RIVERS OF HOPE STAFFERS, front from left, Carl Young, youth advocate (counselor), Alison Likens, Sherburne County advocate, Jodi Vannett, executive director. Rear, Lisa Thompson, office manager, Laurel Thompson, Wright County advocate. Not pictured, Jody Mowry, fund development. A seventh staffer, Michelle Wicken, in domestic violence/youth advocate position, will start April 16. (Photo by Gary W. Meyer)

Rivers of Hope staff moves into new quarters

Rivers of Hope staffers opened their doors and welcomed the public to view their new office in Monticello Wednesday.

FULL HOUSE. The annual Sherburne History Center fundraiser, titled "Rhythm & Brews" drew a good-sized crowd to the Carousell Works in Big Lake Saturday night (March 21). The event raised $2,100 for the SHC, significantly ahead of last year's earnings, according to Exec. Director Mike Brubaker. (Photo by David Hannula)

History center has a good night

The Sherburne History Center had a good night Saturday (March 21), raising a record $2,100 at their fundraiser at the Carousell Works in Big Lake, reports Executive Director Mike Brubaker.



(From left) Lexi Freund (Big Lake), Betsey Cornelius and Ben Cornelius (Nowthen), Gunner Dorweiler and Colton Dorweiler (Princeton), Ben Manning (Zimmerman), Bailey Dorweiller (Princeton) and Salene Krueger (Big Lake.) The county fair runs from July 16-19. (Photo by Ken Francis.)

Dr. Lola Sutherland is retiring from clinical practice after 33 years in the Big Lake community. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards.)

SMITTY’S AMATEUR FIDDLERS CONTEST drew 22 musicians to compete in Big Lake this year. They were accompanied by Gilmore Lee.

LEE GERHARDSON, 47, from New London, was found dead in Big Lake near the swimming beach in 10 feet of water Monday. Cause of death is unknown at this time but foul play is not suspected.

Adopt-a-Road participants volunteer for Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) and work to clean roadsides that border and bisect refuge land. This spring, from April to June, approximately six individuals, three families, and seven groups, such as boy and girl scouts and 4-H groups, volunteered to clean countless miles of roads. (Submitted photo.)