This is the records summary for May 23. Damaged property ATWATER — A recently planted field near Atwater was damaged from a pickup that was "tearing around" in the field. The incident was reported at 6:46 p.m. Monday along Kandiyohi County Road 4 and 82nd Avenue Northeast. The driver of the vehicle was located and admitted to driving in the field, according to a preliminary report filed with the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office.
LITCHFIELD — Nurses at Meeker Memorial Hospital and Clinics were honored this month for professional excellence and compassion in caring for patients. Greg Christensen and Brenda Beste received the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses, given by the DAISY Foundation to recognize outstanding care provided each day to patients and families. The nonprofit DAISY Foundation was established in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, who died at age 33 in 1999 from complications of idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, an auto-immune disease.
WILLMAR — Joe Gatewood, of Gatewood Electric Inc. of Willmar, was elected president of the Minnesota Electrical Association board of directors at the association's first-quarter board meeting. Gatewood has previously served as the board's vice president, treasurer and secretary. He also served on the education and safety committee and on the Electrical Training Network board of trustees. The Minnesota Electrical Association provides electrical contractors and stakeholders in Minnesota with education, legislative representation and industry information.
WILLMAR — The JCPenney location in Willmar's Kandi Mall, along with its general manager Jhna Bloom, have been awarded the company's highest honor — the Founder's Award. The award recognizes leadership excellence. Bloom was one of 80 store leaders presented with the award. The award highlights Bloom and other store leaders for excelling in financial performance, customer and client service and business expertise. JCPenney has more than 860 stores nationwide.
This is the records summary for May 22 Two injured in head-on crash near New London NEW LONDON — Two men were airlifted from the scene of a head-on crash Tuesday afternoon north of New London. Their injuries are life-threatening, according to the State Patrol. The accident was reported at 12:25 p.m. on state Highway 23 near 115th Street Northeast, located between New London and Hawick.
This is the records summary for May 21. Man surrenders after barricading himself WILLMAR — A Kandiyohi County sheriff's deputy with advanced crisis negotiations training is credited with helping persuade a 26-year-old man who had barricaded himself to surrender peacefully and not harm himself in an incident on Saturday evening in Willmar.
ST. CLOUD — Ten finalists for the 2019 Princess Kay of the Milky Way were named over the weekend. The candidates were selected as part of the Dairy Promotion and Leadership Event held in St. Cloud. To compete to be a finalist for Princess Kay of the Milky Way, each princess had to submit an application, participate in a personal interview, prepare and deliver a speech and participate in a mock media interview. The event also included training on how to use their leadership skills to promote dairy and be better advocates for the dairy community.
This is the records summary for May 20. Thefts WILLMAR — A storage unit was broken into and numerous items taken from it on the 1000 block of County Road 9 NE, Willmar, it was reported Friday. WILLMAR - A male was arrested for theft after pushing a shopping cart with unpaid merchandise from CashWise on the 1300 block of Fifth Street SE, Willmar at 4:08 p.m. on Saturday. Burglary PENNOCK — A juvenile was arrested Saturday afternoon for a burglary reported at a rural Pennock address.
This is the records summary for May 17. Fisherman killed alongside Stevens County lake MORRIS — Nicholas Hervin, 32, of Morris, died after a vehicle driven by Joshua Dewald, 40, of Brooten, struck him while he was fishing along the shore of Long Lake at about 7:32 p.m. Wednesday, the Stevens County Sheriff's Office said in a news release.
Richard L. Aarons, 84, of Eden Valley. Service 11 a.m. May 18 at Paynesville Lutheran Church. Johnson Funeral Home, Paynesville. Dave Alleckson, 72, of Park Rapids. Graveside service 11 a.m. May 18 at Hope Lutheran Cemetery, Sunburg. Cease Family Funeral Home, Park Rapids. Robert "Bobby" Bergman, 75, of Minneapolis. Graveside service 10:30 a.m. May 18 at Oak Hill Cemetery, New London. Harvey Anderson Funeral Home, Willmar. Elaine M. Benson, 92, of Willmar. Service 11 a.m. May 18 at First Covenant Church, Willmar. Harvey Anderson Funeral Home, Willmar.