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Duane Benson to keynote the Preston Area Community Foundation Banquet


Fri, Mar 8th, 2013
Posted in Preston Government

The Preston Area Community Foundation announces Duane Benson as the featured speaker for their Annual Banquet. The Celebration has been set for Monday, March 25, 2013 at the Branding Iron Supper Club, Preston with the social hour from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. The dinner will follow at 6:30 p.m.

Benson will speak on “The Future Ain’t What it Used to Be”. He is a Commissioner for the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority appointed in July 2012. Duane Benson is also a local Lanesboro area cattle farmer and former Minnesota Senator from 1980 to 1994. During his tenure in the Senate he served as the Senate Minority Leader for a period during that time.

Benson was the Executive Director of the Minnesota Early Learning Foundation from 2005 through 2011. He also was the Executive Director of the Minnesota Business Partnership from 1994 to 2003. He graduated with honors from Hamline University and was drafted into the NFL. He played eleven seasons as a linebacker for the Oakland Raider, Atlanta Falcons, and the Houston Oilers.

Benson is active in numerous civic and charitable organizations and serves as a Trustee of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities. He is a 2009 laureate of the Junior Achievement Upper Midwest Business Hall of Fame.

In addition, the event will feature a silent and live auction. Cost for the evening is $35 with tickets available at F & M Community Bank or Weber & Judd Pharmacy both in Preston.

Funds raised during the evening will be placed in the Foundation’s endowment fund. The interest earned on the endowment fund is then granted to local non-profit organizations for helping them finance special projects. Recent grant recipients have included the Fillmore Central daycare program, the National Trout Center, the area Audubon Society for the swift breeding tower at the Trailhead, and the Preston Historical Society for additional caboose remodeling. Additional applications are welcomed by the Foundation for future grants.
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Fillmore Central 7th Grade Boys Basketball

Fri, Mar 8th, 2013
Posted in Preston Sports

The Fillmore Central 7th grade boys won consolation championship last Saturday, February 22, in St. Cloud for the Pacesetter Winter Classic Tournament.

Options for financing Preston’s 2014 street project

Fri, Mar 8th, 2013
Posted in Preston Government

City Administrator Joe Hoffman at the council’s March 4 meeting detailed the pros and cons of combining the estimated $4 million worth of street improvements into one project. In early February councilman Robert Maust had suggested it may be cost ..... 
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Katelyn Ristau 2013 Minnesota Simmental Queen

Fri, Mar 1st, 2013
Posted in Preston Agriculture

The Minnesota Simmental Association is excited to present Katelyn Ristau, daughter of Doug and Deb Ristau of Preston as the 2013 Minnesota Simmental Queen. She was crowned at the 40th annual MN Simmental Banquet held on February 22 in Rochester, Min ..... 
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Root River program to get new Occupational Therapy services

Fri, Mar 1st, 2013
Posted in Preston Education

Michelle Breitsprecher, Director of the Root River Program, spoke to the Fillmore Central School Board at their regular meeting on Feb. 26. She stated they had been receiving Occupational Therapy services from Southland for five days a month, but th ..... 
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Relay for Life team hosting spring shopping spree

Thu, Feb 28th, 2013
Posted in Preston Business Announcements

The “Major Heroes” Relay for Life Team will be hosting a fundraising event for area community members on Saturday, March 9, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The shopping spree will be at the Fillmore Central Middle School gym in Preston, with ..... 
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Donald O. Nichols

Tue, Feb 19th, 2013
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Donald O. Nichols, 76, of Preston, passed away after a courageous battle against leukemia Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, at Rochester Methodist Hospital. Born in Winona, on Nov. 19, 1936, to Vernon Adry and Francis Geneva (Johnson) Nichols. In 1954, he gra ..... 
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Easton James Grabau

Fri, Feb 15th, 2013
Posted in Preston Social Scenes

Jade and Brett Grabau of Preston are excited to announce the birth of their son, Easton James Grabau. Easton was born on Sunday, January 19 at 9:59 p.m. He was 7 lb. 12 oz and 20 1/2 inches long. Proud grandparents are Duane and Angel Bakke, Lanesbo ..... 
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F&M Community Bank supports the Chatfield community

Fri, Feb 15th, 2013
Posted in Preston Business Announcements

F & M Community Bank recently made several donations to help support the Chatfield community. The organizations receiving support were: •Chatfield EDA - $500 to be applied to their contract with Community and Economic Development Associates ..... 
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