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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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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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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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Good Samaritan Society - Home Care celebrates 20 years of service

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Jul 11th, 2014
Posted in Preston Features

While some retirees venture off to the warm, dryer climates of Arizona and other parts of the south and west for their golden years, many find that they can only feel right at home here in the Midwest, specifically southern Minnesota and northern Io ..... 
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POET team members share experiences from Kenya

Mon, Jul 7th, 2014
Posted in Preston Features

This summer a group of POET team members traveled to Kenya, Africa to help build a dorm for the Traveller’s Oasis Girls School. Michele Anderson, Quality Manager at POET Biorefining, Preston and a resident of Saint Charles participated in this mis ..... 
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Preston Dairy and Farm Association breaks ground on expansion

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Jun 13th, 2014
Posted in Preston Features

Groundbreaking on the Preston Dairy and Farm expansion outside of Preston took place Wednesday, June 11, 2014 with Preston Area Chamber of Commerce members, Preston Mayor Curt Reicks, Preston Chamber of Commerce President Sarah Wangen and EDA Direct ..... 
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Preston, home of The Driftless Fly Fishing Co.

Fri, Apr 11th, 2014
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This is no fish tale. There is a new business in Preston, Minn. that may reel you in hook, line, and sinker. Well hook and line anyway. No sinkers involved here. If you, a friend or family member loves to fly fish or have always wanted to learn n ..... 
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B&B Olympic Bowl spruces up with remodel

Fri, Apr 11th, 2014
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Walk into B&B Olympic Bowl in Preston, Minn. and you will be bowled over by the new look. The restaurant side of the business has been through a transformation from floor to ceiling. Paul and Shelly Hanson purchased B&B Olympic Bowl in September ..... 
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