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Barlow convicted of vehicular manslaughter

December 23, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor A Preston man was convicted of misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter last week related to a head-on collision in Mink Creek in June. On Friday Jaymes Barlow was convicted of the charge and will be sentenced by Judge Eric Hunn on Jan. 16. Local prosecutor Vic Pearson called Kathy Holt...

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Christmas closures noted

December 23, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Preston City, Franklin County, state, and federal offices will be closed on Thursday, Dec. 25, in celebration of the Christmas holiday. The post office will operate on a regular schedule on Wednesday, Dec. 24. It will reopen on a regular schedule on Dec. 26. Preston City offices remain...

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Dept. of Labor warns of jobless benefit scam

December 21, 2014
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The Idaho Department of Labor is investigating a scam in which Idaho jobless benefit claimants – and possibly others – are being asked to provide personal banking information to an out-of-state organization to initiate or complete jobless benefit claims. These email contacts are not from the Department of Labor and should be ignored, said...

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Valley Wide Co-op $5,000 donation

December 21, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor A new 100×200-foot practice arena will be constructed at the Franklin County Fairgrounds and work could begin in the coming weeks. The project is being funded through a $5,000 donation by Valley Wide Cooperative and Land O’Lakes. Valley Wide operates a grain mill, farm store, fuel distribution and...

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Farm Bureau convention

December 21, 2014
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Ben, Amy Gittins receive Young Farmer, Rancher Award  The Idaho Farm Bureau Federation celebrated 75 years as an organization during its annual convention in Boise last week. The organization got its start back in September of 1939 in Murtaugh, Idaho. Delegates representing 41 of Idaho’s 44 counties discussed policy and set the organization’s course...

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Seare thanked by students

December 20, 2014
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   At last week’s PHS Christmas Concert (Dec. 10), choir director Paul Seare received an iPad as an early Christmas present from his a cappella choir members who thanked him for all of his hard work. He was speechless.

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