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Pirates sailing to state

February 20, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   DAYTON – The West Side Pirates punched their own ticket Tuesday night to the state 2A basketball playoffs next week with a fourth quarter surge that gave them a 45-39 victory over rival Soda Springs. Last night’s win came just one day after a double overtime victory...

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Five-week food course offered by Extension

February 20, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor The University of Idaho Extension is offering a five-week course on the basics of food preservation that begins on March 7. Classes will be held Thursday mornings, at 9 a.m., according to Laura Sant, Franklin County Extension educator. She said they will be held at the Robinson Building...

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City reviews flood grant report

February 20, 2013
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FRANKLIN CTY WEED 3X4 2-6

By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor Proposals for a remediation plan to help alleviate seasonal flooding in the northeast section of Preston were explained to the city council on Monday. Derrick Sharp, of Whisper Mountain in Pocatello, has been working with the city for almost two years to help with design and implementation of...

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Idaho Legislature to set budgets

February 20, 2013
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Marc Gibbs

By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor The Joint Finance Appropriations Committee, comprised of both House and Senate members, will start setting individual state budgets this week and the figure they will be working from is $2,783,000,000, some three percent higher than last year’s spending levels. Representative Marc Gibbs, of Grace, is a member of...

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West Side School Fundraiser slated for this Friday

February 20, 2013
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A Harold B. Lee Elementary “Hoedown” Fundraiser is set at 6:30- 8:30 p.m. this Friday, Feb. 22. Funds will go towards field trips for elementary students. There will be a $1 admission charge. A chili dinner, which Stokes MarketPlace has helped us with, will cost $3. There will also be a silent auction.

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Long-time Citizen staffer passes away

February 19, 2013
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RaNae M. Bartlome

By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor RaNae M. Bartlome, a long-time member of The Preston Citizen family, passed away Saturday, Feb. 16, after a hard-fought battle with cancer. For 15 years her accuracy and dedication to details made her a valuable member of the Citizen editorial staff. She had an engaging laugh and was...

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