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Willmar Middle School Principal Simenson wins statewide recognition
Willmar School Board to select new member Monday
USDA program connects school cafeterias with local farmers
Willmar city budget passes but mayor refuses to sign in protest
Bus route from Willmar to Litchfield to begin in February
Boys basketball: Wildcats smoke Melrose
Boys basketball roundup: BOLD rallies past ACGC
Girls basketball roundup: NLS’ Thunstedt scores 2,000th in win at EVW
Women's basketball: Warriors ride by Range
Men's basketball: Norsemen edge Warriors
‘Nuncrackers’ opens tonight at The Barn Theatre in Willmar, Minn.
‘Come, Lord Jesus’ theme of Calvary’s Advent Festival this year
Taylor Swift sweeps top prize at American Music Awards
'Lend Me A Tenor': Comedy production on stage through Saturday at Ridgewater College in Willmar, Minn.
Auto sales rise in November, boosted by discounts
Chrysler's November sales rise 16 percent, top expectations
Earlier-than-usual online deals to steal Cyber Monday thunder
Spam, Skippy give boost to Hormel's 4Q results
Fiat says no Chrysler IPO in 2013
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Play our High School Football Pigskin Pickem Contest
Ruby Josephine Peterson
Arden Harold Pearson
Deann K. Johnson
Thomas J. H. Bonde
DuWayne C. Halvorson
Hats Off from Redeemer
Letter: Did anyone go outside except to shop over holiday weekend?
Letter: Perhaps EDC board member wishes to live in metro area
Letter: Praise for Willmar mayor, council protecting tax dollars
Letter: Get to know Mayor Yanish (link fixed)
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
December 6, 2007
Leedom says she is planning to retire after school year
WILLMAR -- Willmar Schools Superintendent Kathy Leedom plans to retire after this school year. Leedom said in a telephone interview Wednesday afternoon that the decision came about from a realization that she was eligible for retirement and an examination of her personal priorities. "I...
December 6, 2007 - 12:00am