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Preston beats Blackfoot 7-3

September 29, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   It was another big defensive night for the Preston Indians. The defense shut down the Blackfoot Broncos’ high-scoring offense and escaped with a 7-3 conference victory at home Friday night. Preston was able to score its only touchdown of the night in the fourth quarter and that...

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Youth pheasant hunt on Oct. 5

September 29, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor The local chapter of Pheasants Forever, with help from the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, is sponsoring a youth pheasant hunt on Saturday, Oct. 5, northeast of Preston. The first weekend in October marks the youth pheasant season opener statewide. The annual event is for youngsters 10-15...

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Growing Nile fish in Niter water

September 28, 2013
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Story and photos by RODNEY D. BOAM    Raising warm water fish in the cool, clear waters of Southeast Idaho may seem far-fetched until someone discovers the tilapia farming operation of Dutchboy Farms in Niter. John Lambregts, an aqua-culturist and owner of Dutchboy Farms, raises tilapia that are originally from the warm waters in...

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National Fire Prevention Week coming in October

September 27, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor National Fire Prevention Week kicks off locally on Monday, Oct. 7, with several school classes and other groups touring the local fire station. Fire commissioners and firemen will lead the tours. They will continue all month and besides students, tours will include various church and scouting groups, said...

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MRAP arrives

September 25, 2013
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By Chief KEN GEDDES  Preston Police Department The Preston Police Department acquired a Mine Resistance Ambush Protected Personnel Carrier (MRAP) from the United States Army within the past week. The military has chosen to make equipment available to law enforcement agencies to increase domestic security in our country. MRAP’s are armored fighting vehicles designed...

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SIPH flu clinic scheduled

September 25, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor The Southeastern Idaho Public Health office in Preston will hold flu clinics this Thursday and Friday in the mornings and all day on Thursday, Oct. 3, at the office, 42 W. 100 S. With flu and cold season upon us, public health officials at SIPH would like to...

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