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FCMC remodel could start next month

May 1, 2014
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By CITIZEN STAFF  Remodeling at Franklin County Medical Center could get underway as early as next month, interim Administrator Richard Westerberg said. The hospital’s Board of Trustees approved a low bid of $1,872,466 from Idaho Falls contractor Barry Hayes Construction, LLC. There are still a few things that need to be done before any...

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School District eyes food service policy

May 1, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor The Preston School District held a discussion on the validity of senior projects at the high school at their last board meeting held on April 16. Jeff Sessions, who oversees the projects, gave a nice presentation on the projects, said Fred Titensor, school board chairman. The school board...

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District receives $117,900 for kindergarten program

May 1, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor DAYTON – The West Side School District has received a $117, 900 grant that will fund an optional, full-day kindergarten program for five years. Superintendent Spencer Barzee said the Idaho Department of Education awards funds through a federal Title IV-B, known as 21st Century Community Learning Centers. “The...

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Golf tourney Saturday

May 1, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Preston Golf and Country Club is hosting its Spring One-Man Scramble on Saturday, May 3. Players must have a USGA handicap to participate and will receive 80 percent of their handicap, according to John R. Van Vleet, general manager/ head professional of the local course. “Flights will be...

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‘An incredible guy’: Family friend reflects on Preston shooting victim Chad Andrus

April 30, 2014
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By Amy Macavinta | Posted: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 11:45 pm As investigators continue to gather evidence in the shooting death of 44-year-old Chad Kirk Andrus, his family is preparing a funeral. On Tuesday, local attorney Diane Pitcher, a friend of the Andrus family, added some insight into the events that took place over...

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VIDEO: Distigushed Young Woman 2014

April 30, 2014
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Dahle Piano Competition will be held Saturday

April 30, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor DAYTON – The third-annual Dahle Piano Competition will be held on Saturday, May 3, at the Dahle Fine Arts Center in Dayton. “One student representative from 11 surrounding high schools (Idaho and Utah) will compete for an opportunity to receive a $1,000 grand prize,” said Sherry Phillips, a...

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Fundraising effort underway for murder victim’s family

April 29, 2014
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A fundraising effort is underway to help the family of Chad Andrus with his final expenses. Andrus was killed in the early morning hours of Saturday, April 26. To learn more about the effort or to donate, see this link: https://www.giveforward.com/fundraiser/1fj4/chad-andrus?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=fb_share_stream.share&utm_campaign=BA_FBshare&og_action=hug&t=3&fb_ref=2187454

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Railroad warning lights considered

April 29, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor DAYTON – Installation of a second set of warning lights on Highway 36 at a railroad crossing near Dayton could be completed this fall. Franklin County Commissioner Scott Workman said he has been in contact frequently with the Idaho Department of Transportation about the project that was envisioned...

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WS shines at meets

April 29, 2014
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By ALYSSA NIELSEN  WS sports reporter DAYTON – With a week left to the 2A district tournament, West Side’s track team hosted back-to-back meets last week in a format similar to district competition, and did well. On Thursday, they competed against Malad and Soda. The opportunity gave the fifth district teams a chance to...

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