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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.

The National Trout Center provides seminars, lectures, and workshops with hands-on activities to engage the public in awareness of the environment and the cold-water fishery resources of the driftless area and the arts and crafts of trout fishing.

Visit the NTC on Saturday, April 13, (MN Trout Opener), at noon to chat with Lanesboro artist and avid trout fly fisherman, Paul Lambrecht, for the unveiling of a unique hand-carved trout sculpture Lambrecht created using awarded grant dollars. Paul Lambrecht was a fiscal year 2012 recipient of an artist initiative grant from the MN State Arts Board. This activity was funded in part by the Minnesota State Legislature from the state’s Art and Cultural Heritage Fund with money from the vote of the people of MN on November 4th, 2008. Lambrecht has been carving full time for the past 33 years and is generously gifting his trout sculpture to the National Trout Center. The sculpture is made from a variety of woods: bass, walnut, maple, butternut, cherry, and oak, which took him five weeks to compete.

NTC Director of Programs and Operations, Heath Sershen, has been working diligently to create a fresh new website look, with an expanded social media presence on facebook and twitter. Sershen has also developed a variety of program offerings for the 2013 season that will appeal to all age and ability levels. Visit www.nationaltroutcenter.org for days and hours of operation and for a complete listing of up-coming trout programs. Contact us: info@nationaltroutcenter.org or 507-867-8801. The National Trout Center is located at 120 St. Anthony Street S. in downtown Preston, Minnesota.

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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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National Trout Center angles for State Bond Funding

Thu, Mar 28th, 2013
Posted in Preston The Great Outdoors

Minnesota legislators recently heard a proposal request for $4.5 million in state bond funding to establish a permanent home for the National Trout Center organization located in Preston. The non-profit center is currently operating in a temporary s ..... 
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Philip J. Lehn

Thu, Mar 28th, 2013
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Philip J. Lehn, former Preston, MN resident, died suddenly at his home on March 4, 2013. Philip Jerome Lehn was born November 25, 1946, in Fergus Falls, MN. He graduated from high school in Fergus Falls in 1964. Phil received his degree in auto me ..... 
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Arlene C. Serio

Wed, Mar 27th, 2013
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Arlene C. Serio, 77, of rural Preston, died Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at her home. Arlene was born on June 13, 1935 in Cicero, Illinois, the daughter of Ed and LaVern (Zola) Kaminsky. She graduated from Morton High School in Cicero in 1953. Afte ..... 
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Arnold James “Arnie” Henke

Wed, Mar 27th, 2013
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Arnold James “Arnie” Henke, 67, passed away Friday, March 15, 2013 at his residence in Thermopolis, Wyoming after a period of declining health. Born July 8, 1945 in Preston, Minnesota, he was the son of James and Jean (Shaw) Henke. He attende ..... 
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Food shelf donation

Fri, Mar 22nd, 2013
Posted in Preston Arts & Culture

On Sunday, February 3, the confirmation class from the Harmony and Preston United Methodist churches hosted a “Souper Bowl” fundraiser. Members of the congregation donated food and paper products to the event. A soup and sandwich lunch was serve ..... 
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Family Dollar to be on Preston Lumber lot

Fri, Mar 22nd, 2013
Posted in Preston Features

The Preston City Council at their March 18 meeting approved an application for rezoning the former Preston Lumber lot and an application for a variance for needed parking spaces for the proposed Family Dollar discount retail store. Planning and Zo ..... 
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Shirley Ruth Austin

Fri, Mar 22nd, 2013
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Shirley Ruth Austin Shirley Ruth Austin, Columbia, MO, died on March 7, 2013 at the age of 76. Shirley was born on March 23, 1936 to Louis T. and Cora B. Peterson in Preston, Minn. Shirley graduated from Preston High School, Preston, in 1954. ..... 
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