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Big buck

November 5, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Richard Harris and son-in-law, Wes Dean, are pretty proud of the monster buck they bagged in the Franklin area. The two took their four-wheelers up on the mountains west of Franklin to check out elk for a future hunt. They both had deer tags. As they were going...

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Korean War buddies reunite

November 5, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Sixty years ago Robert Haworth (Bob) served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was assigned to help a clerk in an office where classified information was coded and sent to battleships, aircraft carriers and troops. The armed forces were on high alert and were keeping...

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West Side moves on in football playoffs

November 4, 2014
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West Side High School (Dayton, Idaho) continued its march in the Idaho State 2A playoffs with a win over the Salmon Savages (Salmon, Idaho) on Oct. 30, 2014

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FCMC Board: Westerberg in; Petterborg out

November 4, 2014
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By TOM BUSSELBERG  Staff Writer Richard Westerberg may be the newest member of the Franklin County Medical Center’s Board of Trustees, but he’s hardly a stranger to the hospital, having served as its interim director for six months following the retirement of Mike Andrus. As far as the hospital board, Westerberg replaced longtime board...

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Pirates sail into state playoffs

November 4, 2014
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By BRENNON HENDERSON  WS Sports Reporter DAYTON – The West Side football team took the field after its bye week and crushed the Salmon Savages at home on Thursday night, 66-14, in the first round of the 2A football playoffs. The Pirates play West Jefferson on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. in the Holt Arena...

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Sixth Place: Pirates do well at state tourney

November 4, 2014
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By BRENNON HENDERSON  WS sports writer The girl’s volleyball team traveled to Buhl on Friday for the 2A State Tournament and took a couple of tough losses. But they finished tied for sixth place on day one. The girls took on the Declo Hornets in the first game. The Pirates fought hard, but the...

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Remembering a murder

November 2, 2014
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Joel Hinckley was gunned down at the Franklin depot 1881  Story and photos by RODNEY D. BOAM    October 27 is the anniversary of a murder in the abandoned train depot now along the Cub River. The train depot was once the place where freight was shipped to and from Idaho to the silver...

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Angel Tree applications ready

November 1, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Robin Berret and Hidie Nye have embraced the spirit of giving the past eight years by making sure that most everyone has a gift by continuing the Angel Tree tradition. The two are not affiliated with any civic groups or clubs. Both have families of their own to...

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Vote: Polls open Tuesday

October 31, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Voters across Idaho will be going to the polls next Tuesday, Nov. 4, for the “off-year” general election. Absentee balloting is on going at the Franklin County clerk’s office and voters can cast ballots absentee until Friday, Oct. 31, at 5 p.m. “We have curbside absentee voting available...

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No overnight parking on streets begins Saturday

October 31, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Preston Police Chief Ken Geddes is reminding residents that overnight parking any type of vehicle on city streets during winter months is prohibited because it impairs snow removal efforts. Beginning Saturday, Nov. 1, and running through March 31, parking vehicles, RVs or trailers on any city street in...

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