Shown are, first row from left: Second graders Candice M., first place; Jada R., Second Place; Ricardo T., Third Place. First graders: Charlie S., first place; Callie O., second place; Mckenna R., third place. Row two: Fourth graders, Joshua R. first place; Allie V.H., second place; Aubree L., third place. Third graders: Hailey K., first place; Isabella C., second place; Fiona Z., third place. Row three: Sixth graders: Taylor A., first place; Anna H., second place; Calyn R., third place. Fifth graders: Libby N., first place; Josilin S., second place, and Elisia O., third place. (Submitted photo.)

Clearview contest winners

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Contributing Writer
David Hannula

CLEARVIEW CONTEST WINNERS.  The Clearwater Lions and Lionesses have chosen the Drug Poster Contest Winners for 2014 from Clearview Elementary School. The winning artists will each receive a cash prize and a ribbon for their work, school officials said.  

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(From left) Lexi Freund (Big Lake), Betsey Cornelius and Ben Cornelius (Nowthen), Gunner Dorweiler and Colton Dorweiler (Princeton), Ben Manning (Zimmerman), Bailey Dorweiller (Princeton) and Salene Krueger (Big Lake.) The county fair runs from July 16-19. (Photo by Ken Francis.)

Dr. Lola Sutherland is retiring from clinical practice after 33 years in the Big Lake community. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards.)

SMITTY’S AMATEUR FIDDLERS CONTEST drew 22 musicians to compete in Big Lake this year. They were accompanied by Gilmore Lee.

LEE GERHARDSON, 47, from New London, was found dead in Big Lake near the swimming beach in 10 feet of water Monday. Cause of death is unknown at this time but foul play is not suspected.

Adopt-a-Road participants volunteer for Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) and work to clean roadsides that border and bisect refuge land. This spring, from April to June, approximately six individuals, three families, and seven groups, such as boy and girl scouts and 4-H groups, volunteered to clean countless miles of roads. (Submitted photo.)