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BIG LAKE’S SECOND ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING was a big success Monday, inspite of the freezing temperatures which may have kept some people home. The event was sponsored by the Big Lake Legacy Foundation and Big Lake Public Works.

The season is upon us

Thanksgiving is over and the people of Big Lake are looking forward to Christmas with the second annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, held behind City Hall near the ice skating rinks Monday.

THE STRUFFERT FAMILY of Big Lake has dedicated their lives to law enforecment. Six members of Pat and Vernon Struffert family are peace and safety officers. Family members are (front row, left to right) Sheryl (Struffert) Beier, Pat Struffert, Amy (Struffert) Skerry. Middle row (left to right) are Andrew Struffert, Courtney Struffert, Kathy Struffert, Mark Skerry and Wendy (Johnson) Struffert. Back row (left to right) are Dale Struffert and Brian Struffert. Andrew and Courtney are married. Dale and Kathy are married. Brian and Wendy are married and Mark and Amy are married.

All in the family - Cops, that is

Pat Struffert grew up in Oak Grove and graduated from high school in Foley in 1963.

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HISTORIC FIND. SCSU graduate student Jeff Williams is shown with copies of the Red Wing Republican Eagle newspaper that detail a week's worth of the fighting on Iwo Jima in 1945. Williams said he found the historic treasure at a rummage sale and paid $20 for the five newspapers. (Photos by David Hannula.)

Top left Jayden Mclearen, top right Cade Sixberry, bottom Vince Dailey. (Submitted photo.)

Back row: Coach Ryan Prom, Josh Gunther, Erik Larsen - 5th place, Jake Wesley, Shane Roberts - 3rd place, Brady O'Connor, Jordan Hickman - 4th place, Nick Merten, Front Row : Connor Gess - 2nd place, Jayden Mclearen - champion, Dylan Krebs - 2nd place, Vince Dailey - champion, Cade Sixberry - champion. Not pictured : Assistant Coach Loren Holthaus. (Submitted photo.)

BIG  LAKE HORNET Cassie Knick took third place in the all-around in the Mississippi 8 Conference meet versus Buffalo.