Clearwater News


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.

For more info on additional drop sites, please check out Kayleen Larson Legacy Foundation, www.kayleenlarson.org (Submitted photo.)

Toy drive until Sept. 13

The Kayleen Larson Legacy Foundation is holding a toy drive until Sept. 13. All presents collected will be taken to the Children's Hospital in Minneapolis.

COUNCILMAN KRIS CRANDALL (left) and Mayor Pete Edmonson had differing opinions about whether the city should pay WSB for a grant application the firm submitted without full council authorization. The council voted, 3-1 Tuesday to pay the bill. (Photos by Ken Francis.)

Debate over WSB bill ends

After a 10-minute debate between Mayor Pete Edmonson and Council-man Kris Crandall Tuesday, the Clearwater City Council voted, 3-1 to pay a $500 invoice to WSB

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COBORN’S HAS GIFT GIVING IDEAS and great food. Pictured are Ashley Peltier and Nick Miller, giving away samples at Taste of the Holidays. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER FINALISTS at last weeks Big Lake Chamber of Commerce Christmas get together were Dr. Bill Mickle of Great River Spine and Sport, Chad Lofgren of Lofgren Construction, Gillian Kleppel of Anytime Fitness, and Big Lake Chief of Police Joel Scharf for his Duck Dynasty monstrosity. Dr. Mickle was the winner.

Annual Cookie Walk at Saron Lutheran Church

THE BIG LAKE FIRE DEPT. responded to the scene of a garage fire at the corner of Glenwood Avenue and Eagle Lake Road Wednesday afternoon. Officer Guy Chaffee spotted smoke rising from the building and sounded the alarm. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

WEDNESDAY BLPD Officer Guy Chaffee sounded the alarm on a garage fire. Thursday he helped carry out groceries for Eileen Harman at Coborn’s Taste of the Hoildays.