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BIG LAKE HORNETS GYMNASTS TOOK SIXTH PLACE at the state meet Friday and Lily Noble, Laura Jore and Cassie Knick went on to compete in the individual competition Saturday. Pictured from the left are Avery Huber, Cassie Knick, Meghann Norrbom, Laura Jore, Grace Thieke, Tessa Iverson, Kaity Swanson and Lily Noble. (Submitted photo).

Hornets gymnasts finish 6th at state

Three Big Lake Hornet gymnasts went on to compete in the state individual championships at the University of Minnesota Gymnastics Center Saturday after the Hornets took sixth place in the team ch

THE BIG LAKE HORNETS VARSITY GYMNASTICS TEAM won their section meet at Princeton Saturday and moved on to state this weekend. Lily Noble, Laura Jore and Cassie Knick also qualified for the state individual meet. Pictured from left to right are Mallary Dick, Meghann Norrbom, Lily Noble, Laura Jore, Tiffany Farrell, Tessa Iverson, Cassie Knick, Britney Knick, Grace Thieke and Avery Huber. (Photo by Bill Morgan).

Hornets again section champions!

The Big Lake Hornets varsity gymnastics team won the Section 7A meet with the Becker Bulldogs, snapping at their heels Saturday to advance to state this weeken

COURTNEY NELSON (25) scored 39 points in Big Lake’s last three games. She had 14 against Coon Rapids, 13 against Blaine and 12 against Monticello. Above, she goes baseline for a score against Monticello in a game played earlier this season as Kayla Rush (22) sets a pick. (Photo by Ken Francis.)

Ladies drop 3 games

The Big Lake girls basketball team lost three games over the past week.

AUSTIN POE scored 74 points in Big Lake’s three wins in the past week. He had 24 against St. Cloud Apollo, 29 against Rocori and 21 against Monticello. Above, he drives for a score in a game earlier this season against Buffalo. (Photo by Ken Francis.)

Hornets win 3 more, sections start Tuesday

The Big Lake boys basketball team won three more games over the past week, beating St. Cloud Apollo, Rocori and Monticello.

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SHERBURNE COUNTY FAIR BOARD MEMBER Irene Kostreba, pictured here showing a very old poster advertising a Sherwin Linton concert, is still looking for items to display in the county fair history center. Items could be given on loan or donated to the fair board. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

FRESH FLAME BURGER serves up fast food with its own flair on Hwy. 10 in Big Lake. Clara Henderson, Kari Luckey and Jamall Whitelaw ordered their food to go from restaurant owner Gus Afrooz. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

SHERBURNE COUNTY 4-H’ers got some hands-on experience working at the 4-H foodstand at the fairgrounds Wednesday evening in preparation for the Sherburne County Fair, which starts Wednesday. About 60 kids from six different 4-H clubs learned how to grill burgers, cook fries and hot dogs and serve customers during the orientation event. Above are Big Lakers Katie Olson (left), Kirsten Olson and Taylor Muehlbauer cooking fries and Bailey Muehlbauer (right) getting hamburger buns ready. (Photo by Ken Francis.)

GRAND KNIGHT DENNIS NAGORSKI of the Knights of Columbus presented Big Lake Chief of Police Joel Scharf and Becker Chief of Police Brent Baloun with a donation of prescription drug drop-boxes for each city. Along with marijuana, prescription drugs are often abused because of easy access. Keeping them out of the water system is important to protect the environment. Now our residents have a safe way to dispose of their unwanted or out-dated medications. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).