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NASCAR competitor is ‘driven’ to recognize military women


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

In a male-dominated sport, Jennifer Jo Cobb, a driver with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, is doing something to show that women are just as capable as men. She is the creator of the promotional campaign “Driven2Honor,” which brings recognition to female U.S. military servicemembers.

The Driven2Honor program, which Cobb created in 2011, has three goals: to honor women in the military; to inspire young women that the military is a viable option for their future; and to empower female veterans post-duty.

Amid other nominees, Cobb chose Coast Guard Senior Chief Petty Officer Rebecca Polzin of Preston to accompany her during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race at the Michigan International Speedway, in Brooklyn, Mich., Aug. 18, 2012.

Cobb decided to use her racing platform to bring attention to military-related causes concerning female soldiers and reward soldiers for their service by hosting them as guests at the track each week she competes in a NASCAR event.

Polzin, officer-in-charge of Coast Guard Station Michigan City, Ind., was nominated for the event by Petty Officer 2nd Class Charlene Sander, a crewmember of the station.

“I nominated Senior Chief Polzin because I feel that she is a great role model for women to look up to,” said Sander. “She inspires others to become great leaders and empowers them through various organizational initiatives.”

“I did not know I was nominated until I received an email about two weeks prior to the race that I had been selected,” said Polzin.

During the Driven2Honor, Polzin met Cobb, had lunch with her and her crew, attended the driver’s meeting and opening ceremony at the winner’s circle and watched the race from Cobb’s pit box with her crew chief.

“It was an incredible experience, and it is great what she is doing for military women,” said Polzin.

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Fillmore Central School Board approves staffing changes

Fri, Aug 31st, 2012
Posted in Preston Education

The new school year is off to a great start for Fillmore Central students, who started school early this year due to a project being done at the high school next summer. Principal Heath Olstad said everything is running smoothly. At their regular ..... 
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Preston reviews first draft of 2013 budget

Fri, Aug 24th, 2012
Posted in Preston Government

City Administrator Joe Hoffman presented a draft of the 2013 budget compiled from departmental requests at the council’s August 22 meeting. Mayor Kurt Reicks was absent. The meeting was held in the fire hall due to the ongoing remodeling of city ..... 
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Zumbro Valley Audubon Program: “Preston Chimney Swifts”

Fri, Aug 24th, 2012
Posted in Preston The Great Outdoors

In 2011, Preston set the record for the largest number of swifts in the state of Minnesota. Please join Audubon members for an enjoyable evening of watching Chimney Swifts do their amazing dive into the large chimney attached to the TrailHead Inn & ..... 
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Bauer Built announces acquisition of Hanson Tire Service, Inc. LeRoy, Minnesota

Fri, Aug 24th, 2012
Posted in Preston Business Announcements

Jerry Bauer, President of Bauer Built, Inc. of Durand, Wisconsin announces the acquisition of Hanson Tire Service, Inc. headquartered in LeRoy, Minnesota along with a location in Preston, Minnesota. Hanson Tire has been servicing the Midwest for the ..... 
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National Trout Center holds raffle for great prizes

Fri, Aug 17th, 2012
Posted in Preston The Great Outdoors

Here’s your chance to win a Headwaters Bamboo Rod (Model: Peerless Santiam 7’0” 5/6 wt Medium) valued at $800 and a box of seven dozen hand-tied flies by Lyle Besse valued at $200. To view these items please visit the National Trout Center’s ..... 
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Birth Announcement- Sawyer Michael Johnson

Fri, Aug 17th, 2012
Posted in Preston Social Scenes

Michael and Margaret Johnson of Fountain, Minn. are proud to announce the birth of their son, Sawyer Michael. Sawyer was born on July 30, 2012. He weighed 7 lb. 6 oz. and was 20.25 inches long. Grandparents are Arlyn and Joann Groth of Ridgeway, ..... 
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Katherine Pitney

Fri, Aug 17th, 2012
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Katherine Beatrix Kailey Pitney died August 7, 2012, at The Nebraska Masonic Home in Plattsmouth, Nebraska. She was born on August 8, 1923, at the Willows Maternity Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. George and Ethel Wisecarver Kailey, longtime re ..... 
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Katherine Pitney

Wed, Aug 15th, 2012
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Katherine Beatrix Kailey Pitney died August 7, 2012 at The Nebraska Masonic Home in Plattsmouth, Nebraska. She was born on August 8, 1923 at the Willows Maternity Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. George and Ethel Wisecarver Kailey, longtime residen ..... 
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