GRAND MARSHALS Big Lake Police Chief Joel Scharf and Big Lake Fire Chief Paul Nemes.
Spud Fest weather was perfect all weekend long as Big Lakers turned out in droves for all the favorite events and a few new ones. Saturday morning the sun beamed down on the crowd lined up along Eagle Lake Road for the annual parade, led by Grand Marshals BLPD Chief Joel Scharf and BLFD Chief Paul Nemes.

(From left) Lexi Freund (Big Lake), Betsey Cornelius and Ben Cornelius (Nowthen), Gunner Dorweiler and Colton Dorweiler (Princeton), Ben Manning (Zimmerman), Bailey Dorweiller (Princeton) and Salene Krueger (Big Lake.) The county fair runs from July 16-19. (Photo by Ken Francis.)
 Sew It Up on the free stage at the county fairgrounds Wednesday evening in preparation for the upcoming Arts-In Program at the county fair. 

Dr. Lola Sutherland is retiring from clinical practice after 33 years in the Big Lake community. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards.)
After 33 years of working as a doctor in the Big Lake community, Dr. Lola Sutherland is finally retiring from clinical practice, in order to spend more time traveling with her husband, Duane Palm.

SMITTY’S AMATEUR FIDDLERS CONTEST drew 22 musicians to compete in Big Lake this year. They were accompanied by Gilmore Lee.
Big Lake Spud Fest drew 22 amateur fiddle players to Smitty’s Annual Amateur Fiddlers Contest this year. Among them were one beginner, eight juniors, four young adults, five adults and four golden agers.

LEE GERHARDSON, 47, from New London, was found dead in Big Lake near the swimming beach in 10 feet of water Monday. Cause of death is unknown at this time but foul play is not suspected.
A public works employee had quite a shock Monday morning when they went to Lakeside Park and discovered a body in the lake. The man, Lee Gerhardson, 47, from New London, had driven himself to the beach. He removed his shoes and socks and shirt before entering the water.  He never made it back to the beach.

Adopt-a-Road participants volunteer for Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) and work to clean roadsides that border and bisect refuge land. This spring, from April to June, approximately six individuals, three families, and seven groups, such as boy and girl scouts and 4-H groups, volunteered to clean countless miles of roads. (Submitted photo.)
Adopt-a-Road participants volunteer for Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) and work to clean roadsides that border and bisect refuge land.

GRAND MARSHALS Big Lake Police Chief Joel Scharf and Big Lake Fire Chief Paul Nemes.

(From left) Lexi Freund (Big Lake), Betsey Cornelius and Ben Cornelius (Nowthen), Gunner Dorweiler and Colton Dorweiler (Princeton), Ben Manning (Zimmerman), Bailey Dorweiller (Princeton) and Salene Krueger (Big Lake.) The county fair runs from July 16-19. (Photo by Ken Francis.)

Dr. Lola Sutherland is retiring from clinical practice after 33 years in the Big Lake community. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards.)

SMITTY’S AMATEUR FIDDLERS CONTEST drew 22 musicians to compete in Big Lake this year. They were accompanied by Gilmore Lee.

LEE GERHARDSON, 47, from New London, was found dead in Big Lake near the swimming beach in 10 feet of water Monday. Cause of death is unknown at this time but foul play is not suspected.

Adopt-a-Road participants volunteer for Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) and work to clean roadsides that border and bisect refuge land. This spring, from April to June, approximately six individuals, three families, and seven groups, such as boy and girl scouts and 4-H groups, volunteered to clean countless miles of roads. (Submitted photo.)

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LIBERTY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL THIRD GRADERS made the audience shiver and shudder Tuesday night with Squirm!, their musical about creepy crawlie creatures. The production had lots of choreography with the singing as well as speaking roles and percussionists. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

3rd graders squirm, wiggle, giggle in concert

Third graders at Liberty Elementary School presented Squirm, a wiggly, giggly, squiggly musical written by Jacob Johnson and John Higgins.

WELL DONE. Farm Friends Barn project Chairperson Jean Johnson congratulated three SCSU students on the presentation of a business/marketing plan for the FFB at the Sherburne History Center . The students from left, are: Renee Graff, Aaron Hofschulte-Beck and Kristi Noble, each of whom was handed their course "Certificate of Completion" by Johnson after the presentation on behalf of the SCSU program. (Photo by David Hannula)

Farm Friends Barn gets business plan

Local officials had two opportunities to hear the results of an effort by three St.

FIVE STAR TOP RATING for the CentraCare Health – Monticello Care Center, in the top 10% of the nursing homes in the state. Pictured above are residents Evelyn Riebel and Jean Aamot, with Division Director of Support Service Troy Barrick. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

Monticello Care Center getting high marks

The CentraCare Health – Monticello Care Center is a skilled nursing facility located on the banks of the Mississippi River.

THE TREBLE CHOIR sang three very haunting melodies during Monday’s spring concert at Big Lake High School.

High school choirs sings

The Big Lake High School vocal music students presented their spring concert in the high school auditorium Monday evening, under the direction of Mary Ebanks.

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(From left) Lexi Freund (Big Lake), Betsey Cornelius and Ben Cornelius (Nowthen), Gunner Dorweiler and Colton Dorweiler (Princeton), Ben Manning (Zimmerman), Bailey Dorweiller (Princeton) and Salene Krueger (Big Lake.) The county fair runs from July 16-19. (Photo by Ken Francis.)

Dr. Lola Sutherland is retiring from clinical practice after 33 years in the Big Lake community. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards.)

SMITTY’S AMATEUR FIDDLERS CONTEST drew 22 musicians to compete in Big Lake this year. They were accompanied by Gilmore Lee.

LEE GERHARDSON, 47, from New London, was found dead in Big Lake near the swimming beach in 10 feet of water Monday. Cause of death is unknown at this time but foul play is not suspected.

Adopt-a-Road participants volunteer for Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) and work to clean roadsides that border and bisect refuge land. This spring, from April to June, approximately six individuals, three families, and seven groups, such as boy and girl scouts and 4-H groups, volunteered to clean countless miles of roads. (Submitted photo.)