This is the records summary for Oct. 22, 2017 Fire RAYMOND — A combine was reported on fire at approximately 5:01 p.m. Friday. The fire occurred at the 14000 block of 150th Ave Southwest in Raymond. The Prinsburge Fire Department and the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office assisted at the scene. Dog beaten
WILLMAR — The Kandiyohi County Soil and Water Conservation District has received a $50,000 grant to help county landowners comply with the new state buffer law. The state buffer law requires a buffer on public waters by Nov. 1 of this year and a buffer on public drainage ditches by Nov. 1, 2018. According to a news release, the cost share will cover up to 75 percent of the cost, which includes purchasing seed, site preparation and seeding. Interested landowners should sign up with the Kandiyohi Soil and Water Conservation District office as soon as possible.
This is the records summary for Oct. 21. Machine shed burglarized PENNOCK — A machine shed was vandalized Thursday and various tools stolen from it in a burglary reported at a property on the 3600 block of County Road 1 Northwest in Pennock.
This is the records summary for Oct. 19. Two injured in New London crash NEW LONDON — Two people were injured in a one-vehicle crash shortly before 1:30 p.m. Wednesday on Minnesota Highway 23 at Minnesota Highway 9 on the outskirts of New London. The Minnesota State Patrol said Mohamed A. Ahmed, 18, of Willmar, was eastbound on Highway 23 in the right lane when he apparently attempted to merge into the left lane, which was occupied by another vehicle. His 1998 Ford Explorer veered to avoid a collision, overcorrected and rolled over.
This is the records summary for Oct. 18 Accident WILLMAR — A passenger vehicle collided with a tractor that was pulling farm equipment Monday evening near Willmar, injuring the two occupants of the vehicle. The driver of the tractor, Michael Schliep, 45, of Willmar, was not injured. According to Kandiyohi County Sheriff Dan Hartog, the accident happened at around 7 p.m. on County Road 9 Northeast, just south of the Willmar High School.
BLOMKEST — Construction of a roundabout at the intersection of U.S. Highway 71 and state Highway 7 near Blomkest is done. The Minnesota Department of Transportation said Tuesday that the $1.9 million project, which began in June with Duininck, Inc. as the contractor, is now completed. The project was part of a $6.5 million project that also included resurfacing on Highway 7 from Clara City to Blomkest. The roundabout is designed to help increase safety, reduce delay times, reduce vehicle emissions and reduce fuel consumption, according to MnDOT.
WILLMAR — Kelly O'Farrell, a manager at Conway, Deuth & Schmiesing in Willmar, has complete the certification process with the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts to become a certified valuation analyst. This is given to individuals with considerable professional experience in the field of business valuation.
WILLMAR — Conway, Deuth & Schmiesing of Willmar has promoted Carolyn Halverson to the position of senior accountant. An employee of CDS since 2015, after having been an intern during tax season, Halverson focuses on tax planning and preparation, estates and trusts and bookkeeping. She is a member of the Minnesota Association of Public Accountants and graduated from Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall with a bachelor's in accounting. She lives in Willmar.
WILLMAR — Eric Hjelden has been awarded the Thrivent Financial Personal Finance Education Award from the Minnesota Council of Economic Education. Hjelden is a teacher at Willmar Senior High School, where he teaches students about finances, interest and investing. Hjelden, and his lesson "How to Get Interest to Work for You and Not Against You," will take home the first place award in the secondary division during the annual EconFest on Nov. 2 at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chaska. He will receive $500 for his achievement.
WILLMAR — Keith Green and Bev Knudsen, communications faculty at Ridgewater College, have earned awards from the Communication and Theater Association of Minnesota for educational excellence. Green was named the 2017 Outstanding Individual in Communication and Theater award, which recognizes those who have made significant contributions to education and their communities with communication and theater arts.