Gary Miller is a Designer for Forum Communications Co. Born and attended public schools in Willmar, Minn. Served 20 years in U.S. Navy as a photojournalist. Worked at West Central Tribune and Forum Communications since retiring from the Navy in 1994.
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Alice Isdahl, left, Gayle Larson and Leonard Isdahl load up Monday at the American Legion Post in Willmar to take pheasant meals to veterans in area nursing homes. The meal is an annual event conducted by Legion members.
WILLMAR -— In Minnesota, the old saying goes, there are two seasons — winter and road construction. But some construction crews took different paths in the Willmar area this season. Those crews were working for both the city of Willmar and Kandiyohi County to create new, safe routes for walkers and bicyclists. There’s a new bicycle lane along Lakeland Drive Northeast from Litchfield Avenue to Civic Center Drive, a city project. “The stencils and signs were put up about a month ago,” Willmar City Engineer Sean Christensen said. Those markers are facing both directions, he said.
Maria Loerzel sets up Halloween decorations Wednesday on the yard of her Eagle Lake home north of Willmar. “It’s my favorite holiday,” she said. (GARY MILLER | TRIBUNE)
Toby Lieser operates an excavator Tuesday at the site of the new Rice Rehabilitation Center in Willmar. Lieser, with Voss Construction of Paynesville, should be done today, according to Jamie Roelofs, project superintendent with Marcus Construction, the general contractor for the project. The facility is on Trott Avenue, across the street from Rice Memorial Hospital. RELATED STORY: Couple offers $500K challenge for Rice Rehab Center
Willmar Community Christian School Administrator Steve Masseth thanks those who made the new gym possible during a dedication Monday prior to a girls’ varsity volleyball game. The CCS Eagles beat...
Assisted by Fireman Nick Baker, Khloe Bredeson, 3, of Atwater, handles a fire hose. Willmar-area residents attended family night Tuesday at the Willmar Fire Hall where there was food, craft projects, fire engines, police cars and ambulances. (GARY MILLER | TRIBUNE)
New London-Spicer juniors, from left, Erich Feist, Kylie Thompson and Abby Krause visit Tuesday with Southwest Minnesota State University Admission Counselor Laura Johnson at the College Education Fair at Ridgewater College. Sixty-seven military, college and vocational exhibitors and over 700 students took part. There were colleges from nine states and Canada. (RAND MIDDLETON | TRIBUNE)
Tom Gjerstad, Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa, and Cathy Christiand, a teacher at Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart, partially shown, conduct an experiment to determine how the weight and height of a dropped object affect gravitational and potential energy. About 350 teachers from eight area districts participated Monday in an in-service event at Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City High School in Grove City. Technology in the classroom was the theme.
Area emergency personnel respond Monday to a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Kandiyohi County Road 8 and U.S. Highway 12 near Kandiyohi. There were no serious injuries reported, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. No further information was made available.
Lynn Kelelson, of the Linder Farm Network, left, interviews Jesse Cler, marketing manager of West Central Inc., Monday at the Willmar Conference Center during the Lakeland Broadcasting 75th Anniversary event.