The 12th District MN State Horticultural Society presented Crystal Leaf Awards to Nancy Patterson (Cass Lake), Ron Sjostrand (Shevlin), Peter Buesseler (Bemidji), Jackie Barclay (Blackduck), Sue Lundmark (Shevlin) Not Pictured: Joy Julkowski (Park Rapids).
The Minnesota State Horticultural Society — 12th District — awarded their annual Crystal Leaf Awards at the fall meeting in Bemidji, MN.  Garden clubs select and honor deserving individuals from their community.  They receive a genuine Austrian Crystal Leaf and Certificate for their contributions...
 The Gully Home Companion “Goes to Nashville” on Saturday, October 20 featured Minnie Pearl and her sister Pretty Pearl. They talked about the great bachelors in Gully. “Minnie” was looking for a husband and she found one with Lars Peterson played by Jim Paulson.
A Gully Home Companion show went to Nashville on Saturday, October 20. Leah Carlson was the host and announcer. The event was written, directed and produced by Doug Robbins with plenty of laughs for over 300 people who attended. Baked potatoes with all the trimmings was served before the program...
The crew at 5L Farms after breakfast getting ready for the day. From left to right: Lon Vettleson, Chris Dyrdahl, Jim Papke, Judy Opdahl, Lawrence Vettleson, Jared Hoeft and Lon Burgess. Lon and Lawrence Vettleson, partners in the five 5L Farms north of Gully received an award as being a Minnesota Water Quality Certified Farm.
5L Farms north of Gully received Minnesota Water Quality Certified farm award. They are the largest farm in Minnesota to receive this award. 5L Farms, with all the Vettleson names starting with “L” was started by the father Lealand Vettleson. The other four names are his son Lawrence and Lealand’s...
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.
“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.
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?
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.
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.
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...
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...


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