The crash of a speeding car through the front and rear of Deb Johnson’s garage on Kilbirnie Road alerted many neighbors last Friday. One, Roger Koopmeiners, suggested it was a “ruckus.” It may have made for great home movies to a TV network.

NEW BIG LAKE BOUTIQUE OWNERS are Beth Koch, Shanna Romsdahl and Aadra Mielke.
Big Lakers are invited to shop at a new boutique opened in Big Lake by Advanced Styling owner Shanna Romsdahl and her friends, Beth Koch and Aadra Mielke.

FROM HOLLYHOCK FARM near Becker, Teresa Kukowski and her alpaca Francine have beautiful eyes and make beautiful garments from alpaca wool.
The Sherburne County Master Gardeners Association held their annual Expo at the Big Lake High School Saturday. The event drew a big crowd to the lectures and to the vendors that were set up in the foyer. “I think we had 200 people sign up,” said Master Gardener Richard Hensel. “This is the most we ever had.”

(L to R) Michelle Garcia and Steve Karel, two of the newest faces at the Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge, are looking forward to the opening of the Oak Savanna Learning Center in October. (Photo by Aleah Stenberg)
The St. Francis River snakes through the tall grasses and budding bushes. A cluster of pines blazes a fresh green against the afternoon sky. All around, the signs of spring are awakening the Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge from its long winters nap.

VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE Big Lake’s Knowledge Bowl Team made their very first trip to state last week and came home with sixth place medals. Team members are (from the left), Jake Dickinson, Jack Flicker, Peter Wallace, Tim Poffenberger and Jacob Block. The team is coached by Teacher Angela McCormack. (Submitted photo).
The Big Lake High School Knowledge Bowl Team made their first ever trip to the state Knowledge Bowl tournament and came home with sixth place medals. “Thursday night the team took the written question round, which placed them 11th,” said Faculty Coach Angela McCormack.

George R. Stokes
GEORGE R. STOKES June 27, 1923 ~ November 27, 2014 Clearwater, MN  

NEW BIG LAKE BOUTIQUE OWNERS are Beth Koch, Shanna Romsdahl and Aadra Mielke.

FROM HOLLYHOCK FARM near Becker, Teresa Kukowski and her alpaca Francine have beautiful eyes and make beautiful garments from alpaca wool.

(L to R) Michelle Garcia and Steve Karel, two of the newest faces at the Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge, are looking forward to the opening of the Oak Savanna Learning Center in October. (Photo by Aleah Stenberg)

VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE Big Lake’s Knowledge Bowl Team made their very first trip to state last week and came home with sixth place medals. Team members are (from the left), Jake Dickinson, Jack Flicker, Peter Wallace, Tim Poffenberger and Jacob Block. The team is coached by Teacher Angela McCormack. (Submitted photo).

George R. Stokes

Up to the minute

  • Office Hours: Mon - Thurs: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m./ Fri. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m 
Sat. April 18:
  • 1:30 p.m. Softball vs Hermantown at home

Have a Great Weekend!


RIVERS OF HOPE STAFFERS, front from left, Carl Young, youth advocate (counselor), Alison Likens, Sherburne County advocate, Jodi Vannett, executive director. Rear, Lisa Thompson, office manager, Laurel Thompson, Wright County advocate. Not pictured, Jody Mowry, fund development. A seventh staffer, Michelle Wicken, in domestic violence/youth advocate position, will start April 16. (Photo by Gary W. Meyer)

Rivers of Hope staff moves into new quarters

Rivers of Hope staffers opened their doors and welcomed the public to view their new office in Monticello Wednesday.

BIG LAKE FLORAL AND GIFT has a new owner. Lacey Sizer bought the business started in the same location 30 years ago by Trisha Moos with help from her mom, Jean Nelson. (Submitted photo).

Big Lake Floral in new hands after 30 years

Big Lake Floral and Gift changed hands this week as Trisha Moos officially handed over the reigns of the flower shop to Lacey Sizer after 30 years of business.

FULL HOUSE. The annual Sherburne History Center fundraiser, titled "Rhythm & Brews" drew a good-sized crowd to the Carousell Works in Big Lake Saturday night (March 21). The event raised $2,100 for the SHC, significantly ahead of last year's earnings, according to Exec. Director Mike Brubaker. (Photo by David Hannula)

History center has a good night

The Sherburne History Center had a good night Saturday (March 21), raising a record $2,100 at their fundraiser at the Carousell Works in Big Lake, reports Executive Director Mike Brubaker.

Pages

E-Editions


Volume 28, Number 15, Friday April 10, 2015

Clearwater Tribune Fri. Dec. 26, 2014, volume 28, number 51

Friday, Sept. 5, 2014 - Volume 28, Number 36

Fri. Aug. 22, 2014, Volume 28, Number 34

Sat. Aug. 23, 2014 Volume 36, Number 10

Special Sections


2015 Spring Builder Home Improvement Guide

Health Section 2015

Sat. Oct. 11, 2014..A Special Section to the West Sherburne Tribune

2014-15 WST Community Guide

photos


NEW BIG LAKE BOUTIQUE OWNERS are Beth Koch, Shanna Romsdahl and Aadra Mielke.

FROM HOLLYHOCK FARM near Becker, Teresa Kukowski and her alpaca Francine have beautiful eyes and make beautiful garments from alpaca wool.

(L to R) Michelle Garcia and Steve Karel, two of the newest faces at the Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge, are looking forward to the opening of the Oak Savanna Learning Center in October. (Photo by Aleah Stenberg)

VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE Big Lake’s Knowledge Bowl Team made their very first trip to state last week and came home with sixth place medals. Team members are (from the left), Jake Dickinson, Jack Flicker, Peter Wallace, Tim Poffenberger and Jacob Block. The team is coached by Teacher Angela McCormack. (Submitted photo).