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Recycling tried and true plastic

March 6, 2012
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Recycling tried and true plastic

Stories and photos by RODNEY D. BOAM  The owner of Plastic Industries, Rex Pitcher, has developed a high density, high grade polyethylene conduit used for encasing fiber optics, some of which is buried underground. The conduit produced in the Preston Industrial Park has proved to be a hot item. Plant manager John Pitcher, Rex’s...

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Dr. Seuss party

March 2, 2012
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The Franklin County Reading Association, Larsen-Sant Library, along with Preston School District, are sponsoring a Dr. Seuss birthday party in the Pioneer Gym. It will start at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 7. Ice cream will be served, thanks to the United Dairyman of Idaho. Cookies will also be available. There will be book...

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Field cover to help PHS softball

March 2, 2012
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Field cover to help PHS softball

By TERESA CHIPMAN  PHS sports writer “Last year the PHS girls softball team missed out on early field practice due to bad weather,” said Coach Ashley Larsen. “The lingering wet weather made it even harder to host scheduled games and we missed out on six, due to weather conditions. The fields are clay soil...

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Fair sheds demolished

March 1, 2012
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Fair sheds demolished

By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor A local Scout and various assistants recently demolished a partially-burned storage facility at the Franklin County Fairgrounds, saving the county and local fair board a significant amount of money and time. Weston Garbett, 14-year-old son of Todd Garbett, organized the effort that took two days and included 253...

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Speed-limit issue still on table

March 1, 2012
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Speed-limit issue still on table

By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor The “ball hasn’t been dropped” by city officials regarding a request to lower speed limits near the Preston Golf Course on Highway 34. In January a contingent of residents living near the area approached the Preston City Council requesting posted speeds be reduced from 55 miles per hour...

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1940 Idaho census to be released

March 1, 2012
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By RODNEY D. BOAM Citizen editor Juvanne Martin, president of the Idaho Genealogical Society, is seeking volunteers to help with the 1940 Idaho portion of the US Census index. The National Archives and Records Administration will digitally release the information April 1. Later censuses are not available because of a 72 year restriction access...

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Commissioners hold air quality meeting – Local DEQ meeting set for Wednesday evening

February 29, 2012
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Commissioners hold air quality meeting – Local DEQ meeting set for Wednesday evening

By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor A proactive approach to air pollution in Franklin County is being taken by Franklin County Commissioners as they wrestle with ways to bring the area into compliance with federal regulations for PM2.5 particulates. Commissioners met with representatives of each incorporated city in the county on Wednesday to discuss...

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Health Expo scheduled

February 29, 2012
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By CITIZEN STAFF  “Wild About Good Health” is the theme for this year’s Health and Wellness Expo sponsored by Franklin County Medical Center. The free event will be held April 14, 8 a.m. to noon in the old gym at Preston High School. Foot screenings, fingerprinting, blood pressure checks, hearing and vision screening and...

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Assaults unrelated

February 28, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   Two separate incidents involving assault in the Preston area are unrelated and involved intoxicated males in separate altercations. Preston Police Chief Val Sparrow said the first incident was reported on Feb. 15 and involved several male subjects at the corner of 200 So. 100 East. The second...

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Dreams really do come true

February 28, 2012
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By TERESA CHIPMAN PHS sports writer   Preston High School’s Regan Hyde has been awarded a double sports scholarship at Treasure Valley Community College in Ontario, Ore., and will play soccer and softball Recently, senior traveled to TVCC, for a second time to meet with the soccer coach to practice with and ultimately sign...

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