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Richard “Dick” Watson


Tue, Aug 6th, 2013
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Richard Watson, age 85, of Preston, Minn. died Thursday August 1, 2013 at his home.

Dick was born April 26, 1928 in Rochester, Minn. to George Watson and Stella (Holt) Watson. He attended school through the 8th grade and was united in marriage to Alleen Ruud on November 16, 1950 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Cresco, Iowa. Later that same month he joined the United States Army and was honorably discharged in 1951. After returning from the service Dick started Watson Recycling and was later employed by Fillmore County where he worked for 28 years. In his free time Dick enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He is survived by two daughters; Roxanne (Gary Michener) of Spring Valley, Minn., and Marcy (Kevin) Ferrie of Hastings, Minn., one son; Mark (Ronda Byars) Watson of Rochester, 9 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, a special friend Joyce Schliesman of Rochester, and two sisters; Roberta Shay of Grand Meadow, Minn. and Marie (Walt) Hanenberger of Rochester

He was preceded in death by his parents, his Wife Alleen in 2004, children; David, Dawn, Denise, Scott and a son in infancy, 2 brothers and 3 sisters.

A visitation was held on Saturday August 3, 2013 at the Hindt Funeral Home in Spring Valley with the Rev Carol Shaffer officiating.
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Musana Mission Project to be discussed at Root River Church of the Brethren

Fri, Aug 2nd, 2013
Posted in Preston Faith & Worship

Louise Heusinkveld Henderson will share about a mission group to an orphanage called the Musana Children’s home. Musana is a secure home and school in a self sustaining environment. Meet with Henderson on Sunday, August 11, 2013 at 10-11am at Th ..... 
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Fillmore Central Schools - Mini Grant Program

Fri, Aug 2nd, 2013
Posted in Preston Education

A “mini grant” program has been continued for the 16th straight year by F & M Community Bank in Preston, Minn. First State Bank of Fountain and First Southeast Bank in Harmony, Minn. for the Fillmore Central School District. Grants of up to $5 ..... 
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Fillmore Central Schools - Mini Grant Program

Fri, Aug 2nd, 2013
Posted in Preston Education

A “mini grant” program has been continued for the 16th straight year by F & M Community Bank in Preston, Minn. First State Bank of Fountain and First Southeast Bank in Harmony, Minn. for the Fillmore Central School District. Grants of up to $5 ..... 
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2012 Annual Tax Increment Disclosure Statement City of Preston

Fri, Aug 2nd, 2013
Posted in Preston Legals

2012 Annual Tax Increment Disclosure Statement City of Preston Preston economic development authority The following information represents the annual disclosure of tax increment districts for the year ended December 31, TIF 5 TIF 6 Name of TIF ..... 
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Letter about Big Oil

Fri, Jul 26th, 2013
Posted in Preston Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Freedom of choice. Americans treasure it, and Big Oil wants to eradicate it. Recently the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against Big Oil’s efforts to limit Americans’ choices of alternatives to petroleum. So now, in an effort to pres ..... 
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Fillmore Central prepares for new school year

Fri, Jul 26th, 2013
Posted in Preston Education

By Jade Sexton The Fillmore Central High School building has been undergoing renovations this summer, including a large heating and venting project. At the regular school board meeting on July 23, principal Heath Olstad said the project is going ac ..... 
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A leaner National Trout Center

Fri, Jul 19th, 2013
Posted in Preston Government

The Preston City Council at its July 13 meeting after a long discussion concerning the past and future of the National Trout Center voted to approve the revised, leaner budget for the center. Councilman David Harrison was absent. The NTC was found ..... 
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Fillmore Central Schools sets 2013 eligibility meeting

Fri, Jul 19th, 2013
Posted in Preston Education

The eligibility meeting for 2013-2014 Minnesota State High School League activities will be held at Fillmore Central Elementary School stage gym in Preston, Minn. on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 7pm. All students entering grades 7-12 and planning to ..... 
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