As a result of the recent fundraising campaign, and thanks to the generous donations of people in our local area, Sharon Fossum’s Spirit of the Season project received over $14,000 to continue the good work she has been doing for the past 13 years. Pictured from left are Denise Bonsack (editor of the Standard-Gazette & Messenger, Sharon Fossum of the Spirit of the Season Project, and Kelly Lutgen of Northland Lumber Company, who donated prizes to incentivize donors to contribute. (Staff photo by Lori Kopisc
12/01/2020 - 8:00am
By Denise Bonsack, Publisher At Thanksgiving, it’s natural to think about the things we are thankful for. This year, however, we have something extra special to be thankful for. Living in our small communities, we might not have all the amenities...


12/01/2020 - 8:00am
By Denise Bonsack, Publisher The GFW School Board held an emergency school board meeting on Tuesday, November 24 to consider making a change to the current learning model. So far, the district has been in a ‘hybrid learning model using social...


12/01/2020 - 3:00pm
Alice C. Anderson Alice C. Anderson, age 89, of Fairfax, MN passed away Wednesday, November 25, 2020, at the Fairfax Community Home. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. */


11/24/2020 - 8:00am
By Denise Bonsack, Publisher The GFW Thunderbird varsity football team hosted the Buccaneers of Waterville- Elysian-Morristown in the Section 2A Quarterfinal game on Tuesday, November 17. The T-Birds didn’t waste any time setting the tone of the...