Communications and Public Outreach Specialist Big Lake School District)


L-R: Angela Folch, Destiny Tong, Teanna Britton, Cindi Pederson. (Submitted photo.)

Two Big Lake students win drug-free slogan contest

Two Big Lake High School students recently won the Sherburne County Substance Abuse Coalition’s slogan contest and lined their pockets with $150 to split as a

Big Lake Buzz Staff Members: Front row (from left to right): Cassidy Walsh and Emma Anderson. Middle Row: Levi Hayes, Lindsey Youngquist, Brianna Pothen, Peyton Adelman, Evi Wandersee, and Joey Fussy. Back Row: Ellie Visser, Jenna Wendlandt, Annika Poe, McKaylee Snyder, Mrs. Ostendorf, Kaitlin Reiling, Gabby Klinkenborg, Kaitlyn Cox, and Ambria Joos. (Submitted photo.)

Middle School Newspaper is a hit: Write, Snap, Interview:

There is a new “buzz” traveling throughout the Big Lake Middle School this year, and students in Lori Ostendorf’s Hornet Hour class are responsible for it. 

Middle School Student John Haynes preparing a large hexagon that will be painted with the letter "R" on it to spell out "PRIDE". (Submitted photos.)

Students and artist team up to create mural

Thanks to a grant provided by the Central Minnesota Arts Board, Big Lake Middle School students have been busy working with a St.

LEEA Award: Back Row (L-R): Tim Schochenmaier, Bob Dockendorf, Mark Canton, Rob Cavanna, Caryl Gordy, Crystal Thorson, Teresa Smock-Potter. Front Row: Nate Hamrin, Anita Stangler, Stacie Boeckman, April Bischoff. Support Staff: Back Row (L-R): Mark Canton, Jon Miller, Jack Ranallo. Front Row: Diana Quinn, Brenda Hill, Rob Cavanna, Kim Peterson, Bill Miller. (Submitted photos.)

BL teachers and support staff honored at two awards ceremonies

Four Big Lake Schools teachers were recognized as exceptional educational leaders at the 22nd Annual Leaders in Educational Excellence Awards (LEEA) ceremony a

A RECENT VISIT BY SEN. KIFFMEYER to Big Lake Schools. Pictured is Sen. Kiffmeyer (R) and Food Coordinator Mary Klesk. (Submitted photo.)

Sen. Kiffmeyer visits Big Lake Schools to talk food

A bill likely to be re-introduced to legislature in February that would expand the free lunch program by more than 61,500 Minnesota students was the topic of c

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MEMBERS OF THE BIG LAKE HIGH SCHOOL CHAMBER CHOIR performed for the school board at the beginning of their last meeting. The Chamber Choir members are selected for their skills from among their peers. They were directed by Mary Ebanks. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

DARLENE LANZ grew up just east of town and has lived in or around Big Lake all her life. She recalls what Christmas was like in Big Lake back then. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

SHERBURNE COUNTY ATTORNEY Kathleen Heaney, taking over as MCAA President. (Submitted photo.)

Cheryl Turck and Corey Mabis of the Sherburne County Probation Dept. (Photo by Ken Francis.)

SANTA AND HIS HELPERS prepared to give out toys to 111 families at the Food Shelf Monday. The toys were all donated by one local merchant. (Photo by Ken Francis.)