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BIG LAKE FIRE FIGHTER Pete Ahrens has been busy in his pumpkin patch again this year, growing pumpkins to give away at the annual Fire Safety Open House. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

Pete's pumpkins await fire open house attendees

October is Fire Safety Month and the Big Lake Fire Dept. is hosting their annual open house Sunday from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Fire Hall on Co. Rd. 43.

SCARY TRUNKS ARE THE PLACE FOR TREATS on Halloween at Saron Lutheran Church on Lake Street South in Big Lake. Pictured above is Candy Westrum, who got into the spirit of the holiday at the event last year. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

Saron hosting Halloween Event

Anyone looking for a safe place to take little ones Trick or Treating on Halloween may consider attending Saron Lutheran Church’s Trunk or Treat event Friday, Oct. 31.

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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.