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TOMMY ECKSTROM had to think hard about what he wanted to say on the gift card for the present he had just purchased.

Kids have a big shopping day

The tables were stacked with affordable gifts when the doors of the Big Lake Township hall were thrown open Saturday morning for the Big Lake Lioness Shop With

A FEW OF THE MANY VOLUNTEERS who stepped up to make hot turkey sandwiches with gravy and cheesy mashed potatoes for the Big Lake Community at Lil Achievers Day Care Saturday afternoon. The project was inspired years ago by a single act of kindness.

A Christmas Meal

For Amy and Jeremy Schuman, it all started  years ago, the year their twin boys, Gage and Tate, now six, were born.

THE BIG LAKE FIRE DEPT. responded to the scene of a garage fire at the corner of Glenwood Avenue and Eagle Lake Road Wednesday afternoon. Officer Guy Chaffee spotted smoke rising from the building and sounded the alarm. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

Garage fire occurs Wednesday

Big Lake Firefighters were called out to a garage fire at a home on the corner of Glenwood Avenue and Eagle Lake Road in Big Lake Wednesday around 3 p.m.

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CUB SCOUTS FROM PACK 93 came to visit the newspaper office Monday. From left to right, they are Ben Nau, Graelynn Winter, Jonathan McCormack, Gabriel Winter and Caleb Nau. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

SUPERHEROES: WITH GREAT POWER COMES ORDINARY RESPONSIBILITY is the BLHS one-act play this year. Cast and crew includes faculty advisor Ryan Purdy, Shiloh Zoccoli, Baylee Jacobs, Laicole Dobie, Emily Hanson, Autumn Clyde, Justina Zou, Jamie Schwartz, Rick Holbrook, Karissa Bechtold, Alexander Hugh Prom, Hannah Schoening, Heather Yanta, Emma Thompson, Jessica Stenberg, Kaylee Wagner, Aliyah Agyekum, Savannah Mitchell, John Freund, Zarae Jackson, and Aaron Matushenko. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

CITY LEADERSHIP. Maddie Zinken will represent the BLHS Student Council as liaison to the Big Lake City Council. She will also represent Big Lake and the Big Lake Ambassador Program at the Aquatennial in Minneapolis as one of 42 contestants with a shot at being named Queen of the Lakes. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

BIG LAKE CITY COUNCIL recognized Public Works employee John Moshier, retiring after 34 years of service. From the left are City Council Member Seth Hansen, John Moshier Council Member Duane Langsdorf, Mayor Raeanne Danielowski, Council Member Nick Christenson, Council Member Mike Wallen and Public Works Director Mike Goebel. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).