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Willmar Airport open for business as usual
Willmar seeks to preserve service during airport transition
New trailer helps Humane Society with disaster preparedness
Records published July 2
Worker at home for vulnerable adults jailed for sexual assault
Big innings propel NLS to win over Pirates
Estrada sizzles as Stingers rip Thunder Bay
One big inning dooms Corn Belt All-Stars
Sano won't play in outfield anymore
Wild sign Minnesotan as backup goalie
Children’s production on stage at The Barn this weekend
Comedy production opens Thursday in New London
Little Crow Skiers All-School Reunion at Willmar Fests
Chippewa County Fair featuring two big bands in one night
Pioneer Public TV announces local PBS Kids Writers contest winners
Schlecht — Kallevig
Stehn – Eckhoff
Dunlavy — Fossum
Huizenga - Marcus
Remembering our deployed soldiers over the Fourth of July
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: Tips for DIY leatherworking in jewelry
Live it: Nothing screams spring like asparagus
Gerald "Jerry" Koosmann
Joyce M. Gossman
Pearl E. M. Anderson
Evelyn I. Hjelle
Commentary: Sanders is making his goodbye count
Commentary: Double trouble is coming with Trump
Commentary: Republicans' Benghazi Report seeks repetition, not the truth
Cartoon from June 30
Midwest Opinion: Great Lakes diversion deal is a good outcome
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