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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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PHS readies for districts

April 29, 2014
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By TERESA CHIPMAN  PHS sports editor Preston baseball team traveled to Rigby on Friday, but the weather did not cooperate and the game was canceled. “We got just over three innings in, but the rain was just too much for the field and we ended up cancelling the game before it became official,” said...

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PHS tracksters do well

April 29, 2014
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By TERESA CHIPMAN  PHS sports writer The Indians competed at the Tiger/Grizz Invitational last Friday and Saturday, where they had some very good individual scores. “Some very good results were recorded, despite the conditions,” said coach Brandon Lyon. “It rained nonstop both days and was cold, but the kids showed great resolve in competing...

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Easter Egg Rush

April 27, 2014
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Photos and story by  TERESA CHIPMAN   Preston’s annual Easter Egg Hunt was well attended. The event was organized by Hunzeker Ford and included some new additions. There were painted plywood cutouts for picture taking and a new category in the hunt to accommodate those with special needs. The weather was beautiful and everyone...

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Preston death investigated as homicide; names withheld

April 26, 2014
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Herald Journal staff report Preston police are withholding the names of a suspect and victim in a shooting death early Saturday morning. Police Chief Ken Geddes said his department needs time to evaluate evidence before releasing details about the incident that occurred around 2 a.m. in a house at 801 W. 800 North. Geddes...

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F&G accepting applications

April 26, 2014
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Gov. “Butch” Otter is accepting applications to fill two positions on the seven-member Idaho Fish and Game Commission. One of them is from the Southeast Region, which includes Franklin County. The other is from the Southwest area. The Southeast opening will replace Randy Budge. To be appointed, a successful candidate must be a resident...

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Easy listening: West Side holds fine arts competition

April 26, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor DAYTON – Several West Side students participated last Thursday in the district’s annual Fine Arts Competition. The first place winners were: piano, Taya Nash and Whitney Cox, second; vocal, Mindy Weeks and Mason Gittins, second; instrumental, Kelsi Chugg; art (painting) Valerie Golightly and Chugg, second; drawing, Golightly and...

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Recent precip helps farmers

April 25, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Back–to-back months of above average precipitation across Franklin and other southeastern Idaho counties have boosted water supplies and turned frowns on the faces of farmers upside down. Available water for irrigation in Franklin County made an amazing recovery due to February and March precipitation, according to Ivan Jensen,...

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