LAKE LILLIAN -- As summer kicks into full gear, Habitat for Humanity will start fixing up the exterior of eight area homes through its A Brush With Kindness program. A Brush With Kindness' first exterior repair for the summer took place this weekend at the home of a Lake Lillian resident. The Habitat for Humanity program partnered with Thrivent Financial for Lutherans' Thrivent Builds Repairs program and NeXt, a young professionals' community organization through the Willmar Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce, to complete the repair.
Matthew Whitcomb, Jesse Albrecht and Shelby Schroeder, graduating seniors from Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City High School, spent part of their final semester creating an E85-fueled car. They competed with the car at the Minnesota Corn Growers Association's annual Supermileage Car Challenge, held May 14-15 at the Brainerd International Raceway, where they placed fifth in their division. While they didn't win, their car was one of the more noticeable cars on the racetrack, as it was painted white and completely decorated with multi-color duct tape.
NEW LONDON - A local potter recently was recognized on an international stage. Craig Edwards of New London won the International Throwing Competition for Chasabal at the International Exchange Exhibition in Mungyeong, South Korea, May 4. The competition consisted of making three tea bowls and one moon jar on a traditional Korean potter's wheel. Edwards competed with 28 other international artists.