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PHS students stage walk out, protest proposed hybrid schedule (video)

March 19, 2013
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About 150 Preston High students staged a peaceful walk out Tuesday about 2 pm to protest a proposed hybrid schedule the Preston School District is considering. Students walked from the school to State Street, north to about 100 North, then walked back to the high school. They were chanting in unison as they walked,...

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Faculty team wins fourth straight donkey basketball title

March 19, 2013
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor The final game was a real cliff hanger, said West Side FFA advisor Jim Summers, but the faculty team prevailed and won its fourth Donkey Basketball title. The West Side FFA sponsored the Donkey basketball game on March 13 in front of a packed house. The final game...

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PHS Cheer Squad places 2nd, 3rd

March 19, 2013
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Members of Preston High School’s cheer squad pose for a moment after taking a second- and third-place trophy at a state competition last weekend.

By RODNEY D. BOAM Citizen editor The Preston High School Cheer Squad placed second in Pom and third in Show categories at state this past weekend. This is the first time the team has placed in these categories at state since cheer changed to a IHSAA sanctioned sport. Cheer advisor Pandi Elison said it’s...

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Opener: Preston starts season with losses; coach sees team’s potential

March 19, 2013
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By TERESA CHIPMAN  PHS sports writer Preston opened its baseball season Friday in Twin Falls with a 10-0 loss to Jerome. “Our team played tough for the first four innings,” said Coach Brandon Ormond. “We had solid pitching by Jason Wade, who only allowed four runs in five innings of work. But due to...

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Boys, girls track teams do well at first meet

March 19, 2013
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By TERESA CHIPMAN PHS sports writer Preston traveled to Highland High School on Thursday, March 14, for its first track meet of the season. The girls team came in third with 59 points, behind 5A Highland with 73 and first place Rigby at 159. The boys team also placed third with 64 points, behind...

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DYW program set for April 13

March 16, 2013
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By JEAN CARTER Citizen staff writer Seventeen high school junior girls will be showing their talents and accomplishments, as they participate in the annual Franklin County Distinguished Young Woman Scholarship Program. A seminar was held for the girls, who are from both West Side and Preston High schools, where guest speaker Tara Egley Nielson,...

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Smellie loves basketball

March 16, 2013
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By TERESA CHIPMAN PHS sports writer When you are doing something you love it doesn’t matter how hard it is, it still doesn’t feel like work. That is how Taylor Smellie feels about basketball. “I have been playing basketball ever since I can remember,” he said. “When I was really little I had a...

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Video!! Dancing with the Stars

March 14, 2013
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City to open intersection

March 14, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor Preston City is moving ahead with plans to open 400 East at U.S. 91. The access to the highway was at one time open, but closed several years ago after a highway-widening project was completed. Mayor F. Lee Hendrickson said several businesses and residents have indicated a desire...

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District plans to shell in building

March 13, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor Preston School Superintendent Joel Wilson informed the city council Monday the district plans to shell in an addition to the Preston High School gymnasium this summer. In 2010 the district was in the planning phases of the new high school gymnasium project, which has since been completed. This...

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