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Motor in to Preston Service Plus


Mon, Sep 1st, 2014
Posted in Preston Features

New owners of Preston Service Plus, Justin Jones, left, and Craig Bond, right, are ready to serve area residents.

Craig Bond and Justin Jones, new owners of Preston Service Plus, located in Preston, Minn., are getting settled into owning and running their business since taking over July 14, 2014.

Both men were employees of Preston Service Plus under previous owners Don and Dorrie Besse. First approached by Dorrie about whether the two were interested in buying the business they did not have to ponder the decision very long and were ready to say yes when Dorrie asked again. Everything moved pretty quickly from there and soon the deal was done.

For Jones, 36, and Bond, 37, going to work since taking over is the same, but also different. They walk into the same place and do the same work, but also have additional tasks such as “a lot of paperwork,” states Jones, and other new responsibilities. The two tend to take the job home with them now as the business and the work to be done is still on their minds after quitting time.

They are enjoying their new titles as owners, however, especially since they have known most of their customers for years and have received great support from everyone in the community and surrounding area. Bond noted they have been happy to see a few new faces come in and they appreciate the added customers.

No major changes have been made since the two took over as they feel everything was in place and ran smoothly the way Besse’s had been operating the business for years. The new owners currently employ one other person and hope to hire additional help in the future.

Jones received a two year degree in auto and truck rebuilding from Riverland Community College in Austin, Minn. and Bond has a two year degree in auto body repair from Ridgeway College in Willmar, Minn. and also a two year degree in automotive repair from Southeast Technical College of Winona, Minn.

Both men bring years of hands-on knowledge with Jones having 18 years experience, 15 of which have been at Preston Service Plus, and Bond has nine years experience. Jones is married with four children and lives near Harmony, Minn. Bond is married with two children and lives in Chatfield, Minn.

Bond and Jones describe themselves as honest and hard-working and are looking forward to providing service to area residents as owners of Preston Service Plus for many years.

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New facility for Preston industry BCM

Mon, Sep 1st, 2014
Posted in Preston Features

As you drive into Preston from the north on Highway 52, you have probably noticed a site being graded at the new North Industrial Park. Soon an 11,500 square foot facility will be erected for the new home of Bluff Country Manufacturing, Inc. (BCM). ..... 
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Working like a dog (or cat)

Mon, Aug 25th, 2014
Posted in All Features

While most of us go to work each day and make the best of it there are several businesses in the area which get a little help from some furry friends. Just as having pets to come home to is comforting and meaningful the same can be said for having ..... 
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Milwaukee Road Caboose No. 02095 dedicated to Preston exhibit

By Mitchell Walbridge

Mon, Aug 25th, 2014
Posted in Preston Features

Members of the Preston Historical Society, Bob Storozuk who is the President of the Milwaukee Road Historical Society, Representative Greg Davids and the public gathered at the site of the historic Milwaukee Elevator on August 16 to welcome the addi ..... 
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A lifelong investment in Lanesboro

Mon, Aug 25th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Features

By Michael Hayner Lanesboro, Minn. is known for many things. Lanesboro has an abundance of clear trout streams, bike paths, beautiful bluffs, and more countryside to explore than many other places.These attractions bring tourists from around the na ..... 
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Canton was right on with Day Off

Mon, Aug 25th, 2014
Posted in Canton Features

The city of Canton, Minn. celebrated its 135th Day Off celebration with hundreds of residents and visitors enjoying three days of summertime fun August 15 - 17, 2014. A softball tournament got the weekend started Friday and continued through Sunda ..... 
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Ag Days fields fun for all

Mon, Aug 25th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Features

The annual Ag Days celebration took place August 12-17, 2014 in Spring Valley, Minn. with activities taking place from Tuesday through Sunday all around town. Spring Valley Senior Living’s Cutest Pet Contest got the ball rolling on Tuesday and t ..... 
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Lantern tours available at Niagara Cave

Fri, Aug 15th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Features

Niagara Cave in Harmony, Minn. has begun offering lantern tours of the cave each Saturday evening through Labor Day to celebrate the 80th Anniversary of the cave opening to the public for tours. Mark Bishop, owner of Niagara Cave, stated, “The ..... 
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Small hitch in Western Days

Fri, Aug 15th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Features

Although Western Days 2014 in Chatfield, Minn. started out a little bumpy with the carnival rides not arriving as they were scheduled, the city went forward with the many other activities that had been planned for the 47th annual celebration. Cody ..... 
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