stocked with catchable rainbow trout. Several events are scheduled throughout southeastern Idaho on Free Fishing Saturday, the closest...

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City hires animal control officer

June 2, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor The Preston City council has hired a new animal control officer and approved two new police reserve officers. Heath Edwards will be the animal control officer, beginning immediately. He replaces long-time officer Jed Fellows, who resigned Feb. 27. Fellows listed spending more time with family as the reason...

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Classroom work underway

June 1, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor DAYTON – Completion of several classrooms above the West Side School District’s Fine Arts building is being pushed ahead of schedule to accommodate Franklin County High School students this fall. The work is being done this spring and summer so these students can attend school in the facility...

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Retired teacher busy finding trails

May 31, 2012
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Retired teacher busy finding trails

By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Byron Knutsen of Preston, retired from teaching students the intricacies of math, physics and chemistry in 2000 and began mapping old historic trails for a way to keep him busy. He lived in Malad before moving here a few years ago. His bug for mapping trails started when...

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Story time set at Library

May 30, 2012
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Story time set at Library

By CITIZEN STAFF  “Dream Big–Read” is the theme for this year’s summer reading program at the Larsen- Sant Library. Readers of all ages can explore aspects of “the night” and more this summer during the summer reading program, which starts Wednesday, June 6, at 11 a.m. at the library. Included in the weekly programs...

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Children may receive free lunch

May 30, 2012
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Children may receive free lunch

The Preston School District is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge. Acceptance and participation requirements for the program and all activities are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. Meals will be provided at the sites and...

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VIDEO REPORT – West Side High School Graduation

May 29, 2012
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VIDEO REPORT – Preston High School Graduation

May 29, 2012
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WS school building named after Beutler

May 29, 2012
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WS school building named after Beutler

By ROBERT S. MERRIL Assistant editor DAYTON – West Side Superintendent Melvin Beutler and his wife, Carol, were honored and expressed surprise Thursday evening at an open house in their honor at the Elwell Gymnasium when trustees announced the middle school would be named after him. School board chair Tyler Bowles said the Fine...

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