Back Behind the Barn Boys: Part 1, The Early Years ran in the Grygla Eagle on July 19th. It seemed everyone enjoyed reading about the early years of Gatzke’s very own Barn Boys.
What would happen if the front page of your newspaper contained no news? What would the community do? Would they miss it? What would people in town talk about? How would they react?
Clearwater County 2017 Outstanding Senior Citizens Jim Chesley and Beatrice Ricke with their awards at the fair. Standing are Al Paulson, Clearwater County Fair Board and Karen Lenius Director with the Mahube Senior Program
Clearwater County 2017 Outstanding Senior Citizens awards were presented on Saturday, August 5. The two named were Jim Chesley and Beatrice Ricke.
On August 12, 2017, the streets of Oklee will once again be filling up with people coming to enjoy a day of fun. There are many events planned for the 2017 Oklee Market Day. 
The McIntosh Country Store moved to the hardware store location, and re-branded as Hardware Hank in the summer of 2015. Friday, August 4th was a difficult day in the town as store patrons and community members watched the doors close on the hardware store.
Last Friday, August 4, 2017 marked the end of an era in McIntosh. Saturday morning as the city went about its business, there was no longer a hardware store business in town.
A heartwarming story on how one very special snowmobile made its way back home after almost 25 years. 
Clearwater County 2017 Outstanding Senior Citizens Jim Chesley and Beatrice Ricke with their awards at the fair. Standing are Al Paulson, Clearwater County Fair Board and Karen Lenius Director with the Mahube Senior Program
The McIntosh Country Store moved to the hardware store location, and re-branded as Hardware Hank in the summer of 2015. Friday, August 4th was a difficult day in the town as store patrons and community members watched the doors close on the hardware store.
What would happen if the front page of your newspaper contained no news? What would the community do? Would they miss it? What would people in town talk about? How would they react? More than 200 newspapers across the State of Minnesota will publish no news on their front pages during the week of...
Strem Field in Fertile.
Story and photo courtesy  Chris Murphy in the Fargo Forum. Ryan Strem, 38, glowed as another Tuesday night of baseball at Strem Field was approaching. He was up at 4 a.m. to make sure the sprinkler system was keeping the grass in the outfield a perfect green. The corn stalks behind the grass stood...
Sara and Dr. Glenn Madsen in Bomet, Kenya, Africa on a Medical Mission trip. The Madsen’s are former Gonvick residents and on August 17th they will be sharing their African experiences at the Samhold Lutheran Church in Gonvick at 2:30 in the afternoon.
Editor’s Note: Story and photo courtesy of the St. James Plandealer newspaper and Troy Krause.  Had one seen Glenn and Sara Madsen’s bucket list prior to this past March, the words Kenya, or even Africa for that matter, would not have been there. Yet, this past spring the two of them spent a month...
South Knowledge Bowl members at Gully Day include Brian Graftaas, Rob Brekke, Jacob Gunvalson, Milo Johnson and Donna Marshall.
Gully Day this year actually started on Gully Day Eve with a whist tournament in the Gully Hall. Almost fifty people entered the tournament and whether you were a good player or maybe not so good a player, everyone had a great time!  When it was all over the grand champions of Gully were Carole...

Obituaries

Richard Peterson, 76, of Bagley, MN, died on Sunday, August 13, 2017 at his home in Bagley, MN.Interment will be at East Zion Cemetery in Leonard, MN at a later date. The Cease Family Funeral Home of...
Robert Hilmer Ostgarden was born July 2, 1928, near McIntosh, MN, to Edward and Julia (Johnson) Ostgarden.  Robert was raised in McIntosh where he graduated from high school in 1948. He...
Hazel Grover, age 96, of McIntosh, MN, passed away on Saturday, August 12th, at her home in Poplar Meadows in McIntosh. Memorial services for Hazel will be announced and held at a later date....

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