Leader Record

  A little excitement was in the air prior to the Clearwater County Board of Commissioners meeting on August 13, 2019. The building was evacuated due to a fire drill sounding. As people waited outside of the building by the back door to return, Hutch Hutchens, who is County Safety Coordinator,...
Sherry Hjelle ABE Instructor, Clearbrook-Gonvick, Bagley, & Oklee 218-688-1558 or 218-776-2789  Adult Basic Education (ABE) is available in Clearbrook and Bagley.  Prepare for your GED, Adult Diploma, Driver’s Test, Accuplacer Test, or ServSafe Manager’s Certificate, or just brush up on basic...
  City projects for 2020 were among the topics covered at the August 12th meeting of the Clearbrook City Council. Curt Meyer, civil engineer with WSN, was present and updated the council on several issues. “We’re just about there,” Curt said of the near completion of the water tower project. A walk...
The Thorbeck-Imle family being presented with the Century Farm award at the Clearwater County Fair. The Imle family from left to right: Paul, Kathy, Sarah, Peter and Tracy.
  Three Clearwater County farms were recognized as Century Farms for 2019. One of these, the Thorbeck-Imle Farm, is located to the east of Gonvick. The story of this Century Farm is a classic immigrant tale, similar to many stories of families settling in Clearwater County. An interesting piece of...
This is Jon Bachmann, from Frazee and his grandson Login working on our new barn.
The 44th Annual Lake Itasca Region Pioneer Farmers show will be held this weekend August 16, 17 and 18th. The event is located on Highway 200 adjacent to beautiful Itasca State Park, 16914 North Entrance Drive, Lake Itasca. Daily events include log handling and loading, lumber sawing and planing,...
By Karen Edelbach The Clearwater County Board of Commissioners met on  August 6, 2019 for a special meeting regarding the 2020 procurement process for health plan selection decisions that were made by the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS).  Jamie Halverson, Director of Clearwater County...
 Rosemalers who took the Os class are pictured here with teacher Trudy Peach who is holding her example of Os rosemaling. Seated in the front row from left to right: Sherry Yaeger, Debra Klepp, teacher Trudy Peach, Ray Sundquist, and Jean Christianson. In the back row from left to right: Marge Trembath, Lynn Sundrud, Connie Nelson, Ardella Lindberg, Barb Brooks, Becky Colebank, Jane Bellefy, Judy Merschman, Dawn Portz, and Sandy Sather.
By Bonnie Kirchman Thanks to an Arts Project Grant awarded by the Region 2 Arts Council, rosemaling teacher Trudy Peach was able to share her skills and expertise with local painters. “Yes, I would love to come and teach your group,” was the response from Trudy Peach to a request from the Norda...
Keith and Lynette Butler from Itasca Township.
The 2019 Button Honorees for the Lake Itasca Region Pioneers  are  Keith and Lynette Butler from Itasca Township.  They have been active  members of the LIRPF for many years.   Keith is one of the LIRPF  Directors and serves as Master of Ceremonies during the annual Friday  night Gospel Music Show...
Clearwater County’s Outstanding Senior Citizens of 2019 are Darlene Sawyer and Jim Martin. They are shown with Dee Strandlien and Al Paulson organizers of the event.
By Bonnie Kirchman “Volunteers don’t get paid, not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless.” This quote was included in a letter recommending Darlene Sawyer as an outstanding senior citizen. This same quote can be applied to Jim Martin, who was also recommended for the honor....
  The Clearbrook-Gonvick school board approved the hiring of two new teachers for the 2019-2020 school year at the regular meeting held on July 22, 2019. Laura Takunnen will be the new high school English teacher and Hannah Marsh will teach 6th grade for the district. Both are experienced teachers...


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

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