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Bethel Lutheran Church music director Michael Schaner plays on the church's newly remodeled pipe organ. The organ was recently renovated for the first time in 60 years. Tribune photo by Ashley White

Bethel Church welcomes new music director


WILLMAR -- The 85-year-old pipe organ at Bethel Lutheran Church in downtown Willmar recently underwent a major renovation - its first in 60 years.

"They kept what worked, and then really rebuilt what needed to be rebuilt," said Michael Schaner, director of music ministries at Bethel Church.

"There have been some small changes made to the organ over the years, but it really needed this upgrade."

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Ashley White

Ashley White is the community content coordinator for the West Central Tribune. Follow her on Twitter @Ashley_WCT.

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