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High-tech protection

March 6, 2012
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High-tech protection

Former Utah First Lady touts internet safety  By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor One of the things on Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction’s check off list is computer access for every high school student. Both Franklin County School districts went to training last fall to help them prepare for trouble that may come if...

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Learning the ropes

March 6, 2012
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Learning the ropes

By JEAN CARTER  Citizen staff Fourteen young women from around the county were treated to a seminar last week, in preparation for the annual Distinguished Young Women Scholarship Program, sponsored by the Franklin County Farm Bureau. The seminar included a make-up consultation class, demonstrated by Candace Burns; interview skills, taught by Becky Child Johnson,...

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Dr. Seuss party

March 2, 2012
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The Franklin County Reading Association, Larsen-Sant Library, along with Preston School District, are sponsoring a Dr. Seuss birthday party in the Pioneer Gym. It will start at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 7. Ice cream will be served, thanks to the United Dairyman of Idaho. Cookies will also be available. There will be book...

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Field cover to help PHS softball

March 2, 2012
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Field cover to help PHS softball

By TERESA CHIPMAN  PHS sports writer “Last year the PHS girls softball team missed out on early field practice due to bad weather,” said Coach Ashley Larsen. “The lingering wet weather made it even harder to host scheduled games and we missed out on six, due to weather conditions. The fields are clay soil...

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Dreams really do come true

February 28, 2012
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By TERESA CHIPMAN PHS sports writer   Preston High School’s Regan Hyde has been awarded a double sports scholarship at Treasure Valley Community College in Ontario, Ore., and will play soccer and softball Recently, senior traveled to TVCC, for a second time to meet with the soccer coach to practice with and ultimately sign...

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Preston wrestlers finish 7th at state

February 28, 2012
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Preston wrestlers finish 7th at state

By ELLEN GREGORY For The Citizen   With 27 teams competing at the 4A classification this weekend at the Idaho State Wrestling Tournament in Pocatello on Friday and Saturday, the Preston Indians battled to seventh place overall in team points, the best team showing in years. This strong effort wraps up the inaugural season...

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West Side season ends

February 27, 2012
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ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   West Side’s hopes of going to the state basketball tournament next week were dashed at the hands of North Star Charter Saturday afternoon at Burley in a play-in game. The Pirates dropped the contest by 20 points 66-46. North Star jumped on West Side early and the team...

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West Side advances with win

February 24, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   AMERICAN FALLS – The West Side Pirates turned a close game into a 15-point victory in the final minutes of a state tournament play-in game Thursday night, beating Declo 55-40. Head coach Tyler Brown said it was a very close game until the last three minutes of...

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Annual FFA breakfast popular

February 22, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   A large crowd of residents, teachers, and students attended a Preston FFA breakfast this morning. The annual event started in 2005 and is provided free of charge as a token of appreciation to those businesses and individuals in the community that have supported the FFA chapter and...

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District workshop – Ways to improve school relationships discussed

February 22, 2012
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By JOEL WILSON PSD superintendent On Friday, February 17, teachers in the Preston School District met for training on how to ensure interactions with students are kept at a professional level. Idaho Education Association representative Maggie Calica sponsored the training given by Lewis Andrews on behalf of his consulting group, Hands of Integrity. In...

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