WILLMAR — The West Central Tribune announces the promotion of Christie Steffel to advertising manager. Steffel has been with the West Central Tribune since 2013 as a multimedia sales representative in both print and online sales. As the advertising manager, Steffel will lead the development and growth of client relationships with the sales team. She will also plan and direct promotional and advertising campaigns of companies in order to generate interest in local businesses' products and/or services.
WILLMAR — Anissa Deneen has joined the team at Smartstyle in Willmar as a stylist. Deneen earned her master designer title from Regency Beauty School and has more than two years of experience. She specializes in, but is not limited to, coloring, waxing and special occasion styles. Smartstyle is located inside the Willmar Walmart on 19th Avenue Southeast and can be reached at 320-235-2674.
This is the records summary for Oct. 3. Sunray Square burglary under investigation WILLMAR — A burglary late Sunday night at Sunray Square is under investigation by the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office. The Sheriff's Office received an alarm call shortly before midnight Sunday at the Sunray gas station and convenience store just north of Willmar on U.S. Highway 71.
WILLMAR — Willmar Senior High School celebrated Homecoming with the coronation of the royalty Monday night. Cayle Hovland was crowned queen and Joshua Curtiss was named king. Noah Slagter was named prince and Anna Peterson and Natalie Amon were both named princesses. It was camouflage or blaze for student dress day on Monday. Tuesday will be Minnesota or lumberjack attire. The girls soccer team will host Alexandria and the volleyball team is at Brainerd.
UPDATE: BENSON — The Swift County Sheriff's Office confirmed the identities Monday morning of three individuals who died in a weekend fatal crash.at a township road intersection just southeast of Benson.
WILLMAR - A burglary late Sunday night at Sunray Square is under investigation by the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office. The Sheriff's Office received an alarm call shortly before midnight Sunday at the Sunray gas station and convenience store just north of Willmar on U.S. Highway 71. Upon arrival, deputies found one of the main glass doors to the business had been shattered. An unknown person or persons had made entry into the building and stolen an undetermined amount of property from the store, according to a news release from the Sheriff's Office.
WILLMAR — The seventh annual West Central Alzheimer's Walk at Robbins Island in Willmar Saturday morning reportedly drew a record number of walkers with more than 550 participants and 39 teams.
WILLMAR - A man convicted of a brutal domestic assault was sentenced in Kandiyohi County District Court Friday to 14½ years in prison. Jared Busse, 45, of Duluth, also must pay $27,000 in restitution and fines. Busse entered a Norgaard plea last month, essentially pleading guilty although he told the court he had no recollection of what happened. As part of a plea agreement, additional charges of second-degree assault, third-degree assault and domestic assault were dismissed.
This is the records summary for Oct. 2. Fire NEW LONDON — The state fire marshal's office is investigating the cause of a fire that broke out Sunday morning at an unoccupied house on 227th Avenue Northeast, north of New London. The New London Fire Department, New London Ambulance and Kandiyohi County Rescue were all on the scene to fight the blaze, which was reported at 8:41 a.m. Sunday. Theft
WILLMAR — A suspect in a street robbery pleaded guilty Friday in Kandiyohi County District Court and will be sentenced Nov. 22. In a plea arrangement, Carlos Andres Rodriguez-Ortega pleaded guilty to an amended charge of simple robbery - liability for crimes of another. A second-degree assault charge was dismissed. Rodriguez-Ortega was accused of being an accomplice in a robbery this past March in an alley off Northeast Lakeland Drive. About $1,100 in cash, jewelry, a cell phone and other items were stolen from the two male victims.