Ed Bolas was recently named president of the Midwest Manufacturers' Association for 2019. Bolas is the controller at Dycast Specialties Corporation, a Starbuck-based manufacturer of precision zinc and aluminum die castings. Bolas is a founding member of the association, serving as treasurer of the board from 2001 to 2017. This is his second term as president.
GRANITE FALLS — Prairie River Home, a home health care services company with a branch office in Granite Falls, has changed its name to Adara Home Health. The new name means respect, regard and care in Sanskrit. The name change went into effect in January. Contracts and arrangements in place were not affected by the name change. Adara provides home health care services in 60 Minnesota counties and has eight branch offices in central and southern Minnesota.
NEW LONDON — Lettuce Abound Farms, which grows a variety of lettuce and other leafy greens year-round in an indoor aeroponic system near New London, has received its organic certification from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The certification was approved in November, according to owner Kevin Ortenblad. Lettuce Abound Farms products are sold at a number of area grocery stores and at the farm, 3825 County Road 40 N.E., rural New London.
WILLMAR — Christianson PLLP has promoted both Christina Boike and Chelsey Mueller to the position of manager at their respective offices for the certified public accounting and consulting firm. Boike has worked at the Willmar office for nine years. She first started as a staff accountant. She is active in the Willmar community including as president of the Willmar Kiwanis and president of the Junior Achievement board.
Randy A. Arndt, 63, of Willmar. Service 2 p.m. Jan. 18 at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Willmar. Harvey Anderson Funeral Home, Willmar. George Borgerding, 90, of Belgrade. Service 11 a.m. Jan. 18 at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, Belgrade. Johnson Funeral Home, Belgrade. William A. "Bill" Botten, 76, of Montevideo. Service 11 a.m. Jan. 18 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Montevideo. Wing-Bain Funeral Home, Montevideo.
WILLMAR — Rice Regional Dental Clinic at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar is joining with dental professionals across the country for the American Dental Association's 17th annual "Give Kids a Smile" day. The one-day event is Feb. 1 and provides free dental services to children whose families face barriers to dental care. Services include free oral screenings by a local volunteer dentist, cleanings, fluoride varnishes, sealants, extractions, oral hygiene instruction, and family dental education.
Ruth Merel (McCarty) Christenson Allen, 91, of Litchfield. Service 11 a.m. Jan. 15 at First Baptist Church, Grove City. Johnson-Hagglund Funeral Home, Litchfield. Rosa E. Diaz-Ramirez, 44, of Willmar. Service 11 a.m. Jan. 18 at Harvey Anderson Funeral Home, Willmar. Gerald Vendale Larson, 84, of Rockford, Ill. Service 11 a.m. Jan. 17 at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, Rockford, Ill. Olson Funeral Services, Rockford, Ill. Miriam Frances Vande Steeg, 94, of Willmar. Service 2 p.m. Jan. 15 at Rock of Life CRC, Willmar. Harvey Anderson Funeral Home, Willmar.
This is the records summary for Jan. 15. Black ice caused accidents Monday WILLMAR — Black ice caused by a freezing mist Monday morning in west central Minnesota resulted in several accidents, including some with injuries. As reports started coming in about accidents, the Minnesota Department of Transportation issued a warning about icy roads caused by freezing rain in Kandiyohi, Meeker and Stearns counties and sent maintenance crews out to apply sand and salt to roads.
WILLMAR - The Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners will hold a road and bridge meeting as part of its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday. The board convenes at 10 a.m. in the boardroom at the Kandiyohi County Health and Human Services Building. The agenda will open with action on a CEE-VI Drug and Gang Task Force grant agreement, followed by the annual ditch system levy proposal.
This is the records summary for Jan. 14 Arrests WILLMAR — A driver was taken into custody after a motor vehicle and foot chase Friday evening in Willmar. The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office responded at 4:29 p.m. Friday to a report of a motor vehicle theft in progress. Sheriff Eric Holien attempted a traffic stop. The suspect then fled into the area of Country Club Drive and County Road 24 near the Eagle Creek Golf Course, according to the Sheriff's Office.