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WILLMAR — Willmar Senior High School students turned back the clock for Decade Day Tuesday during Homecoming Week festivities. Students show their school spirit by dressing in clothes from previous decades. Homecoming week runs through Friday at Willmar Senior High School.
WILLMAR - Members of Willmar Homecoming royalty were crowned during the coronation Monday evening at Willmar Senior High School. Hannah Johnson and Ty Roelofs were crowned Homecoming queen and king. Zachary Courtney was named prince and Erica Schramm was named princess.
WILLMAR - The 21st annual Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! was held Saturday at Kennedy Elementary School in Willmar. Community members were able to enjoy art from local artists, live performances and grab a cup of coffee along the way. The majority of activities were held inside the school and food trucks had food available for purchase outside.
WILLMAR - Community members on Saturday walked around Robbins Island in Willmar to raise awareness for suicide prevention along with people across the country during Out of the Darkness Walks, an effort of the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention. Funds raised by the community walk are donated to the foundation to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss.
WILLMAR - Tow truck drivers wanted drivers to slow down and move over Wednesday evening during the Move Over campaign demonstration on North Business 71 in Willmar. The Move Over Law in Minnesota requires drivers, when driving on a road with two lanes or more, to keep over one full lane away from stopped emergency vehicles with flashing lights activated including ambulance, fire, law enforcement, maintenance, construction vehicles and tow trucks.
WILLMAR - Prekindergarten classes are in full swing this week at Lakeland, Kennedy and Roosevelt Elementary Schools in Willmar. The classes, which were previously held at Jefferson Learning Center, were relocated as part of the district's elementary reorganization after the opening in January of the new Lakeland Elementary School.
NEW LONDON - Outdoor fun was had by all during the 36th Annual Prairie Pothole Day at Stoney Ridge Farm in New London Saturday. Hosted by the local Minnesota Waterfowl Association, attendees were able to attend seminars, participate in shooting sports and have fun with their four-legged friends.
WILLMAR - Rain or shine, students in the Willmar area brought out their backpacks for their first day of school on Tuesday.
WILLMAR - Ridgewater College students enjoyed food and fun during the Welcome Day kick-off at the college campus in Willmar Thursday. Students were able to connect with their peers and receive information about programs and organizations available throughout the school year.
WILLMAR - Children and their guardians attended Kennedy Elementary School's Open House Wednesday evening to allow students to familiarize themselves with the school, their new classrooms, and lockers before the school year begins on Tuesday. Open houses were also held Wednesday at Roosevelt and Lakeland elementary schools, Willmar Middle School, Willmar Senior High, Jefferson Learning Center and the Area Learning Center for Willmar Public Schools.