Sharon Bomstad is the features editor at the West Central Tribune in Willmar, Minn., and is the editor of the newspaper's Live it! Magazine. She has been an employee of the West Central Tribune for more than 35 years.
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WILLMAR — The Barn Theatre presents “The Addams Family,” a new musical comedy at 7:30 p.m. tonight through Saturday and Feb. 18-20 with 2:30 p.m. shows Sundays, Feb. 14 and...
Today the West Central Tribune published our 2015 Focus project: '"A Day in the Life." On Feb. 24, we invited Tribune readers, as well as our co-workers, to join our...
Regional organic farmers report they are heading into spring greenhouse planting this month, and though those teasing March freeze-thaw cycles might have some of us still wishing for 70-degree weather, the end of winter is in sight. With spring’s beginnings comes the promise of the greenhouse seedlings — lettuce, kale, Swiss chard and other crops — and a hopeful vision of a sturdy local food system. So what is a local food system, anyway? According to the U.S.
WILLMAR — This year’s Studio Hop has a new schedule. The event opens tonight and runs all-day Saturday. Hours are 5 to 8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. The Studio Hop is an opportunity to tour artists’ workshops, visit with the artists and view demonstrations. A total of 25 different artists will be featured at 16 sites during this free event. The artists in our area always display an eclectic mix of artwork — paintings in several media, jewelry, sculpture in many forms, pottery, mixed media & photography.
WILLMAR -- Emergency personnel responded to a single-car accident along Willmar Avenue shortly before 8 a.m. Tuesday. One person was injured in the accident, which involved the vehicle leaving the road and hitting a tree at 904 Willmar Ave. S.E. As rescue personnel worked to remove the woman from the vehicle, an officer at the scene said, "at this point, we are going under the assumption she fell asleep at the wheel." Personnel from the Willmar fire and police departments, and rescue and ambulance personnel responded to the scene. No further information is available at this time.
A total of 98 wood duck houses were built during the fifth annual Wood Duck Habitat Day held the morning of March 5 at Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center near New London. The event was sponsored by the Prairie Pothole Chapter of the Minnesota Waterfowl Association and was attended by an estimated 60 groups of people -- families, friends, clubs, etc. Prairie Pothole Chapter members were on hand to help with construction of the houses.
In searching out entertainment for a Watercade fundraiser, organizers decided to go with one of their own. Shock illusionist Dan Sperry -- a 2003 graduate of Litchfield High School -- will take the stage tonight at Bernie Aaker Auditorium, 114 N. Holcombe Ave., in Litchfield. Show time is 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person and will be available at the door, based on availability.