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West Central Tribune
Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

This is the records summary for Saturday, Feb. 19.

Gas cleanup

WILLMAR -- A Willmar Fire Department crew was called in to help clean up a gas spill Friday morning at South First Street and Willmar Avenue.


A saddle tank containing 21 gallons of gas fell out of a truck, spilling the gasoline onto the pavement. The incident was reported at around 10:45 a.m.

District Court

Kandiyohi County

- Richard Andrew Panek, 40, of Avon, made his first appearance Thursday on a felony charge of issuing a dishonored check for allegedly writing a bad check for $5,750 to a Raymond company.

Unconditional bail was set at $10,000. His next appearance is Feb. 28.

According to the complaint, a representative from Marcus Building Movers reported to law enforcement in October that they had received a bad check. The check was written by Panek in July for a building that had been moved. The person had contacted Panek, who allegedly said that he'd make the payment as soon as possible, but did not.

Investigators contacted Panek in December and he allegedly claimed he got a bank loan for the project, but that costs ran over the expected amount and wouldn't cover the moving cost.

Marriage licenses

Kandiyohi County

Michael Stephen Melbie, Willmar, and Katie Anne Platz, Willmar.

Byron Glenn Brouwer, Prinsburg, and Kathryn Kay Lane, Willmar.

Christopher Mark Wright Sr., Willmar, and Jessica Marie Flores, Willmar.