The New Year quickly approaches, bringing with it the close of Sheriff Daryl Jensen's dedicated law enforcement career.
The Preston City Council had a full agenda for its final meeting of the year on Monday, Dec. 15.
With minimal discussion, the Mabel City Council adopted its 2015 budget and tax levy for 2015.
The Minnesota Historical Society recently awarded the Lanesboro Historical Museum a $10,000 grant to catalogue the inventory of the museum's main floor. With an outdated database and limited accessibility for locating a particular piece of history, this grant will allow the local museum volunteers to improve its system of organization and record keeping.
When one hears the words “food fight,” images of a messy free-for-all may come to mind. However, Fillmore Central students are proving that “food fights” can provide some good clean fun through friendly competition as well. An added benefit is that local food shelves will see the influx of additional products.
Christmastime is the season of giving and residents in Fillmore County show their giving spirit each year through Christmas in Fillmore County. This countywide effort makes sure everyone, no matter what their financial or social situations, have presents under their tree on Christmas morning.
Fillmore County Sheriff Daryl Jensen has announced Jacob Ristau of Preston has been selected as one of the winners of the 2014 Minnesota Sheriffs Association Scholarship Program.
“If a man from the Twin Cities thinks that we’ve got a jewel here in southeast Minnesota and is willing to give thousands of dollars, I think we should think so, too,” said Friends of Forestville member Ernest Meyer, Jr.
“I don’t like my job, I love it,” said Green Lea activities director Judy Vickerman. She is set to retire from her post at the end of December after 28 years at the facility.
The year 1865 was a very important year in the history of America. The Civil War ended with Gen. Robert E. Lee's surrender to Gen. Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Courthouse. Reconstruction began in the South. And across the Atlantic Ocean, another army was being formed for a completely different reason than to fight a political conflict.
The Preston City Council focused much of its meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 2, finalizing the 2015 budget.
As the end of the year draws near, there comes a time to begin thinking of renewing memberships in many different organizations. The Preston Area Chamber of Commerce is no exception. This year, the chamber has started its solicitation for new memberships and urging existing businesses to renew their membership a little early.