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Indians thump Marsh Valley

December 17, 2013
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By TERESA CHIPMAN  PHS sports writer The Indians played well last week despite losing to Century 77-69 on the road on Dec. 10. Down by as many as 21 points in the fourth quarter, Preston was able to take advantage of Century’s foul trouble and close the gap considerably. Last Saturday they turned around...

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PHS girls beat Bear Lake

December 17, 2013
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By TERESA CHIPMAN  PHS sports writer The Preston girls lost to Pocatello at home, but beat Bear Lake on the road last week, making it a pretty good week. They travel to Bonneville on Dec. 17, and host Malad on Dec. 21. Varsity plays at 7:30 p.m. Preston beat the Bears for the second...

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WS girls drop two games

December 17, 2013
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By ALYSSA NIELSEN  WS sports reporter West Side’s girls’ basketball team lost both of their back-to-back games last week. Against Marsh Valley on Thursday the Pirates lost 62-45 and on Friday lost 52-20 to American Falls. This week is packed with three games. They start with a conference game in Aberdeen on Wednesday, then...

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WS wrestlers get experience

December 17, 2013
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By ALYSSA NIELSEN  WS sports reporter The West Side wrestling team really kicked off their season last week at a two-day tournament hosted by Marsh Valley. This week the Pirate wrestlers are busy with a meet at Preston on Wednesday and then a two-day tournament in Malad on Friday and Saturday. The team has...

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WS boys pull down first victory

December 17, 2013
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By ALYSSA NIELSEN  WS sports reporter West Side’s boys’ basketball team nailed down its first victory of the season on Wednesday in an away game against the Grace Grizzlies, 65-57. Despite foul trouble and an injury, West Side played well and snatched the needed win. The Pirates travel to Firth Wednesday (today) to play...

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Photo Gallery-Preston Indians boys basketball team beats Marsh Valley Eagles 76-37

December 17, 2013
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Photos by TERESA CHIPMAN 

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Winners: Preston FFA teams place at nationals

December 14, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Two teams from Preston’s FFA Chapter placed 10th and 18th, respectively, in competition at the 86th National FFA Convention held in Louisville, Ky., recently. The Agricultural Technology and Mechanical Systems team placed 10th in the nation, receiving Gold team recognition. The Food Science team placed 18th in the...

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Senior Center offers holiday baked goods

December 14, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Christmas is almost here and orders are now being taken by the Franklin County Senior Citizens Center (Community Center) for holiday pies and rolls. Loyal customers seem to appreciate the efforts those at the center make in their behalf during the Christmas rush, Center officials said. Folks can...

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Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline adds Thursday, Friday coverage

December 14, 2013
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By CITIZEN STAFF  Despite the promise of holiday cheer during the Christmas holiday, it’s not always the happiest of times for many people, including some in Franklin County – some of whom might even contemplate suicide. The Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline is now staffed for more hours, having added Friday and Saturday nights, 9...

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S&R appoints leadership

December 14, 2013
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By JEAN CARTER  Citizen staff writer New officers for the Franklin County Search and Rescue unit were recognized during the annual banquet for the group, held at Deer Cliff Inn last week, with outgoing commander Ken Bingham turning his gavel to new commander, Brandon Smith, for the 2013-14 year. Sheriff David Fryar paid tribute...

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