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Preston boys’ soccer completes successful year

October 28, 2014
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  By TERESA CHIPMAN  PHS sports writer The Preston boys spent the weekend playing in the 4A State Soccer Tournament in Coeur ‘d Alene for the third time in four years: quite an accomplishment for the smallest school in 4A. While the team went two and out in the tournament, they played some great...

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WS heads to state

October 28, 2014
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By BRENNON HENDERSON  WS Sports Reporter West Side’s cross-country team went to Bear Lake last week for the district meet. The boys placed second and girls third. The team will travel to Boise this weekend for the state tournament. Carlton Baird ran extremely well and took first place. Nick Clawson came in next for the...

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PHS football ends in Poky against Century 35-15

October 28, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Preston’s football season came to an end on Friday night at Holt Arena in Pocatello at the hands of the Century Diamondbacks. The score was 35-15. Had Preston defeated Century, it would have resulted in a Kansas City playoff in Marsh Valley on Monday pitting the Indians against...

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Pushing produce at Paul’s Patch

October 25, 2014
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Story and photos by RODNEY D. BOAM  The parking lots in front of produce stands along Highway 89 in Perry, Utah, are packed this time of year. Some folks are looking for dinner trimmings and others are looking to can stuff. From early in the morning until late in the evening, a person can...

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Otter’s campaign bus stops in Preston

October 24, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM Citizen editor   Gov. Butch Otter, Brandon Woolf, a local candidate for the State Controller and other Republican officials rolled in and out of Preston yesterday. They took a minute and visited with community members in the Stokes Market Place parking lot. The tour started in Blackfoot and made stops...

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Noise ordinance being drafted

October 24, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Preston City and Franklin County officials are continuing their work to draft a noise ordinance that will help curtail loud music at various events and venues in the area. The city council and commission has been discussing problems with loud noises at some events in the area for...

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Glee to sign books

October 23, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Bonnie Glee, a freelance writer who recently published her first novel, will be at The Preston Citizen on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. for a book signing. Glee spent most of her childhood in Dayton, Idaho, but also lived in other parts of the valley...

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PUD rules may be relaxed

October 23, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor The size of building lots and proximity rules to downtown Preston for Planned Unit Developments may be relaxed in the near future by city officials. PUDs have exactly the same requirements for lot sizes as single-family dwellings, according to Darek Kimble, city engineer. That requirement is 12,000 square...

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Pheasant hunt successful

October 23, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Up to 20 young hunters took part in a youth pheasant hunt held recently in the Glendale area. The local chapter of Pheasants Forever sponsored a youth hunt on Oct. 4. The annual event was for youth 10-15 years of age. “We had around 20 youngsters participate with...

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Franklin to hold open house

October 23, 2014
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By JEAN CARTER  staff writer On Tuesday, Nov. 4, residents of Franklin will cast their vote to either approve or deny a bond for $2 million to complete a government-mandated city wastewater system. The bond will be spread out between the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)...

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