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WSSD enrollment increases

January 28, 2016
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By NECIA P. SEAMONS  Citizen editor The number of students that have enrolled in the West Side School District has grown greatly since May of 2015, Superintendent Spencer Barzee told the district’s board members during their meeting last week. He recommended that the district hire two additional teachers in the middle school, and the...

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Career expo features options for PHS students

January 27, 2016
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By ELLEN GREGORY  For the Citizen The first ever Career Class Expo for incoming freshmen was jointly hosted by Preston High, Preston Junior High, and SEITec (Southeastern Idaho Technical Charter School) on the afternoon of Tuesday, Jan. 19. With 10 different programs available, this event was designed to give all incoming freshmen a chance...

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Aust named ‘Bright Star’ for improving food pantry

January 27, 2016
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By NECIA SEAMONS  Citizen editor Steve Aust, Cub River, was one of 56 outstanding volunteers from throughout the state who were honored as stars Thursday, Jan. 21, by Lt. Gov. Brad Little at the Idaho Brightest Stars awards ceremony in Boise. The volunteers were nominated for their contributions in six categories: corporation and small...

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PHS plays Poky tomorrow, then Minico Saturday

January 27, 2016
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By TERESA CHIPMAN  Citizen sports writer The Preston Indians continue to play at home, with games against Pocatello tomorrow and Minico on Saturday, Jan. 30. Both games begin at 7:30 p.m. Pocatello is playing well right now and is currently at the top of the district with no district losses. They have wins against...

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Event offers financial aid form help

January 27, 2016
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By ELLEN GREGORY  SEITec Work-based Learning Specialist The Southeastern Idaho Technical Charter School (SEITec) is partnering with Preston and West Side high schools to present a FAFSA Fill-out night on each campus. Graduating seniors and their parents are invited to attend. Franklin County High seniors and their parents are also invited. The FAFSA (Free...

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Porter sinks game shots for Indians

January 27, 2016
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Harley Carlisle shoots under pressure.

By TERESA CHIPMAN  Citizen sports writer The Lady Indians’ final game will be on the road against Bear River, Friday, Jan. 29, at 7 p.m. The team finished off some exciting district play last week, defeating both Rigby and Blackfoot at home and locking up at least the number-two seed for the upcoming district...

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News of Record – Jan. 27, 2016

January 26, 2016
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Preston City Police Department  Jan. 14: Investigated a report of fraud. Unlocked a vehicle for its driver. Provided assistance to another agency. Jan. 15: Resolved a parking problem. Unlocked a vehicle for its owner. Investigated an accident in Stokes Market parking lot. Provided a VIN inspection. Assisted the probation office. Jan. 16: Investigated a two-vehicle...

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Smart snowmobiling makes the sport safe

January 25, 2016
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With the new snow continuing to fall in Franklin County, snowmobilers are heading to the hills

BY CECELIE COSTLEY  Citizen staff writer Winter sports enthusiasts have been heading for the hills to enjoy crystal clear blue sky, warm sunshine and a landscape blanketed with deep, pristine powdery, white snow dotted with dark green pines. The question is, “Will they be smart or dumb?” That may be a little blunt, but...

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County residents found enjoying new Cherry Peak Ski Resort

January 25, 2016
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Aubrey Visser, daughter of Mark and Tana Visser, celebrated her seventh birthday by tubing
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By NECIA P. SEAMONS  Citizen editor Franklin County license plates are a common sight in the parking lot of Cherry Peak Ski Resort, said owner John Chadwick, recently. Perceiving Franklin County residents as snowmobiling fans, Chadwick has noted “people skiing up here in snowmobile gear and Carhartts. I love it,” he said. Chadwick, a...

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Halford gets mega-buck

January 25, 2016
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Brandon Halford and his father, DeLynn, of Preston, participated in a hunt on a private deer ranch just before Christmas and Brandon took this huge whitetail buck. The 600-acre ranch is located just outside of Akron, Ohio, where the deer are bred specifically for massive antlers. The Halfords hunted with their friends, Eric Klick...

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