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Preston Lions celebrate 70 years


Mon, Nov 24th, 2014
Posted in Preston All

Officers of the Preston Lions Club. Left to Right: President - Andy Bisek, Treasurer - Glenn Dale, Secretary - Ron Schreier. Photo by Barb Jeffers

The Preston Lions Club of Preston, Minn. have a reason to celebrate. Club members, spouses, and guests gathered on November 17, 2014 to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the clubs formation.

Preston Lions Club was founded on November 29, 1944 when local residents wanted to form a group to support the community. According to Andy Bisek, President of the Preston Lions Club, there are currently 36 members of the Preston Lions.

The celebration was held in the F & M Community Bank Community Room at 6:30 p.m. with many members in attendance, along with spouses and a few guests.

The event was catered by B & B Olympic Bowl of Preston serving delicious meatballs, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, bread, and ice cream. A moist flavorful cake decorated with the Lions logo and anniversary date made by The Sweet Stop and Sandwich Shop of Preston was also served for dessert along with the ice cream.

Following the meal, attendees enjoyed listening to speaker Ron Norton of the Kasson-Mantorville, Minn. Lions. Norton is a Past District Governor of the Lions Club and is involved with Can Do Canines of New Hope, Minn., which provides assistance dogs to those who need them, including those with sight challenges.

Each fully trained dog from Can Do Canines is provided free of charge. Find out more information on their website at www.can-do-canines.org. The Lions proudly support Can Do Canines and the work they do, which can drastically improve people’s daily living with the placement of the dogs they train.

Lions Clubs were challenged by Helen Keller requesting they become “knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness” when she addressed the organization in 1925 at a Lions Club International convention, according to the website www.lionsclub.org, “so a lot of what the Lions do focus around sight and vision,” Bisek said. The Lions have provided this support for many years by collecting eyeglasses for distribution along with many other services.

The national Lions Club began in 1917 when, according to the website, “Melvin Jones, a 38-year-old Chicago business leader, asked a simple and world-changing question – what if people put their talents to work improving their communities? Almost 100 years later, Lions Clubs International is the world’s .....
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Preston adopts assessment roll for 2014 improvements

Mon, Nov 24th, 2014
Posted in Preston Government

The public hearing concerning assessments due to the Twenty-14 Street and Utility Improvements was held on November 17 during the Preston city council meeting. Brett Grabau, Stantec, reviewed the 2014 improvements that involved a substantial por ..... 
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Celebrating National Homecare Month

Mon, Nov 24th, 2014
Posted in Preston Health & Wellness

Good Samaritan Society Home Care of Preston is happy to be celebrating in the month of November not only National Homecare month, but also the ongoing 20 year celebration of their existence. This service which was somewhat unique in 1994 is more the ..... 
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Richard Wildgrube

Mon, Nov 24th, 2014
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Richard “Dick” Wildgrube, age 82, of Preston, Minn., died Wednesday morning, November 19, 2014, at the St. Mary’s Hospital ER. Dick was born March 10, 1932, in Winona, Minn., the son of Roy and Marie (Troppman) Wildgrube. He was a graduat ..... 
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Lions Club Peace Poster winners

Mon, Nov 17th, 2014
Posted in Preston Social Scenes

Lions Club Peace Poster winners Winners of the Peace Poster Contest sponsored by the Preston Lion’s Club were awarded their prizes November 13. Joe Liew, first place and Ariannah Barrett, third place, are pictured. Second place winner, Liala Vorw ..... 
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Assessment Hearings in Preston

Mon, Nov 10th, 2014
Posted in Preston Government

Two public hearings concerning assessments for St. Paul St. improvements and the North Industrial utility improvements were held on November 3 during the Preston City Council meeting. Only one property owner attended the hearings. St. Paul St. Br ..... 
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FCHS to host financial aid/college information night

Mon, Nov 3rd, 2014
Posted in Preston Education

Fillmore Central High School will be hosting a Financial Aid/College Information Night on Tuesday, November 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the high school media center. A representative from St. Mary’s University in Winona will be here with a financial aid pr ..... 
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Fillmore Central students prepare for college

Mon, Nov 3rd, 2014
Posted in Preston Education

With the first quarter of the school year already gone, some Fillmore Central High School students are making plans for their futures. At the school board meeting on October 28, Principal Heath Olstad stated juniors would be attending a college f ..... 
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The Preston High School class of 1949 celebrated their 65th reunion on September 18

Mon, Oct 27th, 2014
Posted in Preston Education

The party was hosted by Ila Mae Olstad at her home in Preston. Assisting serving a delicious dinner were Marie (Ila’s daughter) Shirley (daughter-in-law), and Sue (like a daughter). It was a beautiful day filled with lots of reminiscing. 1st Row ..... 
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