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Another State Street store closing

February 25, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor A long time State Street business is calling it quits. Manager and partner Steve Bergquist has painted a notice on the window of True Value MART they are closing the store after 27 years in downtown Preston. The store at 44 S. State is winding down and inventory...

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Snowmobiler dies

February 25, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant Editor A 21-year-old Logan woman died Saturday afternoon in Franklin Basin, east of Franklin, from injuries suffered in a snowmobile accident. Franklin County Sheriff Dave Fryar said Raysha Renee Nielsen, of Logan, apparently hit a tree and suffered severe injuries. “At 3:37 p.m. Franklin County Dispatch received a call...

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PHS faces Rigby after Bronco win

February 25, 2014
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By TERESA CHIPMAN  PHS sports writer After a first-round bye in the 4A 5th/6th District Tournament the Indians faced Century at home on Thursday night and got beat by two points 63- 61. That loss put Preston in a do-or-die game against Blackfoot on Saturday and the Indians spanked the Broncos by almost 30...

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Taylor: team responds well to adversity

February 25, 2014
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By TERESA CHIPMAN  PHS sports writer Girls basketball coach Belinda Taylor was proud of how well the Indian girls responded to challenges presented this past season. She praised their drive, hard work and willingness to keep fighting. Our season ended valiantly as we fought hard against Blackfoot, said Taylor. “I was very proud of...

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WS wrestlers head to state

February 25, 2014
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By ALYSSA NIELSEN  WS sports reporter The West Side wrestlers traveled to Soda Springs on Friday to compete at the district tournament. The state tournament will be held at the Idaho Center in Nampa this weekend. Derek Wedel, Taylor Beckstead, TJ Stokes and AJ Frankman all did well and will advance to state. Both...

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Second place: Pirates in play-in game

February 25, 2014
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By ALYSSA NIELSEN  WS sports writer SODA SPRINGS – West Side settled for second place in the fifth district basketball tournament, suffering a loss to Soda on Monday night 60-35. In order to make it to the state tournament, the Pirates now will have to win two play-in games on Thursday and Saturday of...

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Large crowd attends FFA b’fast

February 25, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor A large crowd of residents, teachers and students attended a Preston FFA breakfast Thursday morning. The annual event started in 2005 and is provided free of charge as a token of appreciation to those businesses and individuals in the community that have supported the local FFA chapter and...

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Video Report – Preston and West Side Boys’ Basketball Roundup, Feb. 14, 2014

February 24, 2014
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Women at Work, Tech Expo planned

February 24, 2014
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BY CITIZEN STAFF Idaho State University is hosting a Women and Work Conference Wednesday, March 5, and a Tech Expo 2014 on March 20. The Center for new Directions is presenting the women’s conference, 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. in the Pond Student Union Building in Pocatello. More than 225 girls, including some from Franklin County,...

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Making little wood Toys

February 23, 2014
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Story and photos by RODNEY D. BOAM    Hardy Stucki is a modern-day Geppetto, however, the Preston toy maker doesn’t make dolls that come to life like Pinocchio; he does create toys that bring people to life. His basement bedroom was turned into a toy building workshop where he and his wife Sylvia churn...

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