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Preston Historical Society receives grant


Mon, Feb 27th, 2012
Posted in Preston All

The Preston Historical Society has been awarded a Legacy Grant through the Minnesota Historical and Cultural Program from the Minnesota Historical Society. The amount of the grant is $25,103.

The grant is for the “Milwaukee Elevator: Reconstruction of Additions” project which will include the reconstruction of the bagging shed and scale house to the 1902 Milwaukee elevator in Preston.

The project was recommended for funding by the Historical Resources Advisory Committee at their meeting on December 19-20, 2011. Dick Petsch, President; Bob Maust, Vice President; and Marc Sather, Treasurer of the local Preston Historical Society made a presentation on behalf of the grant application to the State Advisory Committee.

The grant award was approved by the Minnesota Historical Society’s Executive Council on January 19, 2012. The grant will target the architectural work portion of the $275,000 total reconstruction project. When completed, the structures will house the interpretive portions of the Elevator complex.

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Darrell R. Brekke

Mon, Feb 27th, 2012
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Darrell R. Brekke, 79, of Preston, died Tuesday, February 21, 2012, at Methodist hospital in Rochester.Darrell was born on July 30, 1932 in Lanesboro, the son of Lars and Mabel (Johnson) Brekke. He graduated from Lanesboro high school. After ..... 
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Preston adopts sidewalk maintenance policy

Mon, Feb 27th, 2012
Posted in Preston Features

City Administrator Joe Hoffman explained at the city council’s February 21 meeting that the city has abided by an established unwritten sidewalk policy for some time. However, the League of Minnesota Cities has recommended the council adopt a form ..... 
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Preston Area Community Foundation Dinner

Mon, Feb 20th, 2012
Posted in Preston All

The sixth annual Preston Area Community Foundation Dinner and Celebration will be held Monday, February 27 beginning at 5:30 pm at the Branding Iron restaurant in Preston. This year’s program will include recognition of the past year donors and co ..... 
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First Baptist Church in Preston welcomes new pastor

Mon, Feb 13th, 2012
Posted in Preston Faith & Worship

You are invited to come and worship with us and meet the new pastor, Geno Pyse, wife Michelle, an orthopedic nurse with Mayo Clinic, and their son Michael. They have a heart for serving Jesus and helping other people to know and serve Him. Gen ..... 
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Preston hires Public Works Director

Mon, Feb 13th, 2012
Posted in Preston Features

Jim Bakken was selected by the Preston Public Utility to be the new Public Works Director effective January 24. City Administrator Joe Hoffman said they had an excellent candidate pool to choose from. Mayor Kurt Reicks was absent. Licensed Contract ..... 
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Preston hires Public Works Director

Mon, Feb 13th, 2012
Posted in Preston Features

Jim Bakken was selected by the Preston Public Utility to be the new Public Works Director effective January 24. City Administrator Joe Hoffman said they had an excellent candidate pool to choose from. Mayor Kurt Reicks was absent. Licensed Contract ..... 
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Preston hires Public Works Director

Mon, Feb 13th, 2012
Posted in Preston Features

Jim Bakken was selected by the Preston Public Utility to be the new Public Works Director effective January 24. City Administrator Joe Hoffman said they had an excellent candidate pool to choose from. Mayor Kurt Reicks was absent. Licensed Contract ..... 
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Congressional Veterans Affairs subcommittee hearing in Preston


Posted in Preston Features

Rep. Jon Runyan (R-NJ), chairman of the U.S. House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs and Rep. Tim Walz (D-MN), a member of the subcommittee, conducted a hearing on May 14 in the Fillmore County Board room. T ..... 
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