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PSD snow-day procedures given

December 12, 2013
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By JOEL WILSON  PSD superintendent In anticipation of winter weather, the Preston School District is working to prepare schools and patrons for what could possibly be a “snow day.” The Preston School District will either have a full-day school closure or run a two-hour late start schedule. To keep from having to make up...

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Cold weather tips for keeping your home safe

December 12, 2013
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By ROBERT MERRILL  Assistant editor Cold weather, with daytime highs in the single digits and low teens and overnight lows near zero or below, has prompted local officials to give several tips to avoid fires and keep heating costs as low as possible. Preston Mayor F. Lee Hendrickson is advising city residents to keep...

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Otter to listen to citizens

December 12, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter will be in Preston on Wednesday, Dec. 18, as part of his on-going “Capital for a Day” tour around the state. He will be at the Robinson community building from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Several state officials will join Otter. They include Lieutenant Governor...

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College Bowl Picks 2013

December 11, 2013
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Win $50 playing  The Preston Citizen’s  College Bowl Picks 2013-14 Simply circle the team you think will win each game and predict the score of the national championship game between Florida State and Auburn. For the tie-breaker, guess how many yards Auburn’s quarterback Nick Marshall will run for against Florida State. A $50 first prize will...

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Call’s team wins national championship

December 11, 2013
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Katie Call, a Preston High School girl’s soccer standout, celebrated with her team the first junior college national championship in women’s soccer Iowa Western Community College has ever won. The women’s soccer team beat Navarro, Texas, in the title game in the Melbourne, Fla., tournament on Nov. 23....

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Calling all ‘Angels’

December 11, 2013
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Robin Berret and Hidie Nye wanted to remind those who have embraced the Angel Tree tradition of the upcoming deadline. “We are coming to the close of another Angel Tree program,” Nye said. “All gifts need to be turned in by Dec. 16 at the city’s archery building.”...

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Property tax reminder

December 11, 2013
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By ROBERT MERRILL  Assistant editor Property owners in Franklin County and across Idaho have until next Friday to pay their first-half, 2013 property tax payments. The deadline is Friday, Dec. 20, at 5 p.m. The full property tax assessment bill has two deadlines for payments. The first half is due on Dec. 20 every...

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Elks Baskets: Volunteers needed

December 11, 2013
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By JEAN CARTER  Citizen staff writer There is still a need for individual volunteers for the Elk’s sponsored annual Christmas basket drive, said co-ordinator Jenny Hollingsworth. “This is the biggest event of the year for us,” she said. “Although our group times are taken, we still need individual volunteers to box up the food...

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VIDEO REPORT – PHS vs. WSHS boys’ basketball

December 10, 2013
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The Indians and the Pirates squared off in high school basketball on Dec. 6, 2013. Here is a video report on the game.    

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Messiah sing-along

December 10, 2013
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Anna Gray has spent the last seven years organizing and rehearsing the Preston Chamber Orchestra and soloists for George Frederic Handel’s Messiah sing-along. Each year the production gets better and better. The orchestra continues to grow in numbers and the soloists change, but every year the quality of...

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