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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It’s one-lane traffic Wednesday as a crew applies new pavement to East Eagle Lake Road north of Willmar. The road that used to be part of Kandiyohi County Road 9 has been the scene of some type of construction for most of the summer. A trail, right, was built and culvert upgrades were done in conjunction with that project. (GARY MILLER | TRIBUNE)
Friends, family and nursing home staff gather Monday to celebrate the 100th birthday of Emma Kassa at Bethesda Pleasant View in Willmar. A native of Goodridge, which is 19 miles east of Thief River Falls, Kassa was born the same year her home town was incorporated, Kassa’s daughter, Ruthanne Neeser said. Bethesda employees sang happy birthday and activities director Kris Wilner gave Kassa wine and truffles. (GARY MILLER | TRIBUNE)
Kyle Hoehne, left, and Dale Tormondsen, right, scrape and tape the west side of the Svea Schoolhouse Monday in preparation to apply a primer coat. Built in 1907, the building on U.S. Highway 71 south of Willmar is on the National Register of Historic Places. It has housed DEMO (Developing, Exploring, Maintaining, Originality) for the past 20 years. DEMO will hold a fundraiser at 1 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Willmar Education and Arts Center, during which a live and silent auction will be held. (Gary Miller | Tribune)
Mike Bauch, left, and Bruce Caver, right, apply primer Tuesday to the underside of the waterslide at the Dorothy Olson Aquatic Center in Willmar. Bauch and Caver are with Fischer Brothers, an aquatic park restoration and maintenance company in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
Willmar Senior High School 2015 Homecoming royalty Princess Ellery Knight, left, King Diego Millan, Queen Hannah Schirm and Prince Colten Carlson pose for photos Monday during the coronation at the...
Firefighters and other emergency personnel respond Monday night to smoke at Chappell Central Inc. on the corner of Minnesota Highway 40 and Trott Avenue Southwest in Willmar. No one was working at the heating, ventilation and cooling business’ building when a cleaning crew arrived and opened a door, according first responders at the scene. Smoke poured from the open door. Responding to incident were members of Willmar and Pennock fire departments, Willmar Police and Ambulance. No additional information was available at press time.
Students arrive — some on buses, some brought by parents — Tuesday at Roosevelt Elementary School in Willmar. Principal Lori Lockhart, right, and media specialist Chuck Pauley, second from right,...
Combines harvest dry edible beans Tuesday in a field about a mile west of Raymond. Dry edible beans were 18 percent harvested in the state as of Sunday, according to the Minnesota crop report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. (GARY MILLER | TRIBUNE)
Andy Elwood, of The Remodelers of Willmar, caulks a panel of windows Tuesday on the Becker Avenue side of the Cardinal Square building in downtown Willmar. (GARY MILLER | TRIBUNE)
Parents pull up to the curb in their vehicles Monday to pick up their children at Willmar Community Christian School after classes are dismissed. Fewer will need rides next week, as school bus service will be available starting Sept. 8, when Willmar Public Schools classes begin. Classes also began Monday at DREAM Technical Academy, a charter school on the MinnWest Technology Campus in Willmar.