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Jerry Wraa, 70, of Leonard, served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam as a combat engineer from 1968 to 1969. He is chaplain of Bemidji VFW Post 1260 as well as for Clearbrook American Legion Post 256. His involvement and dedication to veterans’ causes found him leaping from an airplane for the first time in his life. The sequence of Jerry Wraa’s skydive event is captured in these photos. First: heading upward in the airplane. Former Army Ranger Kasey Matejcek is giving the thumbs up signal.
10/10/2018
“Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.” Those words are a famous statement made by Winston Churchill. Well, Jerry Wraa has been shot at and missed during the Vietnam War, but he thinks that perhaps jumping out of an airplane at 13,200 feet up is right up there in the...
Pumpkin winners from left to right: Erv Wickam, Matt Wickam, Al Danielson, Kaylin Erickson the top winner, Annie Bergh, Tucker Johnson, Bob Edevold and JJ Solberg.
10/02/2018
The great pumpkin weigh-off had Kaylin Erickson of Clearbrook having not only the largest pumpkin but a record for the biggest in the 25 years weighing 1,348 pounds. First place - Kayline Erickson 1,348 pounds, 2nd place Tucker Johnson 1,200 pounds, 3rd place JJ Solberg 1,172 pounds, 4th place...
Can you beat the sizes of these pumpkins from 2017?
09/18/2018
The date is coming closer for the pumpkin day in Gonvick. Saturday, September 29 will be several things going on.  It will be the 25th year that they have held the event. The Sunday School at Samhold Lutheran Church will be serving a breakfast from 8:00 to 10:00 am. The 13th annual car show will be...
The Belchers had to get their picture taken by one of the most photographed places in Minnesota with Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox.
09/11/2018
The second, third and fourth generation family members of Andrew and Julia Bakken of Gonvick (formerly Winsor), Minnesota had a get together August 19th-26th, 2018.  Fourteen relatives, nine adults and five children under the age of five years old, traveled from Argentina to Minnesota to meet and...
Celebrating Christmas with the family in the hospital. Many holidays and birthdays were celebrated at the University of Minnesota. McKenzie Hamm, Mia & Callen Carriere, Malayna Hamm, Bob, Kelly & Jamie Carriere, Tracy & Ron Hamm, and Sue Carriere.
09/05/2018
In 1995 Bob Carriere, age 62, started having heart problems and ended up having a triple heart bypass and it lasted until 2002 and then he had to have the triple bypass again. After that he has had stents put in and then more recently he had a pace maker and defibrillator put in. His heart was...
08/27/2018
Gladys E. Lindberg, 98, of Fertile, MN, died Wednesday, August 22, 2018, at Fair Meadow Nursing Home, Fertile, after a brief illness and with her family by her side. Gladys Eunice Lindberg was born January 28, 1920, near McIntosh, MN, to parents Charles and Hilma Enevold Svalen. Gladys grew up in...
Dan and Lurae Erickson enjoy taking part in car shows around the area. Here they are posing alongside their yellow 1970 Chevy Chevelle.
08/21/2018
This year is the 9th Annual Classic Car Show for the Highway 2 Cruisers. There are three vehicles featured on the poster and t-shirts for this year’s event, and they are owned by Dan and Lurae Erickson of Clearbrook. The vehicles are a 1970 Chevelle, 1949 Chevy Pickup and a 1956 Chevy 210 Hardtop....
Edna Wraa showing her husband Gerald (WWII Vet) the print on his bench at the Clearbrook Memorial (Gerald is legally blind). Photos submitted.
08/21/2018
One more bench has been added to the Clearbrook Veterans Memorial Park recently.  The Gerald Wraa family put in a bench to honor their father’s service during World War II. Ness Granite Works from Detroit Lakes put the bench in place. They had never put in a bench for a veteran who was present when...
08/14/2018
Out at the bakery location, north of Gonvick, a sign has been erected.  This Mrs. Olson’s Lefse sign was a Christmas gift to the owners from their wonderful employees!   Mark Edevold and Tanya Tharaldson built the sign “shelter”, planted the flowers and added the Norwegian and U.S.A. flags.  Take a...

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