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Butterfield wins PGCC Ladies Championship

September 1, 2012
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By JOHN VAN VLEET  Head pro and general manager PGCC Preston Golf and Country Club Ladies Association held their Club Championship over three weeks with the ladies needing to play 36-holes during those weeks. The Club Champion again this year is Janilee Butterfield. Butterfield shot an 85 and an 81 for a 166 total...

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Pertussis vaccinations encouraged

August 31, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor District health officials are recommending both children and adults this fall get vaccinated against whooping cough. Not only does vaccination protect adults against the highly contagious disease, it reduces the odds they will pass on an illness that can be life-threatening to those most at risk: infants, who...

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Preston School District gets 4-star rating

August 30, 2012
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Preston School Superintendent Joel Wilson announced Friday that both Preston High School and Preston Junior High were given a four-star rating and named among the top-performing schools across the state. Education in Idaho is moving away from the restrictions of the federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLBA)...

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W.S. teacher’s new role as principal

August 29, 2012
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By RODNEY D. BOAM Citizen editor When classes began last week for West Side School District Harold B. Lee elementary school, Melinda Royer, who was a second grade teacher last year, was settling in behind her desk looking at the confines of her small office instead of facing a bunch of excited students. Royer...

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Music Man tryouts at PHS

August 29, 2012
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Preston High School is doing the Music Man for its musical, on Nov. 9, 2012. We are looking for about 10-20 junior high or older grade school students to try out. Tryouts will be Sept. 4 and 5 at 4:10 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Sign up times will be on Mr. Seare’s...

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BYU Adult Religion Class on “The Doctrine and Covenants” to begin September 6

August 29, 2012
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A continuation from last Spring’s BYU Adult Religion class on “The Doctrine and Covenants” will begin on Thursday, Sept. 6, from 7-8:30 p.m., and run for 10 weeks on Thursdays at the Preston and Richmond LDS Seminary buildings and to other various stake centers and seminaries via the internet. The class is sponsored by...

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Property taxes may increase

August 29, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Some property owners in Franklin County, and across the state, will be paying more property tax this December when they pay the first half of the 2012 assessment. But the higher bill is not a reflection of anything the county or the other local taxing entities have done....

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Shumway tapped as trustee

August 28, 2012
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Jody Shumway, a cattle rancher and a general accounting manager at Pepperidge Farms, was named a trustee to the Preston School Board in an Aug. 18 meeting replacing Tom Madsen, who stepped down. As Shumway understood it, when Madsen decided to vacate the office they went through some...

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PHS loses 44-6 to Bear River Bears

August 28, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   The Preston Indians got thumped badly on the opening night of high school football in southeast Idaho. The Bear River Bears, of Tremonton, handed new Preston Coach Nick Hyde a 44-6 setback on the Indians’ home field. Coach Hyde told The Citizen on Saturday despite the lopsided...

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Unbeaten: Preston girls start 3-0 with impressive wins

August 28, 2012
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By TERESA CHIPMAN PHS sports writer   The Indian girls had a successful week in soccer with a 6-1 victory over visiting Canyon Ridge on Saturday and a 7-0 shutout against Minico at home on Aug. 21. “Canyon Ridge was the best team we have played yet this year and they gave us a...

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