The mural was hung on the side of the Grygla Coop Store on August 19th. Beau Bakken stands next to his creation.
Last fall, Betsy Saurdiff, Cheryl Sistad and Amy Holte began working on grants for the Grygla Centennial from the Northwest MN Arts Council. They contacted Beau Bakken, of Hallock, MN, back in October of 2016 because Betsy knows him and knew that he had painted murals for cities in NW Minnesota....
(1938) Bethel Lutheran Church in Grygla. Altar, pulpit, kneeling rail and baptismal font built by John Franzman. This altar is now at the Historical Society in Warren, MN. This was the second creation John made for Bethel, sending the original and smaller one to a church in Goodridge.
John Franzman was born in Limberg, Geramany, in 1866. He was orphaned at a very young age. When he was just a child, his father was lost in a forest and froze to death during a severe snowstorm. Soon after this, his mother also died. With no family to care for him, the government took over and saw...
The Goodridge Senior Homecoming Court consists of all seven students that make up the 2018 graduating class. L-R: Ben Groven, Kendra Jensen, Blake Nerhus, Jordan Skibicki, Dylan Manderud, Keanna Arndt and Brandon Stanley.
It’s that time of year again where the Goodridge and Grygla Homecoming candidates have been chosen and the festivities have been planned for each school. Next week marks the special occasion! Goodridge has set their 2017 Homecoming theme as “Goodnight Kiss.” Coronation will be held on Monday,...
Amber Sundberg
Amber Sundberg What is your new position at the Goodridge School? First Grade Teacher What/where were you previously teaching? After college I began teaching preschool in Bemidji for eight years. I then taught Kindergarten at Laporte, MN, and most recently Elementary Special Education grades K-6 at...
Andrew Sundberg
Andrew Sundberg What is your new position at the Grygla School? I am teaching 6th grade as well as 7th/8th grade math. What/where were you previously teaching? I had taught the last 14 years in Laporte, MN. Most of those years I taught 6th grade, but the past few years I have been teaching 5th-8th...
L-R: Jack Nelson, Fourtown/Grygla Sportsman’s Club President; Russ Walker, Roseau County Commissioner; Congressman Collin Peterson; Roger Falk, Roseau County Commissioner; Myles Hogenson, Roseau/Lake of the Woods Sportsman’s Club President.
The Fourtown/Grygla Sportsman’s Club held their annual picnic last Saturday following the youth firearm safety field day. Attending the picnic this year was Congressman Collin Peterson, who has been a big advocate of the club’s Northstar Trail Alliance and continued efforts to obtain more trails in...
Saphire’s Courage is a campaign that began 5 years ago after Saphire Brown experienced bullying from her peers, and the mental health challenges that accompanied. Being very open about her past experiences during her teenage years, and telling the story of this challenging time in her life,...
THEN: Lisa (Newton) Swanson says the man on the horse is her grandfather, Melvin Sorenson. Grandpa broke horses for ranchers. He entered the horse race and won 1st prize and got to lead the parade in Grygla! There are four little kids in white standing on the sidewalk and those are my mom’s sisters, Katherine, Myra and Inez, and her brother Ray. My mom thinks this photo was taken on July 4th, 1918.
And that’s a wrap, friends. The Grygla Centennial has come to an end, but the memories made are sure to last a lifetime. All week, in preparation for the big weekend, the little town of Grygla was lively and full of action. Curbs were being painted, lawns were being mowed, benches and tables were...
Ashley Nerhus and Amy Halvorson at the 103rd Annual Thief River Falls Chamber of Commerce Banquet.
Two driven young women are combining their lifelong friendship with their professional expertise to help build the business community of Thief River Falls and run the TRF Chamber of Commerce together. Goodridge natives, Amy Halvorson, daughter of Bob and Jean Halvorson, and Ashley Marquis Nerhus,...
Bill and Lolit Neuschwander with their children and presiding judge.
Born and raised in Sinkatulan Makilala Cotabato, Philippines, Lolit Neuschwander moved to Grygla, Minnesota, in 2010 and proudly became a United States Citizen on September 28, 2016. Lolit recently welcomed me and my family into her home and cooked us a delicious Asian meal while visiting about...


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