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Westerberg chairs Otter’s Task Force

May 5, 2013
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By RODNEY D BOAM  Citizen editor Richard Westerberg didn’t have much time to sit idle after vacating his County Commission seat in January. The State Board of Education chairman was thrust into Idaho Gov. C.L. Butch Otter’s Task Force for improving education. The November election made it clear Idahoans were not fond of Otter’s...

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Hybrid schedule not a done deal

May 3, 2013
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By RODNEY D. BOAM Citizen editor The Preston School Board has not closed the book on its proposed hybrid schedule at the high school. After the walk out at Preston High School and the presentation at last month’s board meeting by students Catlin Elgan and Olivia Seamons, the trustees decided to open up the...

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Dahle piano competition set for Saturday in Dayton

May 2, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor DAYTON – The second-annual Dahle Piano Competition will be held on Saturday, May 4, at the Dahle Fine Arts Center in Dayton. “One student representative from 12 surrounding high schools (Idaho and Utah schools) will compete for an opportunity to receive a $1,000 grand prize,” said Spencer Barzee,...

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Plans being finalized

May 2, 2013
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Plans being finalized

By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor Preston City is in the process of finalizing plans to reopen 400 East at U.S. 91. The access to the highway was at one time open, but closed several years ago after a federally funded highway-widening project was completed. Mayor F. Lee Hendrickson said Friday the city is...

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Preston boys, girls do well at recent meets

April 30, 2013
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By TERESA CHIPMAN PHS sports writer The Preston track team participated in the YMCA Invitational in Middleton on Friday and Saturday last week. Out of 40 schools, the girls placed 13th and the boys 22nd. Olivia Seamons took third in the 100m and fifth in the triple jump. Kenidee Hyde placed fifth in pole...

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Broncos sweep Indians

April 30, 2013
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By TERESA CHIPMAN PHS sports writer Preston lost both games of a district double header at Blackfoot on Saturday. Blackfoot got going in the first inning of the opener with a 6-0 lead and Preston never caught up despite some good play in the second and third innings. “They have a well disciplined team...

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Pirates drop game to Soda Springs 4-3

April 30, 2013
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By CONNOR WALDRON WS sports writer The West Side softball team has had their ups and downs this season, but they are in it for the long run. In district play the team was upset by its 14-4 loss to Soda last Thursday. Two players were sick, contributing to the results. The team will...

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Second greenhouse to be constructed this summer by PHS Ag Department

April 25, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor The Preston High School agriculture department has received a grant from Monsanto Corporation to help with the expense of building a second greenhouse this spring. The new greenhouse will be near the Bill Craner Agriculture Building. “We received $6,627 from Monsanto and got another $750 grant from Nucor....

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Bennett Cup winners recognized

April 23, 2013
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Kassidy Veibell, left, was the winner of the women’s vocals. Tori Allen was second and Taessia King placed third.

By RODNEY D. BOAM Citizen editor The long anticipated Bennett Cup was held on April 17 and 18 in the Preston High School auditorium with Preston School District’s finest young musicians performing before judges. At the Wednesday evening performance, Kevin Payne was the winner of the piano competition with Hailey Griffeth taking second place...

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West Side names Fine Arts winners

April 23, 2013
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Winners of this year’s West Side Fine Arts competition are: back row, left, Cason Nash, Troy Graves and Mason Lemmon. Front row, left, Whitney Smart, Annisa Porter, Mindy Weeks, Parker Muller, Kelsie Chugg, Zack Talbot and Carson Roberts.

By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor DAYTON – Several West Side students participated last Thursday in the district’s annual Fine Arts Competition. The first place winners were: piano, Zach Talbot; vocal, Troy Graves; instrumental, Parker Mueller; dance, Whitnee Smart; art (drawing), Zach Talbot; art, (painting) Zach Talbot and art (sculpture), Carson Roberts. Second place...

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