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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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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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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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Photo gallery-Preston Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, April 19, 2014

April 24, 2014
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Photo gallery-Preston Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, April 19, 2014

    Photos by TERESA CHIPMAN

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Search for hospital CEO underway by committee

April 24, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Franklin County Medical Center is in the process of finding just the right person for their CEO position. Courtney Dursteler, human resource manager for the hospital, said they posted the position for 30 days in all kinds of publications both locally and nationally. The medical center had 91...

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Woodwards Country Store set for grand opening

April 24, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor A grand opening of Woodward’s Country Store will be held on Saturday, April 26. It will be from 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. with Mayor Layne Harris. Live entertainment by JaNae Kotter will take place at noon. Free hotdogs...

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