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Chimney Swift tower/kiosk to be built


Fri, Aug 10th, 2012
Posted in Preston Government

Representatives of the Zumbro Valley Audubon Society (ZVAS) addressed the Preston City Council at the August 6 meeting about their preference to gift the soon to be built chimney swift tower/kiosk to the city. Mayor Kurt Reicks and councilman David Harrison were absent.

Earlier agreement language drafted by city attorney Dwight Luhmann was a concern for members of the ZVAS. The council had approved the building of the tower/kiosk in May contingent on an agreement by the parties involved. According to the original agreement draft, the ZVAS would be responsible for providing liability coverage and future maintenance.

Ruthann Yaeger of the ZVAS made it clear that they had raised over $3,000 to build the structure at no cost to the city. However, with limited financial resources, the small organization had no interest in owning the structure and being responsible for future maintenance. The ZVAS wanted to gift the structure to the city as it will stand on city property.

It was noted that one of the four sides of the kiosk will be used to provide information for the Preston Historical Society. The structure is to be built to the right of the historical elevator and railroad track, when one faces the Trailhead Inn. Part of the reason for this location is that people reading the information on the kiosk will be able to look in a direct line to the old Elementary School chimney that has been recognized as the number one chimney swift site in the state of Minnesota. The new tower may provide a nesting site for a pair of chimney swifts.

Greg Munson, former director of the Quarry Hill Nature Center, designed the tower and will oversee its construction. Dale Benike will be the mason and builder and Mike Kelly will produce the kiosk signage.

Councilwoman Kay Spangler said she was concerned about possible vandalism. Councilman Charles Sparks suggested if maintenance is needed, the city could ask the ZVAS to help raise funds.

City Administrator Joe Hoffman estimated that it may cost the city about $100 per year for maintenance on average for shingles, wood and signs.

Luhmann explained that with ownership there would be the obligation to maintain it. Hoffman said it would have little or no effect on liability premiums. The council approved the amending of the agreement to accept ownership of the tower/kiosk and the obligations that come with ownership.

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Preston Historical Society announces raffle winners

Fri, Aug 10th, 2012
Posted in Preston Features

The Preston Historical Society conducted the drawing for the winners of the recent raffle fundraiser at their August Society meeting. Proceeds from the raffle will be used for the elevator site restoration project. The Society would again like ..... 
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Art becomes a ‘super power’ for Preston

Fri, Aug 10th, 2012
Posted in Preston Features

Sally Gibson’s artistic talents serve the community in many ways. She’s crafty with a pair of scissors or a paint-filled brush! In the past several years, she has taken her artistic talents to the streets of Preston, presenting an interactive ..... 
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FCLMC Wolves preparing for 2012 - 2013 season

Fri, Aug 3rd, 2012
Posted in Preston Sports

By Shannon Love On July 15-19, several FCLMC Wolves got the experience of a lifetime. Several wrestlers on the team attended Nebraska Wrestling Camp in Lincoln to work on and learn new wrestling techniques. At the end of their time there, they got ..... 
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Preston resting spot is number one for Chimney Swifts

Fri, Aug 3rd, 2012
Posted in Preston All

The number one chimney swift site in the state of Minnesota as determined by the Audubon Minnesota Swift Counts in 2011 is the former Preston Elementary School chimney, which is now Trailhead Inn and Suites. Population counts had been conducted at o ..... 
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Engagment- Hill-Duff

By Kevin Blanchard

Fri, Jul 27th, 2012
Posted in Preston Social Scenes

Hill ~ Duff Kelly Hill of Preston, Minn. and Preston Duff of Shakopee, Minn. are pleased to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. The bride is the daughter of Charles and Bonnie Hill of Harmony, Minn. The groom is the son of Dennis and ..... 
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Fillmore Central ready for new school year

Fri, Jul 27th, 2012
Posted in Preston Education

By Jade Sexton The Fillmore Central School Board met on July 24, 2012. Dean of Students Chris Mensink said the asbestos removal is done at the elementary school and they are ready to start the new year. They have moved a few classrooms around, and ..... 
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Jaeb earns Eagle Rank

Fri, Jul 27th, 2012
Posted in Preston Features

Michael Jaeb, 15, son of Joseph and Marcia Jaeb of Eagan, MN has earned the Eagle Rank by the Boy Scouts of America- Boy Scout Troop 449. His leadership accomplishments include: Sr. Patrol Leader, Asst. Sr. Patrol Leader, Quartermaster, Patrol ..... 
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Fillmore Central Schools - Mini Grant Program

Fri, Jul 27th, 2012
Posted in Preston Education

A “mini grant” program has been continued for the sixteenth straight year by F & M Community Bank in Preston, First State Bank of Fountain and First Southeast Bank in Harmony for the Fillmore Central School District. Grants of up to $500 each ..... 
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