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Litchfield's Anna Papke, left, and Bailey Koch stretch to block a scoring attempt by Jessica Zieman of Hutchinson during Game 2 of their non-conference volleyball match in the Dragons' gym on Tuesday. Hutchinson swept the non-conference match 25-15, 25-14, 25-13. Tribune photo by Rand Middleton

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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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