PALMER — Five years ago, Bill and Missy Hillmer of Palmer got news they never wanted to hear. Their son Tyler was killed in a car accident. Tyler died on August 23, 2013, just three days after his 15th birthday.

Prompted by a Sept. 3 death at Life Quest in Palmer, State Sen. Lynne Walz called Tuesday for an investigative committee to examine the conditions and practices of state-licensed facilities that continue to operate with a history of continuing and repeated violations.

PALMER — At Monday night’s Palmer Public School board meeting, the board approved purchasing the former Life Quest Coolidge Center Building from Nancy Stevens. The building is directly across the street from the school.

PALMER – It was a definite case of the haves vs. the have-nots Friday night, as defending Class D-1 champions Burwell throttled Palmer 59-0.

With 17 players on Palmer’s 2016 football roster and a combined 6-10 record in the previous two seasons, it took hard work for the Tigers to break through for one of their best seasons ever.