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Preston School District considers levy for 2015

March 5, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Trevor Keller, Tracy Keller, and Hailey Hamblin urged the Preston School Board to find funding for the Spanish immersion program. The board agreed there is great value to the program, but they had tabled the matter in a previous board meeting because of a lack of funding. Preston...

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Primary election filing period open

March 5, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Six county positions are up for election in Idaho’s May primary this year. The filing period for the election is from March 3-14. Residents with questions about filing for elected positions in the county can contact Camille Larsen at the county clerk’s office. She said she has an...

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Signs of the times downtown?

March 4, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor The face of downtown Preston is changing with many buildings empty for the first time in several years. “For Rent” signs seem to be popping up everywhere along Preston’s main drag. New York Deli is moving across the street. Soon Groll’s will have two for-rent signs in front...

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Carbon monoxide precautions

March 4, 2014
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By ROBERT MERRILL  Assistant editor Franklin County Fire Marshal Scott Martin said area residents need to have working carbon monoxide detectors in their homes and workshops. And now is the time, with the pending change to Daylight Savings Time, to change batteries in these units if that hasn’t already been done, he said. He...

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School custodian charged with theft

March 4, 2014
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Franklin County Sheriff’s office reported a Preston High School custodian has been charged with grand theft and possession of a controlled substance, both felonies, following an investigation of reported thefts from Preston High School. Robert W. Sampson, 34, is suspected of stealing cash and property while cleaning at the school between Jan. 8 to...

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City mulls request for water connection

March 4, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor A decision on an outside water connection at 1188 S. 800 E. was taken under advisement by the Preston City Council Monday. Kelle Alder sought clarification on whether a water connection at 1188 S. 800 E. belongs to his barn or the house on property owned by Ruby...

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Done: Preston plays Century tough

March 4, 2014
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By TERESA CHIPMAN  PHS sports writer Preston’s season ended with a 17-7 record on Thursday in Pocatello when they lost 73-58 to Century. This was definitely one of those times when the score doesn’t tell the whole story. The Indians held their own against the Diamondbacks through most of the game. They tied the...

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Bowling results listed

March 4, 2014
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Team, win, loss: AA Hudson, 22, 6: Woodys, 19.5, 8.5;l Snips, 17.5, 10.5; Tattles, 16, 12; Big J’s, 15, 13, Pop N Pins, 11, 17; Bottoms Up, 5, 23. High series scratch: Eleanor Talbot; Daren Handy, 544. High series handicap: Eleanor Talbot, 629; Curtis Bodily, 608. High game scratch: Eleanor Talbot, 226; Curtis Bodily,...

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WS season ends

March 4, 2014
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By ALYSSA NIELSEN  WS sports reporter The Pirates’ basketball season came to an end on Thursday at the hands of the Wendell Trojans. After losing to Soda in the district championship game, West Side faced the Trojans in a state play-in game on American Falls’ neutral court. It was a close battle, but the...

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Stokes places 5th

March 4, 2014
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By ALYSSA NIELSEN  WS sports reporter West Side’s TJ Stokes came home with a fifth-place medal at the state wrestling tournament in Boise last weekend. AJ Frankman , Taylor Beckstead and Derek Wedel also represented the Pirates. After having a bye at the beginning of the tournament, Stokes wrestled Dakota Murdock, a junior from...

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