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Irrigation worries

January 15, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Relatively mild winter conditions in Franklin County and throughout southeastern Idaho have been good for deer and other big game survival rates so far this winter. But the news isn’t so rosy for farmers and they have expressed concerns recently. The lower-than-normal snowpack in mountains doesn’t bode well...

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Radon a big problem in Idaho

January 15, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Radon is an odorless, tasteless and invisible radioactive gas that is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, after smoking. January is National Radon Action Month. It has been found in homes across the nation, including every county in Idaho. The good news is radon...

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Citizen writer killed in crash

January 15, 2015
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WIKIEUP, Ariz. — Former Davis (Utah) Clipper editor and long-time contributor to The Preston Citizen, Tom Busselberg, was killed in an automobile accident on New Year’s Day on Highway 93 in Wikieup, Ariz., when the car in which he was riding was hit by another car traveling on an icy bridge. Busselberg, 64, was...

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Falling gas prices

January 14, 2015
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Rev up the big engine SUVs, go back to driving gas guzzling luxury cars, “the times they are a changing,” gas prices are dropping. As of Monday gas prices in Preston were at $1.99 a gallon the first time since 2009 making it possible to plan long trips...

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Preston in new LDS Mission

January 14, 2015
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Friday the formation of a new Utah Logan mission as part of 11 new missions in the church. Jerald K. Allred was announced as the new mission president. One of the smaller missions in Salt Lake City is being...

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Clement named new Ireland Bank manager

January 14, 2015
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Ireland Bank recently announced the promotion of Jonna Clement as the new manager of their Preston office. Clement has over 20 years of community banking experience and joined Ireland Bank in 2005. Her banking career strated as a teller then she progressed to various banking positions including new...

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January 13, 2015
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Flu hits county

January 13, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Influenza season has arrived in Franklin County and across Idaho. It has the potential to be severe, Idaho public health officials say. There has been well over two-dozen confirmed cases of the flu at the lab at the Franklin County Medical Center, according to Ruth Scott, medical lab...

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News of Record – Jan. 14, 2015

January 13, 2015
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 Preston Police Department  Law Incident Media Summary Report, Dec. 31, 2014 – Jan. 7, 2015  Traffic violation, Dec. 27 - Police cited one adult female for open container. Criminal mischief, Dec. 31 - Police investigated a report of criminal mischief. Juvenile problem, Dec. 31 - Police investigated a report of disseminating material harmful to...

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Pirates do well at invitationals

January 13, 2015
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By BRENNON HENDERSON  WS sports writer DAYTON – The West Side boys’ wrestling team showed a glimpse of their potential on Wednesday at home at their own invitational and on Saturday at the Ben Lomond Invitational. The home wrestling meet went well for the Pirates and they competed well, as a team, against Logan...

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