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NTC Financial Woes Examined


Fri, Jun 28th, 2013
Posted in Preston All

The Preston City Council held a special meeting on June 25 to hear from representatives of the National Trout Center regarding their 2013 budget. Councilman David Collett was absent. Several members of the NTC board of directors were present. NTC Chairman George Spangler and director of programs and operations Heath Sershen laid out their fund raising efforts and updated the council on the 2013 budget.

The NTC is a non-profit organization with 501(c)3 status from the IRS.

On October 6, 2009 a resolution of commitment was adopted by the city council to develop the center. Spangler said that resolution pointed to a five year time frame and has been the guiding instrument for the NTC board. EDA chairman Chuck Aug called the NTC the EDA’s brain child. Therefore, he said they have some responsibility to make it successful.

Aug noted that last year a decision was made to hire a full time director to help raise more revenue, admitting that so far that has not materialized. Aug insisted they want the NTC to continue, but that for the future much more of a revenue stream needs to be developed. This revenue has to come mostly from contributions, as it can’t come from programming.

Aug maintained he felt the funding would come and insisted the idea is worthy of the city’s support. He admitted one mistake might have been the hiring of a full time director at this point. Aug said the organization will likely need to make some operational changes.

Spangler said he had sat down in May with director Heath Sershen and City Administrator Joe Hoffman to discuss the current budget. Spangler said the next meeting of the full board of directors is scheduled for July 11 to discuss the 2014 budget.

The council was more interested in revising the 2013 budget. There are two separate accounts for the NTC and the account the city has shows a $1,300 deficit. The NTC has nearly $9,000 in its checking account. The council approved a motion requiring $8,000 to be transferred into the city’s 251 account which would put the account in the black for now and cover the next payroll.

Sershen reported on fund raising activities which included retail sales, a direct mail request for donations letter, a door to door campaign to solicit sponsorships and an electronic “ask” letter. He plans to broaden the donation requests to surrounding communities.

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Fillmore Central boys basketball finish second in Minnesota Invitational Tournament

Fri, Jun 28th, 2013
Posted in Preston Sports

Finished second in Minnesota Invitational Tournament in St. Cloud. Front: Nate Haugerud, Logan Corson, Dawson Schmidt Back: Coach Kyle Runquist, Colten Kraling, Matt Lutes, Brady Ristau, Josh Peters, Coach Carlisle Corson

Vroom! Vroom! “The Cruise” is Coming to Preston!

Fri, Jun 28th, 2013
Posted in Preston Arts & Culture

By Kathy Dahl Do you like motorcycles? Do you like lots of motorcycles that are all shapes, sizes, models, and colors? That’s good, because on Sunday, July 28, approximately 1,600 motorcycles will roll into Preston, Minn. during the 13th Annual R ..... 
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Fourth annual Food Shelf Challenge Grant

Thu, Jun 27th, 2013
Posted in Preston Business Announcements

Preston, Minn. - Semcac’s Fillmore County Food Shelf and Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless announce the Fourth Annual $150,000 Food Shelf Challenge Grant. Open Your Heart will match donations to the Fillmore County Food Shelf during the ..... 
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Birth Announcement - Fiona Carolyn Scroggins

Mon, Jun 24th, 2013
Posted in Preston Social Scenes

Tamara Daugherty and Travis Scroggins of Preston, Minn. are proud to announce the birth of their daughter. Fiona Carolyn Scroggins was born on June 10, 2013, and was 7 lb. 13 oz. and 19.5 inches long. Grandparents are Grandma and Grandpa Scroggins ..... 
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JuliaClaire Grand Opening

Fri, Jun 21st, 2013
Posted in Preston Features

Thursday, June 13, 2013 JuliaClaire Repeat Boutique held its Grand Opening at its new location in downtown Preston. Pictured above from left to right are: Carole Bond PACC Secretary, Scott Springer PACC Vice President, Joe Hoffman, City of Preston Ad ..... 
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Preston Emergency Service 2013 Picnic

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Fri, Jun 21st, 2013
Posted in Preston Features

By Megan Kiehne Becoming a volunteer is more work than one person would think, and I would know. My dad, Timothy Kiehne, became a certified EMT a couple years ago, and I remember all the work included. To become a certified EMT one must complete 13 ..... 
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5 Generations

Fri, Jun 21st, 2013
Posted in Preston Social Scenes

Great-great-grandmother Hazel Knies holding great-great-grandson Weston, great-grandmother Lynn Benson both of Preston, Minn.; grandmother Michelle Benson-Juenger of Yukon, Okla. and mother Kacie Deyo of San Diego, Calif. Photo submitted

Preston selects McGhie and Betts to develop comprehensive plan

Fri, Jun 21st, 2013
Posted in Preston Government

By Karen Reisner City Administrator Joe Hoffman at the council’s June 17 meeting reported that eight proposals were received to complete a comprehensive plan for the city. Councilman David Harrison was absent. Planning and Zoning had reviewed ..... 
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