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Avian influenza comes to Idaho

February 12, 2015
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Area egg producer concerned about impact of virus    By Vanessa Grieve  Idaho State Journal An aggressive strain of avian influenza in Idaho has the attention of egg producers and backyard breeders. David Woodward, president of Ritewood Farms in Franklin, a commercial egg facility with about 460,000 layers, said the avian flu strain that...

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Company recycles oil from area businesses

February 11, 2015
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Preston and surrounding area businesses are making a big contribution to green energy. Restaurants, delis and cafeterias are selling used cooking oil to be recycled into diesel fuel. Washakie Renewable Energy (WRE) trucks have been going in and out of Preston and throughout Southern Idaho and Northern Utah...

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Beutler awarded CSA

February 10, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor The Greater Preston Business Association held its annual banquet Thursday at the Robinson building in Preston, celebrated business accomplishments and handed out awards. The Preston Citizen recognized Dayton Mayor Aaron Beutler as its J. Walter Ross/Wayne D. Bell Community Service Award recipient. The award, named after the former...

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Under new management

February 10, 2015
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Madson steps down as publisher of The Citizen   By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Greg Madson, publisher of The Preston Citizen and The Tremonton Leader, has stepped down as the publisher of both papers. He has accepted a position with an internet marketing company in Utah County. He led The Citizen from August 2011, to...

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Harris named to council

February 10, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Randy Harris, who has served on Preston City’s planning and zoning commission for several months, was appointed as a city councilman on Monday evening by Mayor F. Lee Hendrickson. A vacancy on the four-person council occurred in December when long-time city official and former Preston mayor Neal Larson...

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‘Black Devil’ gets his due

February 10, 2015
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By CLAUDIA ERICKSON  Citizen staff writer On Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015, Billy Reynold Kirkbride, formerly of Franklin County, Idaho, was posthumously awarded the Congressional Gold Medal of Honor, the highest recognition given by the United States to members of its military. Members of the First Special Service Forces, a commando unit of World War...

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Indians lose to Century, thump Blackfoot

February 10, 2015
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By TERESA CHIPMAN  PHS sports writer The Indian boys lost to Century 85-75 at home last week in double overtime, ending a 13-game winning streak. They came back strong against Blackfoot and won 72-43 on the road on Saturday. Two games remain for Preston in the regular season and both are away. On Wednesday,...

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WS beats Malad by 8

February 10, 2015
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By BRENNON HENDERSON  WS Sports Reporter The boys only had one game this past week against Malad, their rivals from just across the mountain. The last match-up at home with the Dragons was a close one for the Pirates. This one proved equally as rough in Dragon territory. However, the Pirates managed to pull...

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PHS girls win/lose in district tournament

February 10, 2015
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By TERESA CHIPMAN PHS sports writer   The Indian girls split the first two games of the 4A 5th-6th District Tournament last week. They opened the tournament with a 47-38 win over Pocatello at home and lost to Rigby 55-30 on the road. Preston returned home for Game 5 on Tuesday, Feb. 10, and...

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WS girls win two of three

February 10, 2015
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By BRENNON HENDERSON WS sports writer   DAYTON – West Side girls played three district games last week. They beat Aberdeen, lost to Soda, and knocked off Malad on Saturday. Junior Abbie Povey said, “Our coach told us there was a lot riding on this week. You never know which practice or game will be your last. You never know if you could get hurt and...

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