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GRAND MARSHALS Big Lake Police Chief Joel Scharf and Big Lake Fire Chief Paul Nemes.

Spud Fest delights all!

Spud Fest weather was perfect all weekend long as Big Lakers turned out in droves for all the favorite events and a few new ones.

BIG LAKE AMBASSADORS for 2015-16 are (seated, left to right), Junior Ambassador Ava Rain, Kayla Robertson, Allison Bahe, Caitlyn Shaw, Isabella Rasmussen and Junior Ambassador Madline Peterson. They were crowned by the departing Big Lake Ambassadors, Junior Ambassador Madison Fritel, Ambassador Kailyn Johnson, Most Congenial Ambassador Samantha Moench, Ambassador Hailey Lahr and Junior Ambassador Raina White. (Photos by Jennifer Edwards).

Your new ambassadors are. . .

Samantha Phillippe and Julia Brolin, Big Lake Ambassadors from 2008-09, were the hosts of the 2015-16 Big Lake Ambassador Coronation Pageant Saturday.

THE SPUD FEST MEDALLION HAS BEEN FOUND by Quinten Mattson and his mother, Pat. The pair turned it in to Dr. Scott Schulz of Great River Spine and Sport Wednesday morning and received their $150 prize. (Submitted photo.)

Mattsons recover Spud Fest medallion

The Spud Fest Medallion has been found and a mother and son walk away with $150 in their pockets.

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Mike Zdychnec, Executive Program Director for Healthcare Management at MN School of Business. (Photo by Ken Francis.)

JEN SCHUMACHER (far left), applauds as 15-year-old Matthew Trutna wins the 2015 Team Liam 5K Saturday. (Photos by Jennifer Edwards).

Kathleen R. Huber

DANCERS FROM JENNIFER’S DANCE CENTER will be performing at Disney World in Florida in October. Pictured (front row, left to right), are Grace Esselman, Lillian St. Jean, Sophia Gerou, Kailey Buchta, Rowan Payne and Hannah Oakes. Middle row are Amelia Cameron, Brianna Anthony, Jacqie Bengtson, Gianna Mitchell, Alex Dillion, Abby Yanke and Rose Curtis. Back row are Tori Ramert, Alexis Erickson, Sophia St. Ives, Tiana Link, Rachel Royseth, Kristian Kunkel, Brooklynn Bengtson, Nicole Bengtson and Kendall Luoma. Not pictured are Haylee Oakes and Melanie Miskowic. (Submitted photo).

FIVE GIRLS FROM MARY OF THE VISITATION CHURCH’S YOUTH GROUP helped Gail Stanley (not pictured) of Big Lake pack her belongings for a move she was taking to Princeton last weekend. The girls are (from left to right): Bridget Buchholz, Jasmine Johnson, Michaela Manifold, Brittney Kostek and Josie Berger. (Photo by Bill Morgan)
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