Ron Adams has worked as a photographer for the West Central Tribune since 1994 - he also shoots video for the Tribune webpage. Ron is a local artist who draws and paints realistic portraits and scenes. He loves music of all types but especially rock and blues.
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The annual display of military artifacts at the Willmar War Memorial Auditorium is open to the public on Sunday and will continue through Tuesday featuring the collections of Jon Lindstrand of Kandiyohi and Dale and Sharon Koenen of Clara City with items from the Civil War through the present.
CLIMB Theater performs Friday at the ACGC School in Grove City. The CLIMB play Flashback helps students gain invaluable tools to help them better care for the planet and to assert themselves when other disrespect the environment.
Duane Starkenburg, a Willmar Community Christian School teacher, along with a group of students shoots off rockets on Wednesday at the CCS school yard for a special autumn activity.
The annual Pumpkin Patch Carnival, a Willmar Community Education and Recreation event, held at the Willmar City Auditorium on Sunday features carnival booths, mini- pumpkin design and a spirit of Halloween tour.
Area teams tested out their robots at the Kandi Mall in Willmar in preparation for the first annual Minnesota BEST Robotics Competition which will be held next weekend at the New London-Spicer High School.
Runners are challenged by tricky course obstacles while being pursued by volunteer zombies attempting to steal their brains, represented by flags worn around their waist, Saturday at Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center in rural Spicer during the first annual "Zombies Bite...5K run!!!"
A group of 27 different kid-owned businesses sell their hand-made products on Friday during the 23rd annual Enterprizing Kids at the Kandi Mall in Willmar. Participants learn the aspects of teamwork, handling money, responsibility and customer courtesy.
MinnWest president Jim Seiben gives Governor Mark Dayton and David Fredrickson, commissioner of agriculture, a tour of the Nova-Tech engineering facilities on Friday during the governor's statewide listening tour.
The Thousand Block Summer event which invites people in different towns to create an original block print is held Thursday in Willmar, Minnesota. Thousand Print Summer is an initiative by ArtOrg to engage communities - especially children and Latino communities - in creating art and learning about the traditional process of block printing.
Artists and musicians from West Central Minnesota gather Saturday for the annual downtown Willmar arts event Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee.