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PACF Ninth Annual Dinner and Auction draws a crowd of supporters


Mon, Apr 6th, 2015
Posted in Preston Features

On Monday, March 23, 2015, the Preston Area Community Foundation held their ninth annual dinner and auction at the Branding Iron Supper Club.

While indulging in conversation, a choice of filet mignon or batter-fried walleye pike, over 190 attendees bid on silent auction items.

Chairman of the event that night was Rick Grooters, accompanied by his wife Sue Grooters. Rick also serves as the Vice President on the PACF board.

After attendees settled into their seats with beverages and social time, Chuck Aug, President of F & M Community Bank and former director for the PACF, engaged the audience with a few jokes.

Following Aug’s introduction, PACF President Will Mensink shared numbers with the crowd.

According to Mensink, over 1,000 people had attended the PACF annual dinner and auction events since inception.

“The Preston Area Community Foundation raised over $13,000 on Give To The Max Day,” in 2014.

“The Preston Area Community Foundation is now up to 249 likes, and everybody likes to be liked, right?” said Mensink, encouraging a chuckle and smiles from attendees.

Mensink introduced two representatives from organizations expressing gratitude for funding received from PACF.

Sarah Wangen, Preston Tourism Director and Preston Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, explained how the PACF showed support for providing a bicycle repair station at the Preston Trailhead of the Root River State Trail. With this $1,400 contribution, the city of Preston now provides an option for cyclists in need of repair services.

Angi Kaase spoke on behalf of the Fillmore Central Community Education program, talking about the matching funds between the Preston Area Community Foundation and Southeran Minnesota Initiative Founation, and how that support of $6,000 was utilized to get children ready for Kindergarten, smart boards in the class room and iPads.

Will Mensink returned to the microphone to thank Sally Gibson and Dr. Dustin Arndt for their six years of service on the PACF board of directors, as their terms conclude.

All directors and board members were asked to stand.

Will Mensink is President, Rick Grooters is Vice President, Scott Rustad is Treasurer, and MariLyn Bakke is Secretary.

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Preston - Minnesota Veterans Cemetery public announcement

Mon, Apr 6th, 2015
Posted in Preston Features

The new Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Preston is currently a CONSTRUCTION ENTRANCE and is NOT open to the public. We understand and appreciate the anticipation of this new facility, however in the interest of public safety and liability fo ..... 
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Fillmore Central receives donations from Booster Club

Mon, Mar 30th, 2015
Posted in Preston Education

Jim Peters spoke to the Fillmore Central School Board on March 24 regarding the Booster Club and several donations that have been made. Peters explained the Booster Club started out for wrestling, then became a fundraiser for Fillmore Central. Ov ..... 
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Emily Shaun Lunde

Mon, Mar 30th, 2015
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Emily Shaun Lunde, age 45, died an accidental death on March 19, 2015, in Dallas, Tex. Emily is survived by her grandmother, Elizabeth Lunde; her parents, Peter and Sue Lunde of Houston, Tex. and Preston Minn.; her brother and sister-in-law, Scott ..... 
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Local American Family Insurance agent Kiel Anderson earns honor for customer service

Mon, Mar 30th, 2015
Posted in Preston Features

Kiel Anderson, an American Family Insurance agent in Preston, Minn. has been recognized for providing outstanding customer experience under the American Star Excellence in Customer Experience Certification Program. “At American Family, the custo ..... 
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Preston hears NTC update

Mon, Mar 23rd, 2015
Posted in Preston The Great Outdoors

George Spangler, NTC board of directors chairman, presented a detailed five year review of the National Trout Center since its inception in 2009 at the Preston City Council’s March 16 meeting. Councilman Charles Sparks was absent. The environmen ..... 
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Fillmore Central Kindergarten Round-up

Mon, Mar 16th, 2015
Posted in Preston Education

Fillmore Central Kindergarten Round-up meeting and visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. The Fillmore Central Elementary School will have its annual Kindergarten Round-up Information Meeting for parents and visitation fo ..... 
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Preston Foods loading dock

Mon, Mar 9th, 2015
Posted in Preston Government

In a relatively brief meeting of the Preston City Council on March 2, a variance request from Brad Hoiness on behalf of Rush Properties was granted to build a loading dock back of the Preston Foods grocery store. Planning and Zoning at a Februar ..... 
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Shirley Mae Kaase

Mon, Mar 9th, 2015
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Shirley Mae Kaase, 79, of rural Preston, died Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at Gundersen Harmony Care Center. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 9, 2015 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in rural Harmony with Pastor Jack Miller officiati ..... 
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