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Art becomes a ‘super power’ for Preston


Fri, Aug 10th, 2012
Posted in Preston Features

Sam Gibson as Wonder Woman and Mitch Gibson as Captain America, superheroes and children of Sally Gibson, stand out in front of Sally’s Hair To Dye For in downtown Preston.

Sally Gibson’s artistic talents serve the community in many ways. She’s crafty with a pair of scissors or a paint-filled brush!

In the past several years, she has taken her artistic talents to the streets of Preston, presenting an interactive experience for locals and tourists. Always trying to add a picture-perfect moment for Trout Days, she has life-size, hand-crafted, wooden cut-outs.

Sally’s most recent creation stands watch out in front of her shop, Sally’s Hair To Dye For, at 100 Main Street SW in Preston. You can become Wonder Woman or Captain America in as quick as it takes to press the button on a digital camera.

A lot of people probably wonder how these two super heroes landed on Main Street in front Sally’s hair salon. Well, this year’s post-prom party, as with every year in the past, the parents of the junior class were responsible for putting together the post-prom party for the seniors attending prom. This year’s theme was “Super Heroes,” which is how Wonder Woman and Captain America arrived at Sally’s doorstep.

She served on the post-prom decorating committee with other parents, and she offered to put her artistic talents to use with the creation of this cut-out. Sally says she really doesn’t get a chance to do this type of artwork on a regular basis, so it becomes a good outlet for her.

Since the post-prom party and associated events took place in May 2012, the timing was perfect to put this cut-out on the streets of Preston for the rest of the locals and tourists to enjoy during the Trout Days celebration.

On any day of the week or weekend, you’ll see people snapping shots of friends and family poking their heads through the two available holes.

In 2011, Sally put together a cut-out for the Preston Fire Department that replicated a fire station for kids and parents to get their picture taken during Trout Days. What’s amazing is how she takes the artwork from paper to a life-sized structure. She skillfully cuts the silhouette along with all of the holes with her saw and then paints with such attention to detail. Seriously, check out the super heroes on Sally’s doorstep.

Sally’s artistic talents are shared throughout her family. Here father and mother, Jim and Lorry Patterson, are both very artistic. And, her sister, Julie Patterson is also very talented, working as a graphic artist.

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FCLMC Wolves preparing for 2012 - 2013 season

Fri, Aug 3rd, 2012
Posted in Preston Sports

By Shannon Love On July 15-19, several FCLMC Wolves got the experience of a lifetime. Several wrestlers on the team attended Nebraska Wrestling Camp in Lincoln to work on and learn new wrestling techniques. At the end of their time there, they got ..... 
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Preston resting spot is number one for Chimney Swifts

Fri, Aug 3rd, 2012
Posted in Preston All

The number one chimney swift site in the state of Minnesota as determined by the Audubon Minnesota Swift Counts in 2011 is the former Preston Elementary School chimney, which is now Trailhead Inn and Suites. Population counts had been conducted at o ..... 
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Engagment- Hill-Duff

By Kevin Blanchard

Fri, Jul 27th, 2012
Posted in Preston Social Scenes

Hill ~ Duff Kelly Hill of Preston, Minn. and Preston Duff of Shakopee, Minn. are pleased to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. The bride is the daughter of Charles and Bonnie Hill of Harmony, Minn. The groom is the son of Dennis and ..... 
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Fillmore Central ready for new school year

Fri, Jul 27th, 2012
Posted in Preston Education

By Jade Sexton The Fillmore Central School Board met on July 24, 2012. Dean of Students Chris Mensink said the asbestos removal is done at the elementary school and they are ready to start the new year. They have moved a few classrooms around, and ..... 
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Jaeb earns Eagle Rank

Fri, Jul 27th, 2012
Posted in Preston Features

Michael Jaeb, 15, son of Joseph and Marcia Jaeb of Eagan, MN has earned the Eagle Rank by the Boy Scouts of America- Boy Scout Troop 449. His leadership accomplishments include: Sr. Patrol Leader, Asst. Sr. Patrol Leader, Quartermaster, Patrol ..... 
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Fillmore Central Schools - Mini Grant Program

Fri, Jul 27th, 2012
Posted in Preston Education

A “mini grant” program has been continued for the sixteenth straight year by F & M Community Bank in Preston, First State Bank of Fountain and First Southeast Bank in Harmony for the Fillmore Central School District. Grants of up to $500 each ..... 
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An active senior, an active citizen

Mon, Jul 23rd, 2012
Posted in Preston Health & Wellness

Muriel Hanson of Preston, Minn. is a woman on the go. She is involved in many activities, both socially and through volunteering. When asked her age, Muriel said she is 79, and then added, “Can I be that old?!” Looking at her schedule, you would ..... 
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Preston City Hall remodel progressing

Fri, Jul 20th, 2012
Posted in Preston Government

City Administrator Joe Hoffman reported at the July 16 meeting that the city hall remodel project had begun and that they were on budget at this point. The council had accepted a quote from H and J Construction to do the remodel at their March 14 ..... 
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