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Youth Beef Show to be held in Preston


Mon, May 7th, 2012
Posted in Preston All

From June 8-10, many people are going to gather at the Fillmore County Fairgrounds in Preston for the Youth Beef Show. Young people up to the age of 21 will be there to show their beef cattle and be part of a judging competition.

According to organizer Paul Bartsh, the show has been held in Rochester in recent years. This is the first time it will be in Preston.

“The people doing it the last few years wanted to get away from it and do something different,” said Bartsh. It somehow landed with Bartsh, who has been raising purebred Limousin cattle in Rushford with his parents for ten years.

Bartsh said the show consists of all breeds of cattle, and they are shown by age. There is a Skill-a-thon, and a judging contest. The youth are usually also involved in 4-H and FFA, and they come in all different ages.

“I have seen kids as young as four or five showing cattle before,” shared Bartsh.

Youth from Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin are all welcome to join the show and get some practice. Awards and prizes will be given for the contests.

Bartsh said they had 170 head of cattle last year. “We are hoping to get there,” he said. “We’re not sure what the numbers are going to be this year.”

The youth will be judging the cattle in many categories, and is very good practice. They can bring as many head of cattle as they want, and cattle will also be brought in from all over the tri-state area.

Bartsh said the judge will be Shane Lindsey from Prairie City, Iowa. “The University of Minnesota is bringing their cattle show on Sunday,” he added. “There will be two shows in one weekend.”

Bartsh describes the show as a learning experience for the kids.

“It will be good practice for the kids,” he said. “It keeps them busy. It helps them get ready for the State Fair and county 4-H projects.”

There are many sponsors that make a show like this possible. Bartsh said AgStar is a big sponsor and supporter.

“We are also trying to bring business to the community of Preston,” he explained. “We are using the IGA for food, and Oak Meadow Meats. Local businesses have been a huge support to us.”

Bartsh is hoping to make this show an annual event. “It will be a good time,” he said. “It’s good to get the kids out to meet people. I have been showing for many y .....
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Thursday Family Night in Preston

Mon, May 7th, 2012
Posted in Preston All

The Preston area businesses are looking for musicians, dancers, and entertainers who would be willing to volunteer their time and talents for “Thursday Family Night in Preston.” We are looking for 15-30 minute segments of entertainment to be hel ..... 
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FREE Streamside culinary adventure

Mon, May 7th, 2012
Posted in Preston All

The National Trout Center in Preston, MN will host a free Streamside Culinary Adventure entitled “Wild Edible Plants and Trout”. The workshop takes place on Saturday, May 12 from 1pm-3pm in the city park at the Harmony-Preston Valley Trailhead, ..... 
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Marion Wentworth

Mon, May 7th, 2012
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Marion Wentworth, 84, of Preston, died Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at her home in Preston. Marion was born on January 13, 1928, in Fountain, Minnesota the daughter of Anton and Caroline (Anderson) Tangen. She attended country school, and gradua ..... 
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Milo Bacon

Mon, May 7th, 2012
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Milo Bacon was born on November 26, 1935, in Preston to Norval and Geneva (Henke) Bacon. They later divorced. He passed away November 15, 2011, at home in Faribault, Minn. from complications of pneumonia. He enjoyed riding his bicycle, w ..... 
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Preston’s parts guys

Mon, Apr 30th, 2012
Posted in Preston All

Mark Berry has worked at NAPA Auto Parts in Preston for a total of 13 years, and he has seen some changes over the years. Before working there, he worked at Curt’s Standard. He studied business at Rochester Community and Technical College. “I ..... 
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Have you ever seen a two-headed car?

Mon, Apr 30th, 2012
Posted in Preston All

Back in the 1960s, Vern Knoepke of Preston was working at a body shop when he got the idea to put two cars together. He had two Oldsmobiles, one a 1953 and one a 1952, and he put them together so that both ends are the front of the car, with a steer ..... 
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National Trout Center 2012 programming

Mon, Apr 23rd, 2012
Posted in Preston Business Announcements

The National Trout Center, located in Preston, MN will once again open its doors the first weekend in April, just in time for the 2012 state wide Trout Season Opener on April 14th. National Trout Center (NTC) programs in April include: “Adopt ..... 
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Legacy grant to be pursued

Mon, Apr 23rd, 2012
Posted in Preston Government

Jeff Broberg, a member of the National Trout Center (NTC) board of directors, discussed the possibility of obtaining Legacy grant funding (from the three-eighths Minnesota sales tax) at the Preston City Council’s April 16 meeting. Broberg, Minneso ..... 
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