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Holiday tradition continues in Preston


Mon, Dec 22nd, 2014
Posted in Preston All

Cousins Mike Walsh, Jimmy Specht, Gabby Kinneberg and Caitlyn Walsh were happy to volunteer their time during the 2013 Preston Community Christmas Dinner. Photo submitted

Christmas brings families together in different ways. One local family is carrying on a tradition, as many families do, except this tradition has nothing to do with presents but rather, presence, as they host a meaningful community event.

The Preston Community Christmas Dinner began in 1998 by Jerry and Ellen Scheevel, Jo Fitzgerald, and Lois Barlow who were all from Preston, Minn. The group had been talking about holding a free Christmas dinner for a few years and decided they would prepare and serve the meal in the basement of the St. Columban Church in Preston.

Along with their families and other volunteers, the group hosted many successful free Christmas turkey dinners over the years. This task required the help of many different volunteers that donated, helped cook the food, and served the food. Although the dinner is free of charge, there are always donations received.

Eventually the dinner moved to the Preston Servicemen’s Club and the tradition continued. In 2013 it was questionable as to whether the dinner would be held and that is when Elizabeth (Ib) Gatzke stepped in, because she did not want to see the tradition disappear, as she knew it was an important community event. Gatzke owned Chic’s Pizza in Preston at the time so she had the resources needed to prepare the dinner.

Gatzke recruited her daughter Gabby (Gatzke) Kinneberg and then Gatzke’s side of the family, the Walsh family, was asked if they would like to join in and they decided that instead of celebrating their traditional Christmas, they would volunteer their time to host the dinner.

Kinneberg states that when she and her mother took over organizing the dinner “we already had a list of people who had helped in previous years that we could contact” and many of those previous volunteers shared their time and talents once again when asked to work at the dinner.

Gatzke and her family joined forces and planned the 2013 dinner in a few weeks with the help of donations from generous community members. The Gardner and Rye families are two examples of local families that have pitched in over the years as they help with desserts and setup for the community dinner.

Kinneberg states “we had a lot of fun getting the food ready and decorating the Servicemen’s Club” last year and look forward to doing it again this year explaining that her mom’s family grew up in Preston and alt .....
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Summary of Minutes December 2, 2014 County Board Meeting

Mon, Dec 22nd, 2014
Posted in All Legals

Summary of Minutes December 2, 2014 County Board Meeting The Fillmore County Board met in regular session at the Courthouse in the City of Preston. All members were present. Also present were the Coordinator/Clerk, and other department heads and ..... 
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Notice of TIme Change FountAIn Township

Mon, Dec 22nd, 2014
Posted in All Legals

Notice of TIme Change FountAIn Township The Regular Monthly Meeting for January, 2015 has been changed to January 8, 2015 at 7:00 pm in the Fountain Fire Hall. Dan Graskamp, Clerk Publish 15, 22

State of minnesota county of fillmore third judicial district DISTRICT COURT PROBATE DIVISION Court File No. 23-PR-14-905 In Re: Estate of Isabel Mae Larson, Deceased

Mon, Dec 22nd, 2014
Posted in All Legals

State of minnesota county of fillmore third judicial district DISTRICT COURT PROBATE DIVISION Court File No. 23-PR-14-905 In Re: Estate of Isabel Mae Larson, Deceased NOTICE OF INFORMAL PROBATE OF WILL AND APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTA ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson faces tough questions on new school issues

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Dec 22nd, 2014
Posted in Peterson Education

Talk moves swiftly in tight-knit communities and recent rumblings over potential problems with Rushford-Peterson’s New School Initiative, and the subsequent referendum, led more than 55 citizens to pack into the high school biology room for the ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson faces tough questions on new school issues

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Dec 22nd, 2014
Posted in Rushford Village Education

Talk moves swiftly in tight-knit communities and recent rumblings over potential problems with Rushford-Peterson’s New School Initiative, and the subsequent referendum, led more than 55 citizens to pack into the high school biology room for the ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson faces tough questions on new school issues

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Dec 22nd, 2014
Posted in Rushford Education

Talk moves swiftly in tight-knit communities and recent rumblings over potential problems with Rushford-Peterson’s New School Initiative, and the subsequent referendum, led more than 55 citizens to pack into the high school biology room for the ..... 
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Recycling 101 - 12.22.2014

By LaVerne C. Paulson

Mon, Dec 22nd, 2014
Posted in All Home & Garden

Recycling Education Coordinator The most common item made from iron is the steel food can. These cans are 99% steel. They are made of steel for strength, but many are coated with tin to stabilize the flavors of the can’s contents so your stew ..... 
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Rushford Village eyes changes to Conditional Use Permitting

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Dec 22nd, 2014
Posted in Rushford Village Government

The Planning/Zoning Commission of Rushford Village is diligently working to write proposed amendments to Zoning Ordinance 5, sections 1800-2700, seeking to clarify wording and eliminate potential problems. The matter was discussed at length at the D ..... 
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