Erica Dischino is the photographer for the West Central Tribune. Hailing from northern New Jersey, she graduated from Ithaca College in central New York with a bachelors in Journalism and Photography. Follow her on Instagram.
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NEW LONDON - Crowds gathered to watch some of the best bands in the region perform during the New London Music Festival Saturday Aug. 18 at Neer Park. Some of the lineup included Early Eyes, JoyAnn Parker and The Ghost of Paul Revere. Food by the Green Mill and Model Citizen food trucks as well as pie was available for purchase.
WILLMAR - The Kwik Trip on U.S. Highway 12 on the east edge of Willmar, which includes a truck stop, showers and grocery store, opened its doors for the first time Thursday in Willmar. The second new location of Kwik Trip on 1st Street will open Sept. 27, and a third new location downtown is scheduled for construction.
WILLMAR - Faces of victims killed in distracted driving crashes lined the entrance of Robbins Island Park on Tuesday to honor their lives that were cut short, including 21-year-old Robert Brau of Willmar, who died exactly four years earlier. Members of the Brau family took a stand against distracted driving and decided to place these signs as a reminder to those drivers in the Willmar area to focus on the road and not their cell phone.
WILLMAR — Community members competed to see how fast they could milk a cow during the 11th annual Cow Milking Contest hosted by the Kandiyohi County Dairy Association Friday afternoon at the Kandiyohi County Fair in Willmar. Participants were timed and then asked to fill a measuring cup with milk. Whoever had the most milk in the given amount of time received points for their team.
WILLMAR — The streets of Willmar turned back a century Thursday morning when cars from the early 1900s rode from New London to the Schwanke Car, Tractor and Truck Museum in Willmar. The pre-tours held throughout the week allow the drivers to test their antique cars before their 120-mile trip from New London to New Brighton on Saturday as a part of the 32nd annual Antique Car Run. Today's events include a pre-tour run around Green and Nest lakes, as well as a parade in New London.
LAKE LILLIAN — It was a perfect evening Monday at Big Kandiyohi Lake County Park West in southern Kandiyohi County. Showcased at the park are 31 American flags lining the entrance to the campground. The flags represent the number of years Bud and Joan Groen have managed the park. Around the store/office at the park, as well as at the house, Bud Groen also has a large display of dahlias in all their showy style.
ROSELAND — Bill and Helene Dykstra's garden is not a garden, but rather an oasis. Plants adorn nearly every inch of their backyard ranging from perennials to annuals. The couple pays great attention to detail with the flowers in perfect rows of pink and purple. Little figurines are placed throughout, creating miniature scenes of farms, beaches and even a beaver pond.
KERKHOVEN - Antique tractors pulled heavy weights Sunday morning for the Antique Tractor Pull on the final day of Kerkhoven's 18th Annual Town and Country Days.
GLENWOOD - Standing on top of a log is difficult to begin with. Add some water underneath, and it's nearly impossible. Community members came to Lakeshore by the City Park in Glenwood Saturday to participate in log rolling in Minnewaska Lake. Instruction was given for the first half of the event and the second part was open rolling for all to enjoy. This one of the many events that occurred this past weekend for Glenwood's Waterama.
WILLMAR - Residents of Bethesda Grand were tickled pink for the flamingo party Thursday afternoon. Flamingo figurines were placed throughout the room, ranging from inflatable pool floaties to flamingo-themed lamps. Many attendees wore pink and enjoyed pink-colored snacks.