Terri Konczak

Konczak new staff member

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The Initiative Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of new staff members in its ongoing effort to advance economic and community development and philanthropic giving in its 14-county region of Central Minnesota.
Terri Konczak, Big Lake joins the Initiative Foundation team as an early childhood dental network specialist. She is a graduate of Concordia University, St. Paul, with a degree in early childhood development.
Konczak leads the Initiative Foundation’s launch of an Early Childhood Dental Network in Central Minnesota. This new initiative will collaborate with regional and local organizations to increase oral health awareness and education and to improve dental care access in Central Minnesota. 
The overarching goal is to develop strategies to address the oral health issues of children ages 0-5, especially our neediest children, including those for whom poverty, geography, language or culture is a barrier to receiving affordable, quality dental care.

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George I. Florek

BIG LAKE HOPES TO BECOME A BEYOND THE YELLOW RIBBON COMMUNITY and a kick-off meeting was held Monday at The Friendly Buffalo. Pictured above are First Sergeant Brigham Fanning, Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer, Mayor Raeanne Danielowski and Director of Military Outreach Annette Kuyper. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

Above, the five Hornets defending their end of the court are Sam Jochum, Brady Vogt, Kyle Knaeble, Collin Teigen and Trent Monson.

Well over 100 kids waited their turn in line to go through basketball drills during the Blowout last Friday.

BIG LAKE HORNETS CHAMPION SWIMMERS are diver Mallary Dick, who came home with seventh place, and swimmers Laurel Pietrzak, Laurin Ebert, Maggie Knier and Gabbie Werner. (Submitted photo).