This is the records summary for April 6. Equipment vandalized WILLMAR — A vandal or vandals damaged several pieces of equipment stored outside overnight on April 5 at a business located on the 2100 block of Gorton Avenue Northwest in Willmar.
This is the records summary for April 5. Crash LITCHFIELD — Rosaline Ratike, 82, of Litchfield, was injured in a car crash at 8:33 a.m. Tuesday at the intersection of U.S. Highway 12 and Precision Drive in Litchfield. According to the State Patrol report, the accident occurred when the Ford F-150 truck, driven by Ratike, stopped at the stop sign while traveling north on Precision Drive, but failed to yield to a westbound semi-truck and was hit while crossing Highway 12. The semi was driven by Steven Holthaus, 58, of Albany.
This is the records summary for April 4. Counterfeit 'motion picture' money WILLMAR — A $100 bill that was stamped "for motion picture use only" was reportedly given to a man when he cashed a check at a Willmar bank. When the man tried to spend it at a local store Monday morning, the clerk saw that the bill was fake. According to the initial police report, at about 10 a.m. Monday, police were notified by a retailer on First Street that a shopper had a "for motion picture use only" $100 bill.
WILLMAR — Terry Mandrell has accepted a position with RELCO as the aftermarket sales and service manager. A U.S. Marine, Mandrell served in the Corps from 2007 to 2012 as an infantryman and was stationed in Washington, D.C. After his enlistment, Mandrell attended Western Illinois University and graduated with a bachelor's in manufacturing engineering technology. Before coming to RELCO, Mandrell worked at GE Transportation in Little Rock, Arkansas, as a quality manager. He oversaw the GE fleet reliability and service excellence for Union Pacific Railroad.
BENSON — Benson City Clerk/Finance Director Glen Pederson was presented the Member of the Year Award by the Minnesota Clerks and Finance Officers Association during the group's annual conference. The award recognizes Pederson's service and commitment to Benson, the association and to his profession. Pederson has been an association member for over 30 years, serving on the executive board, chair of the audit and nominating committee and president of the association from 1993 to 1994.
WILLMAR — Kyle O'Malley has accepted a production supervisor trainee position with Jennie-O Turkey Store. He recently worked for UPS as a supervisor for packaging loading. O'Malley is a graduate of Iowa State University with a bachelor's in ag studies.
WILLMAR — Janae Olson has joined the RELCO team as a senior marketing specialist. She has 12 years of experience in marketing in health care, information technology and advertising. She has event planning, graphic design, photography, writing and website management skills. She previously worked with Willmar Medical Services in a marketing role she established and executed. Olson is a graduate of Capella University with a bachelor's in business. She lives in Danvers with her husband and two children.
WILLMAR — Christianson PLLP has welcomed new financial consultant John Patock. He will assist clients in account management, retail brokerage, mutual funds, annuities, retirement planning, education funding plans, life insurance and long-term care protection. Patock is a graduate of Minnesota State University in Mankato with a bachelor's in electrical engineering technology and computer science. He is certified as a chartered financial consultant and holds the certified long-term care designation.
WILLMAR — Trevor Conway has joined the team at RELCO as a project engineer. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin - Platteville, Conway has a bachelor's in mechanical engineering. Conway worked for John Deere in Waterloo, Iowa, as a subsystem test engineer for five years, working on large-frame tractors. He designed test stands and ran tests on current and future products. He has years of experience in running shake, vibration, environmental, durability, stress and fatigue tests on tractors and their parts. He lives in Willmar with his fiancee.
WILLMAR — Bethesda has promoted Caroline Chan to the position of director of senior housing and community development. In her new position Chan will oversee Bethesda's senior housing division, along with engaging in community development and relationship building. Chan is a graduate of Winona State University with a bachelor's in mass communication/public relations and marketing. She is currently working on her master's in health and human administration and is completing her nursing home administrator's license through St. Mary's University.