In a 3-2 decision Tuesday, the Sherburne County Commissioners voted to close the Great Northern Trail property during firearm and muzzleloader deer hunting season in the fall.

SHERBURNE COUNTY FAIR BOARD MEMBER Irene Kostreba, pictured here showing a very old poster advertising a Sherwin Linton concert, is still looking for items to display in the county fair history center. Items could be given on loan or donated to the fair board. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).
The Sherburne County Fair begins Thursday with Daycare Day and the fair board has been working hard to make this year’s county fair an outstanding success.

FRESH FLAME BURGER serves up fast food with its own flair on Hwy. 10 in Big Lake. Clara Henderson, Kari Luckey and Jamall Whitelaw ordered their food to go from restaurant owner Gus Afrooz. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).
The old A&W and Long John Silvers restaurants at On The Run Gas station are gone and the fast food restaurant with its drive-up window are under new managements.

SHERBURNE COUNTY 4-H’ers got some hands-on experience working at the 4-H foodstand at the fairgrounds Wednesday evening in preparation for the Sherburne County Fair, which starts Wednesday. About 60 kids from six different 4-H clubs learned how to grill burgers, cook fries and hot dogs and serve customers during the orientation event. Above are Big Lakers Katie Olson (left), Kirsten Olson and Taylor Muehlbauer cooking fries and Bailey Muehlbauer (right) getting hamburger buns ready. (Photo by Ken Francis.)
The Sherburne County Fair starts this week, and wherever there’s a fair, there’s food. Sherburne County 4-H’ers are making sure visitors to the fair will have lots of tasty food - and great service.

GRAND KNIGHT DENNIS NAGORSKI of the Knights of Columbus presented Big Lake Chief of Police Joel Scharf and Becker Chief of Police Brent Baloun with a donation of prescription drug drop-boxes for each city. Along with marijuana, prescription drugs are often abused because of easy access. Keeping them out of the water system is important to protect the environment. Now our residents have a safe way to dispose of their unwanted or out-dated medications. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).
The Knights of Columbus from Mary of the Visitation Catholic Church in Becker and Big Lake donated almost $1,800 to purchase prescription drug drop boxes for the police departments in both cities. Residents of either city can take their unused prescription medications and drop them in the boxes for safe disposal. 

John W. Decker
The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) proudly announces that John W. Decker is the recipient of an Award of Merit from the AASLH Leadership in History Awards for his years of exceptional service and dedication to the Stearns History Museum.

SHERBURNE COUNTY FAIR BOARD MEMBER Irene Kostreba, pictured here showing a very old poster advertising a Sherwin Linton concert, is still looking for items to display in the county fair history center. Items could be given on loan or donated to the fair board. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

FRESH FLAME BURGER serves up fast food with its own flair on Hwy. 10 in Big Lake. Clara Henderson, Kari Luckey and Jamall Whitelaw ordered their food to go from restaurant owner Gus Afrooz. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

SHERBURNE COUNTY 4-H’ers got some hands-on experience working at the 4-H foodstand at the fairgrounds Wednesday evening in preparation for the Sherburne County Fair, which starts Wednesday. About 60 kids from six different 4-H clubs learned how to grill burgers, cook fries and hot dogs and serve customers during the orientation event. Above are Big Lakers Katie Olson (left), Kirsten Olson and Taylor Muehlbauer cooking fries and Bailey Muehlbauer (right) getting hamburger buns ready. (Photo by Ken Francis.)

GRAND KNIGHT DENNIS NAGORSKI of the Knights of Columbus presented Big Lake Chief of Police Joel Scharf and Becker Chief of Police Brent Baloun with a donation of prescription drug drop-boxes for each city. Along with marijuana, prescription drugs are often abused because of easy access. Keeping them out of the water system is important to protect the environment. Now our residents have a safe way to dispose of their unwanted or out-dated medications. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

John W. Decker

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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. 

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. 

K9 Ecco

TOP DOG

Deputy Ryan Sturm and his K9 partner, Ecco, won top honors at the USPCA Region 12 Police dog trials held in Baxter last week.

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SHERBURNE COUNTY FAIR BOARD MEMBER Irene Kostreba, pictured here showing a very old poster advertising a Sherwin Linton concert, is still looking for items to display in the county fair history center. Items could be given on loan or donated to the fair board. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

FRESH FLAME BURGER serves up fast food with its own flair on Hwy. 10 in Big Lake. Clara Henderson, Kari Luckey and Jamall Whitelaw ordered their food to go from restaurant owner Gus Afrooz. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

SHERBURNE COUNTY 4-H’ers got some hands-on experience working at the 4-H foodstand at the fairgrounds Wednesday evening in preparation for the Sherburne County Fair, which starts Wednesday. About 60 kids from six different 4-H clubs learned how to grill burgers, cook fries and hot dogs and serve customers during the orientation event. Above are Big Lakers Katie Olson (left), Kirsten Olson and Taylor Muehlbauer cooking fries and Bailey Muehlbauer (right) getting hamburger buns ready. (Photo by Ken Francis.)

GRAND KNIGHT DENNIS NAGORSKI of the Knights of Columbus presented Big Lake Chief of Police Joel Scharf and Becker Chief of Police Brent Baloun with a donation of prescription drug drop-boxes for each city. Along with marijuana, prescription drugs are often abused because of easy access. Keeping them out of the water system is important to protect the environment. Now our residents have a safe way to dispose of their unwanted or out-dated medications. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).