WILLMAR — Kristi Jo Block is a new Realtor at Edina Realty in Willmar. A Milan native, Block is a graduate of Concordia College. Block has owned and operated her own horse boarding business for 24 years, and also has experience in marketing and sales. She lives in Spicer with her husband and two children.
WILLMAR — Chelley Giese has been promoted to live haul accounting specialist at Jennie-O Turkey Store. Her new job responsibilities include paying live haul invoices and fuel taxes, coding and approving purchase card transactions. Giese has been working for Jennie-O for 11 years, including as ingredient purchasing clerk for the Atwater Feed Mill.
LITCHFIELD — Meeker Cooperative Light & Power conducted its annual meeting in April, which included the reorganization of the board of directors. Incumbents Karen Becker, District 2, and Mark Larson, District 6, were re-elected to the board. Paul Bugbee, Paynesville, will represent District 1, after having defeated incumbent and board vice president Juanita Olson. The 2017 officers are President K. Bruce Krueger, District 7; Vice President Becker; Secretary Kevin Issendorf, District 4; and Treasurer Brad Donnay, District 3.
This is the records summary for April 25. Vandalism KANDIYOHI — A rural Kandiyohi resident reported Monday that someone took their Prowler all-terrain vehicle and damaged it, and ran it into a car. NEW LONDON — A vehicle owner reported Monday that it was vandalized while parked in a school parking lot in New London.
This is the records summary for April 23, 2017. Animal RAYMOND — A stray bull was reported at 6:02 p.m. Friday at the side of 75th Avenue, about a third of a mile south of state Highway 23 near Raymond. When law enforcement arrived the animal was found in a yard at the 8200 block of 75th Avenue. The owner of the bull was called and said he would come round it up. Alcohol offense
This is the records summary for April 22. Woman pleads guilty in drug case WILLMAR — Ciera Nicole Mendoza, 22, of Willmar, pleaded guilty Friday to the a felony charge of storing methamphetamine paraphernalia in the presence of a child. Mendoza was one of five people arrested on drug-related charges after a search warrant was executed in February at a Willmar home. An infant was in the house at the time of the search. The search yielded 100 grams of meth, pipes, pills, a digital scale and numerous pieces of drug paraphernalia.
Jill May of Willmar was the featured speaker Thursday at the 2017 Life Connections event at the Willmar Civic Center. May was the season one winner of NBC's national reality fitness show "Strong." Life Connections continues from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, with keynote speaker Patty Wetterling taking the stage at 12:15 p.m. The event also includes booth exhibits, music, food and much more. Admission is free.
This is the records summary for April 21. Willmar man pleads guilty to crim sex WILLMAR — Chase John Hodapp, 26, of Willmar, pleaded guilty Thursday to a charge of criminal sexual conduct in the third degree. According to the criminal complaint, Hodapp had sex with a girl who was 14 years old. The incident took place Jan. 16 in Hodapp's home.
A water main break flooded Fourth Street Southwest in Willmar Thursday night. The area flooded was reportedly between Kandiyohi and Monongalia Avenues in Willmar. Utility crews worked to slow down the water flow, but wanted area residents to still have water this morning. Willmar police were on hand to monitor the situation. A portion of Fourth Street in that area is closed pending repairs.
Focus 2017: Spotlight on Public Service The West Central Tribune's annual Focus edition, Spotlight on Public Service, is now available to view online here . In this issue, we meet get an overview of public service employees across the region.