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Scholarship Committee Chairman Jeremy Maguire, Recipient Annalise Reitsma, Recipient Connor Johnson (Big Lake), Recipient Francis Freeman, Recipient Abbie Siirila (Her Mother Cheryl Standing In), Senior Warden Terrance M Schaffer. (Submitted photo.)

Johnson receives Masonic Lodge scholarship

It wasn’t so long ago that the mention of the group of Masons living and working out of our community up here was an unusual thing to see or hear.

SMITTY’S AMATEUR FIDDLER’S CONTEST, held at Spud Fest every year, drew 27 participants this year. Of those, 16 were juniors or young adults. (Submitted photo).

27 turn out for fiddlers contest

Smitty’s annual Fiddlers Contest took place at Spud Fest Sunday afternoon, sponsored by the Big Lake Lioness and chaired by Dee Leslie. 

DICK AND KATHY GWASH (center and third from right), with their original sales staff, from left, Carrie Angell Vogt, Lori Gwash Steinke, Kelli Zwilling Riebel, Amber Artman Hendel and Angela Magney. Not pictured, Jeremy Steinke. (Photo by Gary W. Meyer)

14 minutes and the subs were gone!

   Apparently the desire for a bite of Gwashy’s sub sandwiches hasn’t gone away.

TIMOTHY MCPHERSON of Big Lake has his blood pressure checked by Monticello Cancer Center manager Kathy Soland at the Big Lake Farmer’s Market

Farmer's Market is on the grow

The Big Lake Farmer’s market is much larger this year and it is already possible to buy fresh, locally- grown vegetables there, along with a fine selection of plants, herbs, cakes, pies, eggs, me

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FORTY-FIVE YOUTHS AND NINE ADULTS traveled to Ashland, MT to participate in a mission trip at an Indian Reservation last week. The group was led by Youth Pastor Doug Watercott of Mary of the Visitation Catholic Church in Becker/Big Lake. (Submitted Photo)

Dazzling Dave the Yo-Yo Man

Graniteman Triathlon in Clearwater

THE CITY OF CLEARWATER is no longer accepting brush near the maintenance building on Co. Rd. 75. The maintenance crew is picking up brush the first Wednesday of each month with curbside pick-up. The site will be used for installation of a solar energy system. Residents can still drop off leaves and grass cuttings at the compost site behind the maintenance.

THE CLEARWATER DEPOT BUILDING at 340 South Walnut Street.