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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. Bikers are welcome to test taste a variety of local food samples while they last. Next up –“LifeNeverEnns” performs polka, classical, and Old Time Gospel from 12:30-2:30pm.

Interested bikers may also gather at the Trailhead from 10am-Noon to participate in a short bike ride led by a Forestville Naturalist, who will take bikers on a 20 minute tour along the river, sharing information about Preston’s history, geology, plants and wildlife. Rides will leave every half hour.

“Preston Fall Fest” events include a Pancake, Sausage, and Scrambled Egg Breakfast served by Preston Cub Scout Pack 67 at the United Methodist Church from 8-10:30am. For lunch the Servicemen’s Club is serving up their annual Chicken BBQ and all the fixin’s from 10:30am-2pm.

Kids Day Events will be held on the lower side of the Courthouse Square from 11:30am-1:30pm. Free snacks and drawings for prizes: seven new bikes, smoke detectors, Wii game system, Wii Fit Board, and more. See Sparky the Fire Dog, McGruff the Crime Dog, pet a pony, and take an ambulance tour.

End the evening at the Preston Firemen’s dance at the Servicemen’s Club starting at 8pm. “Flashback” performs live country, rock, ‘50s and ‘60s music. Purchase a Sportmen’s Raffle Ticket for a chance to win a 4-wheeler and trailer, or any one of 20 other prizes.
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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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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 recog ..... 
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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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