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Still singing at 89

August 31, 2014
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Wendell Checketts prepares for an afternoon of singing at Heritage Home Friday.

Story and photos by RODNEY D. BOAM  Wendell Checketts turned 89 on Friday. For his birthday he wanted to perform for his peers at the Heritage Home. He is a singer. He lined up the music he wanted to perform and alerted the media and everyone else he thought might want to know. Checketts...

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Run for a cure

August 31, 2014
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 Runners get on their way at the start of the third annual Fair Fun Run for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation on Aug. 16 at the Franklin County Fairgrounds.

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2014 Fair Results- Open Class

August 30, 2014
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Special Needs Gardens  Chelsey Hollingsworth, Kiersten Rasmussen, Ben Eliason, Allison Wall, Jill Tippets, Cage Allen, Kelsey Biggs, Megan Winward, Tyler Eddy, Cindy Davis, Arlen Mickelson Great Green Zucchini Winners  Grand Prize, Triss’s Zipline by Elizabeth Lindhardt; Junior Prize, Man Eating Godzilla by Justin Michael Straley; Primary Prize, Sea Monster by Andrew Straley Flower Dept.  Kenady...

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Girls open with win

August 29, 2014
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By TERESA CHIPMAN  PHS sports writer The Indian girl’s soccer began their season with a bang beating 5A Madison 3-1 on Friday, at home despite rain and slippery field. Preston hosted Minico on Tuesday. The team traveled to Marsh Valley this Saturday at 11 a.m. and host Canyon Ridge on Tuesday, Sept. 2, at...

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4-H Dutch oven winners

August 29, 2014
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By JEAN CARTER  The Franklin County Fair has featured a Dutch oven competition for over 25 years, with three teams from the local 4-H cooking class presenting their favorite Dutch oven dish. Taking first place were Katelyn Oliverson and Abigail Janke, dishing up their recipe for Beef Enchilada Casserole. They each earned a cash...

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PHS changes cellphone policy

August 28, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Preston High School has changed it’s cellphone policy this year said Jeff Lords, the principal at the high school. “Technology can be a great thing for education,” Lords said. “I think it is only a matter of time before students are using Smart phones in classes on a...

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Boat course offered

August 28, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor The Franklin County Sheriff’s office will be hosting a Boat Idaho Course on Sept. 2-3, at 7 p.m., at Preston High School. It is free to the public. The course is in connection with the Idaho State Parks and Recreation and is designed to improve boating safety throughout...

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Competitors change for Preston, West Side sports’ programs

August 28, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor A realignment of sports programs in the fifth and sixth districts is in its third year and there will be some changes. Bonneville High School is moving to the 5A ranks. This will leave Preston competing against Pocatello, Century, Blackfoot and Rigby. Preston athletic director Brent Knapp said...

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High school football opens

August 28, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor DAYTON – The West Side Pirates open the fall football campaign on Friday, Aug. 29, at Firth at 7 p.m. and will have an experienced team to battle the Cougars in a non-conference rivalry. Head Coach Tyson Moser said his team hasn’t suffered any injuries yet and will...

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Boy’s soccer drops opener 4-1

August 28, 2014
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By TERESA CHIPMAN  PHS sports writer The Preston boys opened its 2014 soccer season on the road against Madison on Friday, Aug. 22 and the resulting 4-1 loss was disappointing, but not really a concern. As the team gains experience playing together and athletes are cleared to play, coach Robert Bowles fully expects them...

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