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LIMESTONE COLUMNS at the entrance of the Veteran’s Cemetery in Preston was the only visible progress made last fall on the project. Photo by Charlie Warner
LIMESTONE COLUMNS at the entrance of the Veteran’s Cemetery in Preston was the only visible progress made last fall on the project. Photo by Charlie Warner
Wednesday, March 04, 2015 1:31 PM

They say good things come to those who wait. The city of Preston has been awaiting the completion of the new Veteran’s Cemetery that was proposed three years ago. On Nov. 8, 2013, the Minnesota Department of Veteran Affairs broke ground in Preston and began the two year construction project that is nearing completion.



  • Scott Hohensee, a national speaker and consultant on deer nutrition, recently  shared his expertise with area deer raisers. From Texas, Hohensee braved the weather on one of the coldest days this winter to help southeastern Minnesota wildlife managers understand what their deer herds need to improve weaning weights, increase antler development in their bucks and better meet the genetic potential of their breeding stock.

     
  • Tri-County Electric Cooperative’s (TEC’s) Board of Directors and staff met with legislators recently in St. Paul to discuss some of the challenges in the electric industry and to offer solutions that can benefit the members of the not-for-profit utility.

     
  • Third grade student raises $160 for school backpack program

    As a person’s life goes on, birthdays tend to become less important. Any minor material item that one can want, they tend to purchase for themselves. Birthdays become less about getting gifts, and more about celebrating with friends and loved ones.



     
  • The Feb. 24 school board meeting began their time with a recap from Project Architect of the proposed school Dean Beeninga. Beeninga talked briefly about the conversations that he has had with faculty and staff, taking their needs and wishes into account as he looks into crafting building plans.

     
  • Root River Floral relocating to downtown

    “We really weren’t looking to move. Our current location has served us very well. But when we heard that a building was available right in the center of town, we decided to take a look at it. And what we saw, we liked.”

     
  • Preston prepares for a new Veteran’s Cemetery

    They say good things come to those who wait. The city of Preston has been awaiting the completion of the new Veteran’s Cemetery that was proposed three years ago. On Nov. 8, 2013, the Minnesota Department of Veteran Affairs broke ground in Preston and began the two year construction project that is nearing completion.



     
  • Solid waste and roads were the focus of the Tuesday, Feb. 24, Fillmore County commissioners’ meeting, but as separate topics of discussion.

     
  • Warner to serve as managing editor of the Tri-County Record

    Bluff Country Newspaper Group Publisher Dave Phillips announced that Charlie Warner has been hired to serve as the managing editor of the Tri-County Record. Warner began duties Monday, Feb. 23.

     
  • The Dairy Cattle Evaluation and Management CDE helps students develop skills in dairy cattle selection and herd management.  Participants evaluate the cattle’s physical characteristics, explain their various classes and analyze a herd record as a team.



     
  • In the Horse Evaluation CDE, students evaluate and rank horses based on breed characteristics, conformation and performance. As a team, students cooperatively solve problems related to equine selection, management, nutrition and production.



     
  • Lind and team place second in national championship

    Agri-Business teacher Colby Lind is no stranger to cattle competitions. He has judged many of them over the course of his life and competed at even more. Recently, Lind and his family had great success in competitions with a Red Angus heifer named Alaynah.



     
  • Morning fire destroys barn

    At 12:19 a.m. on Feb. 24, the Rushford Fire Department got paged to answer a barn fire. The barn in question was Pastor Jim Scaife’s. Around midnight, Ann, Scaife’s daughter, saw the fire through the window. “She came down and said ‘the barn’s on fire!’ and of course, we all got up and went out,” said Scaife.



     
  • The City of Rushford Village had little to report after the meeting on Feb. 17. Engineer Brian Malm of Bolton & Menk was on hand to discuss the Tuff Lane Bridge project, yet the project has hit a standstill.



     
  • The Minnesota FFA Association celebrateS National FFA Week from Feb. 21-28.



     
  • “This is a terrific event for Rushford. It brings a lot of traffic to town. This is certainly something we should support,” said Mayor Chris Hallum, concerning the Third Annual Jumps For Hope. The Rushford City Council unanimously approved a motion to support the event, which will be held Sun., June 28 at the Rushford Municipal Airport. The city’s support includes a $500 budgeted item, which will help with the promotion of the event.



     
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