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Life Connections

April 21, 2018
Shelby Lindrud / Tribune
Prior to his speech, Don Shelby, center, took time to paint, one of the many activities at Life Connections.
Don Shelby urges seniors to live life to the fullest at Life Connections
April 21, 2018 - 5:03am
Shelby Lindrud / Tribune
Pastor Paul McCullough, right, was named this year's Outstanding Senior at Life Connections. Don Williamson from West Central Sanitation, which sponsors the award, introduced McCullough at the annual event.
Well-known pastor is Outstanding Senior at Life Connections
April 21, 2018 - 4:35am
April 12, 2018
Generations/Life Connections April 2018 now available online
April 12, 2018 - 11:54am
April 21, 2017
Briana Sanchez / Tribune

Brittney Odens, right, marketing coordinator at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar, talks to Mary and Dick Nichols Jr. at Life Connections Thursday at the Willmar Civic Center. Rice Hospital is trying to gather people to participate in Trek to the Tropics, a community health walking challenge.
Life Connections continues today
April 21, 2017 - 7:06am
April 19, 2017
RAND MIDDLETON | TRIBUNELife Connections 2016 at Civic Center on Friday.
Life Connections opens Thursday evening, continues Friday
April 19, 2017 - 10:38pm
Rand Middleton / Tribune file photo

The West Central Tribune's annual Life Connections event, shown here in 2016, opens Thursday night at the Willmar Civic Center and continues all day Friday. This is the first year the event takes place over two days.
Life Connections opens Thursday evening, continues Friday
April 19, 2017 - 9:46pm
April 13, 2017
Generations (formerly Prime Time) April 2017
April 13, 2017 - 6:16pm
April 15, 2016
Deb Friedrichs, left, executive director of Atwater Area Help for Seniors, and volunteer coordinator Karen Fischer visit with Lila Rekedal at the organization’s booth. AAHFS received the 3rd annual Willmar Commmunity Foundation Senior Friendly Non-Profit of the Year award Friday at the West Central Tribune’s 17th annual Life Connections at the Willmar Civic Center. RAND MIDDLETON | TRIBUNE
Doug Wilkowske named 2016 Outstanding Senior: Atwater Area Help for Seniors honored as Senior Friendly Non-Profit
April 15, 2016 - 11:23pm
A work crew from Willmar Area Vocational Education Services, known as Waves, helps set up for today’s Life Connections. (RAND MIDDLETON | TRIBUNE)
Life Connections caters to older adults
April 15, 2016 - 12:10pm
April 14, 2016
Bryan Smith, left, and  Andrew Wakefield assemble the Gutter Helmet display with co-worker Kevin Radtke in background on Thursday in the Cardinal Arena.
Life Connections takes shape
April 14, 2016 - 6:26pm
April 18, 2015
The Kingery Family Singers fill the seats Friday morning at the 16th annual Life Connections event at the Willmar Civic Center. Entertainment is just one part of the annual West Central Tribune event for mature adults, which also features exhibits, seminars, food, prizes and awards. (TRIBUNE/Rand Middleton)
Life Connections 2015: Outstanding senior, nonprofit named
April 18, 2015 - 12:21am
April 17, 2015
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Video: Faces at Life Connection XVI
April 17, 2015 - 5:00am
April 15, 2015
Life Connections, an event featuring booths, exhibits, seminars and entertainment for older adults, will be 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at the Willmar Civic Center. Admission costs $4 in advance or $5 at the door. Advance tickets are available in Willmar at Cashwise, Cub Foods, Willmar Community Ed and Rec office in Jefferson Learning Center and the West Central Tribune.
Life Connections event begins 8 a.m. Friday
April 15, 2015 - 10:55pm
April 24, 2014
Lindsay Freeland, left, and Kathy Lutz set up a display for Touching Hearts at Home on Thursday at the Willmar Civic Center where this year’s Life Connections will take place today. The Touching Hearts display honors rural Minnesota heritage. Tribune photo by Ron Adams
15th annual Life Connections for seniors is today
April 24, 2014 - 11:01pm
April 22, 2014

The Kingery family musicians perform at last year’s Life Connections.
15th annual Life Connections is Friday
April 22, 2014 - 11:09pm