Sharon Bomstad is the features editor at the West Central Tribune in Willmar, Minn., and is the editor of the newspaper's Live it! Magazine. She has been an employee of the West Central Tribune for more than 35 years.
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Kicking off rodeo festivities in Maynard Saturday evening, the crowd paid tribute to those who put their lives on the line to serve their community every day, including the Maynard Fire Department, the Chippewa County Sheriff's Department, Minnesota State Patrol and the Chippewa County-Montevideo Ambulance squad. The night's festivities also included a tribute to the late Alvin "Mike" Berends, who passed away earlier this year. Berends was among the founders of the Triple B Rodeo company in Maynard in 1991.
NEW LONDON – Standing on top of another person’s shoulders is a difficult feat. Add moving across a lake on water skis – that is truly a balancing act. The Little Crow Water Ski Team’s 2018 summer season is well under way at Neer Park in New London. Directed by Andrew Welter, this year’s show is called “Little Crow Acres” and the theme is “Down on the Farm.”
The June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online The June/July issue of Live it! Magazine is now available to view online here .
The 2018 Summer Fun guide published by the West Central Tribune on Thursday, May 24, is now available online. This full-glossy edition is west central Minnesota premier guide to summer events throughout west central Minnesota. Be sure to check it out here or pick up your copy today.
The 2018 Governor's Fishing Opener section published by the West Central Tribune is now available online. In this issue, the Tribune details the opener celebration set for May 10-13 and more. Check it out here .
The 2018 Spring Home & Garden section published by the West Central Tribune is now available online. In this issue, the Tribune looks at spring home decor/trends, as well as outdoor gardening and more. Check it out here .
The Focus 2018: "Spotlight on Nonprofits" edition is now online. This year's annual Focus edition highlights nonprofit organizations across the region.
The April issue of Generations is now available online. A compilation of stories submitted by our readers, 55 and over, the section is a reflection of our past. Check it out here .
The April/May issue of Live it! Magazine now available online The April/May issue of Live it! Magazine is now available to view online here .
WILLMAR – A 16-year-old Raymond youth was injured early Saturday morning in a one-vehicle rollover accident, according to a Minnesota State Patrol report. Adam Raymond DeJong was reportedly driving a 1996 Ford Ranger eastbound along state Highway 23 near 45th Avenue north of Willmar when he lost control, crossed the west bound lanes, ran off the road and the vehicle rolled. The accident was reported at 5:39 a.m. The roads were said to be covered with snow and ice at the time of the accident.