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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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PRESTON SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS B&W

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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cit GRADUATE 3X10 2014

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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cit REAL classifieds 3x2

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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City studies highway proposal

April 25, 2014
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City studies highway proposal

By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor A proposal to turn a four-lane highway through downtown Preston into a two-lane thoroughfare was discussed by the Preston City Council on Monday. City engineer Darek Kimball relayed the idea that is being suggested by the Idaho Department of Transportation. But it met with firm opposition from Mayor...

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Federal funding still available to assist with home-heating costs

April 25, 2014
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FCMC HOME HEALTH 4X5 1-29

By KANDIE AVERY  SEICAA coordinator As of March 21, 43,741 households statewide have applied for and received a one-time payment to their home-heating vendor. Without this assistance, many families would have faced utility disconnection or making choices between food, heat, and medication. Funds are still available through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program...

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