WILLMAR — The Willmar Area Community Foundation invites the community to its annual Award in Philanthropy Celebration at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, at the Willmar Conference Center. It will honor local recipients who have embodied the spirit of building community and engaging people through their generous acts of philanthropy.
This is the records summary for Oct. 6. Accidents WILLMAR — Numerous property-damage accidents Friday, including a report of a vehicle hitting a cow, kept the Willmar Police Department busy. The first incident was reported at around 5:30 a.m. at Kandiyohi County Road 5 and 120th Avenue Southwest when a vehicle hit a cow on the road. The property owner told police at the time that around 30 head of cattle were potentially loose in the area.
This is the records summary for Oct. 6 Two arrested in New London for drug activity NEW LONDON — Two suspects were taken into custody Tuesday after the CEE-VI Drug and Gang Task Force, with assistance from the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office, executed a narcotics search warrant in the 100 block of Pine Avenue Southwest in New London. A 26-year-old male and a 21-year-old female were arrested after methamphetamine, marijuana and marijuana extract were found in the house, the task force said in a statement Thursday.
This is the records summary for Oct. 5. Crash WILLMAR — A two-vehicle crash was reported at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of 19th Avenue and 15th Street Southwest in Willmar. No injures were reported, though both vehicles' airbags deployed.
WILLMAR — A community forum will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Willmar Conference Center on a proposed affiliation agreement between Affiliated Community Medical Centers, Rice Memorial Hospital and CentraCare Health. Leaders from the three organizations will be on hand to explain the proposed integration, answer questions and respond to public feedback. The event is sponsored by the Willmar Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce and is open to the public.
ST. PAUL — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is increasing the outflow from the Lac qui Parle Dam this week because of excessive rainfall. The dam is located near Watson. The area recorded more than 5 inches of rain in September and an additional 2 inches already in October. The Corps increased outflow to 2,500 cubic feet per second late last month and will continue to increase the flow to keep the pool below the emergency spillway. The outflow was increased to 3,000 cubic feet per second Tuesday, and will be increased to 3,500 Wednesday and 4,000 Thursday.
This is the records summary for Oct. 4. Theft WILLMAR — Willmar police took a report of the theft of fishing equipment from the 800 block of Seventh Street Northwest. The report was filed at 11:15 p.m. Tuesday.
WILLMAR — The West Central Tribune announces the promotion of Christie Steffel to advertising manager. Steffel has been with the West Central Tribune since 2013 as a multimedia sales representative in both print and online sales. As the advertising manager, Steffel will lead the development and growth of client relationships with the sales team. She will also plan and direct promotional and advertising campaigns of companies in order to generate interest in local businesses' products and/or services.
WILLMAR — Anissa Deneen has joined the team at Smartstyle in Willmar as a stylist. Deneen earned her master designer title from Regency Beauty School and has more than two years of experience. She specializes in, but is not limited to, coloring, waxing and special occasion styles. Smartstyle is located inside the Willmar Walmart on 19th Avenue Southeast and can be reached at 320-235-2674.
This is the records summary for Oct. 3. Sunray Square burglary under investigation WILLMAR — A burglary late Sunday night at Sunray Square is under investigation by the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office. The Sheriff's Office received an alarm call shortly before midnight Sunday at the Sunray gas station and convenience store just north of Willmar on U.S. Highway 71.