This is the records summary for April 28. House fire leads to arson charge WILLMAR — Kyle Clarence Rhoda, 48, of Raymond, was charged with setting fire to his own home, which was destroyed last week in a blaze in the 14000 block of 45th Avenue Southwest in rural Raymond. Rhoda made a first court appearance Thursday on one count of arson in the first degree.
The following is a list of convictions in Kandiyohi County for felony, gross misdemeanor and/or misdemeanor charges. The date listed is the date of the offense. Felony Demetrius Allan Martin, 35, Minneapolis, offering a forged check, Jan. 22, 2015 Derek Allen Mattson, 26, Willmar, fifth-degree drug sale, Nov. 18, 2015 Gilbert Lee Torres Jr., 32, St. Cloud, fourth-degree assault of a peace officer, June 24 Gross misdemeanor Terrence Lee Stage, 61, Redwood Falls, driving while impaired, July 31
WILLMAR — The Willmar Area Symphonic Orchestra presents two Young Artist's Concerts this weekend featuring Jared Campbell. Campbell will be playing the "First Movement of the Piano Concerto in A Minor" by Edvard Grieg. He is a senior at Paynesville High School and studies piano with Dr. Paul Wirth. In 2015, he won third place at the Minnesota Junior Young Artist piano competition and in 2016, he made it to the final round of six contestants in the Open division of the Minnesota State Fair talent contest.
WILLMAR — Ridgewater College presents "King Ed," a comedy by M. James, at 7:30 p.m. tonight through Saturday at the theater on the Willmar campus. General admission seating is $5 and are available at the door or by calling 320-222-7605 for reservations. The play is set in a dystopian kingdom, where the people are struck by a crippling plague. The king, played by Gabriel Ryland, sends for help but is unable to accept the repercussions of his past.
This is the records summary for April 27. Alleged vandal located KANDIYOHI — An individual was picked up by law enforcement around 1 p.m. Wednesday in Kandiyohi after allegedly shooting up cars and buildings with a long gun, which could have been a higher caliber, according to the incident report. The individual was located at a residence at the 4000 block of 60th Street Northeast.
WILLMAR — Daryl Friesen has joined Christianson PLLP acounting and consulting firm. He will work with the system solutions group, whose areas of focus include technical sales, accounting services to clients and ag business research and recommendations. Friesen has worked in accounting and taught high school for five years.
WILLMAR — Deb Day has joined the Barn Theatre as the volunteer coordinator. She will be coordinating and training the volunteers at the theatre. Day is a retired senior executive at AT&T. She lives in Spicer.
CLARA CITY — Penni Lalim has joined Citizens Alliance Bank of Clara City as a operations officer. She will oversee the deposit operations and personal banking functions. Lalim earned her bachelor's degree from Concordia College and her master's in business from Southwest Minnesota State. She has 13 years of banking and management experience and most recently worked as a financial analyst at U.S. Bank in Marshall.
WILLMAR — Kristi Jo Block is a new Realtor at Edina Realty in Willmar. A Milan native, Block is a graduate of Concordia College. Block has owned and operated her own horse boarding business for 24 years, and also has experience in marketing and sales. She lives in Spicer with her husband and two children.
WILLMAR — Chelley Giese has been promoted to live haul accounting specialist at Jennie-O Turkey Store. Her new job responsibilities include paying live haul invoices and fuel taxes, coding and approving purchase card transactions. Giese has been working for Jennie-O for 11 years, including as ingredient purchasing clerk for the Atwater Feed Mill.