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Preston approves bond sale for 2014 street projects


Fri, Jul 11th, 2014
Posted in Preston Government

At the July 7 Preston City Council meeting, Mike Bubany, David Drown and Associates, informed the council that the city’s favorable “AA/Stable” Standard and Poor’s rating had been reaffirmed. Councilman David Harrison was absent.

The city received five bids for the $4.15 million bond sale. A resolution to approve the lowest cost bond sale bid from Robert W. Baird & Co. was unanimously adopted. The bond is to be repaid over 15 years with a net interest rate of 2.76 percent. The average tax levy needed to service the bond each year will be approximately $268,000.

Nehemiah Family Services

The Planning and Zoning commission had held a public hearing on the application from Nehemiah Family Services to hold substance abuse counseling sessions. The sessions are to be held on Sunday afternoons at the Preston United Methodist Church. City Administrator Joe Hoffman explained this would be under the umbrella of a health clinic which is a permitted conditional use in R-2 districts. There was no comment from the public at the P & Z meeting.

Pastor Billy Edwards spoke about the licensed outpatient treatment program. He said the church board approved the use of the church for the support group sessions. The council approved the CUP as recommended by P & Z with no conditions.

Revolving Loan Approved

Craig Bond and Justin Jones had requested a loan from the EDA revolving loan fund to aide in their purchase of equipment and inventory at Preston Service Plus. Jones and Bond LLC are purchasing the building, land, and business from the current owners. The bank and the EDA are not participating in the land purchase.

The EDA loan ($21,250) will be in second position to F & M Bank. The revolving loan is to be paid back over five years at 2.5 percent interest. Jones has worked for Service Plus for 17 years. The EDA loan will help with the succession of an existing business in the city. The loan was approved as recommended by the EDA.

Prior to the loan approval the revolving loan limit was raised from $15,000 to $25,000. EDA Director Cathy Enerson said the $15,000 figure was a bit low for participation in equipment purchases. Hoffman said the EDA cannot lend out more than is in the fund, so the higher cap will likely mean fewer loans. The amendment to raise the cap, amending the guidelines, on the commercial incentive plus improvement revolving loan fund was appro .....
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Birth Announcements - Mark James Yonts

Fri, Jul 11th, 2014
Posted in Preston Social Scenes

Serenity proudly announces the birth of her baby brother! Mark James was born on June 13, 2014 to John and Danielle Yonts of Preston, Minn. He weighed 7 pounds 10 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long. Grandparents are James Yonts of Rushford, Minn; ..... 
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Birth Announcements - Jack Carl Steven Holger

Fri, Jul 11th, 2014
Posted in Preston Social Scenes

Jon and Sara Holger of Preston, Minn. are proud to announce the birth of their son, Jack Carl Steven, born on June 10, 2014. He weighed 6 pounds 15 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Carl and Sue Holger of Rushford, Minn.; Steve O ..... 
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POET team members share experiences from Kenya

Mon, Jul 7th, 2014
Posted in Preston Features

This summer a group of POET team members traveled to Kenya, Africa to help build a dorm for the Traveller’s Oasis Girls School. Michele Anderson, Quality Manager at POET Biorefining, Preston and a resident of Saint Charles participated in this mis ..... 
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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 shooti ..... 
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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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