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Keeping the big Wheels Turning

June 1, 2014
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Story and photos by RODNEY D. BOAM    Have you got an old bicycle lying around your yard ready to toss or send to Deseret Industries? Try taking your bike to the Bike Doctor, Claude Thiele, in Preston and have him give it a look over. He works out of Tim Golightly’s Paintball, Sporting...

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VIDEO REPORT – Preston High School Graduation 2014

May 29, 2014
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WS grads earn credits

May 29, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor DAYTON – West Side superintendent Spencer Barzee told the school board recently that this year’s graduating class earned 771 college credits through on-line and concurrent enrollment classes. “Credits per student that participated in college classes are 21. Some 86 percent of the class graduated with some college credit,”...

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Nucor gives WS grant funds

May 29, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Terry Larson, of Nucor, presented West side School District with over $2,200 in grant money for educational use. From Harold B. Lee Elementary School teacher Leah Lucherini asked for and received a grant for $400 for The Number Case. Vicky Palmer and Whitni Barton co-wrote a grant for...

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Dispatcher to be hired

May 29, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Franklin County Commissioners authorized this week the hiring of a fourth, full-time employee at the county’s dispatch center. The move has been under consideration for several months. Sheriff Dave Fryar has explained the need for another full-time dispatcher to commissioners and Preston City officials in recent weeks. Fryar...

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PHS musicians recognized

May 28, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor PHS musicians had a busy spring. In mid-April selected members choral, band and orchestra joined others from around the state to perform at the music educators in-service conference in Nampa. The event was held at the Northern Nazarene University. “This was a great honor for these students and...

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Wildfire potential looms

May 28, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor There is a looming potential for fire danger this summer and autumn, unless significant moisture keeps falling during the next several weeks. “Even though things are quite green right now, we could be in for a bad fire season,” said Franklin County Fire Marshal Scott Martin. “Foothills and...

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Larsen-Sant Library archives Citizen

May 28, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Larsen-Sant Library has digitized archived the Preston Citizen and its several other variations of local newspapers over the years for public access said director Laura Wheatley. Franklin County had their share of newspapers back in the day, including the Idaho Enterprise, printed in Oxford from 1879 until 1882....

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WSHS graduates 36

May 27, 2014
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By JEAN CARTER  Citizen staff writer “We made it!” said West Side senior Conner Waldron, during his welcoming speech at the graduation ceremony last week. Waldron read quotes from the book “Wind In The Willows.” “Our life is full of potential. We are not only classmates, we are friends. Now we are done.” He...

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PHS graduates 140

May 27, 2014
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By TERESA CHIPMAN  Citizen staff writer On Thursday evening 140 seniors and 10 foreign-exchange students participated in Preston High School Commencement exercises. The gymnasium was full of friends and family supporting the graduates, some of whom overcame great odds, as they took the final steps of their high school career. The processional, “Olympic Fanfare...

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