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Bring it on! Fillmore Central Style


By Gabby Kinneberg

Fri, Nov 2nd, 2012
Posted in Preston Features

By Gabby Gatzke

Growing up, our parents often offer us a variety of opportunity to try different activities in school and in our communities.

For Garrett Wangen, a 12 year-old at Fillmore Central High School, an opportunity arose and he took advantage of it.

Fillmore Central offers cheerleading as a fall sport and for the years that Fillmore Central has existed, it has been a female dominated sport. But this year, that all changed.

Wangen has always liked dance according to his mother, Jade Sexton. Sexton said that her son as been interested in gymnastics and dancing since he was able to do them.

Aside from the dancing aspect of cheerleading, music was also a selling point for Wangen. He has always enjoyed listening to music and dancing to it.

Wangen decided to join cheerleading when he started the 7th grade in Harmony this year. Wangen said that his parents were both very supportive with his decision to join cheerleading and made it to every football game that he cheered at.

Wangen said the girls on the cheerleading squad have been very nice and were happy to see him join.

Sexton also noted that his coach Melissa Kiehne was also very welcoming to her son joining the cheer squad. She even helped get a custom made uniform for him to wear at all the games and pep fests.

As far as Wangen’s favorite part of cheerleading this year, he said the pep fest was definitely a favorite event for him, even though he was very nervous. Sexton said he did a great job regardless.

When noting what advice he could give to other boys who may be interested in cheerleading, Wangen said, “Be confident and do what you want to do!”

As far as Wangen’s future in cheerleading, he plans to stay active until graduation, and even has aspirations to continue his love for the sport into college. He has even began to teach his younger sister a thing or two in regards to cheers and dancing.

Wangen’s story proves that allowing young people to have different opportunities to participate in a variety of activities is something that leaves a lasting impression on them and their peers for a lifetime.

Preston Overlook good for another 75 years

Fri, Nov 2nd, 2012
Posted in Preston Features

The historic Preston Overlook has undergone a thorough makeover. Over the last three months, 75 years of time and weather has been erased. The Preston Overlook was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2003. It is a 1.8 acre property ..... 
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Caboose has rolled into Preston

Fri, Oct 26th, 2012
Posted in Preston Features

By Barb Jeffers A 1951 Milwaukee caboose has arrived at its destination at the Trailhead in Preston, Minn. after much planning and anticipation by the Preston Historical Society. The Historical Society found the caboose in Mauston, WI., and purcha ..... 
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F&M Bank of Preston has a new look

Fri, Oct 26th, 2012
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By Barb Jeffers F & M Bank of Preston, Minn., has received a facelift which both the bank customers and staff appreciate. According to Dan Christianson, CEO of F & M Bank of Preston, the remodel was necessary, as many items needed to be updated. ..... 
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Preston High School Class of 1967

Fri, Oct 26th, 2012
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Preston High School Class of 1967 - 45th class reunion was held August 25, 2012. Row 1 (seated) left to right – Lorraine (Bigalk) Peckham, Jackie (Lindorff) Hoegh, Linda (Wendt) Wilson, Ilene (Engle) Lammers. Row 2 left to right – Ernie Klockeman ..... 
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Preston’s Kid’s Day Health and Safety Day

Fri, Sep 21st, 2012
Posted in Preston Features

Gavin Bothun of Preston was able to meet McGruff the Crime Dog at Preston’s Kid’s Day Health and Safety Day on September 15. Photo by Jason Sethre

Teri Klaehn opens accounting office in Preston

Fri, Sep 21st, 2012
Posted in Preston Features

Teri Klaehn worked almost four years as a tax preparer and accountant with AgStar/Lookout Ridge Consulting. She can still be found in Preston, but now in her own office downtown as Teri Klaehn CPA, LLC. In May, Klaehn was laid off from her positio ..... 
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Kelly Printing and Signs expands

Fri, Sep 14th, 2012
Posted in Preston Features

Kelly Printing and Signs of Preston, Minn. has expanded their workspace with the addition of another building. Owners Brad and Mike Kelly were in need of more space, and the new building will be perfect for vinyl installs with a large open area to d ..... 
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Preston Historical Society announces raffle winners

Fri, Aug 10th, 2012
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The Preston Historical Society conducted the drawing for the winners of the recent raffle fundraiser at their August Society meeting. Proceeds from the raffle will be used for the elevator site restoration project. The Society would again like ..... 
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