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Council changes zoning rules

March 20, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor Preston City Council members approved a change to the city’s zoning ordinance recently. The change eliminates group child care as a permitted use within a business district. It also prohibits new residential construction and enlargement of existing residences within a business zone. It does, however, allow improvements of...

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PHS takes state Aca-Deca crown

March 19, 2013
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By JEFF LORDS  PHS Principal The Preston High School Academic Decathlon team took first place in the medium schools division at state competition held in Boise last weekend. The win qualifies members to compete in the National Academic Decathlon online competition in April. The team also won the MelloDee Thornton Team Award for Excellence...

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PHS Student walk out – photos

March 19, 2013
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Franklin City still in turmoil

March 19, 2013
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By JEAN CARTER Citizen staff The controversy caused when the Franklin City Council approved a decision to hire then Mayor Jeremy Kimpton as the city administrator is continuing, due to efforts of a concerned citizen’s committee. During the November 2012 city council meeting, Kimpton stepped down as mayor, with council member Todd Hawkes appointed...

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PHS students stage walk out, protest proposed hybrid schedule (video)

March 19, 2013
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About 150 Preston High students staged a peaceful walk out Tuesday about 2 pm to protest a proposed hybrid schedule the Preston School District is considering. Students walked from the school to State Street, north to about 100 North, then walked back to the high school. They were chanting in unison as they walked,...

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Faculty team wins fourth straight donkey basketball title

March 19, 2013
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor The final game was a real cliff hanger, said West Side FFA advisor Jim Summers, but the faculty team prevailed and won its fourth Donkey Basketball title. The West Side FFA sponsored the Donkey basketball game on March 13 in front of a packed house. The final game...

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PHS Cheer Squad places 2nd, 3rd

March 19, 2013
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Members of Preston High School’s cheer squad pose for a moment after taking a second- and third-place trophy at a state competition last weekend.

By RODNEY D. BOAM Citizen editor The Preston High School Cheer Squad placed second in Pom and third in Show categories at state this past weekend. This is the first time the team has placed in these categories at state since cheer changed to a IHSAA sanctioned sport. Cheer advisor Pandi Elison said it’s...

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Opener: Preston starts season with losses; coach sees team’s potential

March 19, 2013
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By TERESA CHIPMAN  PHS sports writer Preston opened its baseball season Friday in Twin Falls with a 10-0 loss to Jerome. “Our team played tough for the first four innings,” said Coach Brandon Ormond. “We had solid pitching by Jason Wade, who only allowed four runs in five innings of work. But due to...

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Boys, girls track teams do well at first meet

March 19, 2013
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By TERESA CHIPMAN PHS sports writer Preston traveled to Highland High School on Thursday, March 14, for its first track meet of the season. The girls team came in third with 59 points, behind 5A Highland with 73 and first place Rigby at 159. The boys team also placed third with 64 points, behind...

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Knapps awarded Farmer of Year

March 19, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Kyle Knapp, of Cub River, received the 2012 Farmer of the Year award on Monday from Franklin County Commissioners. They presented Knapp and his family with a plaque recognizing them for their accomplishments. Knapp said his farming operation has been in his family for some time. “We farm...

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