Sherburne County Board members (no particular order:) Eric Lindell, Lori McChesney, Shane Nemmers, Michelle Thatcher, Leanne Miller, Julia Schreifels, Shannon Lechtenberg, Kary Tillmann, Dustin Anderson, Kevin Bergstrom, Annette Eckman, Bill Heck, Patti Hetrick and Judie Zaske. (Submitted photo.)

Sherburne County Area United Way welcomes local leaders to its board

Sherburne County Area United Way (SCAUW) has welcomed four local leaders to its Board of Directors in 2015.

CENTRACARE HEALTH MONTICELLO BIRTH CENTER staff celebrated their one year anniversary and the birth of 290 babies March 4. Pictured are Timothy Olson, MD, OB/GYN with the Monticello Clinic; Abby LaBounty, MD, Family Physician with Monticello Clinic; Hannah Whalen, RN, Birth Center Manager at CentraCare Health–Monticello; and Matt Hoffman, MD, Pediatrician with Monticello Clinic. (Submitted photos).

Baby business keeps on the increase

The new Birth Center at the CentraCare Health Monticello opened one year ago March 4, and since that time, 290 babies have been born there.

Jenna and Dan Nygaard visit with Friends of the Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge President Bruce Johnson, who is holding a beaver pelt.

Expo has something for everyone

The parking lots at the high school were full to overflowing Sunday as Big Lakers of all ages flocked to the Big Lake Chamber of Commerce Business Expo.



OFFICER JOSH PESTA is the newest member of Big Lake’s police department. He hails from Long Prairie and started on the job last week. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

TOM GEROLD of Alive! Lutheran Church of Monticello met with the Big Lake Twp. Board Wednesday to outline plans for moving their church to a Co. Rd. 11 site, just west of the former River Inn. Looking over the plans were Supervisors Bruce Aubol, Norm Leslie, Larry Alfords and Steve Pfleghaar. (Photo by Gary W. Meyer)

DIRECTOR OF EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES Gordy Vosberg is excited about the expanding role of paramedics in keeping people at home in the community through the Healthy At Home follow-up care program and offering the best emergency services to those in need. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

Construction of the Oak Savannah Learning Center started March 25, 2015. The new learning center is located up the hill from the Old School House site, south of Co. Rd. 9. (Submitted Photo)

WH served 2,295 meals at its 78th Annual Meeting.