PEACE DAY. Clearview Elementary School Principal Sheri Rutar, left, St. Cloud School Supt. Willie Jett and Clearview art teacher Kathy Gerdts-Senger attended the third annual "Pinwheels for Peace" program at the school this fall.

2013 Clearview highlights

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David Hannula
Third-grade students at Clearview Elementary School in Clear Lake took part in the third annual “Pinwheels for Peace” program this fall.  The program is part of the annual World Peace Day project, in which students create pinwheels in art classes, and then arrange them on the lawn of their schools in the shape of the international peace sign, according to art teacher Kathy Gerdts-Senger.  Students sang along with music teacher Karen Ingeman and her guitar, and Mary Dank released homing pigeons and a white dove, which flew back to the coop at their home in St. Cloud after circling the school property.
New St. Cloud Schools Supt. Willie Jett attended the program, marking his first visit to Clearview since taking over his new position.
Students, teachers and family members gathered in September to plant a tree in memory of Kayleen Larson, the Clearview third-grader who lost her battle with cancer earlier in the year.  In May, the Clearwater City Council proclaimed “Kayleen Larson Day” in her honor, and her classmates made orange artworks and paper ladybugs in her honor at that time.
 

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Andrew Paul Pittman

FORTY-FIVE YOUTHS AND NINE ADULTS traveled to Ashland, MT to participate in a mission trip at an Indian Reservation last week. The group was led by Youth Pastor Doug Watercott of Mary of the Visitation Catholic Church in Becker/Big Lake. (Submitted Photo)

Dazzling Dave the Yo-Yo Man

Graniteman Triathlon in Clearwater

THE CITY OF CLEARWATER is no longer accepting brush near the maintenance building on Co. Rd. 75. The maintenance crew is picking up brush the first Wednesday of each month with curbside pick-up. The site will be used for installation of a solar energy system. Residents can still drop off leaves and grass cuttings at the compost site behind the maintenance.