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WS exploring natural gas for Dayton area

July 30, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor DAYTON – West Side Superintendent Spencer Barzee reported to trustees recently that he has been working to obtain natural gas for the Dayton area for nearly a year. Discussions and efforts have been tied up with the Idaho Public Utilities Commission until recently, according to Barzee. “Four weeks...

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WS gets arts grant

July 30, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor DAYTON – Superintendent Spencer Barzee said the F.M., Anne G. and Beverly B. Bistline Foundation has recognized the West Side Performing Arts Committee’s work and awarded it another $2,000 to supplement funds for quality, live performances held in the Dahle Performing Arts Center. This foundation has been very...

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New PSD super

July 28, 2015
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor The make up of the Preston School Board changed in the month of July. Brandon Roberts, a Preston businessman, and Brook Palmer, the wife of Spencer Palmer, a dairy farmer, took the places of Brian Jensen and Chad Womack as trustees. Fred Titensor the out-going chairman of the...

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Girls soccer meeting set

July 28, 2015
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There will be a parent/player meeting for all girls interested in trying out for high school soccer on Wednesday, July 29, at 6 p.m. at the pavilion by the high school track. Required paperwork and the tryout schedule will be discussed. If you have any questions or cannot attend the meeting, please call coach...

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Recruiting Smellie: Several schools after PHS standout

July 25, 2015
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By TERESA CHIPMAN  PHS sports writer Idaho State University has come knocking but they will have some tough competition when it comes to signing Austin Smellie. Austin is the son of Ron and Heather Smellie and a senior at Preston High School this year. After an Idaho State team basketball camp he participated in...

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Summers honored for teaching

July 15, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Dayton, Idaho – Jim Summers, who recently retired as an agriculture instructor at West Side High School, has been awarded the Outstanding Idaho Agricultural Teacher Award in Idaho. The presentation was made by Idaho Agricultural Teacher’s president Joe Blackstock at the annual teacher’s summer in-service workshop in Twin...

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WS ag mechanics team gets 3rd

July 15, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor West Side’s FFA Chapter had four teams place at the recent state career development events competition held at the University of Idaho in Moscow. The ag mechanics team placed third overall, according to advisor Jim Summers. He said Taylor Beckstead placed second-high individual in oxy fuel welding. Peter...

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Lions Club essay winners named

July 3, 2015
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen Editor The Preston Lion’s Club held a patriotic essay contest recently. Winners were named from Harold B. Lee and Oakwood Elementary schools. From Harold B. Lee fourth grade, Kaylee Julian and Samantha Roberts were named class winners. Julian was named grade winner. Jadelyn Ravsten was the fifth grade class...

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West Side to allow BYOD this fall

June 11, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor BYOD stands for bring your own device and in grades six-12, the West Side School District will allow BYOD for this fall’s new school year. Superintendent Spencer Barzee said if a student brings their own device, they would be credited $35 a year for this. He said minimum...

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Shipley Scholarship to support two PHS students

May 29, 2015
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By NECIA P. SEAMONS  Citizen staff writer Thanks to a generous commitment by Richard Shipley and his wife, Joyce, a music scholarship in his parents’ name will now support two PHS graduates in the music program at Utah State University. The Lyle Shipley Scholarship had been awarding the four-year scholarship to one PHS graduate...

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