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Preston Red Kettle Campaign helps county


Fri, Jan 3rd, 2014
Posted in Preston Features

The Salvation Army of Fillmore County held one of its Red Kettle Campaigns on Friday, December 20, 2013 in Preston, Minn., which is a very important fundraising event for the Salvation Army in Fillmore County as it collects a large portion of the entire budget for the year.

Volunteers rang bells beginning at 9 a.m. at the F&M Bank corner offering friendly smiles to those walking by of which many stopped to drop money in the red kettle and also to visit with the people ringing the bells.

The kettle remained at F&M Bank until 5 p.m. when it moved to Preston Foods until the end of the campaign at 8 p.m. Many generous residents of Fillmore County reached deep into their pockets to donate.

Dan Christianson and F&M Bank of Preston graciously offered to match 25 cents on each dollar raised up to $1,000. Christianson stated that F&M Bank has been involved for a number of years and stated “It’s a great thing to do for the Salvation Army of Fillmore County.”

The money raised stays in Fillmore County and Christianson commented that it is good to “give locally” to benefit those in need right here in Fillmore County.

This Fillmore County Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign raised $2,584.01. The matching amount for F&M Bank would have been $646 but F&M Bank “rounded up,” said Dan Christianson, giving $700. This elevates the total amount raised to $3,284.01.

According to member Joan Kidd the Salvation Army of Fillmore County serves residents in many different ways. The five schools in Fillmore County receive $600 for their milk break programs for those who cannot afford the cost, 100 holiday food boxes are distributed on Thanksgiving and Easter, and personal needs kits are distributed to those who need them.

A new program called “Shop with a Cop” has been given financial support through the Salvation Army and matches up children with police officers to let the kids shop for holiday gifts for their families.

Nursing home residents in the county enjoy social time with others with root beer floats provided by the Salvation Army service unit of Fillmore County.

Each year a certain amount of money is also allotted for personal assistance and emergency financial assistance to individuals such as gas to get to a medical appointment or help with other financial needs.

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Find your Serenity Within in Preston

Fri, Jan 3rd, 2014
Posted in Preston Features

A new business has opened in Preston, Minn. where area residents can go for a relaxing massage that can be beneficial to their health and well-being. Nancy Back has opened Serenity Within, which is located at 133 Fillmore Street W., Suite 4, in dow ..... 
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The National Trout Center, an investment in our future

Thu, Jan 2nd, 2014
Posted in Preston The Great Outdoors

The New Year celebrates the fifth operating year of the National Trout Center (NTC) in Preston, Minn. Conceived in 2009 by the Preston Economic Development Authority as a regional economic development engine, the NTC showcases the extraordinary land ..... 
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Adult co-ed basketball

Thu, Jan 2nd, 2014
Posted in Preston Sports

Fillmore Central Community Education sponsored adult co-ed basketball will resume activities on Wednesday, January 8 at 6:45 p.m. at the middle school gymnasium in Preston, Minn. This scheduled activity will run weekly on Wednesday nights up to East ..... 
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Fillmore County Physical Therapy Ribbon Cutting

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Dec 27th, 2013
Posted in Preston Business Announcements

Preston Chamber of Commerce members and City Administrator Joe Hoffman welcome Lisa Stensrud and her technician Kristina Ruud with a ribbon cutting at the Fillmore County Physical Therapy open house on December 12, 2013. Pictured from left to right a ..... 
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Budget and levy approved by Fillmore Central School Board

Fri, Dec 27th, 2013
Posted in Preston Education

The Fillmore Central School Board approved the budget for the 2014-2015 school year, as well as the 2013 payable 2014 tax levy, at the regular board meeting on December 18. There was an increase in the levy of 24.32 percent, a difference of more ..... 
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Second annual Spanish banquet fundraiser approaching

Thu, Dec 26th, 2013
Posted in Preston Education

On March 14-16, 2014, six students in grades 8-12 from Fillmore Central will travel to Bemidji, Minn. to take part in a Spanish immersion weekend at Lago del Bosque, one of 15 language-themed camps offered by the Concordia Language Villages for over ..... 
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Preston approves feasibility study

Fri, Dec 20th, 2013
Posted in Preston Government

At the December 16 Preston city council meeting a feasibility study to determine the cost of infrastructure for a future industrial park on the Robert Doherty property south of the intersection of Highways 16 and 52 was approved contingent on an opt ..... 
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Fillmore Central SAC kids send letters to Heroes

Fri, Dec 13th, 2013
Posted in Preston Education

Children at Fillmore Central’s School Age Childcare (SAC) wrote letters to service members in the Holidays for Heroes program to wish them happy holidays and to thank them for their service. Janeen Wingert, Director of Fillmore Central SAC, said ..... 
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