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Preston City Hall remodel progressing


Fri, Oct 19th, 2012
Posted in Preston Government

By Karen Reisner

The Preston City Council for the first time in over a month met in their city council chambers for their October 15 meeting. The last few meetings have been held in the fire hall while city hall was being remodeled. Councilman David Harrison was absent.

The city staff and council members now sit around a horseshoe-shaped table. A large video aid screen will provide citizens attending the meeting with information on topics being discussed. The room is much brighter due to better lighting, lighter colored walls, and larger windows which allow more natural light during daylight hours.

Outside the walkway in front of the office has been newly paved with paving stones and a new retaining wall has been built to replace the wall that was leaning and crumbling.

Other Business In Brief

•An addition to the city personnel policy was approved that will allow employees needing workers compensation for work-related injuries or illnesses the opportunity to use accrued sick leave time to fill the three-day gap before workers compensation kicks in. City Administrator Joe Hoffman said that an employee will not be able to make more money while injured than he or she would normally. The intention is to allow employees to receive an amount equal to the employee’s regular gross salary.

•Additional language was approved for the S & S Sanitation contract dealing with fees charged for the usage of credit cards. Hoffman said the language makes sure the the sanitation company pays their portion of the credit card fee for their portion of the Utility payments. The Utility accepts credit card payments, and Hoffman noted that they don’t know what percent of customers pay by credit card. An additional three cents per month will be charged to customers to allow the sanitation company to recover the credit card fee. Hoffman said the provision will be revenue neutral.

•The council accepted the generous donation of nine used Kenwood narrowbandable mobile radios from the Houston Fire Department, which is upgrading to 800 MHz radios. The city will send a letter of thanks to the Houston Fire Department.

•The city shop renovation and addition has been completed. There will be an open house held by the Utility on Friday October 26 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Jezlyn Ivy Finseth

Fri, Oct 19th, 2012
Posted in Preston Social Scenes

Chad Finseth and Cassie Keene of Preston are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Jezlyn Ivy. Jezlyn was born July 27, 2012. She weighed 7lb. 1 oz. and was 19 3/4 in. long. She joins older brother Drew Tienter at home. Grandparents are ..... 
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Who’s better: Duke, Duke or Duke?

By Mike Walsh

Fri, Oct 19th, 2012
Posted in Preston Journal Student Writing Project

Before I write for everyone here in the Journal I should probably tell everyone a little about myself. My name is Mike Walsh, the son of Andy and Maggie Walsh. I currently am a senior at Fillmore Central. I have one sister, Caitlyn, who is in ninth ..... 
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In the service

Fri, Oct 19th, 2012
Posted in Preston Social Scenes

Michelle Baez Airforce Airman Michelle Baez graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, A ..... 
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Birth Announcement - Jezlyn Ivy Finseth

Fri, Oct 12th, 2012
Posted in Preston Social Scenes

Jezlyn Ivy Finseth Chad Finseth and Cassie Keene Finseth of Preston are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Jezlyn Ivy. Jezlyn was born July 27, 2012. She weighed 7 lb. 1 oz. and was 19 3/4 inches long. She joins her brother, Drew Tient ..... 
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Holiday Open House at Repeat Boutique

Fri, Oct 12th, 2012
Posted in Preston Arts & Culture

Saturday, November 3 from 10:00 a.m. until noon, Julia-Claire Repeat Boutique will host a holiday open house to introduce several of its artisans. JuliaClaire Repeat Boutique has gained 210 Consigners in the past six months and each week, the numb ..... 
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The Fillmore Central High School Band

Fri, Oct 12th, 2012
Posted in Preston Education

The Fillmore Central High School Band Department will have 8 students proudly represent its school at the 2012 Three Rivers Honor Music Festival. The event will be held at St. Charles High School on Monday, November 5th, 2012. Students are selected ..... 
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Fillmore Central Dollars for Scholars changes its name

Fri, Oct 12th, 2012
Posted in Preston Education

As of October 1, 2012, Fillmore Central Dollars for Scholars has a new name - Fillmore Central Scholarship Foundation. The local scholarship committee was recently informed that the annual fee to be affiliated with Scholarship America would be ra ..... 
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Free car seat and booster seat check event

Fri, Oct 12th, 2012
Posted in Preston Health & Wellness

Extra seat belt enforcement activities will be taking place from October 12-26. The Minnesota Primary Seat Belt law requires drivers and all passengers to be buckled up or in the correct child restraint or booster seat. Children in Minnesota must ri ..... 
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