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Preston FFA wins state titles

July 11, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Hours of study and preparation paid off for several Preston High School FFA students recently at a State FFA Chapter Development contest in Moscow. The Preston FFA Chapter won two state titles. While most PHS students were beginning summer break, 19 FFA members were loading a bus for...

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WS gets $138,718 grant

July 10, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor DAYTON – The West Side School District has just received a $138,718 technology grant from the Idaho Department of Education for one-to-one implementation of electronic devices at the Beutler Middle School this coming school year. This pilot project will implement a one-to-one ratio of iPads at the middle...

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Preston School District approves 2014 budget

July 4, 2013
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By KELLIANNE GAMMILL  Citizen intern The Preston School District Board of Trustees approved a new general maintenance and operation budget of $11,700,000 for the 2013-2014 school year on June 19. This year’s spending plan increased by $500,000, or five percent, compared to last year’s budget of $11,200,000. The term’s highest general maintenance and operation...

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Teen mom defies odds and graduates high school

July 4, 2013
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By KELLIANNE GAMMILL  Citizen intern Carrie Newman was just 16 years old when she found out she was pregnant. Though she was sick through her entire pregnancy, Newman managed to make it to class and graduate from Franklin County High School this spring. After moving to Preston from California at the age of 15,...

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Crossley drives new Tundra

July 3, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Preston High School’s Larin Crossley recently took possession of a new Toyota Tundra as part of a nationwide Outstanding Teacher Award as an agricultural instructor. Crossley is one of only six individuals nationwide who received the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE) Outstanding Teacher Award. It was presented...

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Home found for FCHS

July 2, 2013
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  and ROBERT S. MERRILL  Citizen staff During the past year the Preston School District has anxiously awaited completion of remodeling on the National Guard Armory building on North State Street so Franklin County High School students could move back into the facility. But when the project was close to being...

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Rodeoers do well

June 26, 2013
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor One cowboy and two cowgirls from Franklin County participated in what some call the Rose Bowl of college rodeo, the National Intercollegiate Association Rodeo Finals in Casper earlier this month. Over 400 athletes from 100 colleges across the country participated in the finals held from June 9-15. Kiara...

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Barzee named superintendent

June 26, 2013
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Telford takes over as H.S. principal    By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor DAYTON – The West Side School District has a new superintendent and a high school principal. Spencer Barzee, named in April 2012 as assistant superintendent, has assumed responsibilities to lead the district. Tyler Telford, who has served as the middle school...

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Thatcher Elementary gets boost from Walmart

June 19, 2013
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By JANALE FOX  Thatcher Elementary Students from Thatcher Elementary, whose school borders the Bear River at the north end of Franklin County in Thatcher, Idaho, received a terrific surprise. Manager Russell Hall of the North Logan Walmart, donated over $700 worth of General Mills Box Tops For Education to their small school of 80...

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Armory cancels agreement with district

June 12, 2013
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Franklin County High School looking for new home By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Franklin County High School no longer has a home. The Preston School District has anxiously waited for the Idaho National Guard Armory reconstruction to be completed to move back into the facility. Franklin County High has been housed at the Armory...

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