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Girls’ soccer starts year with two wins

August 25, 2015
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By TERESA CHIPMAN  PHS sports writer The Indian girls have started well and expect to have an even better season than last year. The team has a strong core of experienced, returning players and will be a force to be reckoned with. They are scheduled play at Canyon Ridge on Thursday at 4:30 p.m....

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Indians play Park City in home opener

August 25, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Preston football coaches have reviewed game film of the Park City, Utah, football team’s opening contest against Roosevelt, Utah, to help prepare for the Indians’ first game of the year this weekend. Preston plays Park City on Friday at 7 p.m. at home. It’s the second time the...

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Cronquist starts as new PHS ag teacher

August 21, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor A new ag teacher has joined Larrin Crossley’s program at Preston High School and she said she’s excited to get started later this month. The district hired Katie Cronquist several weeks ago. She replaces Josh Evans, who resigned to take a position in a central Utah district. This...

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Lunch programs being offered by local districts

August 19, 2015
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor As the first day of school approaches both school districts in Franklin County are ready to accept applications for free- and reduced-lunch programs. Marcia Kendall, the food service director for West Side district, said they have over half of their students who benefit from the program. “We do...

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School starts, drivers cautioned

August 18, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor It’s back-to-school time for students at Preston and West Side School districts and motorists, students, parents and school employees need to be aware of new schedules and routines for safety sake. School starts in the Preston School District on Monday, Aug. 24. In the West Side District it...

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Beckstead retires from ballroom

August 12, 2015
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Alexis Beckstead has spent almost 20 years showing students at Preston High School how to waltz, cha-cha and tango, among the many other steps she taught as coach of the ballroom dance club. Last year she bowed out after putting 19 years of her life into teaching students...

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B2S immunizations

August 12, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Summer vacation will be over in a couple of weeks in Franklin County’s two districts and public health officials are reminding those with school-aged children they need to think about back-to-school immunizations. “It is important to note children in preschool and grades K-12 must meet immunization requirements,” said Kellee...

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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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