WILLMAR—There will be leadership changes coming to Jennie-O Turkey Store with a senior retirement next year. Barry Lynch, senior vice president of the retail division, will be retiring in January. To fill his position, Charles Meath will be promoted from vice president of the deli division to senior vice president of the retail division as of Oct. 31. Also at that time, Jennifer Johnson will replace Meath as vice president of deli. Johnson is currently the director of sales and marketing for deli at Hormel Foods, parent company of Jennie-O.
WILLMAR—Tonya Larson-Beauvais has been promoted to deduction and miscellaneous reimbursement request coordinator for Jennie-O Turkey Store's Willmar corporate office. Beauvais has worked for Jennie-O for five years in sales accounting as a deduction specialist. In her new position she will be working with promotional checks specialist, export, commodity, donations and invoicing claim specialists. She will oversee operations along with finding ways to enhance processes.
WILLMAR—Stephanie Rieckhoff has accepted the position of associate food technologist with Jennie-O Turkey Store. She will be working in the corporate office's research and development department in Willmar. Rieckhoff is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin—River Falls with a bachelor's in animal science.
WILLMAR—Michael Colle as accepted a position at Jennie-O Turkey Store, as an associate food technologist for the corporate office's research and development department in Willmar. He will work on developing new products. Colle received his bachelor's in chemistry from the University of Wisconsin—River Falls. He earned his master's in animal science and Ph.D. in animal physiology from the University of Idaho.
WILLMAR—Ann Anderson, of Century 21 Kandi Realty in Willmar, has been elected as the 2016-2017 president of the West Central Association of Realtors. She began her term Sept. 1. A member of the association since 2005, Anderson as served as an director for five years. The West Central Association of Realtors has 390 Realtor members and 43 affiliate members.
This is the records summary for Oct. 4. Teens injured in crash PAYNESVILLE—Two Paynesville teens were injured after they crashed a vehicle into a ravine early Sunday. The Stearns County Sheriff's Office says Eric Jason Hansen, 17, and Jacob Jeffrey Lundquist, 18, were transported to Paynesville Hospital after the 12:45 a.m. one-vehicle crash.
Traffic Complaint WILLMAR - A driver was cited for failure to drive in a single lane and not having current proof of insurance at 12 p.m. Saturday after law enforcement pulled the driver over along Becker Avenue Southeast after witnessing erratic driving. The drive apparently swerved into oncoming traffic and continued to drive the wrong way for a significant distance. Crash
Marriage licenses Kandiyohi County Trevor Lee Tschida, Kandiyohi; Alexis Victoria Anderson, Spicer Benjamin Will Maas, Waconia; Melissa Ann Parkhurst, St. Louis Park Shera Lee Odland, Willmar; Eric Michael Sasse, Willmar
This is the records summary for Oct. 1. Medical call PENNOCK—A passerby called law enforcement about a male party being found face down on the ground at 8:48 a.m. Friday morning near County Road 1 and 210th Avenue Northwest. Along with the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office, the Sunburg Ambulance, Willmar Ambulance and Sunburg FIre Department assisted with the call. Suspicious activity
WILLMAR—Affiliated Community Medical Centers has announced the arrival of Dr. Douglas Soderberg, obstetrician and gynecologist. Soderberg will see gynecology, surgical and obstetrics patients. He will be available to see patients at the Willmar clinic every two weeks. An undergraduate of St. Olaf College in Northfield, Soderberg earned his medical degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School. He interned at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Minnesota hospitals.