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Local cheer group places first in regional competition

January 8, 2014
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Preston’s All-Star cheer team took first place at the U.S.A. Cottonwood Regional All-Star Competition Saturday, Dec. 7, in Salt Lake City. It was impressive that the newcomers not only took first place, but were only six points away from a perfect score. “We are thrilled with the team’s first win and are excited to...

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Beckstead retires from Animal Clinic

January 8, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Joanne Beckstead has been a fixture and the face of the Animal Medical Clinic at 795 W. Oneida for 25 years, until Dec. 31 when she retired. The clinic will be honoring her with a reception on Thursday, Jan. 9, from 1-4 p.m. where people can come and...

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Progress made in cleaning county air

January 7, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor A wood stove change-out program initiated three years ago by Idaho’s Department of Environmental Quality has reduced by over 10 tons per year the amount of particulate matter emitted into the air in Franklin County. This reduction goes a long way to lowering the PM2.5 pollution in the...

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Changes made in LDS stakes

January 7, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Major realignments of the Preston South and Franklin LDS Stakes were announced in meetings on Sunday. The Whitney Second Ward was moved from the Franklin Stake to the Preston South Stake and joined with the Preston Second Ward. Bishop Mark Beckstead and his counselors were released. The change...

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Beck-signed books available at Citizen

January 7, 2014
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Glenn Beck came in last weekend and signed some of his
Christmas books .

By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor If you are looking at buying gifts for next year or still looking for something to keep you in the holiday spirit, The Preston Citizen Bookstore might have just what you are looking for. Preston’s neighbor Glenn Back dropped in on the Citizen’s bookstore last week and signed...

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Preston boys split over weekend

January 7, 2014
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By TERESA CHIPMAN  PHS sports writer The Indians split their first games back from the holidays, losing at Rigby 66-52 on Friday and beating Burley 56-54 on Saturday at home. They travel to Pocatello this Wednesday and will be at West Side on Friday. Despite losing the night before to Rigby, Preston played well...

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WS boys beat MV

January 7, 2014
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By ALYSSA NIELSEN  WS sports reporter DAYTON – West Side’s boys’ basketball team notched its second win of the season with a landslide victory over Marsh Valley at home last Friday, Jan. 3. The Pirates won 67-38. This momentum is sure to help in next week’s three home games. The Pirates will play their...

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PHS girls lose in OT to Minico 59-57

January 7, 2014
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By TERESA CHIPMAN  PHS sports writer A slow start didn’t hurt the Indian girls as much as free throws in the 59-57 overtime loss to Minico on Saturday in Preston. The Indians traveled to Pocatello on Tuesday. They host Blackfoot on Thursday and Rigby this Saturday, Jan. 11. Down by six at the end...

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Eagles fly by West Side girls

January 7, 2014
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By ALYSSA NIELSEN  WS sports reporter DAYTON – The West Side girls’ basketball team lost on Saturday night to the Marsh Valley Eagles 60-39 in an extremely physical game. Though it was another loss for the Pirates, they are now entering district play and can see how they compete. They will be traveling to...

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Wright captures Bowl Picks crown

January 7, 2014
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By GREG MADSON  Citizen Publisher There were about 15 entries in the Citizen’s annual college big game Bowl Picks contest this year. Of those, Ryan Wright of Franklin rolled to the win. Wright correctly picked 22 of the 35 games, including the BCS National Championship with a Florida State win. Coming in second was...

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