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Preston residents enjoy visit with bearded guest


Fri, Dec 13th, 2013
Posted in Preston Features

Excitement was in the air early on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at the Fillmore Central Elementary School as children bound through the doors with one goal in mind - to talk to Santa. Santa needed to know what was on their lists for this holiday season.

There were those children who ran right up to Santa and leaped into his lap spewing words such as fire truck, doll, and the occasional puppy as items they must have. Then there were the little ones who were so ecstatic to see Santa - until the time came - when suddenly shyness took over and they were not able to utter a simple word.

In either case, Santa did his best to provide the parents with a photo of their child with him and the children each received a book before leaving.

Santa Claus was not the only attraction though as there were many activities happening in the elementary school. A Craft and Gift Shop was set up for children to purchase presents for family members and most children searched very carefully for the gift they thought was perfect for each person they were buying presents for and helpers even wrapped the gifts for the children so their family members would not see them.

Helpers Skyelar Veiseth, 14, Lina Della Libesa, 16, and Kaitlynn Aug, 17, worked in the Gift Shop and helped little shoppers with their choices and wrapped gifts for the children.

There were also crafts for children to make which kept some children busy for quite awhile in order to have their finished products look just the way they wanted. Once completed the project was taken home to enjoy.

Another highlight of the day in Preston was the Lions Club Breakfast with Santa, which many people enjoyed including Scott Stockdale and his sons Judah, 8, and Brendan, 12 who were warming up with some pancakes. Lion volunteers Glen Dale and Richard Kyllo were friendly faces greeting hungry faces for the breakfast in the cafeteria.

Having a hot breakfast on a cold day gave the children and adults the energy needed for all of the fun activities available at the Fillmore Central Elementary School. The breakfast was also sponsored by businesses in Preston who shared their support for the children to have a great day of fun they will always remember.
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Traditions of Preston under new ownership

Fri, Nov 29th, 2013
Posted in Preston Features

Roger Carlsen, of Mantorville, Minn., has taken ownership of Traditions of Preston located in Preston, Minn. Roger states that he has been looking to purchase an assisted care facility for quite some time and found Traditions of Preston to be just ..... 
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Annual membership dinner

Fri, Oct 18th, 2013
Posted in Preston Features

The annual membership dinner was held on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at the Preston Servicemen’s Clubrooms for the American Legion Post #166 and its auxiliary, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #6893 and its auxiliary, as well as the Sons of the Am ..... 
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“Now we have a place to lay our own in southeast Minnesota”

Fri, Oct 18th, 2013
Posted in Preston Features

The tone set by many people who spoke at the county board’s formal transfer of deed from Fillmore County to the State of Minnesota Veteran Affairs was one of thanks to everyone involved. The successful four year journey to this day was the result ..... 
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Marching band performs a wake-up call

Fri, Oct 11th, 2013
Posted in Preston Features

Norma Koch of Lanesboro, Minn. got quite the start to her morning on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 when the Fillmore Central Marching Band filled her front yard and began playing music for her enjoyment. Dale Koch, Norma’s son, bought a $5 raffle ..... 
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Preston’s “Taste of the Trail” well attended

Fri, Sep 27th, 2013
Posted in Preston Features

Bikers from South Dakota, Wyoming, Iowa, Illinois, the Twin Cities, and from the local surrounding area attended Preston’s “Taste of the Trail” event on September 21. Guests sampled food items at the Preston Trailhead Park donated by Preston A ..... 
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Ann and Jim O’Connor

Fri, Sep 20th, 2013
Posted in Preston Features

Ann and Jim O’Connor share their stalk of corn boasting five ears in front of Preston Dairy & Farm. A normal stalk of corn has 1 - 2 ears. Photo Submitted by Ann O’Connor

Preston Apple & Berry Farm expecting larger crop this year

Fri, Sep 13th, 2013
Posted in Preston Features

By Barb Jeffers Hopes are high for a more bountiful crop this year at the Preston Apple & Berry Farm after several years of lower harvest amounts. Owners Joe and Carol Gosi state that this year’s crop looks better as long as rain and cooler weath ..... 
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Support “The Cruise” in Preston

Fri, Jul 19th, 2013
Posted in Preston Features

Area folks are encouraged to come out in support of the Ronald McDonald Cruise Ride on Sunday, July 28. Between 2 and 4pm, hundreds of motorcycles will line the streets around the courthouse square in Preston, Minn., all for the purpose of raising o ..... 
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