NIGHT TO UNITE COLORING CONTEST WINNERS are Tayden Zimmerman, Alexis Roehlke and Tyler Huver. Chief Joel Scharf presented the artists with their prizes Tuesday. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

3 win Unite coloring contest

Staff Writer
Jennifer Edwards
The winners of the Big Lake Police Dept. coloring contest, which took place at the Night to Unite picnic in Lakeside Park, were announced this week.
“We had a whole wall full of entries,” said Chief of Police Joel Scharf. “All the officers voted on their favorites.”
Winner in the 0-4 age group was Tayden Zimmerman, who won a bike equipped with flashing lights and a siren.
Tyler Huver won a bike donated by Big Lake Hardware Hank for his coloring and drawing in the 5-9 age group. Tyler says he really enjoys art and drawing.
Alexis Roehlke won a 10-person bowling party at McPete’s Entertainment Center in the ages 10 and up group. Alexis drew an officer behind the wheel and a police dog in the back seat of her squad car.
“Congratulations,” Chief Scharf said. “You did really well.”


BETTY THIELEN, 88, of Big Lake was seriously injured in a traffic accident on Airport Road in Big Lake Township Thursday afternoon. (Archive photo by Jennifer Edwards).

BIG LAKE MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT COUNCIL have purchased hydration stations for their school and help prevent waste from plastic water bottles. Front row from left to right is Sophie Wesolowski, Emily Zinken, Erin Rootes, Mia Mielke, Destinee Schieck and Annika Holl. Back row from left to right is Erik Poffenberger, Sydney Throolin, Hailey Atwood, Cassie Walsh, Trent Ramert, Isabella Dahlen, Lexi Nau and Ashlyn Mattson. (Submitted photo).

SHERBURNE COUNTY SHERIFF Joel Brott at the Orrock Township meeting Wednesday. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

THE BIG LAKE AMBASSADORS take charge of the serving line.