WATERSHED EVENT. Sherburne SWCD Watershed Coordinator Tiffany Determan will host the third-annual Mississippi Watershed Event Thursday, April 24 from 4-7 p.m. in the Monticello Community Center at 505 Walnut St. SWCD staff and experts from state and federal agencies will be on hand to discuss lake and stream renovation projects, and refreshments will be served. (David Hannula photo.)
The Sherburne Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) will host the third-annual Missis-sippi River Watershed Event Thurs., April 24 from 4-7 p.m. at the Monticello Community Center, according to Watershed Coordinator Tiffany Determan. 

PAPER TRAIL. Newspapers, tax records, plat books and dozens of other books and printed items in the collection at the Sherburne History Center were highlighted during the "Day at the Museum" tour at the facility last Saturday. One day, the newspapers shown here and many others will be available on a computer screen, SHC officials said, making family historical research a much more convenient process. (David Hannula photo.)
A small but enthusiastic group turned out for the “Day at the Museum” program at the Sherburne History Center last Saturday morning, where they enjoyed free popcorn and beverages while watching a screening of the hit comedy “Night at the Museum”, which features Ben Stiller and Robin Williams in a museum that comes alive at night.

OUTSTANDING FORESTRY AWARD. Sherburne SWCD Conservationist Gina Hugo received this Minnesota Community Forestry Award in March for her work in five urban communities in the previous year. (David Hannula photos.)

POSING FOR A PICTURE WITH THE EASTER BUNNY are Johnny, Olivia, Joe and Jacob O’Brien. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).
The Big Lake Women of Today annual Easter Egg Hunt drew a crowd of well over 1,000 people to Lakeside Park Saturday.  Around 440 children  from babies to 12-year olds, took part in the event, gathering up 13,000 eggs stuffed with candy in record time.

BRINGING MARCHING BAND TO BIG LAKE is elementary music teacher Megan Chopard-Boge. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).
Independence Elementary Music Teacher Megan Chopard-Boge, now in her second year of teaching in Big Lake, always enjoyed being part of a marching band. 

MAX, THE KLEINBANK MASCOT took a turn throwing pies at Principal Caryl Gordy, Teacher Karen Nelsen and Assistant Principal Teresa Smock-Potter during the Liberty Elementary School Pennies for Pies event, which raised over $3,000 for the Big Lake Food Shelf.
Students at Liberty Elementary School raised a record $3,237.21 for the Big Lake Food Shelf with their fifth annual Pennies for Pies event last week.

WATERSHED EVENT. Sherburne SWCD Watershed Coordinator Tiffany Determan will host the third-annual Mississippi Watershed Event Thursday, April 24 from 4-7 p.m. in the Monticello Community Center at 505 Walnut St. SWCD staff and experts from state and federal agencies will be on hand to discuss lake and stream renovation projects, and refreshments will be served. (David Hannula photo.)

PAPER TRAIL. Newspapers, tax records, plat books and dozens of other books and printed items in the collection at the Sherburne History Center were highlighted during the "Day at the Museum" tour at the facility last Saturday. One day, the newspapers shown here and many others will be available on a computer screen, SHC officials said, making family historical research a much more convenient process. (David Hannula photo.)

OUTSTANDING FORESTRY AWARD. Sherburne SWCD Conservationist Gina Hugo received this Minnesota Community Forestry Award in March for her work in five urban communities in the previous year. (David Hannula photos.)

POSING FOR A PICTURE WITH THE EASTER BUNNY are Johnny, Olivia, Joe and Jacob O’Brien. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

BRINGING MARCHING BAND TO BIG LAKE is elementary music teacher Megan Chopard-Boge. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

MAX, THE KLEINBANK MASCOT took a turn throwing pies at Principal Caryl Gordy, Teacher Karen Nelsen and Assistant Principal Teresa Smock-Potter during the Liberty Elementary School Pennies for Pies event, which raised over $3,000 for the Big Lake Food Shelf.

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WATERSHED EVENT. Sherburne SWCD Watershed Coordinator Tiffany Determan will host the third-annual Mississippi Watershed Event Thursday, April 24 from 4-7 p.m. in the Monticello Community Center at 505 Walnut St. SWCD staff and experts from state and federal agencies will be on hand to discuss lake and stream renovation projects, and refreshments will be served. (David Hannula photo.)

PAPER TRAIL. Newspapers, tax records, plat books and dozens of other books and printed items in the collection at the Sherburne History Center were highlighted during the "Day at the Museum" tour at the facility last Saturday. One day, the newspapers shown here and many others will be available on a computer screen, SHC officials said, making family historical research a much more convenient process. (David Hannula photo.)

OUTSTANDING FORESTRY AWARD. Sherburne SWCD Conservationist Gina Hugo received this Minnesota Community Forestry Award in March for her work in five urban communities in the previous year. (David Hannula photos.)

POSING FOR A PICTURE WITH THE EASTER BUNNY are Johnny, Olivia, Joe and Jacob O’Brien. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

BRINGING MARCHING BAND TO BIG LAKE is elementary music teacher Megan Chopard-Boge. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).