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Preston FFA soils team places third

November 8, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor This past October, the Preston FFA soils and land judging team won its district event held in Preston and qualified for the state event in Burley. The top 18 teams from around Idaho competed in the recent state competition, according to FFA advisor Larin Crossley. “Preston proved to...

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Deadlines: Postal deadlines announced

November 8, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor It’s not too early to get Christmas care and gift packages ready and mailed, especially for servicemen and women and those living outside of the country. The U.S. Postal Service, including all Franklin County post offices, has released the official deadlines to assure mail will arrive at its...

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Schvaneveldt publishes new book

November 8, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Dr. Jay D. Schvaneveldt, formerly of Weston, has just written a new book, “The Cedarville Stories, People and Events in the History of Weston Idaho.” “This and some of the other books I started 15 years ago while I was in the Persian Gulf,” Schvaneveldt said. “I tried...

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Motorists need to be aware of deer

November 8, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Deer have started moving down from the mountains and foothills into the lower valleys across Franklin County and are feeding in alfalfa fields. This has caused a number of vehicle/deer collisions, according to local Idaho Department of Fish and Game officer Korey Owens. “I’ve been called a number...

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Hunters enjoy good deer hunt

November 7, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Deer hunters in Franklin County and across southeastern Idaho enjoyed a good general rifle hunt with a lot of nice-sized bucks taken. “We had good weather during the hunt this year and hunters had a pretty good success rate,” said Korey Owens, Idaho Fish and Game officer, based...

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Indians win sportsmanship award, place 6th

November 6, 2014
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 By TERESA CHIPMAN  PHS sports writer The Indians reached their goal of getting to the 4A State Volleyball Tournament and began play on Friday in Twin Falls, Idaho. After three games the Indians finished sixth and took home the sportsmanship award. It was the final series for seniors Shania Carlisle, Lilli Swainston, Brielle Knapp,...

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Idaho Lives

November 6, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM and LAURA STOKER  Citizen staff Kim Cane and Judy Gabert, trainers for the Sources of Strength (SOS) program, were in Preston Wednesday to advise selected faculty, staff and community members on how to deal with adversity and suicide. Preston High School was one of seven Idaho schools selected to participate in...

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PHS boys finish sixth, girls eighth in x-country

November 6, 2014
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By TERESA CHIPMAN  PHS sports writer Preston’s cross-country teams did some good things at the 4A State Tournament at Eagle Island State Park in Boise this past weekend. The boys’ team finished in sixth place behind a strong performance of Kaden Shumway, who finished 25th overall. Sawyer Jensen finished 27th; Kaleb Fenton, 30th; Josh...

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Christmas tree permits on sale this Saturday

November 5, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor The Caribou-Targhee National Forest officials announced the availability of Christmas tree cutting permits for the 2014 season. Permits will also be available at each Ranger District Office and the St. Anthony and Idaho Falls Visitor centers. Information packets including tags, maps outlining where trees may be cut, restrictions...

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Festival Dinner Saturday

November 5, 2014
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The annual Candlelight dinner will be held at the Robinson Building this Saturday, Nov. 8, with two seatings. The first will be at 6 p.m. and the second at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 a plate. The Festival dinner and silent auction is traditionally the major fundraiser for the community’s Festival of Lights event....

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