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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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PHS splits at Memorial

April 23, 2013
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By TERESA CHIPMAN  PHS sports writer Last Friday and Saturday the Preston Indians hosted the 10th Annual Tony Hansen Memorial Tournament. “The tournament was rainy and blustery, but had no shortage of great games to watch,” said coach Brandon Ormond. “South Fremont won the tournament by going 4-0 over the two days and beating...

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PHS softball splits with Century

April 23, 2013
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By TERESA CHIPMAN  PHS sports writer Preston split a double header in Pocatello against Century on Thursday, April 18. The games were tight with Century winning the first 5-4, but Preston won the nightcap 3-1. “Megan Porter was the pitcher with Celisa Talbot behind the plate in both games,” said Coach Ashlee Larsen. “For...

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Bennett Cup 2013 – VIDEO REPORT

April 22, 2013
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Local youth competed in the 47th annual Bennett Cup at Preston High on April 18, 2013. Here are some video highlights. Sponsored by Ron Keller Tires, Preston.

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Loertscher competes in state Geography Bee

April 18, 2013
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Emily Loertscher

She scored first place in the local competition   By JEAN CARTER Citizen staff  Emily Loertscher, 14, a student at the Preston Junior High School, recently represented her school and southeast Idaho during the 25th annual state geography bee held in Rexburg. Loertscher won the school’s written geography test that was submitted to the...

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Track competition

April 17, 2013
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Preston High School’s Shaley Alder and West Side’s Nikki Geddes go head-to-head during the 100 meter run last Wednesday in Dayton. Both the teams did well though no team scores were kept. Olivia Seamons won the triple jump with a new school record of 36′ 7” She also won the 200 meter with a...

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Costley to retire

April 16, 2013
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Harrison returns as principal of Pioneer By RODNEY D. BOAM Citizen editor Wynn Costley, principal of Pioneer Elementary, is saying goodbye to the Preston School District after 30 years. And Preston Junior High Principal Lance Harrison is returning to the helm of Pioneer after six years at the junior high. Costley has seen a...

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