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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.

Some of the services offered are oil changes, general automotive repairs, alignments, auto body repair, exh .....
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Local first year medical student received white coat

Mon, Sep 1st, 2014
Posted in Preston Features

In an emotional event marking the beginning of her medical career, Morgan Mensink from Preston, Minn. received her white coat marking the entrance to medical school. In total, 60 first year medical students, in a rite of passage for students enteri ..... 
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Savor “Taste of the Trail” in Fountain, Harmony & Preston

Mon, Sep 1st, 2014
Posted in Preston Arts & Culture

On three Saturdays in September, the Root River Trail System will feature local food, artisans, entertainment, culture, and fun during an annual trail wide event, Taste of the Trail. On September 6, the towns of Fountain, Harmony and Preston are t ..... 
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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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Fillmore Central projects nearing completion

Mon, Sep 1st, 2014
Posted in Preston Education

There were multiple projects going on at both the Harmony and Preston sites of Fillmore Central Schools, and all of them are winding down as the first day of school approaches. Principal Heath Olstad said the sprinkler system at the high school h ..... 
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Preston Tourism announces bike repair station coming to town!

Mon, Sep 1st, 2014
Posted in Preston The Great Outdoors

PRESTON, Minn. - The Preston Tourism Board would like to announce the upcoming addition to the trailhead in Preston. Thanks to the Preston Area Community Foundation and the Preston Tourism Board there will now be a free to the public, deluxe bike re ..... 
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Bluff Country HRA Ribbon Cutting Event

Mon, Sep 1st, 2014
Posted in Preston Business Announcements

Preston, Minn. – The Bluff Country HRA will host a ribbon cutting event to celebrate the complete renovation of the Vesterheim Apartments in Preston. The event will take place on Friday, September 5, 2014 at 10 a.m. at 609 Kansas Street/ 709 Chatf ..... 
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Carimona Cruisers 4-H donates to Historic Forestville Endowment Fund

Mon, Sep 1st, 2014
Posted in Preston Arts & Culture

The Carimona Cruiser 4-H club presented a check in the amount of $200 to the Friends of Forestville for the Historic Forestville Endowment Fund. The fund will serve as a resource for the site’s operating budget, income for programs, educational opp ..... 
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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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