PLAYING THE PART. Autumn Clyde (left) plays Cinderella’s stepmother and Aliyah Agyekum plays Grace, one of the “ugly” sisters.
Students at Big Lake High School are deep into rehearsal for their upcoming production of the Rogers and Hammerstein musical Cinderella this week. Wednesday afternoon some actors were getting fitted for their costumes while the stage crew was rehearsing and timing their part, moving props on and off the stage.

CLAY WILFAHRT has tentatively been named Big Lake’s next city administrator, pending confirmation at this week’s city council meeting. (Archive photo by Ken Francis).
The Big Lake city council has offered the job of city administrator to Clay Wilfahrt and he has accepted. The offer remains tentative until final contract details are worked out and approved at the city council meeting this week.
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.

PLAYING THE PART. Autumn Clyde (left) plays Cinderella’s stepmother and Aliyah Agyekum plays Grace, one of the “ugly” sisters.

CLAY WILFAHRT has tentatively been named Big Lake’s next city administrator, pending confirmation at this week’s city council meeting. (Archive photo by Ken Francis).

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)

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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.

BUSINESS MODEL. SCSU marketing students Renee Graff, Aaron Hofschulte-Beck and Kristi Nobel toured the Sherburne History Center with Farm Friends barn (FFB) chairperson Jean Johnson last Thursday afternoon. The students are creating a business and marketing plan for the FFB, which they will present at the SHC in May as their final grade project in a SCSU Small Business Development Center course.

Green light ahead for farm friends barn

Some major milestones lie just ahead for the Farm Friends Barn (FFB) project, including the anticipated approval of their request for five acres of property near the Sherburne History Center in B

MEMBERS OF THE BRIGGS LAKE CHAIN ASSOCIATION (BLCA) spoke to the county commissioners about creating a three-lake Lake Improvement District (LID) at a workshop last week. (From right) Dan Merchant, Kenzie Phelps and Scott Ruiter. (Photo by Ken Francis.)

Board not ready to start LID process

After an hour-long workshop last week, the Sherburne County Board decided it wasn’t their responsibility to take the next step  to establish a Lake Improvement District (LID) for the Briggs Lake

THE BIG LAKE FIRE DEPT. ANNUAL CHILI COOK-OFF drew lots of hungry customers Saturday. Among them were Sidney Femling and Jennifer Hopkins (second and third from the left). Contest judges were Judie Zaske, Mayor Raeanne Danielowski and Food Shelf Manager Amy Robertson. Linda Talonen (second from the right), from the BLCFS board was the runner, keeping the judges supplied with samples during the tasting. (Photos by Jennifer Edwards).

Hot lips prevail at fire chili feed

The Big Lake Fire Dept.

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PLAYING THE PART. Autumn Clyde (left) plays Cinderella’s stepmother and Aliyah Agyekum plays Grace, one of the “ugly” sisters.

CLAY WILFAHRT has tentatively been named Big Lake’s next city administrator, pending confirmation at this week’s city council meeting. (Archive photo by Ken Francis).

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.