Leader Record

Garden Valley Technologies Board Member, Larry Djernes, presents the water bottle donation to Clearbrook-Gonvick Public Schools.
 Knowing this school year will look much different and present a variety of challenges along the way, Garden Valley Technologies wanted to come up with a way to let schools in the service area know the organization stands behind them. GVT started off by donating and delivering water bottles to each...
This picture is a picture of Administrative team for Pine Ridge On left is Robin Beck Office Manager and Jessica Horn Executive Director. Rounding out the tam but not pictured is Jennifer Skansberg contracted fiscal officer
As many of you may or may not know Pine Ridge Residence, a home for individuals with developmental disabilities transitioned from an Intermediate Care Facility (ICF) to a Community Residential Setting (CRS) formally known as a Corporate Adult Foster Home on March 1 of this year. This was a huge...
Yes there is going to be a Car show and Pumpkin Weigh Off in Gonvick on Saturday, September 26. However, with the COVID there will be some down sizing of the event.  The Car Show will start with registration beginning at 9:00 am with cut-off time at noon. The show will be held from 10:00 am to 2:00...
Dan Gazelka, on the left,  welcomes Nolan Roberts to the Clearbrook-Gonvick Police Department.
You may see a new face at the Clearbrook-Gonvick Police Department or out on patrol. Officer Nolan Roberts will be training in over the next weeks and months. This is his first job in law enforcement and will be supplementing the part-time roster. Nolan is from rural Solway and attended Clearbrook-...
Clear Waters Life Center adds Creative Sidewalk & Sculpture. Jay Jones, metal sculpture instructor, and MSH resident Josh Roudebush are shown.
In early August, Clear Waters Life Center with the help of a grant from the Bemidji Area Arts Endowment offered a three-day outdoor art class for area residents. Supplies and lunch were made possible with Thrivent Action Team seed money.  Plenty of conversations and smiles could be seen as...
Dean Newland
Dean Newland is up for reelection for County Commissioner in District 2 in Clearwater County. That covers all the Townships of LaPrairie, Falk, Nora, Minerva, Rice, Itasca, Long Lost Lake, North Prairie, South LaPrairie and Itasca State Park. He has learned in his 20 years as a commissioner that...
Martha Johnson had always wanted to be on a float. The Rydeen's, Lois and Paul made a float for the 2015 All School Reunion. Martha was a young, 99 years old then! She enjoyed the ride with the other members of the Rydeen family.
Martha Johnson is a lively lady who is still active at 104 years old. She was born in Clearbrook in 1916 and still gets the Leader-Record delivered to her. She is an active storekeeper at the Fremont Store. The other day Kris Bergan, her helper, was reading the article about Colorado Pete that was...
Betty with her daughter Cheryl stand by the spectacular hydrangeas that grace Betty's yard. "These are my favorite flowers!"
  Betty Sheldon - 'I value faith, family, & education'; she is daughter of 'Mail Order Bride' &  Norwegian immigrant   "I thank the Lord every single day He allows me to live," says Betty Sheldon, who will be 90 years old next year. She was born at home with a midwife on the 21st of...
Stacie Petterson and Superintendent Jeff Burgess outside of the new addition to the Clearbrook-Gonvick school. Staff is working to move and prepare the classrooms for opening day.
It is that time of year again but with a different look for everyone. Clearbrook-Gonvick school will begin on Tuesday, September 8. Superintendent Jeff Burgess stated that the school safety team met again to address the COVID numbers and the recommendation has not changed as far as starting school...
Joel Wraa is interested in history and he is shown with his collection of World War I letters and pictures from his great uncle Walter Berg.
Editors Note: Joel is the son of Gerald and Edna Wraa. Edna was the daughter of Nellie and Guy Davis and her grandparents were Ole and Marie "Mary" Berg.  Walter Berg would be an uncle to Edna and a great uncle to Joel who was the one who gathered the letters and photos. Joel lives in Clover...


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239 2nd Ave
Gonvick, MN 56644
Telephone: (218) 487-5225

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