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Swainston inducted: Eastern Idaho Agriculture Hall of Fame 2014 taps Preston resident

April 2, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Preston farmer Carl Swainston was inducted into the 2014 Eastern Idaho Agriculture Hall of Fame in Idaho on Friday, March 21, for his long-time service to the agriculture community. The selection committee spoke highly of Swainston’s tireless efforts and 38 years of work on the Preston- Whitney Irrigation...

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Moyles baby honored

April 2, 2014
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Ella Rose Moyles was honored as the Spring Ag Baby for 2014 by the Franklin County Farm Bureau. The recognition was part of their annual Celebration of Agriculture. The event is sponsored by the Cala De Vison Ranch, Mink Creek. Ella Rose was born March 23, weighing in at 6 pounds 5 ounces. She...

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Pirates beat Eagles

April 2, 2014
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By ALYSSA NIELSEN  WS sports reporter DAYTON – Due to poor weather conditions, West Side’s home softball game against the Firth Cougars on Thursday was cancelled, as was the Cache Box track meet. The softball team did, however, travel on Saturday to Arimo to play the Eagles of Marsh Valley. It was another victory...

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Preston does well at meet

April 2, 2014
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By TERESA CHIPMAN  PHS sports writer The Cache Box track meet at USU on Wednesday and Thursday was cancelled due to weather. But Preston, along with two other schools, decided to hold a meet of their own before Spring Break started this week. “We had a meet on Friday,” said coach Brandon Lyon. “It...

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‘Feelie Hearts’ handed out

April 1, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Andrea Smart took her fourth grade class to visit FCMC Transitional Care Center to talk to residents and give them small heart-shaped hand-sewn projects. They handed out their hand-made hearts to smiling residents who were happy to receive them. Since February, Smart’s class has been making the hearts...

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First stake center in county had alter ego

April 1, 2014
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  By NECIA P. SEAMONS  Citizen staff writer That Franklin County residents have always supported the arts is no question. Many notable performers and artists hail from the little communities that make up this corner of the state, such as Jason Rich, Tyler Castleton, Glen Edwards and Jared Hess. We have the Bennett Cup,...

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WS BPA goes to nationals

April 1, 2014
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By ALYSSA NIELSEN WS reporter   West Side High School’s Business Professionals of America team had its state competition recently and under business teacher Vance Reeder’s direction, eight students will be representing the Pirates at the national conference in Indianapolis next month. At the state competition Taya Nash and Whitnee Smart were honored for...

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Pitching Pigeons

April 1, 2014
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Story and photos by RODNEY D. BOAM    It all started when he saw an advertisement for people interested in joining a pigeon-racing club in Logan about nine years ago. Since then, Bo Weeks has been into the thick of training and racing his birds. The races stretch anywhere from 70 to 500 miles....

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Citizen offers Facebook classifieds

April 1, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Citizen editor Classified advertising is an under-appreciated way to sell items cluttering the garage or shed in order to make some extra money. The Preston Citizen is offering a Facebook group, “The REAL Preston Idaho Classifieds.” When trying to get rid of some of your “older” household items or get...

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Vehicles allowed on city streets again

April 1, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor It’s a sure sign of spring in Preston as robins are pecking on the lawn and geese are flying overhead. Residents are taking advantage of a few warm days and doing early-season yard work. And vehicles will once again be allowed to park overnight on city streets, beginning...

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