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Jesse James home in Malad?

January 11, 2015
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By DAVID ASHBY  Idaho State Journal MALAD — Did legendary outlaw Jesse James ever call Malad his home? The story has been part of the Palmer family folklore for over a century. They say the 19th century bank robber from Missouri married one of their relatives in 1869 and lived in a cabin that...

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JW’s take their message online

January 10, 2015
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Early in the fall of 2014 the faith known as Jehovah’s Witnesses launched an English language internet station identified as “JW Broadcasting.” The announcement was given at the annual meeting of the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society (Legal Corporation of Jehovah’s Witnesses) held at the Jersey City landmark...

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Dairy foods team wins; six pass FFA Degree exam

January 9, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor The Preston FFA chapter recently hosted a Dairy Foods career development event, as well as the State FFA Degree Exam. The event saw seven schools from the surrounding area attend. Preston had six members of its chapter pass the exam, which is required to receive a State FFA...

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Snow trails being groomed

January 9, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Recent snowstorms have dumped enough snow in Franklin County’s mountains to allow snow-grooming efforts to start. Warren Wilde, of Mink Creek and chair of the tri-county snowmobile-grooming committee, said groomers started their work on Monday on most trails within Franklin County, including those in lower portions of the...

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Resort opening delayed

January 9, 2015
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Cherry Peak officials said they are trying to open some time in the 2015 season but have not yet announced a date. The 500 foot magic carpet, the ice skating pond and tubing hill are all ready for use. They claim to have a long run of 1.25...

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Indians pull out win in Garland at the buzzer

January 8, 2015
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After leading the whole game against Preston, Idaho, on Thursday night, the Bears were their own worst enemy as they fell to the Indians 47-45 on a buzzer beating layup. Sophomore Morgan Hall paced Preston with 17 points while senior Shania Carlisle added 10. Jordan Fitting had 11 for the Bears and was the...

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Bucs stun No.1 Cougars

January 8, 2015
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By Jason Turner HJ News.com     This was exactly the start the Pirates were hoping for in a three games in four days span.   Josh King scored 17 points and visiting West Side upset top-ranked and defending 2A champion Firth 41-40 in a non-district boys basketball game on Wednesday night. The Pirates...

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During winter months safeguard pets

January 8, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Bone-chilling temperatures that have blanketed the area recently can pose serious threats to pets and the local Animal Medical Clinic has already seen dogs with frostbite on their feet. Pet owners can take several precautions to safeguard their animals during periods of extreme cold, said Dr. Clyde Williams,...

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Nuts for You on the move

January 8, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor The world sometimes seems like it has gone nuts and that has helped one local business expand its operation to the point it has moved to larger quarters. Nuts for You recently moved from 1087 E. Sancrest Dr. to 635 N. State in Preston. Significant expansion of product...

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Fertilizer plant builds

January 7, 2015
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ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor A building permit was issued on Wednesday by Preston’s Planning and Zoning Commission to Valley Wide Co-op to build a fertilizer plant near Preston’s industrial park northwest of the city. Earlier this month the city council approved a final plat for the property. The property is currently owned by...

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