Weather Forecast


Hero's welcome greets returning troops


OLIVIA -- Olivia and neighboring, Renville County communities joined to give the first returning troops with the 1st Battalion, 151st Field Artillery a noisy and jubilant hero's welcome on Friday morning.

The 111 troops with Battery B based in Olivia and Madison rolled into Olivia right on schedule at 10 a.m. Some 550 troops are making their way home from Fort McCoy, Wis., today and tomorrow.

Are you a newspaper subscriber but you don't have a Digital Access account yet?

You will need your subscription account number and phone number. Not sure if you have an account? Email us at and we can help you.

Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
(320) 214-4335