CLEARVIEW FUTURE. Clearview Principal Sheri Rutar and St. Cloud Schools Superintendent Willie L. Jett II are shown at a school event in Clear Lake earlier this year. A new plan for the district will add 15 minutes to the school day at all St. Cloud schools, Including Clearview, beginning next fall (see related article). The district will present a new strategic development plan in February.
A GROUP OF FOOD SHELF VOLUNTEERS who helped put together Thanksgiving Day meals this week. (From left) Dan Koren, Betty Loehr, Corky Rainer, Erv Stute, Karen Lietha, Verlie Lorch, Jean Meyer, Nancy Bettein, Diane Stute, Nick Eiden and Michelle Mace. (Photo by Ken Francis.)
The Thanksgiving Ecumenical Choir consisted of members from Mary of the Visitation Catholic Church and Saron Lutheran Church. They sang many songs, including “All Are Welcome” and “We Will Give Thanks.”(Photo by Aleah Stenberg)
A CROSSING GUARD helps Big Lake students get across Eagle Lake Road after school Tuesday afternoon. The county just purchased LED lights to install on crosswalk signs to make them more noticeable to drivers. (Photo by Ken Francis.)
Congratulations to the Big Lake students who participated! Pictured from left to right: front row: Jessalyn Roussin, Bella Kallas, Cassie Knick. Second row: Cacia Stanley-Sanford, Autumn Clyde, Halley Alt. Third row: Natalia Springsteen, DeAnn Schmitt, Lauren McCreery, Abi Klier, Allison Bahe. Back row: Ms. Ebanks (BLHS Choir Director), Alyssa Nguyen, Donnie Johnson, Shantal Whitelaw. Not pictured: Crystal Nordquist, Jaidyn Anthoney, Julianna DeLong, Liz Thompson, Aerica Joos.
Congratulations to Big Lake High School 11th grader, Cacia Stanley-Sanford, who was chosen as first runner-up for the 2014 High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall in New York City!
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FORTY-FIVE YOUTHS AND NINE ADULTS traveled to Ashland, MT to participate in a mission trip at an Indian Reservation last week. The group was led by Youth Pastor Doug Watercott of Mary of the Visitation Catholic Church in Becker/Big Lake. (Submitted Photo)
THE CITY OF CLEARWATER is no longer accepting brush near the maintenance building on Co. Rd. 75. The maintenance crew is picking up brush the first Wednesday of each month with curbside pick-up. The site will be used for installation of a solar energy system. Residents can still drop off leaves and grass cuttings at the compost site behind the maintenance.