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PHS band teacher proposes booster club

January 31, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Wayne Manning, the band instructor in Preston School District, and parents of some of his students, are in the process of organizing a band booster committee. They will hold a meeting Thursday, March 6, to select officers and get some fundraisers set up. “We are trying to get...

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Young artists sought for duck stamp contest

January 31, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is inviting young artists to participate in their Annual Duck Stamp Art Contest. “The Junior Duck Stamp Contest uses both conservation and design principals to teach wetland habitat and waterfowl biology to students,” said Susan Kain, Idaho’s Junior Duck Stamp coordinator. All...

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Bear River Massacre commemorated

January 30, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM The Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation met at the Bear River Massacre site 3 miles northwest of Preston on Wednesday to commemorate the 151st anniversary of the bloody attack on a Shoshone encampment by U.S. Army cavalry. Although snow was falling and roads were covered with slushy snow, making...

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Earning college credits pushed at PHS

January 29, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor The Preston School Board is trying to prepare its high school students for the next step in their educational pursuits. The district is offering an ACT prep class beginning Feb. 10, at 7-7:30 a.m. The class will be taught Mondays and Wednesdays until April 30. The cost for...

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Seahawks super fan excited about big game

January 29, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Tracy Anderson is counting down the days until her Seattle Seahawks battle the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl on Feb. 2. Anderson is a big Seahawks fan and after Seattle’s win against San Francisco 49ers she was ecstatic for her team. She said she always enjoyed football...

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Bringing love songs to Dayton

January 29, 2014
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BYU’s Young Ambassadors performing Singing in the Rain, in a recent concert. The group is set
to be at the Dahle Performing Arts Center in Dayton on Friday evening.

Young Ambassadors to perform at Dahle Center   By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor BYU’s Young Ambassadors are coming to the Dahle Performing Arts Center in Dayton this Friday. The doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at www.wssd.k12.id.us or by calling the district office at...

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Changing of the guard: Andrus to retire

January 28, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Long-time Franklin County Medical Center administrator Michael G. Andrus has announced his pending retirement. Andrus, who is also the CEO of the facility, has served as administrator for over 27 years. He said he will remain on the job until the end of February and be available to...

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CodeRED notification system now available

January 28, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor A new emergency notification system, similar to Reverse 911, is now functioning in Franklin County. It is called CodeRED and allows the Franklin County Dispatch Center to notify residents in case of an emergency. “This will be very beneficial to all county residents and will allow law enforcement...

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Indians roll

January 28, 2014
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By TERESA CHIPMAN  PHS sports writer The Preston boys’ basketball team extended its winning streak to seven with wins over Rigby and Marsh Valley last week. The Indians are now 11-4 on the season. Next up will be a trip to Bonneville this Wednesday. The Indians will host Century on Friday. Varsity will start...

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West Side girls regroup

January 28, 2014
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By ALYSSA NIELSEN  WS sports reporter DAYTON – The West Side girls’ basketball team had another difficult week. They played the Grizzlies in Grace on Wednesday and lost 69-43. They faced Soda Springs on Friday night at home and lost 56-31. This week the Pirates have another two district games. They play Aberdeen at...

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