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Preston Library wraps up its 2016 Summer Reading Program


Mon, Sep 5th, 2016
Posted in Preston Arts & Culture

The Preston Library staff would like to thank and congratulate all of the readers who participated in the “Go For the Win” summer reading program. A total of 138 children signed up for the program. The Cuddle Me group were read to for 480 days, the Pre-Readers group had 2625 books read to them (an increase of over 700 from last year), the Readers group read a total of 37,980 minutes (an increase of over 3,000 minutes from last year), and the Teen group read a collective 7,281 pages.

In the Cuddle Me group, the following children were read to 60 days or more throughout the summer: Koda Scott (80 days), Levi Johnson (80), and Asher Bunke (60). In the Pre-Readers group, the following children had over 100 books read to them: Chayton Scott (1,380 books), Ava Severson (225), Sawyer Johnson (180), James and John Janssen (150), Jacob Kappers (105), and Arianna Wingert (105). The top readers in the elementary through middle school Readers group were Aeden and Logan Flaby with 1,620 minutes each, Savannah Huffman, Eric Weist, and Annakate Wingert with 1,440 minutes each, Hannah Vaalemoen with 1,260 minutes, and Nicholas Weist with 1,080 minutes. The top readers for the Teen group were Katelin Prinsen (2,417 pages read), Madalyn Kinneberg (1,340), and Natalie Ford (946).

Drawings were held weekly for treats and prizes, donated by the following businesses: Casey’s Gas Station, Weber & Judd, Motor Mart, The Sweet Stop Sandwich Shoppe, Trail Head Inn, Blossom Hill Orchard & Farm, Preston Foods and The Lions Club of Preston.

Summer reading participants are asked to pick up their prizes, including those whose names were drawn for the final grand prizes, by September 24.

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Letter about the need for new ideas and progress...

Mon, Sep 5th, 2016
Posted in Preston Letter to the Editor

Letter about the need for new ideas and progress... To the Editor, I am voting for Thomas Trehus for state representative because he understands that for rural Minnesota to succeed, our leaders need to work together for all of us, for One Minnesot ..... 
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Thrifty Threads offers more than just shopping

Mon, Sep 5th, 2016
Posted in Preston Features

If you haven’t been to Thrifty Threads in Preston lately, you should stop by and check it out. It offers a variety of gently used, quality items along with handwoven rag rugs. “Bag week,” a special deal where you pay $7 for whatever you can ..... 
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Thrifty Threads offers more than just shopping

Mon, Sep 5th, 2016
Posted in Preston Features

If you haven’t been to Thrifty Threads in Preston lately, you should stop by and check it out. It offers a variety of gently used, quality items along with handwoven rag rugs. “Bag week,” a special deal where you pay $7 for whatever you can ..... 
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Historic Pleasant Street Inn preserves a piece of Preston’s history

Mon, Aug 29th, 2016
Posted in Preston Features

Eric and Tara Corson never planned on becoming landlords, but when their backyard neighbor had problems selling her home after her husband passed away, they saw an opportunity to help her. They bought her house in 2008 with the intention of renovat ..... 
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Root River noxious weeds: Japanese hops

By Michael Cruse

Mon, Aug 29th, 2016
Posted in Preston Agriculture

By Michael Cruse Extension Educator for Fillmore and Houston Counties When most people hear the word hops, they think of the common hop used for brewing beer. But over the past five to ten years a related species, Japanese Hops, has been invadin ..... 
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Preston discusses 2017 budget

Mon, Aug 29th, 2016
Posted in Preston Government

The preliminary draft details of Preston’s 2017 budget were discussed at the council’s August 23 meeting. Councilman Charles Sparks was absent. The portion of the budget for operations, which includes the general fund, police, fire, street, to ..... 
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County awarded funds

Mon, Aug 29th, 2016
Posted in Preston Government

The Minnesota State Set-Aside Committee for the FEMA Emergency Food and Shelter Program has recommended $2,800 be awarded to Fillmore County. The money is awarded by the Department of Homeland Security and used to provide emergency food and shelter ..... 
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County’s aging computer system

Mon, Aug 29th, 2016
Posted in Preston Government

County Coordinator Bobbie Vickerman lead the discussion about the need to purchase new servers at the county board’s August 23 meeting. Commissioner Mitch Lentz was absent. During the review of the Information Systems (IS) budget Vickerman recom ..... 
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