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Kelly Short breaks school record in pole vault

April 14, 2015
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By LISA WAKLEY  Sports correspondent Kelly Short broke the school record at the Logan Grizzly Invitational with a jump of 13.6 in the pole vault on Saturday. The old record was 13 feet. Short took second in the event. He earned a place on the podium in three of his events. The sophomore took...

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WS run well at SR

April 14, 2015
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By BRENNON HENDERSON  WS Sports Reporter West Side girls traveled to Snake River on Thursday and competed against several schools. “We’re trying to figure out ways to squeeze more points from our team to help us win district,” said coach Amanda Hansen. She has put some girls in events they have never competed in...

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10 vie for DYW

April 9, 2015
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Ten Franklin County high school juniors will be vying for this year’s Distinguished Young Women scholarship program. It will be held April 25 at the Preston High School auditorium at 7 p.m. Tickets go on sale on Wednesday, April 8. Tickets are $7 each and can be purchased...

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PHS boys win two of three

April 7, 2015
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By TERESA CHIPMAN  PHS sports writer The Indian boys faced Jerome and Century last week. In Preston on March 31, they won 12-6 over Jerome and in their first district game lost to Century 7-6 at home on Thursday. They traveled to Century the next day and avenged the loss, winning 9-7 at Halliwell...

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Preston girls play tough with Highland

April 7, 2015
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By TERESA CHIPMAN  PHS sports writer The Indian girls stuck right with Highland, only losing by one in the first game of a double header in Pocatello on March 31. The second game was less successful. Highland was able to shutout Preston. They played Rigby in a double header at home on Tuesday and...

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Rural schools find faster Internet at cheaper prices

April 4, 2015
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By MICHAEL H. O’DONNELL  Idaho State Journal ROCKLAND – If there is a silver lining to the mess involving the State of Idaho’s broken contract to establish the Idaho Education Network, it’s the realization that local internet providers might be able to provide better service to small school districts for less money. Direct Communications,...

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Wilson competes well

April 4, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor A 23-year-old sophomore from Preston, who loves to run, continues to do well at Utah State, in both indoor and outdoor track events. Even though Colby Wilson got sick during the indoor season and was out for a week, he says he’s now back and at 100 percent....

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Macbeth is coming to West Side

April 3, 2015
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By JULIE NASH  West Side Middle School The Utah Shakespeare Festival is hitting the road with its Shakespeare-in-the-Schools touring production of “Macbeth” and is coming to West Side High School on Tuesday, April 7, at 1 p.m. in the Dahle Performing Arts Center. This is a free event for people of all ages. From...

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FFA students grow flowers

April 3, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Flowers and hanging baskets from a FFA greenhouse in Preston are being grown by students and will go on sale in a month to the general public. Funds generated by customer purchases will go directly back into the operation of the facility. For information on purchasing the plants,...

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Testing to begin

April 2, 2015
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BY STEVE ANDERSON  Citizen intern Starting after spring break, Preston School District students will be taking the state proficiency examinations as part of the common core standards established by the state. These standards are consistent with those adopted by most states in the country. The tests are designed to determine student proficiency in math...

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