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Preston’s “DMC” is the SMSVC


Fri, Mar 28th, 2014
Posted in Preston Features

Above is a rendition of the Committal Shelter that will be located at the Southeastern Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, presented at the March 24 Preston Area Community Foundation annual dinner and celebration. Photo submitted

As the greater Rochester area celebrates the establishment of the state-supported Destination Medical Center, aptly coined the DMC, the greater Preston area recognizes the Southeastern Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery (SMSVC) as an economic engine driving future opportunities for the region. Interestingly, Rochester leaders wanted the SMSVC to be located in their community, as well, but the Preston area won that title match.

On the eve of Monday, March 24, 2014, a crowd of Preston-supporters gathered at the Branding Iron for the eighth annual dinner and celebration.

The keynote speaker of the night was David Swantek, Director of the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs, painting a picture for what the people of the Preston area can expect as the Southeastern Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery takes shape.

Leading up to the presentation by Mr. Swantek, an audience of 155 attendees followed a steady program coordinated by Preston Area Community Foundation board leadership Dwight Luhmann (President), Sheila Craig (Vice President), Scott Rustad (Treasurer), and MariLyn Bakke (Secretary), along with Directors Kiel Anderson, Rick Grooters, Dr. Dustin Arndt, Will Mensink, Tim Bremseth, Ron Scheevel, Sally Gibson, and Mary Zimmerman.

To begin, attendees bowed their heads to embrace the invocation of Father Arens.

And, preceding a plentiful and delicious meal with a choice of filet mignon, walleye pike, grilled shrimp or ribeye served by a coordinated wait staff at the Branding Iron, Chuck Aug launched the evening with a few jokes.

Following dinner and conversation, Anne Detlefsen, Director of Fillmore Family Advocates, took to the podium and shared her appreciation for the Preston Area Community Foundation for their support of her organization. Fillmore Family Advocates is a charitable victim services organization that operates with a volunteer staff. The PACF provided funds to support the costs of office space with enough room for supervised visits and an exchange center.

Next up, President of the Preston Historical Society, Richard Petsch shared his appreciation for the Preston Area Community Foundation. “The Preston Area Community Foundation has been a strong supporter of the Preston Historical Society,” said Petsch, mentioning a $1,500 donation.

Chuck Aug stepped up to the podium to express his gratitude for the Southern Minnesota Initiativ .....
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Tienter-Ertl couple to celebrate true small town wedding

By Angie Rodenburg

Fri, Jan 10th, 2014
Posted in Preston Features

As many people from small towns know it can be difficult to find love in a community where you are related to almost everyone--and if you find someone you’re not related to you just might want to confirm with grandma. Lucky for bride-to-be Grace T ..... 
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Preston Red Kettle Campaign helps county

Fri, Jan 3rd, 2014
Posted in Preston Features

The Salvation Army of Fillmore County held one of its Red Kettle Campaigns on Friday, December 20, 2013 in Preston, Minn., which is a very important fundraising event for the Salvation Army in Fillmore County as it collects a large portion of the en ..... 
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Find your Serenity Within in Preston

Fri, Jan 3rd, 2014
Posted in Preston Features

A new business has opened in Preston, Minn. where area residents can go for a relaxing massage that can be beneficial to their health and well-being. Nancy Back has opened Serenity Within, which is located at 133 Fillmore Street W., Suite 4, in dow ..... 
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Preston residents enjoy visit with bearded guest

Fri, Dec 13th, 2013
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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 seaso ..... 
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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
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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
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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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