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District workshop – Ways to improve school relationships discussed

February 22, 2012
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By JOEL WILSON PSD superintendent On Friday, February 17, teachers in the Preston School District met for training on how to ensure interactions with students are kept at a professional level. Idaho Education Association representative Maggie Calica sponsored the training given by Lewis Andrews on behalf of his consulting group, Hands of Integrity. In...

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City gets flood study grant

February 22, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor Preston City has been awarded a $46,000 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help with design and implementation of a long-term plan to divert runoff in the northeast section of the community. Derrick Sharp, of Whisper Mountain in Pocatello, has been working with the city for...

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Library hosting ‘Fine Free Week’

February 22, 2012
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By CITIZEN STAFF  Starting Saturday, Larsen-Sant Library patrons can return any overdue books without fear of needing to pay a fine. It’s all part of “We Love Our Patrons Week” at the library, which culminates its celebration related to the 10th anniversary of the library. Meanwhile, on Wednesday, Feb. 29, winners of the drawings...

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Scouting at winter camp

February 21, 2012
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Scouting at winter camp

By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Between 75-100 Boy Scouts and their leaders from Franklin County learned winter survival skills this past weekend at an annual winter camp near the Copenhagen Basin parking lot off Idaho HWY 36. Scout official Cecil LeFevre said scouts participated on Saturday morning in fire building demonstrations and activities,...

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Suicide prevention walk set for Saturday morning

February 21, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor A walk to save lives is being planned for Saturday, March 3, at the Preston High School track on 200 East. Colton Draney, a senior at Preston High, is coordinating efforts for the event as part of his Senior Project. The event is part of a nationwide effort...

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Fire damages home

February 21, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor A house fire in the Dayton/ Linrose area Sunday evening caused approximately $25,000 damage to a rental unit. No one was injured. Fire crews from Dayton and Preston responded to the call that came in at 4:53 p.m., according to Scott Martin, fire district fire marshal. He said...

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WS loses

February 21, 2012
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WS loses

By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor DAYTON – A slow third quarter spelled doom for West Side Monday night in loser-out game in the 2A Fifth District basketball tournament in Soda Springs. The Pirates lost to the Cardinals 64-54. But West Side’s season isn’t over yet. They have to play Declo on Thursday at...

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PHS season over

February 21, 2012
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By TERESA CHIPMAN  PHS sports writer The Indians boys basketball season ended on Saturday when visiting Century hit a last second three-point shot putting them up by three in the loser-out 4A fifth district game. It was a heartbreaking 61-58 loss for the team that swept both Century and Pocatello in the regular season....

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Video report: Preston Boys Basketball vs Pocatello

February 21, 2012
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Local officers respond to shooting

February 20, 2012
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By NECIA P. SEAMONS Citizen staff writer   Officers from the Franklin County Sheriff’s department and ambulance personnel were called out at about 10:55 p.m. Friday night in response to a 911 call from Swan Lake in which a boy said he had just returned home at 30790 S. HWY 91, to find his...

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