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Levern C. Grooters


Thu, Sep 20th, 2012
Posted in Preston Obituaries

LEVERN C. GROOTERS, age 97, of the Greenleafton, Minn., area, died Tuesday morning, September 18, 2012, at Spring Valley Estates.

Levern was born January 15, 1915, in Sioux City, Iowa, the son of James and Anna (Elfrink) Grooters.

The family moved to a farm in the Greenleafton area when he was 6 weeks old. He attended country school. He married Beatrice Sikkink July 27, 1939, in Hinkley, Minn. The couple farmed in the Greenleafton area during their married life. Beatrice died March 17, 2005. He became a resident of Spring Valley Estates in October 2010.

Levern was a lifelong member of the Greenleafton Reformed Church. He enjoyed his family, friends, bowling, woodworking, and his garden.

He is survived by one son, Duane (Jerilyn) Grooters of Edmonds, Wash.; one daughter, Carol (William) Clausen of Omaha, Neb.; four grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one brother, Perlum Grooters of Spring Valley; and three sisters-in-law, Phyllis Grooters of Harmony, Glenice Grooters of Preston and Venita Sikkink of Spring Valley. He was preceded in death by his wife, two sisters and two brothers.

The funeral will be 1:00 p.m., Saturday, September 22, 2012, at the Greenleafton Reformed Church with Rev. Roger Lokker officiating. Burial will be in the Greenleafton Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Thauwald Funeral Home in Preston 5 – 7:00 p.m., Friday and at the church on Saturday an hour before the service.
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Kelly Printing and Signs expands

Fri, Sep 14th, 2012
Posted in Preston Features

Kelly Printing and Signs of Preston, Minn. has expanded their workspace with the addition of another building. Owners Brad and Mike Kelly were in need of more space, and the new building will be perfect for vinyl installs with a large open area to d ..... 
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Engagement-Hovey & Tollefson

Fri, Sep 7th, 2012
Posted in Preston Social Scenes

Sierra Hovey and Kyle Tollefson are pleased to announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Sierra is the daughter of Wayne and Sue Hovey of Preston, Minn. She is a 2010 graduate of Winona State University with a degree in Business Administra ..... 
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Taste of the Trail and Fall Fest in Preston September 15

Fri, Sep 7th, 2012
Posted in Preston Arts & Culture

Bikers from near and far are invited to join in Preston’s “Taste of the Trail” event on Saturday, September 15 from 10am-3pm at the Preston Trailhead. Event schedule as follows: 10:15am-12:15pm – the “Root River Blue Grass Band” performs ..... 
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Project America 79-day marathon run comes to Preston

Fri, Sep 7th, 2012
Posted in Preston Arts & Culture

On Monday, September 10, marathon runner and veteran, Mike Ehredt, will arrive in Preston, one of 79 stops along his 79-day journey. Ehredt started out from International Falls on August 23 and is currently running a marathon a day in honor of falle ..... 
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Preston City Council sets preliminary budget and levy

Fri, Sep 7th, 2012
Posted in Preston Government

During a short meeting on September 4, 2012, the Preston City Council approved the preliminary levy for 2013 at $672,725. This comes out to an increase of 2.9 percent. It was noted that at that increase, a person with a home that is worth $100,000 w ..... 
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In Service - PFC Kyle D. Koch

Fri, Aug 31st, 2012
Posted in Preston Social Scenes

Private First Class Kyle D. Koch, 21, a 2009 graduate of Fillmore Central High School, has earned the title “U.S Marine” upon graduating from Marine Corps recruit training in San Diego on Aug. 10, 2012. Kyle is the son of Dale and Becky Koch of ..... 
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2012 Summer Reading at Preston Public Library

Fri, Aug 31st, 2012
Posted in Preston Education

We had a fantastic Summer Reading Program this year, and we extend Congratulations to all of our successful summer readers! A total of 85 participated in Preston Public Library’s “Dream Big, Read!” reading program. Little ones in the Cuddle Me ..... 
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Area resident is a lottery winner

Fri, Aug 31st, 2012
Posted in Preston Business Announcements

Congratulations to Cheryl Miller of Preston. Miller won $5,000 by playing the Lottery’s Cash Multiplier scratch game. Miller claimed the prize on Aug. 20, 2012. The winning ticket was purchased at Preston Motor Mart, 209 Kansas St. NW in Preston. ..... 
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