Staff Writer
Ken Francis

THE BIG LAKE TRACK TEAM began working out this week in preparation for the upcoming season. Weather conditions made it impossible to use the track, so they did exercises in the middle school gym. The Hornets take part in a time trial meet 4 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday in the Becker Field House. The first regular meet is March 25 indoors at Monticello High School. They compete outdoors April 1 at Monticello Middle School. (Photo by Ken Francis.)


DAUNTE BATES is ready to enjoy his lunch.

MONTICELLO PUBLIC WORKS Mike Rogers catching the cockatoo which flew into a window of their building. (Submitted photos).

2014-2015 SHERBURNE COUNTY FAIR Junior Royalty are Duke Mike Edlund, Duchess Sophia Gerou, King Justice Haom, Queen Peyton Provost, Prince Tyson Newman and Princess Lilian Lies with the past royalty. (Submitted photo courtesy of Always Platinum Photography).

SMOKEY THE BEAR posed for a picture with Mia and Yazmine Garcia at the Big Lake Public Library. Smokey teaches everyone to prevent wildfires. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

Cooper Adcock and Natalie Johnson volunteered to be in charge of selling snacks to weary shoppers at the Sale of Stuff.