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Stokes boots 54-yard field goal in competition

May 18, 2012
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Stokes boots 54-yard field goal in competition

By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Tanner Stokes, 17, is going into his senior year next season and has been kicking the heck out of the football this year, including a 54-yard fieldgoal at one of the many competitions he has attended this year. At six feet, 170 pounds, Stokes was the only competitor...

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Soils team places nationally

May 17, 2012
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Soils team places nationally

By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor Members of Preston’s FFA Chapter Soil and Land Judging team recently competed in the 61st annual National Land Judging Contest in Oklahoma City and placed 19th. The team previously was crowned Idaho FFA champions in the event and represented the local community and state in the national contest....

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Commencement set for PHS

May 16, 2012
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Commencement set for PHS

By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor The 2012 Preston High School Graduation will be held May 24, at 8 p.m. in the high school gymnasium. The program will begin with the processional, “Olympic Fanfare and Theme,” performed by the PHS band conducted by Wayne Manning. The students will next be led in the Pledge...

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West Side readies for graduation

May 16, 2012
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West Side readies for graduation

By ROBERT MERRILL  Assistant editor DAYTON – West Side High School will graduate 42 seniors in one week during 7 p.m. commencement exercises on May 23 at the high school gymnasium in Dayton. The motto for this year’s graduation is, “Only as high as we reach can we grow. Only as far as we...

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PHS girls take track crown

May 15, 2012
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PHS girls take track crown

By TERESA CHIPMAN  PHS sports writer POCATELLO – In what was supposed to be a rebuilding year, the Preston Girls’ track team easily took their third straight 4A Fifth District title in Pocatello on May 10-11, with 74 points. The girls team has done a great job of coming together throughout the year and...

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Gleed elected FFA Treasurer

May 12, 2012
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Gleed elected FFA Treasurer

By LARIN CROSSLEY PHS FFA advisor The 81st State FFA Leadership Conference concluded in the same fashion it has the past three years for the Preston FFA Chapter, with the selection of a State Officer. Lauren Aubry Gleed, daughter of Merlin and Joy Gleed, will serve the Idaho FFA Association as its State Treasurer...

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Baseball season ends

May 10, 2012
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Baseball season ends

By TERESA CHIPMAN  PHS sports writer The Indians’ season ended with a 4-1 loss to Century in a 4A Fifth District Tournament elimination game Saturday in Pocatello. Preston went two-and-out in the tournament. “We played Century last week (May 1) at Halliwell Park,” said Coach Brandon Ormond. “We lost 4-1, but had some very...

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PHS boys, girls win at WS

May 9, 2012
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PHS boys, girls win at WS

By TERESA CHIPMAN  PHS sports writer   DAYTON – Preston fared well at the 12-school Elsie Bastian Invitational on Friday in Dayton, winning both the girls’ and boys’ team titles, even though hamstring injuries in both Brennyn Dunn and Danielle Seamons prevented them from competing full out. The boys finished with 169.5 points which...

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Piano fest on Saturday

May 8, 2012
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Piano fest on Saturday

By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor DAYTON – The first-annual high school piano competition, sponsored by Larry Dahle, will take place this Saturday, May 12, at 7 p.m. in the Dahle Performing Arts Center on the high school complex in Dayton. Some 11 high schools will be represented and each will send one piano...

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Block review: Preston School Board evaluates class times

May 8, 2012
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Block review: Preston School Board evaluates class times

By RODNEY D. BOAM Citizen editor The Preston School Board began a work session last Friday, concerning the trimester system, with Superintendent Joel Wilson and Jeff Lords, the high school principal, and 13 patrons in the audience.   The goal was to develop a student centered schedule by evaluating the current block system and...

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