A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers regional news with the West Central Tribune.
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NEW LONDON – A family member of Deb Osborn Solsrud said funeral services for the New London businesswoman will be held Jan. 3 in Muskego, Wisconsin. Solsrud, 51, was killed Tuesday night in a plane crash in Florida along with her friend, Daryl Ingalsbe, 67, of Spicer, who was the pilot of the 2009 single-engine Epic LT plane that crashed in fog just before 6 p.m. in a residential community near Daytona Beach.
WILLMAR – A Nebraska-based company said this morning that its president, Daryl Ingalsbe, of Spicer, and Deb Solsrud of New London, were killed Tuesday in a plane crash near Inglasbe’s second home in Florida. In a statement issued this morning, Independent Technologies, Inc. confirmed that Ingalsbe was killed in the accident. The company “suffered a tragic loss” when Ingalsbe died in a plane crash near his home in Spruce Creek, Florida,” the statement read.
WILLMAR — A plane crash that killed two people Tuesday night in Florida has rocked the New London and Spicer communitie
NEW LONDON – The New London-Spicer School District is mourning the loss of a community member who was reportedly killed Tuesday in a Florida plane crash. A statement issued Wednesday by NLS Director of Communications Megan Field, says that Deb Solsrud died when the small plane she was traveling in crashed in Volusia County.
NEW LONDON — Boxes of donated nonperishable food items are stacked in an office in New London while fundraising continues in hopes of generating enough revenue to open a small-scale food shelf here next month. Organizers say the food pantry is needed to help feed hungry families in northern Kandiyohi County after the Willmar Area Food Shelf closed its New London satellite food shelf in August that "left a hole" in local resources. "We kept seeing families coming through our doors," said Rhonda Otteson, director of The Link. "They were walking in hungry."
NEW LONDON — As a few shooting stars zipped overhead, about 20 people hiked on a snow-packed trail Wednesday evening into the woods at Sibley State Park to celebrate the longest night of the year. As the group stood quietly, picking out constellations and shivering in the brisk breeze, there was reassurance that there would be more light today.
WILLMAR — A high-performance, high-resolution DNA sequencer — equipment typically reserved for metro scientific communities — arrived in Willmar last month to help provide solutions to problems facing the turkey industry. Funding for the $100,000 Illumina MiSeq sequencer is a cooperative effort between the University of Minnesota and four companies in the poultry industry, including Jennie-O Turkey Store and Willmar Poultry.
NEW LONDON — Synthetic turf will be installed next year on the New London-Spicer School football field. On a 6-1 vote Monday, the board approved the project after hearing from a strong contingent of supporters during the last couple months. The project, estimated at $600,000 to $740,000, will be paid for with a 10-year lease levy. A $60,000 donation from the sports booster club will offset most of the cost for the first year's payment.
WILLMAR — A festive Christmas light celebration Saturday night near Willmar had a tragic end when several passengers and the driver of horse-drawn wagon were injured after the horses got spooked and ran for about a mile before crashing in a yard. The passengers had non-life-threatening injuries but emergency life-saving measures were performed on the driver, who was taken to Rice Memorial Hospital in critical condition and later transferred to the Hennepin County Medical Center.
WILLMAR — Several inches of new snow fell over west central Minnesota over the weekend, making roads slick and resulting in numerous accidents. Some accidents resulted in property damage, but others may have involved injuries, including accidents that occurred Sunday evening where information was not yet available prior to press time. According to a preliminary report with the National Weather Service, anywhere from three to 10 inches of snow fell over the region. Reports from Kandiyohi County ranged from 3½ to 6½ inches of snow.