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Fillmore Central receives donations from Booster Club


Mon, Mar 30th, 2015
Posted in Preston Education

Jim Peters spoke to the Fillmore Central School Board on March 24 regarding the Booster Club and several donations that have been made.

Peters explained the Booster Club started out for wrestling, then became a fundraiser for Fillmore Central. Over the past year, they have raised more money than he ever thought they would, and that money will go for equipment, uniforms, and many other things the district needs.

According to Peters, the biggest fundraisers have been the Youth Wrestling, the membership drive, the Falcon Fun Run, and the golf tournament.

“We have been blown away at the generosity of the community,” said Peters. He said they currently have $30,000, but this year they raised between $40-50,000.

Peters went over the some of the things they have done this past year. Along with the Preston Park Board and the Preston Area Foundation they redid the softball dugouts in Preston. They also purchased volleyball nets, golf uniforms, wrestling section hotel rooms, youth singlets, scorer’s tables for both gyms, and the water cart at the football field, and a portable AED (automated external defibrillator), among others.

The summer membership drive is approaching, and they are looking at bigger needs down the road. Peters asked for any direction from the board on what they can do to help.

“It has been a great first year,” he said. “Unbelievable.”

The board gratefully accepted a donation from Bob Peters for $1,000 for the purchase of a new indoor/outdoor mound for the baseball field. They also accepted the donations from the Booster Club, including $1,069 for new varsity baseball uniforms, $1,699 for a new power clean set for the weight room, $4,898.67 for a groomer machine for the baseball and softball fields, $7,123 for new volleyball netting, and $1,000 for new golf shirts for boys and girls.

Personnel

The board approved the resignation of Jade Sexton as a special ed. paraprofessional and Jamie Knutson as custodian.

The board also approved the resignations of two teachers who will be retiring at the end of the year. Cheryl Schumacher has worked for Fillmore Central for 19 years, and Becky Brown-Ferden for 28 years. The board thanked them for the years of service.

Emily Fishbaugher was hired to work in SAC, and Dylan Birch was hired for SAC during the summer months.

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Emily Shaun Lunde

Mon, Mar 30th, 2015
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Emily Shaun Lunde, age 45, died an accidental death on March 19, 2015, in Dallas, Tex. Emily is survived by her grandmother, Elizabeth Lunde; her parents, Peter and Sue Lunde of Houston, Tex. and Preston Minn.; her brother and sister-in-law, Scott ..... 
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Local American Family Insurance agent Kiel Anderson earns honor for customer service

Mon, Mar 30th, 2015
Posted in Preston Features

Kiel Anderson, an American Family Insurance agent in Preston, Minn. has been recognized for providing outstanding customer experience under the American Star Excellence in Customer Experience Certification Program. “At American Family, the custo ..... 
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Preston hears NTC update

Mon, Mar 23rd, 2015
Posted in Preston The Great Outdoors

George Spangler, NTC board of directors chairman, presented a detailed five year review of the National Trout Center since its inception in 2009 at the Preston City Council’s March 16 meeting. Councilman Charles Sparks was absent. The environmen ..... 
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Fillmore Central Kindergarten Round-up

Mon, Mar 16th, 2015
Posted in Preston Education

Fillmore Central Kindergarten Round-up meeting and visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. The Fillmore Central Elementary School will have its annual Kindergarten Round-up Information Meeting for parents and visitation fo ..... 
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Preston Foods loading dock

Mon, Mar 9th, 2015
Posted in Preston Government

In a relatively brief meeting of the Preston City Council on March 2, a variance request from Brad Hoiness on behalf of Rush Properties was granted to build a loading dock back of the Preston Foods grocery store. Planning and Zoning at a Februar ..... 
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Shirley Mae Kaase

Mon, Mar 9th, 2015
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Shirley Mae Kaase, 79, of rural Preston, died Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at Gundersen Harmony Care Center. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 9, 2015 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in rural Harmony with Pastor Jack Miller officiati ..... 
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Letter about population...

Mon, Mar 9th, 2015
Posted in Preston Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Last week’s editorial commentary on population came at just the right time for me to make a couple of comments. I had just returned from spending a few days in Atlanta. I was told the city and surrounding area contains as many ..... 
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Workshop to be held on strategies in managing phosphorus on livestock farms

Mon, Mar 2nd, 2015
Posted in Preston Agriculture

The University of Minnesota Extension is presenting a workshop on managing phosphorus in livestock manure at the Fillmore County Office Building, Room 108 (902 Houston Street NW, Preston) on Tuesday, March 3. If you have dairy cows or a beef finish ..... 
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