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Janice E. (Simonson) Winch


Thu, Mar 13th, 2014
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Janice E. (Simonson) Winch of Rockford, Ill., passed away from a sudden illness on March 8, 2014. Janice was born on March 2, 1931, in La Crosse, Wis., the daughter of J. A. and Lucille

(Nelson) Simonson and was a 1949 graduate of Preston High

School. After Luther College, marriage to Charles Winch and relocation to Illinois, Janice was a substitute teacher for many years in the Harlem School District. She was proud of her childhood Norwegian roots in Minnesota — “Uff da!”

Janice and Charlie shared many memorable trips together and wintered for over 25 years on Lido Key in Sarasota, Fla. Janice was a loving and caring lifelong partner in marriage to Charlie for over 62 years, a very dear family-oriented mother to daughter Patricia and she relished doting on her grandson Erik.

Janice was a longtime bike rider, frequent walker, sunset enthusiast, lutefisk lover, pursued a health-conscious lifestyle and always believed in “doing the right thing.” She was an avid fisher lady from the waters of Canada to the shores of Florida.

Janice is survived by her husband Charles of Rockford, her daughter Patricia Kollberg of Loves Park, grandson Erik (Megan) Kollberg of Omaha, Neb., brother James (Rita) Simonson of Preston, Minn. and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers Jerome and Lyle Simonson and sister Alta McCarthy.

Memorial service will be held 1 p.m., Saturday, April 19, 2014 at Union Prairie Lutheran Church in Lanesboro, Minn., with Pastor Paul Thompson officiating.
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Mary Louise Waller

Tue, Mar 11th, 2014
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Mary Louise Waller, 93, of Preston, Minn., died Thursday, March 6, 2014 at the Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield, Minn. Mary was born on September 16, 1920 in Preston Township the daughter of Charles and Anna (Madson) Barber. She attended co ..... 
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Fragmented support for NTC’s request to get state bonding

Fri, Mar 7th, 2014
Posted in Preston Government

A resolution was adopted at the Preston City Council’s March 3 meeting to reaffirm its support of the National Trout Center (NTC) building project. In 2012 a unanimous resolution was approved stating that the City of Preston will serve as the fi ..... 
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Fillmore Central looks at maintaining facilities

Fri, Feb 28th, 2014
Posted in Preston Education

Fillmore Central Superintendent Richard Keith presented the school board with some of the facility projects that need to be done in the next few years. “We have two great facilities,” he said. “We want to maintain and improve them the best ..... 
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Betty Halverson

Mon, Feb 24th, 2014
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Betty Halverson passed away peacefully at her daughter’s home in rural Ridgeway, Minn. on Friday, February 21, 2014 from a 14-month battle with heart failure at the age of 87. May she enter heaven wearing her dancing shoes and feeling young again. ..... 
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Plans for Preston street improvements move forward

Fri, Feb 21st, 2014
Posted in Preston Government

City Engineer Brett Grabau presented plans and specifications for the large 2014 street and utility improvement project at the city council’s February 18 meeting. Also, a hearing was held regarding the CSAH 17 (St. Paul Street) improvements plann ..... 
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Public hearing set for CSAH 17 project

Fri, Feb 7th, 2014
Posted in Preston Government

Possible assessment levels were discussed concerning the CSAH 17 project at the Preston City Council’s February 3 meeting. Mayor Kurt Reicks was absent. Fillmore County has proposed the rehabilitation and/or reconstruction of the portion of CSA ..... 
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Birth Announcement - Tah’Niyah Greelea Smith

Fri, Feb 7th, 2014
Posted in Preston Social Scenes

On December 27, 2013 a beautiful baby girl was born to Brandi Swan of Rochester, Minn. Tah’Niyah Greenlea Smith arrived at 5:20 p.m. She was 6 lbs. 11 oz. and 18 inches long. Proud grandparents are Mike (Beaver) and Char Hanson of Preston, Min ..... 
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Preston, Peterson chosen for prime bicycling event

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Jan 31st, 2014
Posted in Preston Health & Wellness

Two Fillmore County towns, eagerly awaiting news, received confirmation last week that they had been chosen as a part of a four-day, four-community bicycling event. Bicycling Around Minnesota (BAM), an eight-year tour organization, set up the event, ..... 
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