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.
WILLMAR — Barb Eilers, a special education and physical education teacher at Willmar Public Schools, has been honored by the Minnesota Society of Health and Physical Educators. She has been named the Developmental Adapted Physical Education Teacher of the Year. Eilers will receive her award in November.
NEW LONDON — The Little Theatre of New London welcomes Laurel Iverson as the new operations manager. Her responsibilities include scheduling and overseeing plays, concerts and events; working with performers and volunteers; and promoting the theater. Iverson is also the owner of Bead Jam in New London and is known for her theater acting, business activities and community involvement. She has experience in art, marketing and theater and will help manage the Little Theatre's expansion of its season to a full year.
This is the records summary for Oct. 17. Paynesville man trapped six hours after crash COLD SPRING — A 63-year-old Paynesville man was trapped in his car Sunday night after a single-vehicle rollover crash north of Cold Spring. Joseph Spanier was driving south on Stearns County Road 2 in Wakefield Township just north of Cold Spring when his vehicle went off the road, according to a report from the Stearns County Sheriff's Office. The vehicle struck an approach at Island Lake Road and vaulted into the air, landed and rolled.
This is the records summary for Oct. 16. Two injured in crash north of Willmar WILLMAR — Two people sustained minor injuries in a single vehicle crash Friday evening at the intersection of Kandiyohi County Road 5 and 15th Avenue Northwest. A vehicle driven by Sirad Ahmed, 20, of Willmar, left the road in the intersection west of Ridgewater College and struck a tree. Ahmed and her 17-year-old passenger were transported to Rice Memorial Hospital and treated for minor injuries, according to a report from the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office.
Press Release from Ike Holland, City Administrator WILLMAR — Services at Willmar City Hall will be limited today due to a water line break in the building over the weekend, according to Ike Holland, city administrator. City Hall will be open for essential services only during regular business hours. A water line leaked over Saturday and Sunday on the second floor of the building in the breakroom, Holland said in a news release Sunday evening.
WILLMAR — Motorists traveling in Olivia will encounter a short detour starting at noon Sunday as crews will be repairing the road near the railroad crossing at the intersection of U.S. Highways 212 and 71 in Olivia. Motorists will be detoured on Highway 212 west to Renville County Road 1 north to Renville County Road 11. The road is expected to open Oct. 23, 2017. For updated road condition information, call 511 or visit www.511mn.org .