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Obrien named Coach of Year

January 27, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   DAYTON – West Side’s first-year head volleyball coach Jerri Obrien has been named 2A Volleyball Coach of the Year by the Idaho State Coach’s Association. Obrien took the Pirates to the state championships and West Side won the state crown several week’s ago. “It is an honor...

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Super Bowl Contest

January 27, 2012
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Super Bowl Contest

Preston Citizen readers can win up to $50 by playing Super Bowl Picks 2012. Anyone can enter and all you have to do is pick the team you think will win the Super Bowl and predict the final score. The tie-breaker will be the closest guess of Tom Brady’s passing yardage. Playoff victories by...

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Beutler announces retirement

January 27, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor An “institution” at West Side School District announced his retirement this week. Melvin Beutler, who has been superintendent for 25 years and with the district 33 years, announced to school board trustees he will retire at the end of the current school year. Beutler, who is 65 years...

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Video report-Preston girls basketball

January 26, 2012
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Preventative work helps city escape flooding

January 26, 2012
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Preventative work helps city escape flooding

By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor     Work done by city crews this summer to prevent flooding in the northeast section of the city paid off last week when record rainfall and frozen ground led to several isolated water problems in the county. Last winter several residents living near the Preston Golf Course...

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WS gets donation from Tribe

January 26, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   DAYTON – A $2,500 donation from the Coeur d’Alene Tribe in northern Idaho has been given to the West Side School District to upgrade computers and curriculum programming. It is hoped students will be helped with reading, math, and research. “The Coeur d’Alene Tribe has always valued...

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Children’s disabilities program ready at FCMC

January 26, 2012
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Children’s disabilities program ready at FCMC

By CITIZEN STAFF  In line with new Idaho Department of Health and Welfare guidelines, the Children’s Redesign Services Program for Children with Disabilities is in place and ready to go at Franklin County Medical Center (FCMC). An overview of the new program was given to the hospital’s board of trustees last week by program...

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John Allred concert canceled

January 26, 2012
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor The John Allred concert scheduled at Preston High School had to be canceled due to a boys basketball game against Burley. The basketball game was slated for the same night as the John Allred Concert.  (See the full story in The Preston Citizen.)

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Massacre memorial

January 26, 2012
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor The commemoration of the Bear River Massacre will be held on Sunday, Jan. 29, at 11 a.m., at the memorial site off Highway 91, approximately four miles northwest of Preston, just past the Bear River bridge. The memorial is usually an opportunity for the tribal members to speak...

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Demolition derby has Wanner – Changing gears

January 25, 2012
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Demolition derby has Wanner – Changing gears

By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Build it, bash it, then scrap it. It’s the life of a car in the care of Jessy Wanner. The 30 year-old Winder resident lives for the 10 weekends a year he stomps on the gas pedal and tries to crash into and disable his opponents’ cars in...

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