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Fillmore SWCD receives dividend from Minnesota counties intergovernmental trust


Fri, Nov 22nd, 2013
Posted in Preston Business Announcements

Preston, Minn. – The Fillmore Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) recently received a dividend check in the amount of $4,959.00 from Minnesota Counties Intergovernmental Trust (MCIT). MCIT is a member service organization that provides 81 of Minnesota’s counties and associated entities with property, casualty and workers’ compensation coverage, as well as risk management and loss control services designed for public entities. Fillmore SWCD’s decision to join MCIT has resulted in significant cost savings to taxpayers over the year.

MCIT’s decision to issue a dividend is based on a comprehensive review of the Trust’s reserving and rate level strategies, the performance of its investment portfolio, operational expenses, and claim history. The efforts of the Fillmore SWCD to manage situations that expose it to loss had a positive impact on the performance of MCIT and contributed to the ability of MCIT to return a dividend this year.

The total dividend that MCIT distributed to members in 2013 is $19 million: $7 million from the Workers’ Compensation Division and $12 million from the Property/Casualty Division. The Fillmore SWCD received $3,843.00 from the Property/Casualty Division and $1,116.00 from the Workers’ Compensation Division this year.

Since 1991 MCIT has returned more than $274 million of fund balance to members.

According to MCIT Board Chair Scott Sanders, Watonwan County commissioner, “The 2013 dividend demonstrates the benefits of pooling, members’ dedication to managing risk and the reward of Fillmore SWCD’s continued participation in the Trust”.

Fillmore County Advocates are awarded grant

Fri, Aug 23rd, 2013
Posted in Preston Business Announcements

The Preston Area Community Foundation recently awarded a $3,000 grant to Fillmore County Advocates. Fillmore County Advocates is a non-profit victim services agency that provides advocacy and support to victims of domestic violence, child abuse, sex ..... 
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Fourth annual Food Shelf Challenge Grant

Thu, Jun 27th, 2013
Posted in Preston Business Announcements

Preston, Minn. - Semcac’s Fillmore County Food Shelf and Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless announce the Fourth Annual $150,000 Food Shelf Challenge Grant. Open Your Heart will match donations to the Fillmore County Food Shelf during the ..... 
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Preston Area Tourism receives grant

Fri, May 31st, 2013
Posted in Preston Business Announcements

The Preston Area Community Foundation recently awarded a $1,000 grant to the Preston Area Tourism for a new brochure rack that is located at the Trailhead and new signage on the Preston Trout Float. The new sign was completed in time for the 2013 T ..... 
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Relay for Life team hosting spring shopping spree

Thu, Feb 28th, 2013
Posted in Preston Business Announcements

The “Major Heroes” Relay for Life Team will be hosting a fundraising event for area community members on Saturday, March 9, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The shopping spree will be at the Fillmore Central Middle School gym in Preston, with ..... 
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F&M Community Bank supports the Chatfield community

Fri, Feb 15th, 2013
Posted in Preston Business Announcements

F & M Community Bank recently made several donations to help support the Chatfield community. The organizations receiving support were: •Chatfield EDA - $500 to be applied to their contract with Community and Economic Development Associates ..... 
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F&M Community Bank promotes Schwarz and Mensink

Fri, Dec 21st, 2012
Posted in Preston Business Announcements

PRESTON, MN – Charles Aug, President of F & M Community Bank, announces the promotions of Mary Schwarz and Sarah Mensink. The bank’s Board of Directors recently elected Mary Schwarz as Vice President and Sarah Mensink as Assistant Vice President ..... 
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Salvation Army seeks local bell ringers and contributions

Fri, Dec 7th, 2012
Posted in Preston Business Announcements

Salvation Army kettle season is right around the corner in Preston. You’ll find the kettle and bell ringers in Preston on Wednesday, December 19 at the F&M Bank corner from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. and from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in front of P ..... 
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Area resident is a lottery winner

Fri, Aug 31st, 2012
Posted in Preston Business Announcements

Congratulations to Cheryl Miller of Preston. Miller won $5,000 by playing the Lottery’s Cash Multiplier scratch game. Miller claimed the prize on Aug. 20, 2012. The winning ticket was purchased at Preston Motor Mart, 209 Kansas St. NW in Preston. ..... 
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