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WINNING A GOLDFISH at the carnival with all his friends looking on was Wyatt Yager. Ashley Shaver is in charge of the booth. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards.)

Lots of hands help at Spud Fest

The 42nd annual Big Lake Spud Fest is over for another year. The tents are taken down. The carnival has moved on until next year. 

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.

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DAUNTE BATES is ready to enjoy his lunch.

MONTICELLO PUBLIC WORKS Mike Rogers catching the cockatoo which flew into a window of their building. (Submitted photos).

2014-2015 SHERBURNE COUNTY FAIR Junior Royalty are Duke Mike Edlund, Duchess Sophia Gerou, King Justice Haom, Queen Peyton Provost, Prince Tyson Newman and Princess Lilian Lies with the past royalty. (Submitted photo courtesy of Always Platinum Photography).

SMOKEY THE BEAR posed for a picture with Mia and Yazmine Garcia at the Big Lake Public Library. Smokey teaches everyone to prevent wildfires. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

Cooper Adcock and Natalie Johnson volunteered to be in charge of selling snacks to weary shoppers at the Sale of Stuff.