February 2014


Left to right: Paul Juenemann (MDHA), Ralph Judd (MDHA), Larry Gerwing (MDHA), David PRamann (Big Lake Trap Head Coach) and Mark Burley (MDHA). The Big Lake Trap Team will start their second season of involvement this spring. (Photo by Bill Morgan).

Sherburne County Swampbucks and MDHA

MEMBERS OF THE SHERBURNE COUNTY SWAMPBUCKS AND MDHA presented a $400 donation to the Becker High School trap team’s coaches and organizers this past week at Keeler’s Gunsmithing in Becker. 


LET US IN! Scouts from Troop 89 in Big lake were anxious to tour the exhibits in the museum at the Sherburne History Center last Saturday morning. The tours were part of Sherburne History Day, an event created to mark the 158th birthday of Sherburne County. (Photo by David Hannula.)

History Center celebrates

The lingering snow and ice from last week’s storms didn’t help add to the turnout at the 158th Birthday Celebration at the Sherburne History Center in Becker last Saturday morning, but those hard

CORY STOPKA, VIKING COCA-COLA, Activities Director Thayne Johnson, and staff member Larry Tschritter during the presentation for the amount of $726.25. (Submitted photo.)

Sales of Powerade products goes to area high schools

Viking Coca-Cola Bottling Company is directing a portion of its sales of the products Powerade and Powerade Zero back to participating area high schools under a program called “Powerade 4 Schools

A LARGE GROUP of anglers got together around a fishing hole Saturday afternoon. They included Tim and Calisa Karst, Buffalo, who caught two sunnies, Myron Carlson, Oak Park, Scott Shutt and Kevin Thomas of Big Lake. (Photos by Gary W. Meyer)

Over 400 brave the cold to fish

The 11th annual Little Hole on Big Lake ice fishing contest did not draw the crowds the Big Lake Area Jaycees were hoping for, but for those who turned out, ev

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THE BIG WOODEN CROSS which stood behind the monument known as La Pieta was broken in Our Lady of the lake Catholic Cemetery last weekend. (Submitted photos.)

THE BECKER-BIG LAKE SQUIRT B1 HOCKEY TEAM. Front row, (L-R): Erik Baker, Cooper Fredericks, Josh Lillemo, Jack Beckstrom, Kellen Hurt and Luke Boardson. Second row, (L-R): Dillon Lindenau, Nik Hughes, Ben Piehl, Eli Sheideman, Zack Dembinski, Jacob Polecec and Dylan Pishney. Coaches, (L-R): Eron Boardson, Head Coach Mark Fredericks and Jake Pishney. (Submitted photos).

Pictured above are food shelf volunteer Bob Segler, Big Lake Food Shelf Manager Amy Robertson, Dr. Scott Schulz, Tara Boone and Sara Peterson. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

THE SHERBURNE COUNTY CHAPTER OF THRIVENT FINANCIAL donated $1,200 worth of items to the Big Lake Community Food Shelf Tuesday. The donation included 50 hams and some personal care items. Pictured above from the left are Big Lake Food Shelf Manager Amy Robertson, Coborn’s Manager Mitch Utecht, Thrivent Financial Associate Curtis Snesrud, Coborn’s Assistant Manager John Howard, Thrivent Financials Associate Derek Birdsall and food shelf volunteer Bob Segler. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

TOMMY ECKSTROM had to think hard about what he wanted to say on the gift card for the present he had just purchased.