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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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Postal food collection down

May 15, 2012
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Postal food collection down

By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor The Postal Service collected about 2,800 pounds of commodities this year, compared to last year when they collected 7,500 pounds. Postmaster Val Porter thought not sending out food bags this year hurt the cause and the other factor may be the cards they sent out got delivered with...

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State to ban texting and driving

May 15, 2012
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State to ban texting and driving

On July 1, texting while driving will be illegal in Idaho    By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor When automobile drivers are going too slow, say 35 in a 55 or when they sit at a stop sign for an extra long time, chances are they are texting. Texting and driving have become a...

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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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Clifton reviews wood-burning rule

May 12, 2012
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Clifton reviews wood-burning rule

By JEAN CARTER Citizen staff writer The air quality ordinance, which has been introduced to the county by the State Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), has been discussed with Franklin County Commissioners and surrounding county cites for several months, and last Wednesday night was no exception as the Clifton City Council reviewed the ordinance,...

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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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Citizen Bookstore Mother’s Day Sale

May 11, 2012
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Citizen Bookstore Mother’s Day Sale

Citizen Bookstore Mother’s Day Sale ends May 15, 2012.

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Grant to restore sound at Academy bell tower

May 11, 2012
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Grant to restore sound at Academy bell tower

By NECIA P. SEAMONS Citizen staff writer A grant just received from the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution will restore the bell tower of the 122-year-old Oneida Stake Academy building. The grant was sponsored by the Bear River Chapter of the DAR, headed by Joanne Jensen, of Logan. It is part of...

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Richard C. Edgley: Preston son leaves his mark on the LDS Church

May 10, 2012
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Richard C. Edgley: Preston son leaves his mark on the LDS Church

Story by RODNEY D. BOAM   Although the recently released First Counselor in the Presiding Bishopric of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Bishop Richard C. Edgley has not lived in Preston for many years, he said he still claims it as home. In a telephone interview from his home recently, he...

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Food drive: Carriers collecting food on Saturday

May 10, 2012
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Food drive: Carriers collecting food on Saturday

By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor This coming Saturday, May 12, Preston postal carriers will be doing more than delivering mail. They will be collecting food donations with their counterparts across the country in the 20th National Association of Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger food drive. The Stamp Out Hunger drive is a nationwide...

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