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West Side girls lose to North Gem by three

January 15, 2013
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By CONNOR WALDRON WS sports writer The Pirate girls basketball team played the North Gem Lady Cowboys on Thursday, Jan. 10, and West Side lost 47-44. The Pirates held a lead on the Cowboys until the very end. North Gem’s Maegen Christensen scored a three pointer with a minute left, tying the game. Then...

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Wrestlers battle at Blackfoot

January 15, 2013
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By ELLEN GREGORY For The Citizen Preston wrestlers took on district rival Blackfoot on Wednesday, Jan. 9, and gave the Broncos a run for their money in Blackfoot’s home gym. Wrestling action began in the middle weights, but it was Tayson Reid who scored the first team points for Preston by pinning his opponent...

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Preston boys have tough week on road

January 15, 2013
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By TERESA CHIPMAN PHS sports writer Preston had a tough week losing to both Rigby and Bear Lake on the road despite outstanding performances by Taylor Smellie and Kyle Lords. On Saturday, the Indians traveled to Bear Lake. They started off well enough with a 10-9 lead at the end of the first quarter...

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Centennial planning: Open house set at Franklin County Courthouse on Jan. 30

January 15, 2013
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By RODNEY D. BOAM Citizen editor Plans are in the works for an exciting 100 year anniversary of Franklin County. One of the most important things we have related to the Franklin County Centennial is Myrna Fuller’s book on historical sites in the county. Fuller has worked on the book for a couple of...

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Derailment cleanup continues; Lewis funeral Tuesday

January 14, 2013
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  By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor A cleanup process of a train derailment in Dayton that occurred on Wednesday, Jan. 9, is on going and will continue during the next couple of days. A northbound Union Pacific train derailed west of Preston at approximately 10 a.m. Wednesday morning and a fatality occurred, according...

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Cold temps close Preston Schools; West Side open

January 14, 2013
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Schools in the Preston School district were closed today because of the extreme cold. However, schools in the West Side School District were open as usual, despite the below-zero readings. West Side Assistant Superintendent Spencer Barzee said he checked at 6 a.m. in various places in the district and the coldest he found was...

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Dayton railroad crossing opens temporarily

January 13, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor A cleanup process of a train derailment in Dayton that happened on Wednesday, Jan. 9, is on-going and it will continue during for the next few days. Immediately following the accident, local law enforcement officials closed State Highway 36 in both directions at the railroad crossing at approximately...

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Wet December: Above-average precipitation breaks trend

January 12, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor For the first time in several months, the Preston area received above-normal precipitation and ended December close to an inch above long-term averages. Official records show the community received 2.37 inches of moisture. Normal precipitation is 1.52 inches. “We were well-above average for December, but are still behind...

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January 11, 2013
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Train derailment clean up continues

January 11, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   A cleanup process of a train derailment in Dayton that happened on Wednesday, Jan. 9, is on-going and it will continue during for the next few days. “We do not know how long the process will take to complete, but it is likely to last for some...

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