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Bomgaars to fill old Alco building

January 21, 2015
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor By all indications and court documents, Preston’s ALCO store will be the new site of a Bomgaars. The family owned and operated supplier picked up 12 ALCO stores to add to their 69 stores already in Iowa, Colorado, Nebraska, Minnesota, South Dakota and Wyoming. “We have purchased other...

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New lights working

January 21, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor DAYTON – A second set of warning lights on Highway 36 at a railroad crossing near Dayton is now operational. “We received word on Jan. 13 from Idaho Department of Transportation officials the lights are now functioning,” said Franklin County Commissioner Scott Workman. Early in October IDT field...

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HS rankings

January 20, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor The k12.niche.com website recently ranked West Side High School in Dayton and Preston High School in the top 100 in Idaho. The website said it based rankings on academics, health and safety, student culture and diversity, resources and facilities, parent and student surveys, evaluation of teachers, sports and...

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Father and son rescued

January 20, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Two snowmobilers from Richmond, Utah, were found by Franklin County Search and Rescue members, with assistance from Cache and Bear Lake counties, at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday morning in the mountains east of Franklin County. They were in good condition when located. Franklin County Sheriff Dave Fryar said...

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Interstate rollover accident injures Preston man

January 20, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor A 19-year-old Preston man was injured Tuesday night in a one-car rollover on Interstate 15 near McCammon, Idaho. Idaho State Police reported Terry N. Roy, 19, was northbound on the Interstate at approximately 10:42 p.m. when the 1992 Ford Explorer he was driving went off the right shoulder...

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Indians win close games over tough district foes

January 20, 2015
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By TERESA CHIPMAN PHS sports writer   The Indian boys continue to win, beating both Century on the road 64-60 and Rigby at home 46-45 last week.Both games were close and highlight why the combined district is considered by many to be the toughest in the state for boys’ basketball. The #1 ranked Indians...

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WS girls dominate

January 20, 2015
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By BRENNON HENDERSON  WS sports writer DAYTON – West Side girls’ basketball team played Bear Lake and North Gem last week and performed when it needed to and won both games. Wednesday’s home game against the Bear Lake Bears was the one that really counted. The Bears joined the Pirate’s district after dropping from...

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Pirate boys split in district play

January 20, 2015
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By BRENNON HENDERSON WS sports reporter   The Pirate boys’ basketball team entered district play last week playing Malad and Bear Lake, winning the first and dropping the encounter with the Bears. Thursday was a big test for West Side and the Pirates came out on top 62-39. Coach Tyler Brown said, “All the...

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Preston girls drop two district games

January 20, 2015
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By TERESA CHIPMAN PHS sports writer   Preston girls dropped two important district games last week to Pocatello and Century. The 42-34 Pocatello loss was on the road and the 60-32 Century setback was at home. The team traveled to Rigby on Tuesday. On Thursday the Indians will host Blackfoot and travel to Jerome...

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VIDEO REPORT – Girls’ basketball roundup from Jan. 17, 2015

January 20, 2015
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