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Discussion initiated for Preston Community Center


Fri, Nov 22nd, 2013
Posted in Preston Government

At the Preston City Council’s November 19 meeting Mayor Kurt Reicks began a discussion concerning a community center.

Reicks had been approached by the Fillmore County Ag Society as to the possibility of working together to make a community center happen in Preston. The council decided to begin talks with the Ag Society. There was agreement that there is a need for a community center.

Reicks and councilman Robert Maust will meet with members of the Ag Society to talk about options for a community center.

Washed out driveway

Jim Bakken, Public Works, illustrated how the driveway on the north side of the New Horizons Mobile Home Park, adjacent to Casey’s, washes out repeatedly. The driveway is now gravel and when storm water from heavy rains run down Chatfield Street from the school the gravel is washed off the driveway. The driveway is private, but it is on the Farmers Street rite-of-way.

Bakken suggested the least expensive fix would be to raise the driveway approach and pave from the back of the approach. He said they didn’t want to tear up a brand new street to put in more catch basins, adding it is the city’s storm water that needs to be controlled.

It was decided to discuss sharing the cost of improving the driveway with the property owner.

Other Business In Brief

•Two quotes had been received to replace the brick facing on the Fillmore Street pedestrian ramp. One quote was from VanMinsel, Spring Grove, and the other was from Stone Expressions, Rochester. A motion was approved to request that Fillmore County pay for half of the repairs.

•A retaining wall located at 109 St. Anthony Street is in need of repair. There is some question as to where the responsibility for fixing the wall lies, be it with the city, the county, or the landowners. It was decided to negotiate with the property owners and the county.

•At&T had proposed a ground lease rent of $300 per month for 25 years to lease space from the city near the water tower for a 12-foot x 28-foot building. At the November 4 meeting the council approved a counter-offer of $500 per month. Matt Kundert, a consultant for AT&T explained at this meeting that the company was not willing to increase their proposal especially since they have to rent space on the Verizon tower as well.

The council approved a contract with the rent at $300 per m .....
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Fillmore SWCD receives dividend from Minnesota counties intergovernmental trust

Fri, Nov 22nd, 2013
Posted in Preston Business Announcements

Preston, Minn. – The Fillmore Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) recently received a dividend check in the amount of $4,959.00 from Minnesota Counties Intergovernmental Trust (MCIT). MCIT is a member service organization that provides 81 ..... 
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Michael Himlie volunteers at Brethren Disaster Ministries in New Windsor, MD

Thu, Nov 21st, 2013
Posted in Preston Faith & Worship

Michael Himlie of Harmony, Minn., has recently undertaken a Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) assignment with Brethren Disaster Ministries in New Windsor, MD. Brethren Disaster Ministries follows the biblical mandate to “bear one another’s burd ..... 
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Preston discusses residential issues

Fri, Nov 8th, 2013
Posted in Preston Government

The Preston City Council at their November 4 meeting again discussed whether or not to require a ‘green belt’ to screen the Brownsville Mobile Home Park. The issue was tabled after the discussion. A second issue concerning the possible purchase ..... 
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Fillmore Central High School Club

Fri, Nov 8th, 2013
Posted in Preston Education

The Falcon Scholar Club was formed to recognize academic excellence. The criteria to become a club member are to maintain a 3.5 grade point average or higher with an all grades being a “C” or better for the previous school year. Therefore, only ..... 
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Elderly please beware ...

Fri, Nov 8th, 2013
Posted in Preston Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, I have received two phone calls this week from callers that state they are calling from the Medicare Office and they will be mailing out your new Medicare card along with a free packet of good stuff. FIRST they want to confirm your p ..... 
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Josephine C. Benson

Tue, Nov 5th, 2013
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Josephine C. Benson, 100 years of age, died on Thursday, October 31 at her home at Traditions in Preston, Minn., where she resided for the last 4.5 years. Jo was born on September 15, 1913 in Owatonna, Minn. to John and Mary Pelinka. She graduated ..... 
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Fillmore Central Elementary applies to be celebration school

Fri, Nov 1st, 2013
Posted in Preston Education

At the regular school board meeting on October 29, Dean Chris Mensink informed the board that Fillmore Central Elementary is eligible to be a Minnesota Department of Education Celebration School. He explained the top 25 percent of schools in Minneso ..... 
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Fillmore-Central band students performing in Conference Honor Band

Fri, Nov 1st, 2013
Posted in Preston Education

F-C Band Students Performing in Conference Honor Band at Wabasha-Kellogg High School on Monday, November 4. Eight instrumental music students from Fillmore Central, under the direction of Lane Powell, were selected to the 2013 Three Rivers Confere ..... 
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