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PACF Ninth Annual Dinner and Auction draws a crowd of supporters


Mon, Apr 6th, 2015
Posted in Preston Features

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 attendees bid on silent auction items.

Chairman of the event that night was Rick Grooters, accompanied by his wife Sue Grooters. Rick also serves as the Vice President on the PACF board.

After attendees settled into their seats with beverages and social time, Chuck Aug, President of F & M Community Bank and former director for the PACF, engaged the audience with a few jokes.

Following Aug’s introduction, PACF President Will Mensink shared numbers with the crowd.

According to Mensink, over 1,000 people had attended the PACF annual dinner and auction events since inception.

“The Preston Area Community Foundation raised over $13,000 on Give To The Max Day,” in 2014.

“The Preston Area Community Foundation is now up to 249 likes, and everybody likes to be liked, right?” said Mensink, encouraging a chuckle and smiles from attendees.

Mensink introduced two representatives from organizations expressing gratitude for funding received from PACF.

Sarah Wangen, Preston Tourism Director and Preston Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, explained how the PACF showed support for providing a bicycle repair station at the Preston Trailhead of the Root River State Trail. With this $1,400 contribution, the city of Preston now provides an option for cyclists in need of repair services.

Angi Kaase spoke on behalf of the Fillmore Central Community Education program, talking about the matching funds between the Preston Area Community Foundation and Southeran Minnesota Initiative Founation, and how that support of $6,000 was utilized to get children ready for Kindergarten, smart boards in the class room and iPads.

Will Mensink returned to the microphone to thank Sally Gibson and Dr. Dustin Arndt for their six years of service on the PACF board of directors, as their terms conclude.

All directors and board members were asked to stand.

Will Mensink is President, Rick Grooters is Vice President, Scott Rustad is Treasurer, and MariLyn Bakke is Secretary.

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Preston - Minnesota Veterans Cemetery public announcement

Mon, Apr 6th, 2015
Posted in Preston Features

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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POET General Manager makes voice heard in Washington

Mon, Feb 23rd, 2015
Posted in Preston Features

PRESTON, MN – Chris Hanson, General Manager of POET Biorefining – Preston, traveled to Washington, D.C. February 3-5 to meet with Congressional officials and highlight the important role ethanol plays in reducing our dependence on foreign oil an ..... 
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PPU customers surprised with billing error

Mon, Feb 16th, 2015
Posted in Preston Features

Imagine finding out that your electric utility bill has not been billed correctly for a number of years. OK, now imagine your local utility telling you that the billing error resulted in you owing the utility company anywhere from $18,000 to $40,00 ..... 
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Preston woman survives vehicular plunge into Root River

Mon, Jan 19th, 2015
Posted in Preston Features

At approximately 7:11 p.m., on Friday, January 9, 2015, the Fillmore County Sheriff’s Department dispatch received a report that there was a one vehicle accident south of Wykoff on County Road 5, just south of County Road 12 on the way to Forest ..... 
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“Hot Reads for Cold Nights” at Preston Public Library

Mon, Jan 12th, 2015
Posted in Preston Features

Come in out of the cold and check-out a “Hot” read. Preston Public Library invites adults to sign up for “Hot Reads for Cold Nights”. This event begins Monday Jan. 5 and continues through March 14. Readers’ reviews will be posted on ..... 
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SEMCAC in Preston receives money from “Swipe Out Hunger”

Mon, Jan 5th, 2015
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Merchants Bank’s “Swipe Out Hunger” Facebook giveaway has concluded with a donation of $136 to Semcac in Preston. Merchants Bank donated 5 cents each time a Merchants Bank credit card or debit card was used between November 28 and Decembe ..... 
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Preston man visits polar bears

Mon, Dec 8th, 2014
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Paul Mathison of Preston, Minn. has enjoyed traveling all over the world, including Russia, Norway, Sweden, Nicaragua, and Denmark, as well as other locations. Recently Mathison embarked on a different kind of journey which took him to the frozen t ..... 
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