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Preston residents should see a less-congested LoToJa

September 5, 2013
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Racers will enter and pass through Preston at two different routes, reducing cyclists and support crews on roads   When the 31st LoToJa Bicycle Classic rolls through Preston on Saturday, Sept. 7, residents and motorists should notice less cyclist and vehicle congestion through the community than in previous years. That’s because the 206-mile bike...

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Food donations filling void

September 5, 2013
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor An anonymous Franklin County farmer, has donated thousands of pounds of produce to the Idaho Food Bank though the Preston Community Food Pantry. Pepperidge Farms has also donated hundreds of pounds of cookies and other Campbell’s Soup goods to help feed the area’s hungry. The local organizations will...

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Jensen receives $2,000 grant

September 5, 2013
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Trevor Jensen, beginning his third year as an English teacher at Beutler Middle School, received a $2,000 from a CenturyLink grant that was administered by the Idaho State Department of Education to be used to create a new video-editing station. The station will allow his students to use...

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Mayor: Budget is really lean

September 4, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor A final 2013-14 budget of $3,890,000 was approved by the Preston City Council on a 3-0 vote last Monday, following a public hearing no citizens attended. The budget is $210,000, or five percent higher than last year’s budget of $3,680,000. The new budget will begin on Oct. 1....

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Football Contest results – Sept. 4, 2013

September 3, 2013
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Hale conquers

September 3, 2013
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Garrett Hale, who looks like every other fourth grade student at Oakwood Elementary School, only smaller, has had a big summer. His August activities put Garrett in an elite group of hikers in the State of Idaho. The others are all older than him by quite a few...

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Indians falter in second half in loss

September 3, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Even though the Indians played considerably better in this year’s opening game than one year ago against Bear River, the result was the same. Preston lost to the Bears 31-8. Preston opened the game with a 2-0 lead after a safety. They then marched down the field and...

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Pirates falter in fourth; fall to Firth 24-12

September 3, 2013
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By ALYSSA NIELSEN  WS sports reporter DAYTON – The West Side Pirates hosted the Firth Cougars football team Friday night in the opening game of the season for both teams. The Pirates fought fiercely but came up short in the fourth quarter, losing 24-12. During the first quarter of the game, the Pirates’ defense...

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PHS girl’s soccer starts strong

September 3, 2013
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By TERESA CHIPMAN  PHS sports writer The Indian girls have started off well in soccer with two wins under their belt so far. The first was a 17-0 shutout against Minico on the road on August 26. “It was a good game to get the first-game jitters out of the way,” said Coach Brandon...

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Indians fall in season opener

August 31, 2013
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Preston lost to Bear River in high school football. Watch this video report to see how it happened.     Leader/Kristi Kent

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