School board members are up for election, with competitive races in many area districts. Using data from the Minnesota Secretary of State's website, the West Central Tribune is publishing the names of candidates in many races in area school districts. Just 28 Minnesota school districts, including three districts in west central Minnesota, are seeking operating levies this year. Operating Levy Referendums Central Minnesota Christian School in Prinsburg is seeking renewal of its operating levy to eliminate deficit.
Municipal residents will cast ballots for mayor and city council members Tuesday. In many west Central Minnesota cities there are competitive races but in some cities not enough candidates filed to run for the open seats. Based on data from the Minnesota Secretary of State's website, the West Central Tribune is publishing a list of candidates for mayor and city council from many area cities. The names are in alphabetical order and incumbents are noted. Appleton Mayor Chadwick C. Syltie, incumbent Council, elect 2 Larry Johnson
Norma Alicia Hernandez, Clara City; Freddy Sanchez Lopez, Clara City Tyler John Waldermarsen, Willmar; Sophia Lee Larson, Willmar Sonia Ciriaco, Willmar; Jose Jorge Andrade Lira, Murdock
Accident WILLMAR — Two people were injured in a head-on crash Friday afternoon east of Willmar on U.S. Highway 12. According to the State Patrol report, at around 1:30 p.m. a 2003 Ford Focus driven by Bonifacio G. Vicuna, 34, of Willmar, was going west on Highway 12 near 45th Street and swerved over the center line "to avoid a crash" but then crashed head-on with an eastbound 2005 Chrysler Town & Country minivan driven by Silvio Guzman, Jr., 34, of Svea. The Ford Focus then rolled onto its roof.
This is the records summary for Nov. 4. Search warrant executed WILLMAR — Just before 2:15 p.m. Wednesday, 15 officers from the Willmar Police Department and Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant at a room at the Lakeview Inn on Business Highway 71 in Willmar. One woman was arrested. Public assist
This is the records summary for Nov. 3. Fraudulent phone call WILLMAR — A Willmar man received a phone call from someone who said he had won a Mercedes, but he would have to meet in the Walmart parking lot to receive it, and was not supposed to tell anyone. The man reported the suspicious call to police just before 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. Criminal damage to vehicle
BENSON—The pedestrian struck by a van early Monday in Benson has died. Wayne Nicholson, of Benson, died Wednesday at CentraCare Health in St. Cloud, according to the State Patrol. He was 78.
This is the records summary for Nov. 2. Six injured in head-on crash LITCHFIELD — Six people, including three children, were injured in a head-on crash just after 7 p.m. Monday in Litchfield. According to the State Patrol, Jerry J. Block, Kelly S. Block, and children Evan, 9, Nora, 7, and Brenna Block, 5, all of Cosmos, were injured in the crash on U.S. Highway 12 in Litchfield.
GREEN LAKE TOWNSHIP—Sarah Loso, of New London, was hospitalized Monday night after her vehicle went off a rural county road northwest of Henderson Lake in Green Lake Township. Loso, 36, had been driving a 1996 Jeep through the intersections of Kandiyohi County Roads 9 and 10. Around 10:30 p.m. Monday, her vehicle ran off the road, partially submerging in a slough north of the intersection, according to the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office.
INDIANAPOLIS — The 89th National FFA Convention and Expo was Oct. 19 to 22 in Indianapolis. Brett Petersen and Elizabeth Wilts, both of the Kerkhoven Murdock Sunburg FFA Chapter, received major awards while teams from both the Willmar and Morris FFA chapters received silver emblems. Brett Petersen