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Tribune file photo by Rand Middleton In what turned out to be his last game in the gym at Willmar, Bob Brink, right, with player Christian Pedroza, remained for the most part calm and seated during a tense game won by Willmar 57-54 on Jan. 27, 2012.

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Tyrone Wacker (Stewart, ‘62) stopped this week to burrow through our boxes of old black and white photos in storage. The 212 Conference historian had hoped to find some vintage photos but had little success.


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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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