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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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Video report – West Side vs. Preston basketball

January 8, 2013
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Vocal Point at WS on Friday

January 8, 2013
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The nine-member Vocal Point a cappella ensemble from BYU will perform this Friday at the Dahle Center in Dayton. Call the West Side district office at 747-3411 for ticket information.

By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor DAYTON – Vocal Point, Brigham Young University’s premiere contemporary a cappella ensemble, will perform this Friday, Jan. 11, at 7 p.m. at the Dahle Performing Arts Center in Dayton. The concert will be reserved seating only. The tickets are $7 for students, $12 for adults, and $40 family...

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Preston beats Poky; now 2-1 on new year

January 8, 2013
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By TERESA CHIPMAN PHS sports writer The Preston Indians boys basketball team started off the year with three games. The first was on the road at Burley and the next two at home against West Side and Pocatello. The results were mixed with a loss to Burley, but wins over the Pirates and Pocatello,...

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PHS girls improve despite loss

January 8, 2013
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By TERESA CHIPMAN PHS sports writer The Lady Indians traveled to Burley on Saturday where they lost to the Bobcats 52-29. “We played much better than Thursday’s game against Pocatello and better than our first meeting with Burley at the beginning of the year,” said coach Belinda Taylor. “Offensively we stayed in a flow...

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Dietrich does well at tourney

January 8, 2013
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By ELLEN GREGORY For The Citizen Preston wrestlers tested their skills in the massive Rollie Lane tournament, held in the Idaho Center on Jan. 4-5. With over 500 wrestlers in its competitive pool, this tournament hosts teams from Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming, Colorado, Nevada and California. The Rollie Lane tournament is so large, in...

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WS girls drop game to Grace

January 8, 2013
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By CONNOR WALDRON West Side sports writer DAYTON – The West Side girls lost a seven-point, non-district game against the visiting Grace Grizzlies on Friday, Dec. 28, in Dayton, despite outscoring their opponent by seven in the last quarter. Grace sunk the Pirates 50-43. First-year West Side coach Kelli Hobson praised her young team...

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Photo files, Preston vs West Side Basketball

January 8, 2013
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Preston ended a five-game losing streak on Friday with a 50-38 victory over visiting West Side. The gym was nearly full and the crowd fully involved as the game remained within the grasp of either team until near the end. Preston took charge in the first quarter with a 17-12 lead but a poor...

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School funding under the microscope

January 4, 2013
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Preston and West Side School districts are among the 16 poorest funded in Idaho.

Former chief economist says lawmakers don’t live up to Constitutional duty  For 25 years, Ferguson served as the state’s chief economist, working for both Democratic and Republican governors. After retiring in 2010, Ferguson became director of the Idaho Center for Fiscal Policy, a nonpartisan nonprofit. The organization’s self-described mission is to bring fact-based information...

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