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SEMCAC in Preston receives money from “Swipe Out Hunger”


Mon, Jan 5th, 2015
Posted in Preston Features

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Merchants Bank’s “Swipe Out Hunger” Facebook giveaway has concluded with a donation of $136 to Semcac in Preston.

Merchants Bank donated 5 cents each time a Merchants Bank credit card or debit card was used between November 28 and December 10, for a total of $10,000 to be split among fourteen food shelves. The total donation amount was determined by the percentage of votes cast for each food shelf on Merchants Bank’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/MerchantsBank. More than 2,100 votes were cast in this year’s giveaway.

The food shelves were nominated by our bank locations (bank locations making the nomination are noted in parentheses). There were a number of locations that nominated the same organization. The “Swipe Out Hunger” awards break down as follows:

•360 Communities (Lakeville): $172

•Cannon Falls Food Shelf (Cannon Falls): $339

•The Open Door Pantry (Apple Valley and Rosemount): $117

•Friends in Need Food Shelf (Cottage Grove): $134

•Hastings Family Service (Hastings): $339

•La Crescent Food Share (La Crescent): $627

•Randolph Food Shelf (Hampton): $130

•Red Wing Area Food Shelf (Red Wing): $100

•SEMCAC Houston County Food Shelf (Caledonia and Spring Grove): $330

•SEMCAC in Preston (Lanesboro): $136

•SEMCAC in Rushford (Rushford): $1,960

•Southeastern Minnesota Education & Resource Center (St. Charles): $117

•The Hunger Task Force (Onalaska): $5,000

•Winona Volunteer Services (Winona, Lakeside, Goodview): $572

During last year’s “Swipe Out Hunger” giveaway, La Crescent Food Share received the top donation of $2,383 and more than 1,700 votes were cast.

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Juried High School Art Show opens January 10

Mon, Jan 5th, 2015
Posted in Preston Education

Lanesboro Arts will present the Annual Juried High School Art Show, showcasing work by 9-12th grade students from Chatfield, Fillmore Central, Lanesboro, and Rushford-Peterson High Schools. The show opens with a reception on Saturday, January 10 fro ..... 
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Mildred “Millie” Lillian Corson

Mon, Dec 29th, 2014
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Mildred “Millie” Lillian Corson, age 91, of Preston, Minn., passed away on December 19, 2014, at the Grand Meadow Care Center. Mildred was born August 18, 1923, to Adolph and Josie (Flattum) Davidson on a farm near Amherst, Fillmore Co. Sh ..... 
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2014, a busy year in Preston

Mon, Dec 22nd, 2014
Posted in Preston Government

The Preston city council at their December 15 meeting, the last in 2014, concluded its business for the year. City administrator Joe Hoffman maintained that this has been a very busy year with a number of different projects. The largest of these b ..... 
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Delvin W. Bunke

Mon, Dec 22nd, 2014
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Delvin W. Bunke, 85, of Preston, Minn. died Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at Mayo Clinic - St. Mary’s Campus Delvin was a tolerant man of perseverance born a month before the great depression. He asked little of the world. He was a man of few w ..... 
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Holiday tradition continues in Preston

Mon, Dec 22nd, 2014
Posted in Preston All

Christmas brings families together in different ways. One local family is carrying on a tradition, as many families do, except this tradition has nothing to do with presents but rather, presence, as they host a meaningful community event. The Pre ..... 
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Virginia F. Milton

Mon, Dec 15th, 2014
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Virginia F. Milton, 86 of Austin, Minn., died at her home on Tuesday, December 9, 2014. Virginia was born January 21, 1928 to Virgil and Jeanette (Maxson) Dotzenrod in Preston, Minn. She graduated from Austin High School and from the Austin Juni ..... 
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PACF receives large gift and matching award

Mon, Dec 8th, 2014
Posted in Preston Arts & Culture

The Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation recently announced a Major Gift Fundraising challenge to all of their community foundations. The goal of this SMIF challenge is to promote major endowment gifts by matching donations to help grow the phil ..... 
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2014 Minnesota Sheriffs’ Association Scholarship recipient

Mon, Dec 8th, 2014
Posted in Preston Education

2014 Minnesota Sheriffs’ Association Scholarship recipient Sheriff Daryl Jensen is pleased to announce that Jacob Ristau of Preston has been selected as one of ten recipients to receive the Minnesota Sheriffs’ Association Scholarship. The quali ..... 
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