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year in review

July 5: Make plans now to attend Town & Country Days July 14-15 in Lake Preston. The Lake Preston Chamber/4 Lakes Forward sponsors the weekend events.

July 12: Deb Miller is the new librarian at Dorothee Pike Memorial Library in Lake Preston.

Miller, the former Deb Sass, and her husband, Blaine, both grew up in the Lake Preston area. They moved back to their hometown in May after 37 years in California.

July 19: At a special meeting July 12 of the Lake Preston City Council, members voted to declare the former museum building on Main Avenue surplus property and turn it over to the development board.

July 26: The Lake Preston Volunteer Fire Department responded about 1:15 p.m. Monday to a shed fire at the Lanny and Susan Olson home south of Lake Preston. The large steel storage building was a total loss.

Aug. 2: Karley DeKnikker, a 2016 graduate of Lake Preston High School, returned July 15 after spending nearly two weeks in Australia. Down Under Sports invited DeKnikker in October 2016 to participate in a track meet at Griffith University on the Gold Coast of Australia.

Aug. 9: Aug. 17 is the first day of school in Lake Preston.

Students in grades 7-12 will meet in the gymnasium at 8:15 a.m. before being dismissed to class meetings and then to regular classes.

Aug. 16: With the 2017-18 school year beginning in Lake Preston Thursday, Board of Education President Brian Nelson asked school board members Monday to state their reasons for being on the board.

“The kids,” and “the community,” were overwhelmingly the main answers each member gave.


Posted on 01-03-2018

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