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Willmar Notebook: Tennis courts, baseball fields, soccer fields to get upgraded


WCER has budgeted for tennis court resurfacing. Director Steve Bresendine said the four middle school courts are slotted for a makeover in 2013 and the two Rice courts next in 2014. Sperryville could be the following year.

There are cracks in the Rice courts large enough to concern the half-dozen or more seniors who play pick-up tennis two mornings a week. An ankle sprain at any age is not good.

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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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