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The Preston Historical Society will be dedicating the newest addition to its historical campus at the Preston Trailhead on Saturday, Aug. 16. BRETTA GRABAU/REPUBLICAN-LEADER
The Preston Historical Society will be dedicating the newest addition to its historical campus at the Preston Trailhead on Saturday, Aug. 16. BRETTA GRABAU/REPUBLICAN-LEADER
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 8:03 AM

On Saturday, Aug. 16, at 10:30 a.m. the Preston Historical Society will be dedicating a restored Milwaukee Road Caboose as a part of the historical campus that also includes the elevator, boxcar and O'Hara schoolhouse.

  • Visible progress being made in veterans cemetery

    Last week, semis towing large boxlike objects traveled to Preston and bulldozers emerged on Highway 52 grading slopes around three large pillars just above the Resource Recovery Center. Both facts signal the undergoing construction on the new veterans cemetery being developed in southeastern Minnesota.

     
  • The Fillmore County commissioners’ meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 12, focused primarily on proposed 2015 departmental budgets, including those for the county’s resource recovery center, the University of Minnesota Extension Services, recorder, and auditor and treasurer.

     
  • Lanesboro siblings provide  personal reflections on Ebola

    With much of the United States and the world up in arms about the ongoing Ebola crisis in western Africa, various opinions have been shared regarding the whole epidemic.

     
  • Harry Root and Fred Scheevel will face off in the November general election for Fillmore County commissioner from District 3.

     
  • By the time this issue of the newspaper is delivered, many bicyclists may have already infiltrated the Preston area in preparation for their four-day tour around Southeastern Minnesota. They come as a part of the Bicycling Around Minnesota tour, a jaunt encompassing around 60 to 75 miles of pedaling per day on paved, low-traveled roads.

     
  • Preston Historical Society to dedicate Milwaukee Road caboose on Saturday

    On Saturday, Aug. 16, at 10:30 a.m. the Preston Historical Society will be dedicating a restored Milwaukee Road Caboose as a part of the historical campus that also includes the elevator, boxcar and O'Hara schoolhouse.

     
  • A public hearing for Greenleafton’s wastewater ordinance was held during the Tuesday, Aug. 5, Fillmore County Board of Commissioners’ meeting.

     
  • Preston Service Plus passes to new owners
    Preston Service Plus underwent a major change in personnel a few weeks ago. Owners Don and Dorie Besse relinquished their business to two of their employees after a 29-year stint as owners. 
  • Lanesboro native writes autobiography
    Everyone who is ever diagnosed with a potentially fatal disease vows to, from now on, make every day count. Not everyone is able to fulfill that vow, but Robin Drake — who grew up in Lanesboro — has certainly come close so far. 
  • Harmony Enterprises receives ISO 9001 Certification
    On Wednesday, July 30, Harmony's own Harmony Enterprises reached an important milestone in its history, acquiring International Organization for Standardization (ISO) certification. 
  • During Monday night’s regular Preston City Council meeting, resident Trish Keating submitted a request to split her lot, located at the corner of Valley Street NE and Pleasant Street NE, in order to create two buildable parcels with a second home to be built on the south parcel. 
  • Champion readers named as Lanesboro summer reading program wraps up
    Summer brings a lot of changes. With no school, kids have more time on their hands to enjoy being outside, at the swimming pool, bike riding or any other numerous ways to have fun in the sun. Another way to spend time enjoying the summer is kicking back with a good book. 
  • Patrick Danz appeared before the Lanesboro City Council on Monday evening, Aug. 4, to request a sound variance and temporary sale permit for an event he is planning on Oct. 10 to Oct. 13 from about 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. 
  • Dan Anderson approached the Lanesboro City Council about the Church Hill Condominium parking area once again at its regular meeting on Monday, Aug. 4. He brought forth quotes on asphalt costs for fixing that area. 
  • Lanesboro one of two Minnesota cities named to Fodor's Travel list
    Over the past few years, Lanesboro has been included in a number of prestigious listings that recommend places for tourists to visit. On the eve of Buffalo Bill Days, Lanesboro received another honor. 
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