U.S. Air Force Academy Graduating from the Colorado Springs, Colo., school and being commissioned a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force was: Willmar: Preston Peterson Marquette University Graduating at the end of spring semester from the Milwaukee, Wisconsin, school was: Darwin: Allison Field, doctor of physical therapy University of St. Thomas
BUFFALO LAKE — A man was killed Tuesday afternoon in Renville County after the skid loader he was operating rolled into a ditch. The name of the 70-year-old victim is being withheld pending family notification. According to the Renville County Sheriff's office, the accident happened around 5:18 p.m. in the 52000 block of 840th Avenue, about four miles north of Buffalo Lake in Preston Lake Township, where a 2015 Bobcat skid loader was on its roof in a ditch with the driver trapped inside.
WILLMAR — Audiologist Kristen Benjaminson has joined the team at Janning ENT Center in Willmar. Her areas of interest include diagnostic audiometry, hearing aid selection and fitting, evaluation and treatment of balance disorders and counseling on hearing health care. Benjaminson earned her bachelor's degree from Minnesota State University - Mankato in communication sciences and disorders, graduating summa cum laude. She received her doctor of audiology degree from the University of Northern Colorado.
MARSHALL — The Southwest Minnesota Arts Council has named Nicole DeBoer as the council's new executive director. In her new role DeBoer will be supporting artists and arts organizations throughout the region. DeBoer has more than 25 years of leadership and creative management experience. She worked for more than seven years as the council's grants program assistant. Prior to that she was the creative director for the Schwan Food Company. DeBoer also spends time as a visual artist, graphic designer, volunteer and supporter.
WILLMAR — Jen Ehresmann, senior vice president of commodity/supply chain for Jennie-O Turkey Store, has been named to the board of directors for the USA Poultry & Egg Export Council. This will be Ehresmann's first time serving on the board. The council sets policy and direction to promote and increase efforts of poultry and egg products.
WILLMAR — Alexis Bakker has joined Jennie-O Turkey Store as a summer intern. She will create and update the "barn calculator," which tracks barn size, ventilation, feed and equipment for all the barns in the Grove City area. She will also assist in the live production operation. Bakker is originally from Renville and currently lives in Lake Lillian. She is a student at South Dakota State University in Brookings where she expects to graduate in 2018 with a bachelor's in animal science and agricultural science.
WILLMAR — Christopher Schmitz has been hired as the summer intern for the operations team at the Willmar Avenue Plant for Jennie-O Turkey Store. He will assist in the further processing area. Schmitz also worked for Jennie-O last summer in marketing and accounting. Schmitz is from New London and expects to graduate in 2018 with a business degree from Concordia University in St. Paul.
This is the records summary for June 26, 2017. Crashes EDEN VALLEY — Three people were injured in a rear-end collision Saturday afternoon at Minnesota Highway 55 and Meeker County Road 34 east of Eden Valley. The Minnesota State Patrol said a 1997 GMC Suburban was stopped on Highway 55 at the intersection, waiting to make a left turn south onto County Road 34, when it was struck in the rear by a 2014 Toyota Tacoma.
This is the records summary for June 24. Crash WILLMAR — One person was injured in a single-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon on U.S. Highway 71 in Roseland Township. The Minnesota State Patrol said Jose Luis Penanaranjo, 46, of Atwater, was behind the wheel of a 2002 Mercury Villager that was northbound on Highway 71 when he apparently lost control, overcorrected, went into the east ditch, slid down the embankment and ended up facing southbound.
This is the records summary for June 23. Accident injures one at First Street/19th Avenue WILLMAR — A Willmar man suffered a minor injury in a multi-vehicle collision at the intersection of First Street and 19th Avenue in Willmar at 12:36 p.m. Thursday. Ahmed M. Abdulahi, 24, was treated and released from Rice Memorial Hospital.