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Stokes boots 54-yard field goal in competition

May 18, 2012
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Stokes boots 54-yard field goal in competition

By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Tanner Stokes, 17, is going into his senior year next season and has been kicking the heck out of the football this year, including a 54-yard fieldgoal at one of the many competitions he has attended this year. At six feet, 170 pounds, Stokes was the only competitor...

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Resounding vote backs library action

May 17, 2012
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By Citizen staff Voters overwhelmingly approved the library’s effort to make its override tax levy permanent, rather than requiring a vote every two years. The vote, part of the primary election on Tuesday, was 1,856 for and 624 against. “We so appreciate the support of Franklin County voters,” said Library Director Cloteele Dahle. “This...

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Fryar, Burbank win locally

May 17, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   Franklin County voters turned out at the polls last week and elected a new commissioner and a Republican candidate for sheriff in closely-watched, primary election race. Candidates were also selected for the Legislature in District 32 . Locally, Franklin County Chief Deputy Dave Fryar won over a...

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Soils team places nationally

May 17, 2012
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Soils team places nationally

By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor Members of Preston’s FFA Chapter Soil and Land Judging team recently competed in the 61st annual National Land Judging Contest in Oklahoma City and placed 19th. The team previously was crowned Idaho FFA champions in the event and represented the local community and state in the national contest....

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Weather spotter training class to be held

May 17, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor The Franklin county emergency Management and Franklin County amateur Radio emergency Communication Group is sponsoring a training session to become a weather spotter. The event will be held Wednesday, May 30 at 7 p.m. In the basement Emergency Operation Center meeting room in the Franklin County Courthouse, according...

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Commencement set for PHS

May 16, 2012
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Commencement set for PHS

By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor The 2012 Preston High School Graduation will be held May 24, at 8 p.m. in the high school gymnasium. The program will begin with the processional, “Olympic Fanfare and Theme,” performed by the PHS band conducted by Wayne Manning. The students will next be led in the Pledge...

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West Side readies for graduation

May 16, 2012
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West Side readies for graduation

By ROBERT MERRILL  Assistant editor DAYTON – West Side High School will graduate 42 seniors in one week during 7 p.m. commencement exercises on May 23 at the high school gymnasium in Dayton. The motto for this year’s graduation is, “Only as high as we reach can we grow. Only as far as we...

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Postal food collection down

May 15, 2012
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Postal food collection down

By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor The Postal Service collected about 2,800 pounds of commodities this year, compared to last year when they collected 7,500 pounds. Postmaster Val Porter thought not sending out food bags this year hurt the cause and the other factor may be the cards they sent out got delivered with...

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State to ban texting and driving

May 15, 2012
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State to ban texting and driving

On July 1, texting while driving will be illegal in Idaho    By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor When automobile drivers are going too slow, say 35 in a 55 or when they sit at a stop sign for an extra long time, chances are they are texting. Texting and driving have become a...

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PHS girls take track crown

May 15, 2012
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PHS girls take track crown

By TERESA CHIPMAN  PHS sports writer POCATELLO – In what was supposed to be a rebuilding year, the Preston Girls’ track team easily took their third straight 4A Fifth District title in Pocatello on May 10-11, with 74 points. The girls team has done a great job of coming together throughout the year and...

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