The Barn Theatre Willmar, through today, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and during productions, mezzanine gallery, The Barn Theatre; themed invitational exhibit "Something's Fishy" with a People's Choice award. SMAC gallery Marshall, through Friday, 8 a.m. to noon, 1 to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, Southwest Minnesota Arts Council art gallery, 114 Third St. E.; paintings and prints by Malena Handeen of Milan. North American State Bank
This is the records summary for June 22. Crash HECTOR — A Buffalo Lake man was injured in a single-vehicle crash Tuesday morning one mile northwest of Hector. According to a Renville County Sheriff's Office news release, Alex Rischmiller, 28, of Buffalo Lake, was injured when the Agco fertilizer spreader he was driving went into the ditch.
This is the records summary for June 21. Drug arrests LITCHFIELD — The CEE-VI Drug and Gang Task Force executed a narcotics search warrant Tuesday at a residence in Litchfield, according to a news release from the task force. Two individuals were arrested on first-degree controlled substance crime and firearms-related charges. Thirteen ounces of meth, 11 grams of cocaine and a .40-caliber handgun were found at the residence. The estimated street value of the controlled substance is at approximately $13,000, according to the task force.
GLENWOOD—A community forum on rural health care will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Glenwood United Parish. Kirk Stensrud, administrator of Glacial Ridge Hospital of Glenwood, will be the presenter.
WILLMAR — The city of Willmar approved 110 building permits in May. The projects totaled an estimated $13,073,128 in value, with the city collecting $98,386 in permit fees. Year to date, there have been 295 permits for projects totaling $21,025,524, with the city collecting $178,328 in permit fees. There were 44 residential reroofing permits in May, including several for townhome developments. There were two new home permits approved, one for a house worth $602,355 and the other for $184,899. Significant commercial/government building permits include the following:
GLENWOOD — Promotional Products Business magazine has named American Solutions for Business out of Glenwood as one of the "Greatest Companies To Work For." Sixty companies overall were recognized based on employee responses to a survey which focused on engagement, effectiveness, leadership, ethics, pay, benefits, training and work/life balance. American Solutions for Business is in the magazine's large companies category of more than 75 employees.
WILLMAR — Gregory Zebro has accepted a position at Jennie-O Turkey Store as a staff accountant for the corporate office. He will handle assignments from senior management relating to production/cost accounting, general accounting or revenue accounting. He will be focusing on the value-added accounting for the Willmar Avenue Plant. Zebro has previously served as a Jennie-O summer intern in the live production accounting department. A graduate of the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, Zebro earned his bachelor's in accounting and marketing.
APPLETON — Darin Sorby and Kayla Hawkinson have joined Pioneer Public Television as community relations representatives. They are replacing Daren Lehne and Nicole Zempel. The duo will do community outreach in the viewing area of Pioneer. Sorby, a native of Dawson, worked previously as the news director of KDMA radio. He has experience in sales and real estate. Hawkinson is a native of Chokio and most recently worked for the American Cancer Society in a senior management position for Relay for Life. She also serves on the Chokio City Council.
WILLMAR — Rade Spasojevic has joined Jennie-O Turkey Store as flock health specialist for the live production area. Before coming to Jennie-O, Spasojevic worked for DuPont, Willmar Poultry Company and Sparboe. He also worked as a consultant for companies including Rembrandt Enterprises, Maxim Production Company, MacFarlane Pheasant Farms and Loma Ranch. Spasojevic worked as a technical trainer for the United States Agency for International Development and the World Bank during the Asian H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza pandemic.
HUTCHINSON — The Southwest Initiative Foundation welcomes Teresa Peterson, Utuhu Cistinna Win, to the board of directors. Peterson, a member of the Upper Sioux Community, was elected to the board by members.