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Part 3: Courts challenge school funding system

January 23, 2013
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By CLARK CORBIN Post Register Time and again, Idaho courts have ruled lawmakers are failing in their duties to meet the constitutional requirements for education. Beginning in 1990, a group of school district superintendents and parents calling itself Idaho Schools for Equal Educational Opportunity sued the state. The group alleged “the present level and...

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Police Chief selected

January 22, 2013
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor The hardest thing for a new police chief is being the face of the department. Preston’s new top cop would like it better if he could be in the background. Mayor F. Lee Hendrickson appointed Ken Geddes, the Preston High School resource officer, as Preston’s Chief of Police...

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Deadline is Friday

January 22, 2013
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By CITIZEN STAFF  Women wanting a chance to win a beauty make-over should contact Franklin County Medical Center by this Friday, Jan. 25, to have their name entered in a drawing. The winner will be announced as part of a free Ladies Night Out on Feb. 6 at the hospital. For more information and/...

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Indians win in overtime against Eagles

January 22, 2013
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By TERESA CHIPMAN  PHS sports writer Preston notched two more victories last week as the regular season winds down. One was on the road against Blackfoot, 54-49 and the other at home against Marsh Valley, 59-54 in OT. Though the crowd was small, it was thunderous as play progressed against the Eagles on Friday....

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PHS wrestlers crush Century; give Highland a run

January 22, 2013
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By ELLEN GREGORY  For The Citizen On Jan. 15, Preston wrestlers took on the Highland Rams and the Century Diamondbacks at Highland. In the matchup against the Diamondbacks, Preston’s Erick Silva, Kaden Cole, Gio Silva, Devin Porter, Justin Longhurst, Josh Greene and Derreck Kulicke each pinned their opponents. Cole Nash won by technical fall...

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Pirates play Bear Lake close

January 22, 2013
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By CONNOR WALDRON WS sports writer The West Side Pirates boys basketball team played Bear Lake Saturday and lost a close game 45-40. The Pirates led for most of the contest, holding a six-point lead in the third quarter. But after Porter Wallentine, a four-year starter for Bear Lake, scored a couple of three-pointers,...

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PHS teammates now rivals

January 22, 2013
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Former Preston Indians Elise Keller and Kira Miller faced off recently as college rivals. Keller, at starting forward for Central Wyoming College, made two free throws at the end of regulation to put her team into the first of three overtimes. Western Wyoming College got the spark they needed at the end of the...

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Roberts duo does well

January 22, 2013
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By CONNOR WALDRON WS sports writer The West Side wrestling team did well at a tournament on Saturday. The tournament was hosted by Ben Lomond High School. Carson Roberts placed first in the 120-pound weight division with a 5–0 record, pinning all of his opponents. McCoy Roberts also placed first in his weight division...

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WS girls drop two

January 22, 2013
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By CONNOR WALDRON WS sports writer The West Side girls basketball team played two games this week. The first was against the Grace Grizzlies on Wednesday and the Pirates lost 67-44. The second game was against Soda Springs, a hard team to play. The final score of that contest was 63-29, with Soda gaining...

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Preston appoints new police chief

January 21, 2013
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By RODNEY D. BOAM Citizen editor   The hardest thing for a new police chief is being the face of the department. Preston’s new top cop would like it better if he could be in the background. Mayor F. Lee Hendrickson appointed Ken Geddes, the high school resource officer, as the Preston Chief of...

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