How to Contribute to the Gleaner

If you would like to submit an article for the Gleaner, send the information to Desiree Lockwood.

Family Announcements

Click on the appropriate family announcement form below to fill out and submit to be printed and web published with the Gleaner. Family announcements are printed free of charge as space becomes available.

Expanded Obituary 

An expanded obituary includes room for a short bio (150–200 words) and photo, to be published in the Gleaner once payment of $325 is received. For more information, contact Desiree Lockwood by email or call 360-857-7046.

Articles and Event Announcements

Submit articles with photos and event announcements through the contact form or mail a printed hard copy to Gleaner, 5709 N 20th St., Ridgefield, WA 98642.

  • Jan/Feb 2021: Nov. 17, 2020
  • Mar/Apr 2021: Jan. 20, 2021
  • May/Jun 2021: March 30
  • July/Aug 2021: June 2
  • Sept/Oct 2021: July 27
  • Nov/Dec 2021: Sept. 28


Wondering how to send your images to the Gleaner? Here are a few tips to help get the highest quality images available.

For questions about writing articles for the Gleaner (style, length, photos, etc.), download "Write for the Gleaner."

Be sure to include three to four photos with each article. Each digital photo should be hi-res (300 dpi) in a JPG format and include a descriptive caption.

Photo release: If pictures were taken in a public place, (ie: church, public hall, outdoors) you don't need to get a signed photo release. However, if the picture includes minors, was taken in a public school, it gets into some gray area and a signed photo release would be helpful. For images that need a photo release, please use this "Model Photo Release."

If requested, we will remove photos from this website when one of the following criteria are met:

  1. There is clear evidence that a photo is a violation of copyright.
  2. There is clear evidence provided for a need for personal safety.