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Fillmore Central looks at maintaining facilities


Fri, Feb 28th, 2014
Posted in Preston Education

Fillmore Central Superintendent Richard Keith presented the school board with some of the facility projects that need to be done in the next few years.

“We have two great facilities,” he said. “We want to maintain and improve them the best we can.”

The maintenance plan, which was put together by Keith and the facilities committee, categorized projects by priority. Some of the projects under Priority #1 included parking renovations at both sites, ceiling work at the elementary, carpet in the music room, asbestos removal at the high school, and windows at the high school.

There was also a sprinkler system at the high school, with an estimated cost of $850,000. Keith explained the Fire Marshall recognized the high school did not have a sprinkler system, and it needs to be done soon. The project would be paid for with Health and Safety funds.

Keith showed plans for parking lot improvements at both sites. The gravel parking area at the back of the elementary building would be paved, and the lot and front drive would be resurfaced. Keith also mentioned the necessity of adding more parking spaces, and he gave a couple of options they had been considering.

Board member Emily Ellis asked about parents dropping off their kids in the morning or picking them up after school. The front drive is very congested at both of these times, and it makes things difficult. Ellis asked if it was possible to make a drop-off lane.

Keith said the traffic there is something they need to look at when considering their plans.

Some of the items on the Priority #2 list included restroom upgrades at both sites, but primarily the high school, HVAC project at the elementary, playground surfacing at the elementary, and some electric signage at the high school site.

Keith said there have been concerns in the past about using up the space at both sites, but currently at least 85 percent of the rooms are in use on a daily basis 75 percent of time. “We’re using our space, and we’re running out of room in some cases.”

There was also some discussion about changing the location of the office at the high school, either by remodeling the media center or adding on to the building.

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Betty Halverson

Mon, Feb 24th, 2014
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Betty Halverson passed away peacefully at her daughter’s home in rural Ridgeway, Minn. on Friday, February 21, 2014 from a 14-month battle with heart failure at the age of 87. May she enter heaven wearing her dancing shoes and feeling young again. ..... 
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Plans for Preston street improvements move forward

Fri, Feb 21st, 2014
Posted in Preston Government

City Engineer Brett Grabau presented plans and specifications for the large 2014 street and utility improvement project at the city council’s February 18 meeting. Also, a hearing was held regarding the CSAH 17 (St. Paul Street) improvements plann ..... 
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Public hearing set for CSAH 17 project

Fri, Feb 7th, 2014
Posted in Preston Government

Possible assessment levels were discussed concerning the CSAH 17 project at the Preston City Council’s February 3 meeting. Mayor Kurt Reicks was absent. Fillmore County has proposed the rehabilitation and/or reconstruction of the portion of CSA ..... 
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Birth Announcement - Tah’Niyah Greelea Smith

Fri, Feb 7th, 2014
Posted in Preston Social Scenes

On December 27, 2013 a beautiful baby girl was born to Brandi Swan of Rochester, Minn. Tah’Niyah Greenlea Smith arrived at 5:20 p.m. She was 6 lbs. 11 oz. and 18 inches long. Proud grandparents are Mike (Beaver) and Char Hanson of Preston, Min ..... 
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Preston, Peterson chosen for prime bicycling event

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Jan 31st, 2014
Posted in Preston Health & Wellness

Two Fillmore County towns, eagerly awaiting news, received confirmation last week that they had been chosen as a part of a four-day, four-community bicycling event. Bicycling Around Minnesota (BAM), an eight-year tour organization, set up the event, ..... 
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Fillmore Central School Board discusses land owned by school

Fri, Jan 31st, 2014
Posted in Preston Education

The Fillmore Central School Board recently hashed out the confusing details of a one-acre parcel of land apparently legally owned by the school. The land is wooded, and located two miles south of Preston. A country school was once located there, and ..... 
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Fillmore Central Community Education school readiness program earns a 4-Star Parent Aware Rating

Fri, Jan 31st, 2014
Posted in Preston Education

Congratulations to Fillmore Central Community Education School Readiness program for earning a 4-Star Parent Aware Rating! This is the highest possible rating. Parent Aware Star Ratings help parents find programs that go above and beyond to prepar ..... 
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James Jerome Grabau

Thu, Jan 30th, 2014
Posted in Preston Obituaries

James Jerome Grabau, age 60, of Preston, Minn., passed away Wednesday, January 29. 2014, at the Golden Age Living Center in St. Charles, Minn. James was born April 6, 1953, in Preston, the son of Joe and Flora (Anderson) Grabau. He was baptized an ..... 
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