Clearwater News


SANTA AND HIS HELPERS prepared to give out toys to 111 families at the Food Shelf Monday. The toys were all donated by one local merchant. (Photo by Ken Francis.)

111 families in area enjoy Christmas dinner

More than 100 families in the Clearwater and Clear Lake area had a Merry Christmas thanks to the generosity of people and businesses in their community and the help of lots of dedicated volunteer

PATRICK DEWANE talks about his grandfather’s life during World War II at a special presentation last Friday at the Clearwater Legion. On the screen is a photograph of his grandfather, Matt Konop, being held up by the people of his ancestral home in Czechoslovakia after it was liberated from the Germans. (Photo by Ken Francis.)

Grandson tells story of 'Accidential Hero'

It was a special evening at the Clearwater Legion Club last Friday, as more than 75 people gathered to witness a remarkable re-creation of one man’s memories of World War II.

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BIG LAKE BULL RIDER Mike Wolbeck poses for a picture with his daughter, Paisley, and fiancee, Amanda Langerud.

Lily Noble helps the 4x200 relay team to first place

LIFE IN OLD TIME BIG LAKE was a very different proposition then it is today, middle school students from April Bischoff and Ann Segner’s classes discovered when they had some guest speakers come to class Wednesday. Sharing their history were long-time residents Darlene Lanz and Dee and Norm Leslie. That’s me on the right. (Photo by April Bischoff).

BIG LAKE Finance Director Deb Wegeleben was serving as an interim but was awarded the position permanently because she did the job so well.