Skip to main content
West Central Tribune
At least 12 killed after Texas church bus crash
Muslims tell Minnesota Capitol gathering they feel more misunderstood now than ever before
Prosecutors: 'Uber' of sex trafficking rings busted in Twin Cities; also stretched into ND
Ivanka Trump becomes unpaid White House employee
'I will ... become a chicken': French artist who spent a week inside a rock is now hatching eggs
Eriksson Ek showing signs of improvement for Wild
Rule 5 pick Haley makes Twins roster
When Bridgewater is cleared to play, Zimmer wants him in purple
Wild coach says Parise's eye 'looks pretty black and blue' but expects star to return soon
Mauer's spot in batting order will vary, but don't expect him near top
'Trading Spaces' returning to TV
Donald Trump once called actress Emma Thompson for a date
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
Pirrotta Park: Spicer to rename downtown park
Volunteer training for AIS detection to begin in April
Play our Basketball Brackets Challenge
Violet Gurtrude Swanson
Keith L. Sorenson
Delores A. Larson
Ethel L. Anderson
LeRoy H. Koenen
Parenting Perspectives: Why I worry about what others think of me
Farmers leading progress on buffer requirement
Pinke: Rally around rural communities
Positively Beautiful: Health and wellness trends popping up everywhere
Swift: Hairstyling technique not all it is wrapped up to be
Dave & Vivian Swanson
October 24, 2013
Volunteers keep Atwater’s senior dining program alive
ATWATER — By 11 a.m. on a blustery fall Monday, senior diners had already started arriving at the Atwater Community Center for their noon meal. The...
October 24, 2013 - 11:35pm
July 19, 2013
Sonshine provides different experience to volunteers
WILLMAR - Linda and Brian Friedlein, of Willmar, have been coordinating Sonshine Music Festival's volunteers for 24 years. Their job consists...
July 19, 2013 - 11:50pm
April 30, 2013
Litchfield volunteers to start playground work on Lake Ripley beach, volunteers welcome
LITCHFIELD — The new Litchfield Community Built Playground project is entering its final days and people of all ages are invited to come take part in the exciting Build Week activities. Volunteer shifts are still available on all days, May 1 – 5. Anyone interested in...
April 30, 2013 - 2:25pm
March 21, 2013
Willmar, Minn., volunteers examine United Way distributions
WILLMAR — More than 50 community members volunteered their time Thursday to help decide how donations to the local United Way will be distributed...
March 21, 2013 - 11:44pm
August 13, 2012
Volunteers, cool weather made the fair a success
WILLMAR -- As the Kandiyohi County Fair wrapped up Saturday, organizers said it was another great year. "Everything has gone so smoothly," said Cheryl Johnson, secretary of the fair. Johnson and Tom Gustafson, president of the fair, attributed the success of the fair to all the...
August 13, 2012 - 12:00am
Volunteers at medical tent see their share of Sonshiners
WILLMAR -- From cuts and scrapes to minor head injuries and heat exhaustion, the volunteers at the Sonshine medical tent have treated as many...
July 13, 2012 - 2:15am
April 10, 2012
Willmar Food Shelf receives record donations during annual food drive
WILLMAR -- The Willmar Area Food Shelf finished its annual food drive last week with a record number of donations. The Food Shelf received 69,238 pounds of food and raised $103,976 in cash donations through the food drive, part of the statewide Minnesota FoodShare campaign. "We...
April 10, 2012 - 10:14am
January 30, 2012
'Dancing With Our Stars' coming in March in Willmar, Minn.
WILLMAR -- Six local couples are donning ballroom finery and showing off their dance moves at an upcoming benefit for the Willmar Community Senior...
January 30, 2012 - 12:00am
October 11, 2011
Even through recession, local businesses donate generously to community causes
WILLMAR -- Last year the employees at the Conway, Deuth and Schmiesing accounting firm gave more than 3,200 hours of volunteer time to 100-plus...
October 11, 2011 - 12:00am
February 5, 2011
Volunteers, Rice Regional Dental Clinic team up to help
WILLMAR -- Yasmin Ismael wore a wide, gap-toothed smile as she climbed out of the dentist's chair. Out in the waiting room at the Rice Regional...
February 5, 2011 - 12:00am
December 15, 2010
YMCA needs volunteers for New Year's celebration
WILLMAR -- Volunteers are still needed for the YMCA's New Year's Eve Family Celebration. This will be the third year the YMCA is hosting the event. The event runs from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Dec. 31. Admission is $2 per person or $5 per family. Organizer Troy Pederson said he still needs...
December 15, 2010 - 12:00am
November 23, 2010
Community volunteers help Rice Care Center residents decorate cookies for holiday season
WILLMAR - Hands young and old spread colorful icing on holiday cookies Monday at the Rice Care Center. Trays quickly filled with dozens of star-...
November 23, 2010 - 12:00am
September 26, 2010
Sew-a-thon Held at Willmar Community Center
A group of local volunteers sew bags for veterans to use on their wheel chairs and walkers during a Sew-a-thon held Saturday, September 25, 2010...
September 26, 2010 - 4:33pm
August 19, 2010
Initiative turning to those who make big difference
WILLMAR -- A new initiative by the United Way of West Central Minnesota hopes to harness the volunteer power of an important demographic -- younger adults who are emerging leaders in their communities. The project, known as Advance, will officially be launched Aug.
August 19, 2010 - 12:00am
July 24, 2010
Storm shelter gets a splash of color, care of local youth
WILLMAR -- There's nothing like a change of scenery to work wonders, but it can take lots of work. A dozen or more youth have been putting in...
July 24, 2010 - 12:00am