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Fillmore Central to offer trap shooting


Fri, Jun 27th, 2014
Posted in Preston Education

Members of the Harmony Conservation Club attended the Fillmore Central School Board meeting on June 24. Board member Sue Sikkink explained they had approached her with the idea of starting a trap shooting team at Fillmore Central.

The trap shooting team would be sanctioned by the Minnesota State Trap Shooting League, and would be no cost to the school.

Board member Jim Love asked when the season would be. Conservation Club member Bill Hanlon said the season would run from April to June and last nine weeks.

Dustin Hanson said it would be very flexible, and shooting could be done once a week. Scores would be submitted at the end of the week.

There is currently an FFA trap shooting team that was started by Hanson. Hanlon said this one would be more involved. “It’s not just for FFA kids, it’s open to more, boys and girls are together.”

Hanlon said the students must be 12 years old and have taken the firearm safety class. The Conservation Club has four licensed firearm safety instructors.

As far as safety goes, Hanson said of all the trap shooting in the state, six million shots have been fired and there have been no issues or violations. There will be no guns or ammunition allowed on school grounds. The Conservation Club can loan guns to kids who do not have one.

This would be an official sport in which a student could earn a letter, and team photos would be in the yearbook.

Hanlon said the firearm safety classes are all done online now. The kids have to attend a field day and they must pass a test before they can join and receive their certificate.

Sikkink said they will be looking into an activity fees. There is no cost to the school, and the Conservation Club is volunteering their services as coaches. The Minnesota State Trap Shooting League covers all insurance. Dean Chris Mensink will be looking into the legalities of coaching requirements.

“I think it’s a real positive thing for the school,” said Love. The board approved.

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Fillmore Central Band and Choir perform at Disney World

Fri, Jun 27th, 2014
Posted in Preston Education

This past week, June 16-22, the Fillmore Central Band and Choir traveled to Orlando, Fla., to perform at the Walt Disney World Resort. The marching band performed at the Magic Kindgom during the afternoon of Wednesday, June 18, for an enormous crow ..... 
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North Preston regional pond planned

Fri, Jun 20th, 2014
Posted in Preston Government

Brett Grabau, Stantec, reviewed the feasibility report for a North Regional Pond at the Preston City Council’s June 16 meeting. Early in April when Grabau discussed the details of the feasibility study for the proposed North Industrial Park, se ..... 
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Virgil J. Rindels

Fri, Jun 20th, 2014
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Virgil J. Rindels, 96, of Greenleafton, Minn., died Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester. Virgil was born on January 26, 1918 in Castlewood, S.D., the son of John and Jennie (Bleeker) Rindels. He attended school in Castlewood. I ..... 
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Engagement - Lokker ~ Melver

Fri, Jun 20th, 2014
Posted in Preston Social Scenes

Roger and Brenda Lokker of Greenleafton, Minn. are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Karla, to Timothy Melver, son of Scott and Paula Melver of Preston, Minn. Karla is a student at Mayo School of Science and Tim is employed in ..... 
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Ruth E. VandeWeerd

Wed, Jun 18th, 2014
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Ruth E. ‘Ruthie’ VandeWeerd, 80, of Preston, died Saturday, June 14, 2014 at the Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church in Preston with Rev. Dave Jo ..... 
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Phyllis E. Utley

Wed, Jun 18th, 2014
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Phyllis E. Utley, age 87, of Rochester, formerly of Preston, died Monday evening, June 16, 2014, at Madonna Towers of Rochester. Phyllis was born January 4, 1927, on the family farm in Carimona Township, Fillmore Co., Minnesota, the daughter of Elv ..... 
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Thank you...

Fri, Jun 13th, 2014
Posted in Preston Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, My name is Lina Della Libera from Germany, and I had the awesome opportunity to be a PAX exchange student at Fillmore Central High School this year. My host family was the Corson Family of Preston- Eric, Tara, Siri, Elias and Jonas. ..... 
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Preston Dairy and Farm Association breaks ground on expansion

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Jun 13th, 2014
Posted in Preston Features

Groundbreaking on the Preston Dairy and Farm expansion outside of Preston took place Wednesday, June 11, 2014 with Preston Area Chamber of Commerce members, Preston Mayor Curt Reicks, Preston Chamber of Commerce President Sarah Wangen and EDA Direct ..... 
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