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National Trout Center celebrates 4th season


Fri, Mar 29th, 2013
Posted in Preston Features

The doors of the National Trout Center (NTC) open at 10am on Tuesday, April 2nd as the organization celebrates its fourth season of operation in Preston. This year the center offers expanded hours and additional programming for trout enthusiasts.

The National Trout Center provides seminars, lectures, and workshops with hands-on activities to engage the public in awareness of the environment and the cold-water fishery resources of the driftless area and the arts and crafts of trout fishing.

Visit the NTC on Saturday, April 13, (MN Trout Opener), at noon to chat with Lanesboro artist and avid trout fly fisherman, Paul Lambrecht, for the unveiling of a unique hand-carved trout sculpture Lambrecht created using awarded grant dollars. Paul Lambrecht was a fiscal year 2012 recipient of an artist initiative grant from the MN State Arts Board. This activity was funded in part by the Minnesota State Legislature from the state’s Art and Cultural Heritage Fund with money from the vote of the people of MN on November 4th, 2008. Lambrecht has been carving full time for the past 33 years and is generously gifting his trout sculpture to the National Trout Center. The sculpture is made from a variety of woods: bass, walnut, maple, butternut, cherry, and oak, which took him five weeks to compete.

NTC Director of Programs and Operations, Heath Sershen, has been working diligently to create a fresh new website look, with an expanded social media presence on facebook and twitter. Sershen has also developed a variety of program offerings for the 2013 season that will appeal to all age and ability levels. Visit www.nationaltroutcenter.org for days and hours of operation and for a complete listing of up-coming trout programs. Contact us: info@nationaltroutcenter.org or 507-867-8801. The National Trout Center is located at 120 St. Anthony Street S. in downtown Preston, Minnesota.

Family Dollar to be on Preston Lumber lot

Fri, Mar 22nd, 2013
Posted in Preston Features

The Preston City Council at their March 18 meeting approved an application for rezoning the former Preston Lumber lot and an application for a variance for needed parking spaces for the proposed Family Dollar discount retail store. Planning and Zo ..... 
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Fillmore County farmer wins $5,000 for Fillmore Central FFA and Fillmore County 4-H

Mon, Mar 18th, 2013
Posted in Preston Features

Darrel and Lois Ray of Preston have been selected as a winner in America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. Grow Communities gives farmers the opportunity to win a $2,500 donation to direct to their favorite local nonprofi ..... 
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Campground expansion planned at Old Barn Resort

Fri, Mar 15th, 2013
Posted in Preston Features

The conversion of this 206 acre farm with a multi-story old barn began a quarter century ago. The Old Barn Resort is promoted as “200 Acres of Fun.” The resort now features a 172 site campground, 38-bed bunkhouse/hostel, an 18 hole Rivers’ B ..... 
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Appellate Court reverses lower court on State Trail - Remands to District Court for further findings

Fri, Feb 15th, 2013
Posted in Preston Features

This decision may be a signal the case is nearing the end of the road or may just be another sharp curve in the long time effort to build a state trail from Preston to Forestville State Park. The decision of the court of appeals remands the case to ..... 
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National Trout Center has new director

Fri, Feb 15th, 2013
Posted in Preston Features

When Heath Sershen of Winona was in graduate school, he set a goal that when he graduated, he would like to work at a non-profit organization as a director. He wanted to teach people about brown trout and the driftless area. It seems Sershen has fou ..... 
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Amos hits the century mark

Fri, Feb 8th, 2013
Posted in Preston Features

Amos Anderson of Preston, Minn. has hit a milestone. On February 16, 2013, Amos will celebrate his 100th birthday. Amos Sidney Anderson was born on February 16, 1913, to Hovel and Josephine (Larson) Anderson on a farm between Peterson, Minn. and Ru ..... 
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Gehling Auction Company celebrates 40th anniversary

Fri, Jan 25th, 2013
Posted in Preston Features

In 1973, Ron Gehling was looking for a place to start a business. He started selling farm machinery in Preston, Minn., which turned into Gehling Auction Company. Forty years later Ron Gehling is still selling farm machinery, but now additionally sel ..... 
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More than three years of growth for SMG Web Design in Southeast Minnesota

Fri, Jan 25th, 2013
Posted in Preston Features

SMG Web Design started out in 2009, the idea of Jason Sethre, the owner of the Fillmore County Journal. He saw there were people and businesses in the community that needed an online presence at a reasonable price. Michelle Haugerud was originall ..... 
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