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Art becomes a ‘super power’ for Preston


Fri, Aug 10th, 2012
Posted in Preston Features

Sam Gibson as Wonder Woman and Mitch Gibson as Captain America, superheroes and children of Sally Gibson, stand out in front of Sally’s Hair To Dye For in downtown Preston.

Sally Gibson’s artistic talents serve the community in many ways. She’s crafty with a pair of scissors or a paint-filled brush!

In the past several years, she has taken her artistic talents to the streets of Preston, presenting an interactive experience for locals and tourists. Always trying to add a picture-perfect moment for Trout Days, she has life-size, hand-crafted, wooden cut-outs.

Sally’s most recent creation stands watch out in front of her shop, Sally’s Hair To Dye For, at 100 Main Street SW in Preston. You can become Wonder Woman or Captain America in as quick as it takes to press the button on a digital camera.

A lot of people probably wonder how these two super heroes landed on Main Street in front Sally’s hair salon. Well, this year’s post-prom party, as with every year in the past, the parents of the junior class were responsible for putting together the post-prom party for the seniors attending prom. This year’s theme was “Super Heroes,” which is how Wonder Woman and Captain America arrived at Sally’s doorstep.

She served on the post-prom decorating committee with other parents, and she offered to put her artistic talents to use with the creation of this cut-out. Sally says she really doesn’t get a chance to do this type of artwork on a regular basis, so it becomes a good outlet for her.

Since the post-prom party and associated events took place in May 2012, the timing was perfect to put this cut-out on the streets of Preston for the rest of the locals and tourists to enjoy during the Trout Days celebration.

On any day of the week or weekend, you’ll see people snapping shots of friends and family poking their heads through the two available holes.

In 2011, Sally put together a cut-out for the Preston Fire Department that replicated a fire station for kids and parents to get their picture taken during Trout Days. What’s amazing is how she takes the artwork from paper to a life-sized structure. She skillfully cuts the silhouette along with all of the holes with her saw and then paints with such attention to detail. Seriously, check out the super heroes on Sally’s doorstep.

Sally’s artistic talents are shared throughout her family. Here father and mother, Jim and Lorry Patterson, are both very artistic. And, her sister, Julie Patterson is also very talented, working as a graphic artist.

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Jaeb earns Eagle Rank

Fri, Jul 27th, 2012
Posted in Preston Features

Michael Jaeb, 15, son of Joseph and Marcia Jaeb of Eagan, MN has earned the Eagle Rank by the Boy Scouts of America- Boy Scout Troop 449. His leadership accomplishments include: Sr. Patrol Leader, Asst. Sr. Patrol Leader, Quartermaster, Patrol ..... 
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Re-dedication of the O’Hara School

Fri, Jul 13th, 2012
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A re-dedication of the O’Hara School will be held on Wednesday, July 25 at 2:00 p.m. in the schoolhouse located on the Fillmore County Fairgrounds. A short program will be held and refreshments served. Or you can visit the restored schoolhouse ..... 
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National Trout Center has new intern for the summer

Mon, Jun 18th, 2012
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Drew Bahl of Preston is studying Environmental Studies at Augsburg College in Minneapolis. He has found the perfect way to earn some college credits, gain experience, and make a little money this summer by interning at the National Trout Center in P ..... 
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Julia Claire Repeat Boutique to open in Preston

Mon, Mar 26th, 2012
Posted in Preston Features

Trish Keating has always wanted to open up a shop of her own, especially in a small town in this area. When she lived in the Twin Cities area, she visited Fillmore County frequently with her family. Two years ago she moved to Preston, and is now abo ..... 
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Preston adopts sidewalk maintenance policy

Mon, Feb 27th, 2012
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City Administrator Joe Hoffman explained at the city council’s February 21 meeting that the city has abided by an established unwritten sidewalk policy for some time. However, the League of Minnesota Cities has recommended the council adopt a form ..... 
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Preston hires Public Works Director

Mon, Feb 13th, 2012
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Jim Bakken was selected by the Preston Public Utility to be the new Public Works Director effective January 24. City Administrator Joe Hoffman said they had an excellent candidate pool to choose from. Mayor Kurt Reicks was absent. Licensed Contract ..... 
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Preston hires Public Works Director

Mon, Feb 13th, 2012
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Jim Bakken was selected by the Preston Public Utility to be the new Public Works Director effective January 24. City Administrator Joe Hoffman said they had an excellent candidate pool to choose from. Mayor Kurt Reicks was absent. Licensed Contract ..... 
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Preston hires Public Works Director

Mon, Feb 13th, 2012
Posted in Preston Features

Jim Bakken was selected by the Preston Public Utility to be the new Public Works Director effective January 24. City Administrator Joe Hoffman said they had an excellent candidate pool to choose from. Mayor Kurt Reicks was absent. Licensed Contract ..... 
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