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Indians sweep tourney

December 9, 2014
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By TERESA CHIPMAN  PHS sports writer The Indians had a great showing at the Red Lion Tournament in Elko, Nev., over the weekend, winning both games by large margins. They will travel to Logan this Friday and then host West Side in a cross-county rivalry on Saturday. Both varsity games begin at 7:30 p.m....

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Oneida dam issue resurfaces

December 9, 2014
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By LIS STEWART Reporter for the Herald Journal   There’s a debate going on about a proposed dam in the Oneida Narrows in southern Idaho. Sound familiar? It should. It seems like only yesterday that the Idaho Department of Water Resources denied The Twin Lakes Canal Company (TLCC) a water permit for their desire...

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Shoplifting is not always a big city crime

December 6, 2014
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By LAURA STOKER  Citizen staff writer Editors note: The comments by admitted shop lifters came from contacts on Facebook.  Shoplifting is a problem everywhere and Preston, Idaho, is no exception. “Approximately 25 percent of shoplifters are children, 75 percent are adults,” states NASP, The National Association for Shoplifting Prevention. “There is no profile of...

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WS commended

December 6, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor DAYTON – A team of State Department of Education (SDE) officials has commended West Side School District for demonstrating effective implementation of “Nine Characteristics of High Performing Schools.” SDE comments focused on how characteristics are embedded in daily practices and are part of the norm of operations in...

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RR lights waiting for switch, power

December 5, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor DAYTON – A second set of warning lights on Highway 36 at a railroad crossing near Dayton have been installed and they should be operational as soon as a switch for a junction box arrives from Union Pacific. When that equipment arrives, Rocky Mountain Power plans to run...

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Clarkston Young Women helping Preston pantry

December 5, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor A group of Clarkston young women are in the middle of a food drive that will benefit the Preston Community Food Pantry. The Clarkston LDS 2nd Ward’s Young Women’s group has been collecting non-perishable food for the local pantry for the past several weeks and plans to deliver...

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Gardening gift ideas given

December 4, 2014
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By STUART PARKINSON  Franklin County Extension Educator Christmas shopping season is here, and if you are like most people, you are probably struggling with trying to decide what to get friends and family members. Before you purchase something that may turn out to be unwanted or even useless, why not try thinking of something...

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Business rallies to help food bank

December 4, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Todd and Teresa Lundahl, Lundahl Ironworks owners, employees and friends made Thanksgiving happier for 155 families this year. The group filled 155 turkey boxes for The Preston Community Food Pantry. There was quite a crowd on hand to distribute and receive boxes with a turkey, potatoes, baked pumpkin...

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VIDEO REPORT – Preston Festival of Lights Parade

December 3, 2014
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Reading Association gets grant

December 3, 2014
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By TOM BUSSELBERG  Staff Writer The Franklin County Reading Association is a strong, grassroots organization that reaches out to many students and their families. Each year, for many years, it has provided books each month to developmental preschools, elementary and junior high special needs classes, ESL and Head Start in both the Preston and...

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