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One Moment, Please... Promoting Fillmore County

Fri, Apr 5th, 2013
Posted in Preston Commentary

By Jason Sethre


Fillmore County Journal &

Olmsted County Journal

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As you may have noticed, recently, we invested in having our Fillmore County Journal van wrapped up at Kelly’s Printing & Signs.

On the van, you’ll notice images of the Fillmore County Journal newspaper, a laptop, tablet and a smartphone -- all ways in which you can access our newspaper.

Along with those images, we have included all the towns where our newspaper gets delivered.

Well, we’ve certainly attracted more attention than had ever anticipated.

A few weeks ago, our company took a trip to Coon Rapids, Minn., to participate in the annual Minnesota Free Paper Association Sales Retreat.

During a lunch break from this one-day event, I walked out to the van to pick up something I had forgotten.

As I was opening the door to the van, two men walking toward their vehicles stopped in their middle of their conversation and asked me if I was from Fillmore County. How did they know? Oh yeah, there’s a big “Fillmore County Journal” logo on the side of this van.

Of course, I told them I was from Fillmore County. “Oh, do you know where Preston is?”

Of course, I knew where Preston was. “Yes, have you guys been down to Preston?”

One of the men said, “Oh, yes, we have a good friend and high school classmate who lives down in Preston.”

“Who is that,” I asked.

“Do you know Steve Nelson?” the man said.

“Oh, yes. Steve owns South Branch Outdoor Equipment up on the hill in Preston. He repairs mowers, snow blowers and all kinds of stuff.”

“Yeah, we went to school together,” said the man.

Both of the men had been down to Fillmore County and they said they loved visiting the area. The even referenced going to The Branding Iron.

Then, about a week later, I was at the Thrivent Financial building in Northwest Rochester. While at their office, a man walked into the office and said, “Is that your van out in the parking lot?”

“The Fillmore County Journal van?” I replied.

“Yeah, that’s the one,” he said.

“Yes it is,” I said.

And, then he asked, “Do you know any G .....
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Lewis “Louie” Joseph Roessler

Fri, Apr 5th, 2013
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Lewis “Louie” Joseph Roessler Lewis (Louie) Joseph Roessler, 94, of Rochester, Minn. died Saturday, March 30th at Golden Living Center East in Rochester, where he had resided for the past month. He was born March 12, 1919, in Rochester, son o ..... 
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Birth Announcement - Gabriella Marie Stene

Fri, Apr 5th, 2013
Posted in Preston Social Scenes

Gabriella Marie Stene Matthew and Nicole Stene of Preston, Minn. are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Gabriella Marie Sten. Gabriella was born March 9, 2013, weighed 7 lbs. 12 oz and was 18 1/2 inches long. She joins brothers, David a ..... 
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Preston requests proposal to develop new comprehensive plan

Fri, Apr 5th, 2013
Posted in Preston Government

By Karen Reisner City Administrator Joe Hoffman reported at the council’s April 1 meeting that the current 1999 Preston Comprehensive Land Use Plan is 14 years old. Councilman David Harrison was absent. Hoffman noted that Planning and Zoning h ..... 
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Man vs. silo

Fri, Apr 5th, 2013
Posted in Preston Agriculture

By Jason Sethre On the morning of Monday, April 1, 2013, a group of farmers and heavy equipment operators from the area assembled to take down a 600,000 pound silo full of silage and standing over 70 feet tall. Like the days of Stonehenge and the ..... 
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Fillmore Central Community Education - One Block At A Time

Fri, Apr 5th, 2013
Posted in Preston Features

Fillmore Central’s Community Education offers a variety of programs for families with children age birth to 5. The mission of our early childhood programs is providing children with successful starts through healthy, nurturing, learning environme ..... 
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PACF looks to the future

Fri, Mar 29th, 2013
Posted in Preston Features

By Jason Sethre On the eve of Monday, March 25, 2013, the Branding Iron in Preston, Minn., hosted the seventh annual Preston Area Community Foundation (PACF) fundraising dinner and celebration. With more than 160 in attendance, following an invoc ..... 
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National Trout Center celebrates 4th season

Fri, Mar 29th, 2013
Posted in Preston Features

The doors of the National Trout Center (NTC) open at 10am on Tuesday, April 2nd as the organization celebrates its fourth season of operation in Preston. This year the center offers expanded hours and additional programming for trout enthusiasts. ..... 
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Fillmore Central School Board looking at high school schedule changes

Fri, Mar 29th, 2013
Posted in Preston Education

By Jade Sexton Fillmore Central Principal Heath Olstad gave the school board his report during the regular meeting on March 25, and he talked about the possibility of making some changes to the daily schedule at the high school. For a while now, th ..... 
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