WILLMAR—Coborn's Inc. has named the Willmar Cash Wise Foods store as its Store of the Year for its district within the company. Coborn's, an employee company with stores throughout the Midwest, evaluates all of its stores annually to determine a store of the year for each of its five districts. The stores are evaluated on employee engagement, financial performance and overall guest experience. The Willmar store was recognized at a company celebration in June.
OLIVIA—Terry Dean, a Realtor with Upper Midwest Management Corporation of Olivia, has earned the Accredited Land Consultant designation through the Realtors Land Institute. There are only 12 of these consultants in Minnesota, including Dean. To achieve this level, Dean had to complete the highest levels of education, experience and professionalism. Dean specializes in the sale of farm, hunting and recreational land.
WILLMAR—Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar has named Jessica Hennen as its director of finance. Hennen has served as a financial analyst with Rice Hospital since 2011 and assumed her new position effective Aug. 8. In the new post, she leads the hospital's finance functions including budgeting, general accounting, external financial reporting and statistical surveys.
Theft WILLMAR—A juvenile suspect was arrested just before 2 a.m. Saturday on suspicion of stealing a vehicle from Willmar's Eagles Club, at 136 Sixth Street S.W. Fight WILLMAR—Police responded to a report at 3:20 a.m. Sunday of multiple people fighting in the road on the 1020 block of 19th Ave. S.W. in Willmar. Initial information suggested no weapons were involved. Suspicious items
An Amber Alert has been issued for a missing Meeker County 5-year-old girl.
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This is the records summary for Aug. 19. Suspicious van ATWATER—Around 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, a man told the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office that a woman in a blue Dodge Caravan had pulled up to a dock on Tadd Lake in Atwater and proceeded to take pictures of his son and nephew while they were fishing. His son and nephew reportedly began to feel uncomfortable, so they left.
KERKHOVEN — The Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg Marching Saints have been selected to represent Minnesota at the 75th anniversary of the attacks on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 2016. Donations may be sent...
Barnyard Animals: Austin Bengtson, Spicer; Andrew Hatlestad, New London; Courtney Knisley, Sunburg; Kayla Kutzke, Lake Lillian; Chloe Lien, New London; Madison Radtke, Sunburg; Daniel Schueler, Spicer; MaQuelah Schueler, Willmar; Mercedes Schueler, Willmar; Willmar; Morgan Paulson, Atwater; Waverley Rogers, Spicer; Brandon Knisley, New London; Dacotah Rohner-Erickson, Pennock; Daniel Williamson, Spicer General Livestock Judging Team: 1st KMS 956 points; 2nd Willmar 924 points; 3rd-MACCRAY 501 points
Talent Contest Pre-Teen Division: 1st Aubrey Schueler and Soren Newberg, Piano Duet, "Take Me Out to the Ball Game"; 2nd Catherine Lundberg & Logan Woods, Dance "Jail House Rock"; 3rd Sarah Marcus, Vocal Solo "All This Time" Teen Division: 1st Jacob Meyer, Piano Solo, "Pirates of the Caribbean"; 2nd Megan Woods, Tap Dance, "Happy"; 3rd Brenna Richter & Jordan Tetzloff, Vocal/Guitar Duet, "Crazy"