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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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DYW program set for April 13

March 16, 2013
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By JEAN CARTER Citizen staff writer Seventeen high school junior girls will be showing their talents and accomplishments, as they participate in the annual Franklin County Distinguished Young Woman Scholarship Program. A seminar was held for the girls, who are from both West Side and Preston High schools, where guest speaker Tara Egley Nielson,...

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Smellie loves basketball

March 16, 2013
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By TERESA CHIPMAN PHS sports writer When you are doing something you love it doesn’t matter how hard it is, it still doesn’t feel like work. That is how Taylor Smellie feels about basketball. “I have been playing basketball ever since I can remember,” he said. “When I was really little I had a...

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New gas station c-store work begins

March 16, 2013
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Crews are clearing off a lot where a new Tesoro gas station/c-store will be located on the south end of Franklin adjacent to the Legacy Ranch subdivision. Men and equipment from Birch Creek Landscape and Excavation are removing the clay and adding fill dirt to get the property...

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Theatre Council to nab digital projector

March 15, 2013
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By RODNEY D. BOAM Citizen editor The Franklin County Theatre Arts Council has a line on a video projector they hope will save them more than half the estimated $70,000 price tag. Board Member Paul Swainston said a theater in Payson, Utah, was upgrading its projectors and offered the older ones to the local...

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