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Fund-raising plans for Riverside Center


Mon, Apr 25th, 2016
Posted in Preston Government

Preston Historical Society president Sheila Craig and Tourism director Sarah Wangen proposed sponsorship levels to raise money for renovation of the former Dairy and Farm building at the city council’s April 18 meeting.

The city council appears to be in agreement, contingent on environmental clean up, that the city will likely purchase the property for $100,000 payable over 10 years.

City Administrator Joe Hoffman reported that a Phase II study which will involve a more comprehensive soil investigation should be completed in May. The soil study will determine how much soil will have to be removed. The cost for the clean up is Dairy and Farm’s responsibility.

Wangen said all three entities, including Tourism, the Historical Society, and the National Trout Center have committed to moving forward with the project.

A kick-off event for the fund raising is planned for Friday, May 20, during Trout Days. She added that we need to reassure people that the city is on board. Councilman David Collett stated, “I think we’ve been on board from the beginning.” There are plans to have an open house at the Dairy and Farm/Riverside Center on May 20 from 5 to 8 p.m. The public can view the interior of the building and the plans to remake it.

The sponsorship plan identifies different levels for both corporate and individual sponsors. Sponsors will be recognized on plaques. Large sponsors will have a specific item that will recognize that sponsor. Craig explained that any funds raised will be kept in a special account, so they can be returned should the project not move forward.

Board of Appeal

and Equalization

Fillmore County property appraiser Heidi Knepper reviewed rules and duties of the council when faced with appeals. There were no appeals or comments from the public. Knepper made note of changes in assessment values affecting Preston.

The square foot house rate stayed level in the city of Preston. There was a slight decrease in the levy rate. Preston has some Ag land which saw significant decrease in value.

Ag land value decreases were even more significant for B and C tillable soils. There were also significant decreases in Ag land values for pasture, woods, waste, and seasonal recreational land. Decreases in Ag land values were consistent across the southeast Minnesota region.

The new construction total fo .....
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Margaret Milne

Thu, Apr 14th, 2016
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Margaret Milne, 92, of Preston, died Monday, April 11, 2016 at St Marys Hospital in Rochester. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm Friday, April 15, 2016 at Christ Lutheran Church, in Preston, with Pastor Dan Bredberg officiating. Burial will b ..... 
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David “Butch” Winslow

Mon, Apr 11th, 2016
Posted in Preston Obituaries

David “Butch” Winslow, age 75, of Preston, Minn., passed away Saturday, April 9, 2016, in Anna, Texas, doing what he enjoyed – driving truck. David was born December 19, 1940, in Chatfield the son of Glen and Elsie (Niell) Winslow. David wa ..... 
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Exterior renovation of Preston City Hall

Mon, Apr 11th, 2016
Posted in Preston Government

Details, as to the kind of exterior maintenance work needed on the Preston City Hall/Library, were discussed at the city council’s April 4 meeting. Mayor Kurt Reicks was absent. City Administrator Joe Hoffman explained that there are four major ..... 
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FORESTVILLE TOWNSHIP BID NOTICE

Mon, Apr 4th, 2016
Posted in Preston Legals

FORESTVILLE TOWNSHIP BID NOTICE Sealed bids will be received until 7:30pm on April 19, 2016 by the Township Clerk on behalf of the Forestville Town Board for the following:  Class 2 road rock that meets MN Dept. of Transportation specifications, w ..... 
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Preston Area Community Foundation held 10th annual dinner and auction

Mon, Apr 4th, 2016
Posted in Preston Government

On the evening of Monday, March 28, the Preston Area Community Foundation drew a crowd of nearly 200 local residents, business owners and community leaders to wine and dine at the Branding Iron atop the overlook of Preston. On the menu that evening ..... 
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Fillmore Central Kindergarten Round-up meeting and visitation Tuesday, April 5 at 6:30 p.m.

Mon, Apr 4th, 2016
Posted in Preston Education

The Fillmore Central Elementary School will have its annual Kindergarten Round-up information meeting for parents and visitation for students on Tuesday, April 5 at 6:30 p.m. in the Elementary Gym. Please use elementary entrance. Fillmore Central S ..... 
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Fillmore Central High School student recipient of Minnesota State High School League ExCEL award

Mon, Apr 4th, 2016
Posted in Preston Education

MINNEAPOLIS, March 15, 2016 – Wells Fargo announced Kiera Olson of Fillmore Central High School has been named a recipient of the ExCEL (Excellence in Community, Education and Leadership) Program. Wells Fargo sponsors the ExCEL Program as part of ..... 
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Norma Jean (Sanborn) Bestor

Wed, Mar 30th, 2016
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Norma Jean (Sanborn) Bestor, 90, passed away peacefully March 29th, 2016 at Mayo Clinic Hospital - St. Mary’s Campus in Rochester, Minnesota. She was born February 20, 1926 in Howard County, Iowa to Harold and Anna Sanborn. It was when she was 2 ..... 
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