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Preston, MN


Sun, Jul 23rd, 2000
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The city of Preston became situated on the south branch of the Root River in 1853. The location of the town was most desirable as the river afforded opportunities for a dam, land for houses and access to abundant supplies of timber, water power, stone work and railway service.

Preston derives its name from Luther Preston, the town's first postmaster, a friend and employee of John Kaercher, in 1856. Mr. Kaercher is cited as one of the founding fathers of the city as a result of a failed business deal in Carimona which led Mr. Kaercher to locate his two mills in the area that now comprises Preston. The city was incorporated in 1871 and the original plat contained 11 blocks with one reserved for a Court House square. The direction of city streets conforms to the cardinal points of the compass.

Preston is located in the "Driftless Area" of southeastern Minnesota, a mecca of karst geology, hardwood forest lands, wild turkey, whitetailed deer, trout fishing, agriculture, apple orchards and numerous "sink holes", springs, brooks and streams. Visitors to our city and area enjoy year-round fishing, snowmobiling, canoeing, tubing, tennis, bowling, hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, horseback riding and golfing. With convenient access to Forestville State Park and Mystery Cave west of town, the Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center northeast of town, the Preston Trailhead of the Root River State Trail (for biking and hiking) and nearby Amish who frequent our community, Preston offers a peaceful, small town atmosphere close to many interesting and invigorating activities of southeast Minnesota's Historic Bluff Country!

'Round the Towns

Sun, Jul 23rd, 2000
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Monday, July 24, 2000
EARL JOHNSON (right) AND LOIS ROBERTON (left)


Rushford. Earl Johnson and Lois Roberton were named Mr. and Mrs. Rushford for Homecoming 2000.

Johnson worked for the Tri-County Electric ..... 
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Disaster Recovery Center in Preston on Tuesday

Sun, Jul 23rd, 2000
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Monday, July 24, 2000

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Division of Emergency Management (DEM) will make a temporary Disaster Recovery Center in Preston on Tuesday, July 25th from 10 a.m. ..... 
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Sun, Jul 23rd, 2000
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Change is good

Sun, Jul 23rd, 2000
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Monday, July 24, 2000

The Fillmore County Board of Commissioners dealt with a full slate of policy and administrative items at its weekly meeting last Tuesday.

Putting to rest some old business, the board approved a conditional use pe ..... 
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Chainsaw sculptor at Fillmore County Fair

Sun, Jul 23rd, 2000
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Monday, July 24, 2000

In his jeans and sport shirt and work boots, Dave Watson doesn't look much like a chef anymore. Specks of sawdust are sprinkled throughout his hair and clothes, and the heavy apron he wears to protect his clothes is spott ..... 
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FILLMORE COUNTY FAIR

Sun, Jul 16th, 2000
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Thursday Results
DAIRY SHOW RESULTS
CHAMPION SENIOR SHOWMANSHIP: Matt Sloan CB
RESERVE SENIOR SHOWMANSHIP: Fred Williams MBB
CHAMPION INTM. SHOWMANSHIP: Carlena Sloan CB
RESERVE INTM. SHOWMANSHIP: Michael Johnson CC
CHA ..... 
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FILLMORE COUNTY FAIR

Sun, Jul 16th, 2000
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Open Class
NEEDLEWORK
Grand Champion-Lois Brekke, Lanesboro - Quilt
Champion- Jeanette Fortier, Chatfield - Hardanger
Reserve Champion-Laurice Kneeskern, Preston - Quilt
Sally Jeske,Wykof - Tree Skirt
LaVonne Feuerhel ..... 
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Sun, Jul 16th, 2000
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