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Journal Writing Project: Winter is on it’s way


Mon, Nov 28th, 2016
Posted in Preston Journal Student Writing Project

By Kendyl Bennett

The leaves have changed and so are the seasons. My favorite season, winter, is right around the corner. Winter also brings my two favorite holidays; Christmas and my birthday. I especially love all of the snow we get during the winter months, as it allows me to enjoy some of my most-liked hobbies like snowmobiling and skiing. I also get to play my favorite sport, which is basketball, during the winter.

I love everything about Christmas; it is a time where people come together to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. Our family gathers with extended family around the Christmas holiday to spend time with those we don’t see often, catch up on what’s been happening, and of course enjoy all of the amazing food and special treats only prepared at the holidays. Two special traditions for our family include spending Christmas Eve at my grandparents’, where we eat a meal of soups and hors d’oeuvres, open gifts and play games, then venture down into the woods and stay overnight at our family cabin. I absolutely love tucking into the warm cabin with the crackling wood stove and if there is snow on Christmas Eve, it makes the most perfect picture!

Another very important thing about winter is that I was born in January, so we celebrate my birthday right after Christmas every year; think double celebrations, double presents! Birthdays are another occasion to gather with family to celebrate; I love spending time with my family. It is fun having a winter birthday because most years it has ended up being a snow day. I love that my birthday gets to be celebrated in the snow, as it allows me to take part in some hobbies I enjoy.

I enjoy the snow and all of the decorations that are put up around the holiday season - they are so pretty and they put me in a mood no other season does. I am very excited for the first snowfall of the season. My favorite winter activities to participate in are skiing and snowmobiling. I love to ride snowmobile and we just got new sleds last year, so I am looking forward to riding those this year. A lot of my classmates also have snowmobiles so we enjoy riding them to and from school and also on snow days, we are usually riding on trails or around the neighboring towns.

Skiing is something I tried for the first time a few years ago while on a church trip. We went skiing as a group at Welch Village and I didn’t think I would pick up on the technique so e .....
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Flu vaccine available

Mon, Nov 21st, 2016
Posted in Preston Health & Wellness

Give yourself and your family the gift of health this winter by getting a flu shot. Fillmore County Public Health is offering flu vaccinations on November 23 from 1-4 p.m. at their office located at 902 Houston Street NW, Suite 2, Preston, Minn. ..... 
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Verna Hahn

Mon, Nov 14th, 2016
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Verna Hahn, age 92, of Zumbrota and formerly of Preston, Minn., died Saturday November 5, 2016 at Pine Haven in Pine Island, Minn. Verna Bjortomt was born September 30, 1924 to Martin and Alma (Osterhus) Bjortomt in Amherst Township, Fillmore Cou ..... 
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Semper Gumby

Mon, Nov 7th, 2016
Posted in Preston Features

Many things from his time in the military stick with Scott Johnson, including “Semper Gumby” or “Always Flexible” which is a phrase that comes from his former First Sergeant. Born in West Point, Nebr., Johnson’s family moved to Chatfie ..... 
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Maintenance Supervisor Schultz to head solid waste department

Mon, Nov 7th, 2016
Posted in Preston Government

By Karen Reisner Restructuring of the Solid Waste Department following the retirement of solid waste administrator Jon Martin took a step forward at the county board’s November 1 meeting. County Engineer Ron Gregg had considered taking over as ..... 
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Give to the Max in Preston on November 17

Mon, Nov 7th, 2016
Posted in Preston Features

The Preston Area Community Foundation (PACF) is gearing up for “Give to the Max Day,” which is set for Thursday, November 17. Give to the Max Day is Minnesota’s statewide day of giving. This is the fifth consecutive year PACF has participated ..... 
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Fillmore Central kids help paint Preston mural

Mon, Nov 7th, 2016
Posted in Preston Features

The K-6 students at Fillmore Central got a chance to help create Preston’s new landmark, a 16’ x 26’ outdoor mural that will be hung on the wall of the Preston Public Library above the entrance to the city offices. “The Preston Arts Counci ..... 
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Lyle Carlton Frank

Mon, Nov 7th, 2016
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Lyle Carlton Frank , 91, of Preston, passed away Wednesday, October 26 at the Spring Valley Care Center. Services were held at Christ Lutheran Church in Preston on Saturday, October 29 at 11 a.m, with visitation one hour before services, with lunch ..... 
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Alberta Fishbaugher

Mon, Nov 7th, 2016
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Alberta Mae Fishbaugher, age 93, of Preston, Minn., died peacefully Sunday, October 30, 2016 at the Mayo Clinic Hospital, St. Mary’s Campus, Rochester. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday, November 4, 2016 at the Lindstrom Funeral Home in Harmon ..... 
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