JOHN WINKELMAN (foreground) of the Ag Society makes a point about the proposed lease for the fairgrounds in Elk River during a Fairgrounds Taskforce meeting at the Government Center last Wednesday. Also taking part in the discussion were (from left) Russell Kostreba, Ag Society, Becker City Administrator Greg Pruszinske, Sarah Chur, 4H/Extension, Debbi Rydberg, Elk River Chamber of Commerce, Carol Iten, Fairboard, Irene Kostreba, Ag Society and Roger Kostreba, Fairboard. (Photo by Ken Francis.)

Taskforce split on fairgrounds lease

The future of the Sherburne County Fair may be a bit clearer now.

WATER MANAGEMENT. Around 30 area clean water activists and elected officials gathered at the Sherburne History Center in Becker last Thursday night for a Stormwater Runoff Workshop. The event was sponsored by the Sherburne Soil and Water Conservation District and Sherburne County through the U. of M. Extension Watershed Education Program. (Photos by David Hannula.)

Storm water workshop draws local leaders

A group of local elected officials and community activists gathered for a workshop dealing with causes and methods of controlling rural rainwater runoff at the Sherburne History Center last Thurs



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.