This is the records summary for April 25. Fraud WILLMAR — An individual reported a scam to the Willmar Police Department at 9:47 a.m. Wednesday. According to the report, the individual said they were contacted on Facebook messenger by someone pretending to be the individual's friend. The poser said they had received a large sum of money from the government, and if the individual used a provided webpage link, they too could apply for money.
WILLMAR — The brush disposal/compost site for Willmar will be open starting Saturday. The site is for city of Willmar residents only. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. According to the city announcement, the site will be closed May 28, July 4 and Sept. 3 for holidays. The site is half of a mile west of Kandiyohi County Road 116. Directions to the site are three miles west of Willmar on state Highway 40 to County Road 116, turn left and go one mile south and then turn right.
This is the records summary for April 25. Willmar man sentenced for drug charge after raid WILLMAR — A Willmar man, who faced four drug and firearms charges in connection with a raid of a rural Willmar home this winter where explosives were found, was sentenced last week. As part of a plea agreement, Thomas Walter Quimby, 41, pleaded guilty to a gross misdemeanor charge of fifth-degree possession of marijuana. The remaining charges were dismissed.
ST. CLOUD — A Stearns County grand jury has indicted Gregory Allen Scheel on four counts of first-degree murder in the March 21 deaths of his grandparents. Scheel, 33, of Paynesville, is accused of murdering his grandparents Wilbert and Gloria Scheel. He was living with them at the time of their deaths. The grand jury indicted him on two counts of premeditated first-degree murder — punishable by life in prison without the possibility of release —
WILLMAR — Paul Ryan has purchased the RE/MAX Preferred Realty offices in Spicer, Willmar and Olivia from his father, Randy Ryan. Paul Ryan is now the broker/owner of the three locations, while Randy Ryan will continue working at the Spicer office. Paul Ryan has 20 years of experience working for RE/MAX and hopes to add to the team of seven agents in the coming years. RE/MAX Preferred Realty specializes in lakeshore, residential and distressed/foreclosed properties. It serves the towns of Willmar, New London, Spicer, Renville and Olivia and the surrounding area.
WILLMAR — Century 21 Kandi Realty Ltd., of Willmar, has received several awards from Century 21 International. The office as a whole was awarded the Per Person Production Award. Emily Bowers received the Masters Diamond Award, and Ann Anderson was awarded the Masters Ruby Award. Kyle Parker was recognized with both the Multi-Million Dollar Award and Quality Service Award.
WILLMAR — Carris Health Care Center and Therapy Suites, formerly known as Rice Care Center and Therapy Suites, has earned a five-star rating from Nursing Home Compare, an online tool from Medicare/Medicaid that allows consumers to compare information about nursing homes. The ratings assist consumers in choosing a skilled nursing facility. Nursing homes are rated based on health inspections, staffing, and quality measures.
SPICER — North Star Mutual Insurance Company has awarded Pioneer Heritage Insurance of Spicer the Star Award for being a leader in production and for exceptional performance. Pioneer has been representing North Star Mutual since 2003. Pioneer Heritage offers property, life and health insurance options and is one of the largest independent insurance agencies in central Minnesota.
Members of the public will have a chance to clear out their medicine cabinets during a national drug takeback event Saturday. The drug takeback, co-sponsored by local law enforcement and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, is an opportunity to dispose of expired, unused or unwanted prescription medications. Safe disposal helps ensure drugs are kept out of the environment and away from potential misuse. Hours for Takeback Day are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Deputies will assist with the collection, which is free of charge. Among the participating sites are:
ATWATER — Sukup Manufacturing Co. awarded Whitcomb Brothers Grain Systems of Atwater the Million Dollar Sales Award for outstanding sales and customer service in 2018. The award was given during a dealer meeting at Sukup headquarters in Sheffield, Iowa. Dealers were recognized for high-volume sales of Sukup grain handling and storage equipment, along with Sukup steel buildings.