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Tallman belatedly gets his due

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With this the weekend of the Eagle Creek Golf Club Match Play championship, it's a good time to bring up the name of D.N. Tallman.

David Newton Tallman won three Lakeland Tournament titles, including the first ever on the new nine-hole golf course that was carved from a pasture on a bluff overlooking Willmar Lake.


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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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