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Working against the clock and a hot sun, fencing crew boss Brent Metcalf wenches a length of fence for a tight fit with Curt Alexander maintaining tension before posting at the rebuilt New London-Spicer High School tennis courts Tuesday morning in New London. Tribune photo by Rand Middleton

Crew races clock for Water Days tennis


NEW LONDON — These are not the days one would choose to work over black asphalt under a hot sun.

But the race is on as a crew from Anoka fences and paints the eight new courts at New London-Spicer High School.


“You drink eight bottles

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Rand Middleton

Covers Willmar and area high schools and Ridgewater College, plus amateur baseball, stock car racing and fitness events in summer. Writes weekly column since 1980. Began working in radio and at weekly newspaper in Munising, Michigan, in 1972. Started parttime at West Central Daily Tribune Sept. 1974. Fulltime beginning Feb. 1979. Married to Tribune news clerk Donna (Miller) Middleton, formerly of Kerkhoven. 2 grown children. 

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