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FFA team heads to state

March 26, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor The Preston FFA Chapter Parliamentary Procedure team recently competed in the District Career Development event held at West Side High School and won the competition, which qualifies it for state. The team members were required to complete a written test, answer oral questions and perform an eight-minute demonstration...

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Richards wins state at DECA competition

March 26, 2015
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Preston High School senior Dylan Richards won first place in State in the Personal Financial Literacy category of DECA, previously known as Delta Epsilon Chi and Distributive Education Clubs of America. Richards will head to Nationals in Orlando this April where he will compete at the Disney World...

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Teacher pay raise proposed

March 25, 2015
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By STEVE ANDERSON  Citizen Intern This past Friday, the Education Committee approved a proposal that will increase teacher’s pay. According to a report in the Idaho State Journal, the plan will boost teacher pay over the next five years at an initial cost of roughly $123 million. The same article said that a teacher’s...

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Legislature still in session

March 25, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor The 2015 session of the Idaho Legislature is starting to wind down and an adjournment date is still up in the air, pending agreement on a public education budget. “We still need to set the education budget, but first we need a plan on a teacher-pay bill,” said...

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Schools go on spring break

March 25, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Students in all of Franklin County’s public schools will be on spring break from March 30 through April 3. The last day students and teachers will be in class in the Preston School District will be on Thursday, March 26. Students will return to school on Monday, April...

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PJH science team on to DC

March 24, 2015
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Preston Junior High’s science team won first place in the Eastern Idaho Science Bowl. They will now be traveling, all expenses paid, to the national science bowl in Washington, D.C., on April 30 to May 4. They will compete in the Office of Science’s National Science Bowl and...

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Code Red test coming

March 24, 2015
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On March 30 at 10 a.m. the Franklin County Sheriff’s office will be doing an all-call test call of the CodeRED system. This call will go to all landlines in the county and any cell phones that have been signed up, according to Chief Deputy Karen Hatch. She said this is just a test...

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PHS girls beat Logan, SR, Malad

March 24, 2015
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scored five runs in the sixth inning to grab a victory against the Panthers.

By TERESA CHIPMAN  PHS sports writer The Indian girls have been playing softball well. Last week they beat Snake River, Malad and Logan. They play two games during the upcoming week both on the road. Shelley will be on Saturday at 11 a.m. On March 31 they will play a double header against Highland...

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WS beats BL

March 24, 2015
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By BRENNON HENDERSON  WS sports writer DAYTON – The West Side girls’ softball team played Ben Lomond last Wednesday. Despite stiff competition, the Pirates outperformed their opponent and beat them 11-1 after the “10-run mercy rule” in the fifth inning. Overall for the Pirates, it was quite an afternoon. Ben Lomond is a big...

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Pirates do well at opener

March 24, 2015
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By BRENNON HENDERSON  WS sports reporter DAYTON – The Pirates opened up their track season last week with their first meet. It was technically a practice meet, but the Pirates performed well nonetheless. Both Soda and Malad attended the meet. It wasn’t scored, the Pirates definitely came out on top. Coach Tyson Moser said,...

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