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Elgan: Teacher of the year

September 3, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Michelle Elgan was named Preston School District’s Teacher of the Year for 2014 at a back to school gathering for all employees on Aug. 11, she later made an appearance in front of the school board on Aug. 20. “Mrs. Elgan is beloved by staff, students and parents...

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Mission Accomplished: Thatcher Cubs upgrade playground

September 2, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor “Six long years ago the Thatcher Cubs had a vision,” said Sharie Phillips, a parent in the district. “The vision was to upgrade their playground equipment.” With the help of parents, students and the PTO presidents, during those six years they earned enough money for their dream to...

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WS wins 14-8

September 2, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor The Pirate’s defense came to play on Friday night at Firth and they took advantage with a stellar performance, defeating the Cougars 14-8 in the opening game of the season for both schools. West Side head coach Tyson Moser said he was especially proud of the way his...

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PHS volleyball opens against Minico

September 2, 2014
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Preston High School senior Baily Roberts goes for the ball against Minico in the Indians’ opening game of the year on Thursday. Lilli Swainston led the team in kills. “It was a great way to start our season off. We won in three straight sets,” said coach Bridgett Knapp. “As a whole, our team...

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Girls open with win

August 29, 2014
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By TERESA CHIPMAN  PHS sports writer The Indian girl’s soccer began their season with a bang beating 5A Madison 3-1 on Friday, at home despite rain and slippery field. Preston hosted Minico on Tuesday. The team traveled to Marsh Valley this Saturday at 11 a.m. and host Canyon Ridge on Tuesday, Sept. 2, at...

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PHS changes cellphone policy

August 28, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Preston High School has changed it’s cellphone policy this year said Jeff Lords, the principal at the high school. “Technology can be a great thing for education,” Lords said. “I think it is only a matter of time before students are using Smart phones in classes on a...

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Competitors change for Preston, West Side sports’ programs

August 28, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor A realignment of sports programs in the fifth and sixth districts is in its third year and there will be some changes. Bonneville High School is moving to the 5A ranks. This will leave Preston competing against Pocatello, Century, Blackfoot and Rigby. Preston athletic director Brent Knapp said...

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High school football opens

August 28, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor DAYTON – The West Side Pirates open the fall football campaign on Friday, Aug. 29, at Firth at 7 p.m. and will have an experienced team to battle the Cougars in a non-conference rivalry. Head Coach Tyson Moser said his team hasn’t suffered any injuries yet and will...

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Boy’s soccer drops opener 4-1

August 28, 2014
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By TERESA CHIPMAN  PHS sports writer The Preston boys opened its 2014 soccer season on the road against Madison on Friday, Aug. 22 and the resulting 4-1 loss was disappointing, but not really a concern. As the team gains experience playing together and athletes are cleared to play, coach Robert Bowles fully expects them...

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Girl’s cross country opens on Thursday

August 27, 2014
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By TERESA CHIPMAN  PHS sports writer The Preston girls’ cross country team will be adjusting to the loss of three of their top five runners this season. They are young, with just one senior on the team, Brooke Corbett, who has not run cross-country before. Juniors Aunika Crowther and Becca Visser have some big...

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