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Local bowling team wins state tournament


Mon, Jun 1st, 2015
Posted in Preston Features

The Rockin R Syrup bowling team includes, from left to right, Bonnie Heusinkveld, Pam Ruen, Kammy Fenske, Kenda Freerksen, and Missy Langeslag. Photo by Barb Jeffers

A league bowling team from B & B Olympic Bowl in Preston, Minn. rolled their way into the top spot in the Division 1 - five person Minnesota State USBC Women’s Tournament.

The Rockin R Syrup team consists of Pam Ruen of Lanesboro, Minn., Kenda Freerksen of LeRoy, Minn., Missy Langeslag of Wykoff, Minn., and Kammy Fenske & Bonnie Heusinkveld, both of Spring Valley, Minn. Harry Root, owner of Rockin R Syrup Co. sponsors the team.

The open tournament was held at the Country Lanes North in Duluth, Minn. and ran each weekend from January 23 to May 3, 2015. The Rockin R Syrup team bowled in the tournament the weekend of March 20, 21, and 22, 2015 and had to wait until the tournament wrapped up before finding out the results.

Fenske and Ruen would check the results online each week as results were updated and after waiting an agonizing three or four weeks, they found out they had won their division. Their division included almost 400 teams and over 1100 teams competed in the tournament overall.

The women knew they had bowled well, with each of them bowling above their average and Heusinkveld states that Fenske was the “hot shot”, as she bowled a 213, a 175, and a 236 for a total of 624 but they all agree it was a team effort.

The Rockin R Syrup team’s total score was 3,374, which was 111 pins over the second place team. The team will receive prize money for their first place finish but have not learned the amount yet although they expect it to be approximately $750, as that was the amount given out for the division winners in last year’s tournament.

The women bowl in the Monday night Powder Puff League at the B & B Olympic Bowl each year from September until March and they have a great time together. As a matter of fact Freerksen and Fenske are Heusinkveld’s granddaughter’s, although everyone on the team and at B & B Olympic Bowl call Heusinkveld “Gramma” as a term of endearment.

Heusinkveld has bowled in this tournament for 56 years ,with Freerksen joining in 1993, Ruen in 1994, Fenske in 1997, and Langeslag in 2011.

At 83, Heusinkveld bowls in two different leagues - the Monday night five women Powder Puff league and the three women Town and Country league on Wednesday afternoons. She states that winning the tournament has been “a great experience” and something she never dreamed would happen.

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Ribbon cutting set for “Equal Play” playground

Mon, Jun 1st, 2015
Posted in Preston Features

The Preston Park Board invites the community to attend a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new “Equal Play” accessible playground at the Preston Swimming Pool. The ceremony will be Monday, June 8, 2 p.m. at the Preston Swimming Pool. About the pl ..... 
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Large crowds enjoy Trout Days

Mon, May 25th, 2015
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People came from near and far to take in all of the action and activities that the 2015 Trout Days celebration in Preston, Minn. had to offer on May 15, 16, & 17. The festivities began early on Friday morning as city wide garage sales took place ..... 
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Preston State Veterans cemetery opening in September, looking to build memorial rifle squad

By Morgan McManimon-Myers

Mon, May 25th, 2015
Posted in Preston Features

The Preston State Veterans cemetery opening date has been pushed back from the initial planed date of July to a September opening. According to Nathan Pike, the County Veterans Service Officer of Olmsted County and County Legion member of Spring Va ..... 
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New officers for Magdlin-Gilbertson V.F.W. Auxiliary #6893 of Preston

Mon, May 18th, 2015
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New officers for Magdlin-Gilbertson V.F.W. Auxiliary #6893 of Preston are, seated (left to right): Ann O’Connor (trustee), Marlene McKenzie (trustee), Geraldine Daley (president), Diane Johnson (junior vice president). Standing (left to right): ..... 
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The Old Barn Resort is proud to announce 25 years in business in 2015

Mon, Apr 6th, 2015
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The Old Barn Resort, located between Preston and Lanesboro, Minn., was established in 1990 and has grown in size and amenities offered ever since. The resort’s namesake, the large 4-story barn, also celebrates 130 years in existence. It was buil ..... 
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PACF Ninth Annual Dinner and Auction draws a crowd of supporters

Mon, Apr 6th, 2015
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On Monday, March 23, 2015, the Preston Area Community Foundation held their ninth annual dinner and auction at the Branding Iron Supper Club. While indulging in conversation, a choice of filet mignon or batter-fried walleye pike, over 190 attendee ..... 
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Preston - Minnesota Veterans Cemetery public announcement

Mon, Apr 6th, 2015
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The new Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Preston is currently a CONSTRUCTION ENTRANCE and is NOT open to the public. We understand and appreciate the anticipation of this new facility, however in the interest of public safety and liability fo ..... 
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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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