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Voyageur's Best of 2003

Best of:
 News & Features
American flag
Three local men head to Southwest Asia
by Cynthia Brekke
February 11, 2003
From celebration to tragedy
Couples celebrate years of marriage on Valentine's Day
by John Grones
February 18, 2003
sheep
Bottle babies are a common sight at the sheep farm
by John Grones
March 4, 2003
Ambulance crew
Local ambulance district saves valuable services
by Lynne Gilfus
March 18, 2003
Forest Management
SmartWood involves seeing the forest through the trees
by Cynthia Brekke
March 18, 2003
Al Houck
Al Houck was a boxer for over 20 years
by Kerry Nelson
March 25, 2003
Quilts & Quarters
All for a worthy cause
 
by Cynthia Brekke
April 22, 2003
Orvis Nelson
Nothing would keep Orvis Nelson's feet on the ground
by Cynthia Brekke
May 6, 2003
Who dunnit...Western Style
Bullets and Barbeque
 
by Cynthia Brekke
May 6, 2003
Jen Painovich
Jen Painovich receives 'Most Exceptional Teacher' award
by John Grones
May 13, 2003
Sara Smith
Sara Smith named Outstanding Student at Itasca C. C.
by John Grones
May 20, 2003
New beginnings
Marv Holsten retires
 
by John Grones
June 10, 2003
'Minnesota Wild'
... and the 'Minnesota Wild' name is really on the ice
by Cynthia Brekke
June 24, 2003
Peterson family
Blessings flow through the Peterson family
by John Grones
July 1, 2003
Car
Rory Olson’s family and friends share their thoughts
by Cynthia Brekke
July 8, 2003
'Sweetheart' of an idea
Lunchroom conversation, turned into a tradition
by John Grones
July 8, 2003
Shamrock Township
Township residents share 100 years of memories
by John Grones
July 22, 2003
Frank Zimmerman
Frank Zimmerman shares a bit of life history
by Cynthia Brekke
July 29, 2003
Ted Natus
Business owner, Ted Natus, dropped out of school
by John Grones
August 12, 2003
Matt Bradford
Cromwell-Wright area mourns loss of another youth
by John Grones
August 19, 2003
White Pine Show
White Pine Show celebrates 25 years
by John Grones
September 9, 2003
Family 'restores' tradition
Johnson family threshing event brings back forgotten ways
by John Grones
September 16, 2003
Elijah Wencl
Elijah Wencl returns home from Kuwait and Iraq
by John Grones
October 7, 2003
Airplane
...broadening the horizon
 
by Cynthia Brekke
October 28, 2003
Gold Star
A son leaves a legacy for his family
 
by John Grones
November 11, 2003
Santa
Federal Express delivers Santa's missing suit just in time
by Cynthia Brekke
December 16, 2003
Eino Latvala
A granddaughter learns her grandpa's story of survival at war
by Michelle Nelson
November 11, 2003
 Sports & Recreation
McGregor Basketball
Derek Cummings rained down six 3-point baskets
by John Grones
February 11, 2002
bowling
Darlow Excavating defeats B.J.'s Highway Express
by John Grones
April 8, 2003
Spearing
Spearing enthusiasts grab their waders and head for the river
by John Grones
May 13, 2003
McGregor Track
Cromwell boys are subsection 25A champions
by John Grones
May 27, 2003
Grandma's Marathon
Mike Burr shares his marathon experience
by Mike Burr
July 1, 2003
Summer Recreationers
Beach volleyball is the new choice of summer recreationers
by John Grones
July 8, 2003
McGregor pitcher
Floodwood's Neil Vance pitches a complete game for the win
by John Grones
July 15, 2003
Firefighters
Annual Lakes Area Firefighters Competition
by John Grones and Cynthia Brekke
August 12, 2003
Locals were smokin' at BIR
Lance Line set the tone by placing first in the stock eliminator
by Nickole Caspersen
August 26, 2003
Bill Onstad
Bill Onstad's memory-making moose hunt
by John Grones
October 7, 2003
Wolf
Bear hunter stuck in his stand as wolves descend on the kill
by Cynthia Brekke
October 21, 2003
Cromwell Football
Cardinals to face Hillcrest Lutheran in Cromwell
by John Grones
November 4, 2003
Keith Bergstedt
Seventeen years of Cromwell Football
by John Grones
November 18, 2003
Cabin
Harlan Switzer owns 'Buck Dusters'
by John Grones
November 25, 2003
McGregor Softball
Gordon goes three for three and Troup makes a great catch
by John Grones
2003
 Columns
Bev Williams sets new record
New bowling record
by Mike Burr
January 21, 2003
Interesting Statistics
Change In A Century
by Lee Bennett
February 4, 2003
Boosters Dinner
Worthy cause of the McGregor Boosters
by Lynne Gilfus
April 15, 2003
Pasta dinner
Prairie River Bar & Grill serves up a specialty with its Pasta Bar
by Lynne Gilfus
June 3, 2003
Softball team
Seth Aho, Jessica Emmert gain from athletic experience
by Bill Pocernich
June 17, 2003
Kel Johnson
A man of a few words, talked through actions
by Ken Wisneski
june 24, 2003
Fruit wrap
...wraps up a good meal
by Cynthia Brekke
July 1, 2003
Yellow Rail
...at the McGregor marsh
by Cindy (Butler) Risen
July 1, 2003
Purple loosestrife
PURPLE LOOSESTRIFE
by Mary Stefanski
August 26, 2003
Say it in a letter
A great way to communicate
by Jacob Kulju
August 26, 2003
muffins
So many choices, so little time
by Lynne Gilfus
September 9, 2003
Asian bettles
Area residents fight the Asian beetle invasion
by Cynthia Brekke
October 14, 2003
Horseshoe lake dinner
A new menu tempts diners at the Horseshoe Lake Inn
by Lynne Gilfus
October 28, 2003
Robert Dahl
Dominating and diminutive...
 
by Bill Pocernich
December 20, 2003