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Fillmore Central receives donation from the Milk Fun[D] Run


Fri, Jun 21st, 2013
Posted in Preston Education

By Jade Sexton

Michael Johnson presented the Fillmore Central Community Foundation with a donation of $2,300 at the regular school board meeting on June 17.

Johnson, a dairy farmer, explained he had heard about the need for money to help students who are not able to afford milk for milk break. He organized a Milk Fun[D] Run to raise money, which was held in Fountain on June 8. Around 102 people attended.

“It was awesome to see,” said Johnson. “There were a lot of young families and kids in strollers. It was a good day, and a nice run down the trail.”

Johnson said they are hoping to do the Milk Fun[D] Run again next year and hopefully make it an annual event. He mentioned expanding it to include raising money for other needs.

Student Handbooks

The first reading of student handbooks for K-6, 7-12, Coaches, and Root River Program were approved. Dean Chris Mensink outlined a few minor changes made in the K-6 handbook, which included change in language for admission fees, teacher requests, electronic equipment, and a change in snack, milk and lunch prices. For the coaches handbook, Mensink changed some wording about letters and pins to make it more clear, and added information about the need for coaches to complete CEU (Continuing Education Units) and to be certified for a head coach position.

Principal Heath Olstad spoke about some changes in the 7-12 handbook. He explained that with the four-period day, students were required to have 30 credits in order to graduate. If students did not take band or choir, they could still get eight credits per year, in grades 9-12, which would total 32 credits.

Now with the schedule changing to an eight-period day, students will get seven credits per year, which will come to only 28 credits. He proposed making changes to how many credits certain classes are worth. He suggested that students coming into 12th grade be required to have 29 credits, 11th graders 28, 10th graders 27, and 9th graders 26 by the time they graduate. The number would then remain at 26.

He said they are still playing with the numbers, and the students will still be taking all of the required courses. He lowered the credits for classes that are only a quarter, like PE and health, as there will be less time in the classroom. Classes will be changing to 45-50 minutes from 75 minutes.

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Attention Pinewood Derby Enthusiasts!

Thu, Jun 20th, 2013
Posted in Preston Features

July's Family Fun Night in Preston will feature a Pinewood Derby Race. Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. Kits for your Pinewood Car are available at JuliaClaire in Preston. All proceeds for the cars will go to our local Cub S ..... 
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Elmore “Moose” Neill Winslow

Fri, Jun 14th, 2013
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Elmore “Moose” Neill Winslow, 86, of Preston, Minn. died Monday morning, June 10, 2013 at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester, Minn. Funeral services were held on Saturday, June 15, at Preston Methodist Church with Pastor Michael Smith officia ..... 
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Linda M. Wead

Fri, Jun 14th, 2013
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Linda M. Wead, age 64, longtime Preston, Minn. resident died Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minn. after a lengthy illness. Linda was born September 5, 1948, in Preston to Edwin and Evelyn (Weigand) Hovelson. She ..... 
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Robert “Bob” Lee Hanson

Fri, Jun 14th, 2013
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Robert “Bob” Lee Hanson, 69, of Tucson, Ariz., formerly of Preston, Minn. died Friday, June 7, 2013, at the Veterans Hospital in Tucson of emphysema. Bob was born in Preston to Ralph and Frances (Shaw) Hanson on Oct. 18, 1943. He attended sc ..... 
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Class of 1948

Fri, Jun 14th, 2013
Posted in Preston Features

Preston High School Class of 1948 held their 65th reunion on June 8th at the Branding Iron in Preston. Back row (L-R): Warren Cummings, Gerald Parker, Jerry Ramaker, Phyllis (Severson) Anduson, Paul Walsh, Marlene (Jacobson) Fishbaugher, Jim Ford. ..... 
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Spin Fishing for Trout Workshop at the National Trout Center

Fri, Jun 7th, 2013
Posted in Preston Arts & Culture

Join us on Saturday, June 15 at the National Trout Center, Preston, Minn. from 10am – noon for a spin fishing instruction workshop with Jeff Broberg. Broberg is the current President of the Minnesota Trout Association, a National Trout Center Boar ..... 
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Fly Casting, Fly Tying, & Fishing Instructions with the Federation of Fly Fishers

Fri, Jun 7th, 2013
Posted in Preston Agriculture

Join us on Saturday, June 22 at the National Trout Center, Preston, Minn. for a day of free fly fishing activities. Learn from the best. The Federation of Fly Fishers (FFF) is a highly respected national organization, well known for producing talent ..... 
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Preston Ecumenical Progressive Dinner to address human trafficking

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Jun 7th, 2013
Posted in Preston Features

By Mitch Walbridge A huge problem in today’s society plagues the United States as human trafficking has taken the title of the “fastest growing crime in the U.S.,” second only to illegal drug trafficking. The illegal industry is estimated to ..... 
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