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WS grapplers perform well

January 18, 2012
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By ALLY LEMMON  WS sports writer The West Side Pirate Wrestlers had a great performance on Saturday, at the Ben Lomond Tournament in Ogden. McCoy Roberts took first place in the tournament. Carson Roberts and Tomas Colqui tied for second. And in third place, Trevor Montes and TJ Stokes tied. (See the full story...

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Girls drop game to Diamondbacks

January 18, 2012
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Girls drop game to Diamondbacks

By TERESA CHIPMAN PHS sports writer The Lady Indians started off well against visiting Century but ultimately lost 47-34. The game started off slowly for both teams with Preston scoring first, but with 2:52 left in the first quarter the score was only 2-2. By the end of the low scoring quarter Preston trailed...

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Good finish PHS wrestlers show mettle

January 18, 2012
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By ELLEN GREGORY For The Citizen With five varsity wrestlers out due to health reasons, the Preston Indians traveled to Rexburg for the Madison Invitational held on Friday and Saturday, and still finished in the middle of the pack in team standings. (See the full story in The Preston Citizen.)

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Water improvements – Fairview work on track to begin this spring

January 13, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor A professional services contract between Franklin County and the Southeastern Idaho Council of Governments (SICOG) was signed Tuesday for the administration of a $500,000 block grant to fund improvements sought by the Fairview Water District. Last November voters living within the district approved a $1.9 million bond to...

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Let’s Talk About It debuts tonight

January 13, 2012
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By CITIZEN STAFF  Those attending tonight’s (Wednesday, Jan. 11) free Let’s Talk About It first program of the year will delve into the book, “Having Our Say” by Sarah L. and A. Elizabeth Delany with Amy Hill Hearth. The book will be discussed at 7 p.m. at the Larsen-Sant Library.  (See the full story...

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West Side girls win

January 12, 2012
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By COURTNEY PRIESTLEY WS sports writer   The West Side girls delivered again Wednesday night with another basketball victory. They played the North Gem Cowboys and won 53-35. The Pirates came out really strong in the first quarter and scored 16 points. The hot trend just continued to add from there. It was good...

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Changes hands – Hansen Glass gets new owners

January 12, 2012
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Changes hands – Hansen Glass gets new owners

By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor A business that’s been a fixture on Preston’s State Street for 75 years has changed hands. Hansen Glass and Paint was recently purchased by Kenneth Hollingsworth. Hollingsworth has been an employee of the business at 15 N. State for 28 years, and started in 1981.  (See the full...

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Forest Service proposes rec. projects

January 12, 2012
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Maury Young, a supervisor recreation technician for the Caribou-Targhee National Forest, announced the District will be applying for Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation (IDPR) grants to fund projects for the upcoming field season. IDPR offers grants from money collected from the sale of stickers sold for Off...

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Reservoirs offer good ice-fishing

January 11, 2012
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Reservoirs offer good ice-fishing

  By ROBERT S. MERRILL   assistant editor         Good ice, good weather, and good fishing is drawing area residents to Franklin County reservoirs this winter to try their luck at ice fishing.   Both Doug Allen, Smithfield, and his fishing buddy Matt Allen, Hyde Park, said they frequent the ice-covered...

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Reduced speed limits wanted

January 11, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL assistant editor   A contingent of residents living near the Preston Golf Course approached the Preston City Council Monday requesting the speed limit on Highways 34/36 be reduced from 55 miles per hour to 45 mph. Mervin Gifford, a resident of the area, told the council speed is a factor...

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