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New wrestling coach has extensive background

January 19, 2013
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HUNZEKER STEVE STEVENS

By ELLEN GREGORY For The Citizen Dustin Olsen, one of Preston High School’s most accomplished wrestlers, has taken the reins of Preston’s wrestling team this year and has high hopes for the future of its program. Olsen wrestled his way to three state championships in a row during his high school career and he...

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Weston to get new playground

January 18, 2013
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By CITIZEN STAFF  WESTON – Recreation right now may center around sledding and building snow castles in Weston. But come warmer weather, a new playground will add more chances for fun among Weston’s youngsters and young at heart. “We will be installing new playground equipment this spring,” said Weston Mayor Camille Larsen. In the...

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Offices close for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 16, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor Preston City, Franklin County, state and federal offices will be closed on Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Area banks and post office branches will also be closed that day. However, most retailers will remain open. The Franklin County landfill will be closed that day...

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Safety is always a priority in area schools

January 15, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL and RODNEY D. BOAM  Local school officials in both the Preston and West Side school districts are working to improve emergency procedures in light of last month’s shooting of students and staff at Connecticut’s Sandy Hook Elementary School. And Col. Jerry Russell, who is retiring at the end of this...

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Pirates drop one

January 15, 2013
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By CONNOR WALDRON  WS sports writer DAYTON – West Side boys played a home game against the Soda Spring Cardinals on Saturday and the Pirates suffered a four-point district loss. Soda Springs’ Derek Spain made a game changing three-pointer in the third quarter. Head Coach Tyler Brown stated, “we finally got a two-point lead....

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Fourth quarter propels PHS girls to 49-37 victory

January 15, 2013
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By TERESA CHIPMAN  PHS sports writer The PHS girls defeated visiting Bear Lake on Friday, Jan. 11. The 49-37 victory was mostly due to an impressive fourth quarter push by Preston where they outscored the Bears 20-9. The Indians started off a bit slow, scoring just seven points in the first quarter and allowing...

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West Side girls lose to North Gem by three

January 15, 2013
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By CONNOR WALDRON WS sports writer The Pirate girls basketball team played the North Gem Lady Cowboys on Thursday, Jan. 10, and West Side lost 47-44. The Pirates held a lead on the Cowboys until the very end. North Gem’s Maegen Christensen scored a three pointer with a minute left, tying the game. Then...

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Wrestlers battle at Blackfoot

January 15, 2013
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By ELLEN GREGORY For The Citizen Preston wrestlers took on district rival Blackfoot on Wednesday, Jan. 9, and gave the Broncos a run for their money in Blackfoot’s home gym. Wrestling action began in the middle weights, but it was Tayson Reid who scored the first team points for Preston by pinning his opponent...

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Preston boys have tough week on road

January 15, 2013
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By TERESA CHIPMAN PHS sports writer Preston had a tough week losing to both Rigby and Bear Lake on the road despite outstanding performances by Taylor Smellie and Kyle Lords. On Saturday, the Indians traveled to Bear Lake. They started off well enough with a 10-9 lead at the end of the first quarter...

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Wet December: Above-average precipitation breaks trend

January 12, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor For the first time in several months, the Preston area received above-normal precipitation and ended December close to an inch above long-term averages. Official records show the community received 2.37 inches of moisture. Normal precipitation is 1.52 inches. “We were well-above average for December, but are still behind...

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