The Bush family and America bade farewell to President George Herbert Walker Bush this week, the patriarch of his political family. It was fitting to honor this former president and military veteran who faithfully served his country in multiple occasions. Bush 41, like many of his generation, answered their country's call following the famous attack on Pearl Harbor 77 years ago today. Upon his 18th birthday later, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, quickly earned his wings and became one of the youngest pilots in the U.S. military service.
Tuesday is Election Day in west central Minnesota and the rest of America. The most important role of citizens is to vote. Quite simply, your vote matters. Here is a summary of the West Central Tribune's Editorial Board endorsements for the 2018 election City of Willmar Local Option Sales Tax: Willmar city voters have an opportunity to "Invest in Willmar" by voting yes on the proposed local option sales tax question on Nov. 6.
Voters in the Willmar School District face two questions on their Nov. 6 ballots: renewal of a portion of the 2008 operating levy and the election of three individuals to the school board. Both are critical to the future of this school district and its students. Operating levy question
For once, it has been a rather quiet election season in the region, with neither District 17 House race drawing much attention from outside political action committees. While the candidates have some differences on policy, they all have been relatively cordial and respectful of each other. It has been frankly a refreshing campaign among a politically hateful campaign elsewhere this year. House 17B
Voters in Kandiyohi County’s First and Third Districts will go to the polls on Nov. 6 to select their next commissioners. Both seats had primaries with multiple candidates in August. Two candidates in each district have advanced to the November election. First District
Willmar voters have a clear choice in the race of mayor on Nov. 6 and two good options for the Ward 2 seat on the City Council. It is essential that voters make good decisions to keep Willmar moving in the proactive direction of recent years. Willmar Mayor
City voters have an opportunity to “Invest in Willmar” by voting yes on the proposed local option sales tax question on Nov. 6.
Willmar is an exceptional city where people, businesses, organizations and city government work together for continual improvements to build and move our community forward. The Willmar Area Community Foundation's honorees this week are prime examples of individuals and businesses who help make Willmar what it is today. Award in Philanthropy