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Roger Bonnema, 78, of Willmar, is pictured Thursday in a stock car that belongs to a friend from Assembly of God in Willmar, prior to taking a few laps around the KRA Speedway at the Kandiyohi County Fairgrounds. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

Living the dream


WILLMAR - Shortly after his marriage 60 years ago, a friend asked Roger Bonnema to drive his car in a race. Bonnema declined explaining to his buddy that he was a newly wed. But the idea always stayed with him and eventually became a dream.

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Gary Miller

Born and attended public schools in Willmar, Minn. Served 20 years in U.S. Navy as a photojournalist. Worked at West Central Tribune since retiring from the Navy in 1994.

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