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WS runners head to state meet

May 13, 2014
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By ALYSSA NIELSEN  WS sports reporter After lop-sided victories at the district meet at Soda last week, the boys’ and girls’ track teams will be leaving Thursday for the state championships in Middleton on Friday and Saturday. The district tournament was held on Tuesday and Thursday. With a win of 113 to 77, the...

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Golf course to host Chicago tourney

May 13, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Preston Golf and Country Club will be hosting a Chicago tournament this Friday, May 16. Tee times will from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. The cost for non-members is $50 and the cost for members will be $40 and does not include cart, according to John Van Vleet,...

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19 PHS tracksters qualify for state

May 13, 2014
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By TERESA CHIPMAN  PHS sports writer The Preston track teams did very well at the six-school 4A District 5-6 Championships on Thursday and Friday, May 8-9. They came in second behind Rigby in both boys and girls. Nineteen individuals will compete at the state track meet on Friday and Saturday, May 16-17, in Boise....

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West Side drops play-in game

May 13, 2014
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By ALYSSA NIELSEN  WS sports reporter West Side’s softball season came to an end this past week after five games. The Pirates started the district tournament on Monday in Malad and finished it in Malad on Thursday with second place. They played West Jefferson in a state play-in game on Saturday. They first played...

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Clifton dog kills chickens, rabbit

May 13, 2014
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By JEAN CARTER  Citizen staff writer Clifton City Council members listened to a plea from resident Melena Morgan to either enforce their existing dog ordinance, or do away with it and let the community deal with dog problems on their own. Morgan told the council a neighbor’s dog had gone into her fenced yard...

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Photo Gallery- Postal food drive 2014

May 13, 2014
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Moedl gets state FFA degree

May 11, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Simeon Moedl, a former Preston student, recently received an honorary state FFA degree from the Idaho FFA Association at a state Leadership Conference in Twin Falls. It is the highest honor the State FFA can present advocates and supporters of the FFA and agriculture. Only 20 were given...

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Diesel retrofit grant available

May 11, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   In order to further help clean the air in Franklin County, the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality has been awarded a grant under EPA’s National Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program. The $291,000 award will deploy EPA-verified retrofit technologies on diesel engines (vehicles, non-road equipment and generators). The...

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DEQ requests city modify burn ordinance

May 10, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality requested on Monday Preston modify its municipal code as it applies to garbage and burning. Melissa Gibbs, airshed coordinator for the DEQ in Pocatello, said the city’s ordinance on refuse burning was last updated in 1963 and does not “line-up” with requirements...

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Witnesses report chaotic scene: Party turned deadly in an instant

May 9, 2014
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Preston Citizen Staff The early morning hours of April 26, were light and full of fun for three Preston men. But that mood was about to change in a deadly way after a work acquaintance arrived. James Kelly Pilgrim, a convicted felon, seemed to be intoxicated, according to witnesses, and was in possession of...

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