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Winter storm leads to area school closings
State troopers respond to 16,500 crashes this winter, remind motorists to be safe
OSHA report on Oct. 17 incident at Jennie-O Turkey Store's Plant 4
Mayor Marv Calvin's email concerning criticism of proposed Willmar City Council retreat
Blizzard warning in effect today
Winter storm postpones 7 area postseason basketball games
Girls Basketball: NLS spreading the wealth
Vikings, Peterson re-open communication
Wild bringing former Gophers star Leopold back to Minnesota
Rubio’s triple-double not enough for Wolves
Star Trek's 'Mr. Spock,' Leonard Nimoy, dies at 83
Creative Minnesota presentation in Willmar, Minn., postponed
REVIEW: Barn’s ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ offers up a rousing good time
'Little Shop of Horrors' in full swing at The Barn
Smith triumphs with four Grammy wins, Beck gets best album
Lola June Gay
Donna M. Vigil
Kids and books in the kitchen
February/March edition of Live it! Magazine is now available online
Williams — DeRiso
Krueger — Lingle
Lund — Willenbring
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Editorial: It is time to fund Homeland Security
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: A cartway petition nightmare
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
September 20, 2012
Letter: A critical time for Willmar
Kudos to council member Doug Reese for publicly voicing his frustrations over the Willmar City Council's actions. And kudos to the West Central Tribune for the editorial on Sept.
opinion / letters
September 20, 2012 - 12:00am
May 24, 2010
Better options needed for keeping children safe amid state mandates
WILLMAR -- With less money and more mandates, better solutions are needed to help protect children who are living in abusive homes, according to Kathy Nelson, a supervisor with Kandiyohi County Family Services. "We need to come up with solutions in child welfare," Nelson said during...
news / local
May 24, 2010 - 12:00am
February 16, 2010
Former welding shop operators find satisfaction with embroidery business
Junior and Kathy Nohl were looking for a cleaner and easier career after they closed their Hancock welding shop nine years ago. The Nohls found...
February 16, 2010 - 12:00am
October 20, 2009
The 'Original' Mr. B. Chocolatier returns
WILLMAR -- Mr. B. Chocolatier is back. The popular Willmar chocolate business is under new ownership and is once again hand-making and will be selling those delicious Swiss truffles and Belgian-style chocolates at the kitchen and retail shop located at 916 Litchfield Ave. S.W. "The...
October 20, 2009 - 12:00am
May 30, 2009
Letter: Thanks to a special teacher
We wish to use this public forum to acknowledge and thank a person who has been a significant part of our lives this past year. Her name is Kathy Schrantz and she has been our son Quinn's first-grade teacher this year. We have had the great fortune of having many wonderful teachers...
opinion / letters
May 30, 2009 - 12:00am
December 22, 2008
New health education grant is 'mixed blessing' for regional center
WILLMAR -- Minnesota's network of Area Health Education Centers has received a $3.4 million federal grant to continue its work of developing and training health care professionals in the state's rural areas. The funding, which was awarded to the University of Minnesota Academic Health...
local / region / education
December 22, 2008 - 12:00am
October 13, 2008
Grant will give respite to families and youth
WILLMAR -- A new grant will give respite care to children with mental health issues and their families who may need a break from the stress of carrying for their children. The two-year, $30,000 grant will target Kandiyohi County youth, ages 10 to 15, who receive mental health services...
October 13, 2008 - 12:00am
January 23, 2008
Leedom's farewell tour has begun
WILLMAR - Willmar Superintendent Kathy Leedom often visits service clubs in the community, telling them about the accomplishments and challenges she sees in the district she loves. But as the calendar brings her closer to her retirement this summer, she's finding the visits a bit...
January 23, 2008 - 12:00am
December 12, 2007
Editorial: Leedom's retirement will be loss for district
Superintendent Kathy Leedom's retirement notice has given the Willmar School Board a major challenge -- finding a suitable superintendent replacement. The Willmar School Board Monday formally accepted Leedom's retirement resignation, effective July 31, 2008. Leedom's replacement...
December 12, 2007 - 12:00am
December 11, 2007
Willmar School Board accepts retirement notice from Leedom
WILLMAR -- The Willmar School Board has accepted the retirement notice of Superintendent Kathy Leedom. The board voted unanimously on Monday to accept Leedom's resignation, effective July 31, 2008.
December 11, 2007 - 12:00am