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Calvary Lutheran Church bought the old Bethesda Heritage building across the street at Third Street and Olena Avenue Southeast in Willmar. The church plans to raze the former nursing home to make way for additional parking initially, and a building committee will explore options for the rest of the space. This photo was created by taking a series of images.
Third Street vacation approved for Calvary Lutheran plans in Willmar
March 4, 2017 - 5:22am
September 14, 2016
Crowds gathered at the intersection to see the group of people who participated in the parade. Briana Sanchez / Tribune
Bethesda residents and staff celebrate move to new home
September 14, 2016 - 7:12am
February 26, 2016
John Wayne (Burt McBroom) tips his hat to the 1956 Academy Awards’ best-actress Grace Kelly (Jeanette Seehusen) Thursday afternoon at the Oscar Night party at Bethesda Heritage in button
Legendary stars at Bethesda Heritage Red Carpet Oscar party
February 26, 2016 - 12:30am
January 11, 2016
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Video: Svea Lutheran Youth Choir at Bethesda campus
January 11, 2016 - 12:36pm
December 8, 2015
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VIDEO: Bethesda expansion begins to take shape
December 8, 2015 - 7:17am
August 14, 2015
Nancy Geiger speaks Thursday during the “raising of the steel’’ celebration for one of the new buildings at Bethesda’s senior care campus in Willmar. Rand Middleton | Tribune
‘Raising the steel’: Bethesda supporters celebrate $21 million expansion project; hear update on $3 million ‘town center’ fundraising effort
August 14, 2015 - 11:06pm
May 25, 2015
Video: WWII Medic, from Atwater, receives Quilt of Valor
May 25, 2015 - 8:16am
April 29, 2015
Welsh Construction project superintendent Dan Flynn reviews plans for a two-story, long-term care building Thursday. It will be constructed in Willmar and connected to an existing wing of Bethesda Pleasant View. (TRIBUNE/Rand Middleton)
Bethesda construction continues
April 29, 2015 - 6:52am
Expansion at Jennie-O Turkey Store is one of several  big construction projects in 2014 in Willmar. (TRIBUNE/Gary Miller)
Construction values in Willmar-area triple
December 29, 2014 - 10:02pm
October 17, 2014
Blustery winds didn’t stop Tom Meium, field representative for U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, left, from taking advantage of the photo opportunity during a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday morning for the Bethesda Health and Housing project. Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny
Celebrating start of Bethesda project
October 17, 2014 - 11:56pm
January 13, 2014
Innovation in programs and responsiveness to community needs are priorities for Michelle Haefner, who recently became the president and chief executive officer of Bethesda Health and Housing. The organization serves 600-some older adults each day across a continuum of care that ranges from skilled nursing to housing, home health care and wellness. Tribune photo by Anne Polta
New CEO takes over Bethesda
January 13, 2014 - 11:22pm
April 3, 2013
Jerrie Dodge, center right, coaches a water aerobics class at Club Bethesda in Willmar. The club, open to people age 50 and over, has more than 500 members. The fitness programs are part of Bethesda’s wellness center. People in their 50s and 60s who’ve never set foot in a nursing home come to Bethesda’s Wellness Center every week to use the customized exercise equipment or swim in the heated therapeutic pool. Tribune photo by Ron Adams
Bethesda at forefront of aging demographics, new expectations
April 3, 2013 - 6:00am
Jim Dahl tries an exercise during a class designed for people with Parkinson's disease. The classes at Bethesda Wellness Center in Willmar, in addition to physical therapy, help preserve strength, balance and range of motion. The program uses the "big" principle of large, amplified movements, a concept developed two decades ago to address the types of neurological issues seen in Parkinson's disease. (Tribune photo by Gary Miller)
Bethesda in Willmar, Minn., develops pilot project specializing in Parkinson's disease
December 3, 2012 - 12:00am
November 16, 2012
Myrtle and Marvin Mahn pose for a photo Thursday during the Movember Happy Hour at Bethesda Heritage in Willmar. Residents had their pictures taken for the bulletin board during the mustache social held for increasing awareness of men's health issues. Tribune photo by Ron Adams
Movember Happy Hour
November 16, 2012 - 12:00am
February 11, 2012
Elsie Bestge, left, a resident at Bethesda Heritage Center, listens Friday as kindergarten students Lexi Owens, 6, from left, Caleb McCrory, 6, and Noah Starkenburg, 5, explain how they made their Valentine placemats. All of the kindergarten students from Sarah Owens' class at Willmar Community Christian School made placemats which were given to Bethesda residents Valentine gifts. Tribune photo by Ron Adams
Bethesda Valentine
February 11, 2012 - 12:00am