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Willmar notebook: Geer getting in gear

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Gary Geer soon will be on his way to Boston for the marathon and a family vacation, taking in Philadelphia and the nation’s capital.


The 117th Boston Marathon — the world’s oldest continuous endurance event and perhaps most prestigious — sets off April 15 from Hopkinton to downtown.

Geer, you may know, is the county zoning administrator, which sounds to me like a desk job.

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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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