ARNIE JOHNSON, as grand marshal of the Big Lake Veterans parade in November, 2013. (Tribune archive photo)
It was about 1990 - the time that Arnie and Blanche Johnson moved to Big Lake.     I was working on a Veterans Day tribute story. Someone asked if I had contacted Arnie to be part of the story.    No, I hadn’t. So, I did.

RIVER OAKS PARK Master plan will be presented to Big Lake residents at open houses in the months to come.
Landscape architect Joel Odens of Bolton and Menk unveiled plans for the future of River Oaks Park, located off Eagle Lake Road, at a Big Lake City council workshop meeting Wednesday.

BIG LAKE HIGH SCHOOL’S outstanding Knowledge Bowl Team took fourth place out of 91 teams at the St. Francis High school Rumble on the Rum meet last week. Team members are Jacob Block, 12th grade, Jack Flicker, 10th grade, Peter Wallace, 12th grade and Jake Dickinson, ninth grade. (Submitted photo).
The Big Lake High School Knowledge Bowl team is off to a good start this year, says Coach and maths Teacher Angela McCormack. ”We started our season the beginning of December and have had three meets already,” she said. Saturday the team traveled to St. Francis High School to participate  in the Rumble on the Rum.

CITY OF BIG LAKE PUBLIC WORKS employee John Moshier retires at the end of January after 34 years of working for his home town. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).
After working for the City of Big Lake for 34 years, long-time public works employee John Moshier is retiring at the end of the month. His wife, Sue, who has worked for Cargill Kitchen Solutions in Monticello for 36 years, also plans to retire. The couple has one daughter, Katrina.

James Ennis
James Ennis, 73, of Clarissa, passed away suddenly on January 19, 2015, at the Centra Care Health System in Long Prairie.  A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, January 24, 2015, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m., at the Iten Funeral Home in Clarissa.  A Time of sharing will be held at 3:00 p.m.

Members of the Big Lake City Council, Big Lake Township, Big Lake School District 727, Orrock Township, and the Sherburne County Board of Commissioners met on Thursday, January 15, for a joint meeting so they can all work together in 2015 to benefit the Big Lake area. (Photo by Aleah Stenberg)
Representatives of the Big Lake City Council, Big Lake Township Board, Orrock Township Board, Big Lake School District, and the Sherburne County Board of Commissioners met in a joint meeting on Thursday, January 15, 2015 to recap the events of 2014 and to preview what they will be working on this year. 

ARNIE JOHNSON, as grand marshal of the Big Lake Veterans parade in November, 2013. (Tribune archive photo)

RIVER OAKS PARK Master plan will be presented to Big Lake residents at open houses in the months to come.

BIG LAKE HIGH SCHOOL’S outstanding Knowledge Bowl Team took fourth place out of 91 teams at the St. Francis High school Rumble on the Rum meet last week. Team members are Jacob Block, 12th grade, Jack Flicker, 10th grade, Peter Wallace, 12th grade and Jake Dickinson, ninth grade. (Submitted photo).

CITY OF BIG LAKE PUBLIC WORKS employee John Moshier retires at the end of January after 34 years of working for his home town. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

James Ennis

Members of the Big Lake City Council, Big Lake Township, Big Lake School District 727, Orrock Township, and the Sherburne County Board of Commissioners met on Thursday, January 15, for a joint meeting so they can all work together in 2015 to benefit the Big Lake area. (Photo by Aleah Stenberg)

Up to the minute

  • Office Hours: Mon - Thurs: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m./ Fri. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m 
Fri. Jan. 23:
  • 2:45 p.m. HS/MS Ski  & Snowboard Club
  • 7:15 p.m. Boys Basketball vs Zimmerman at home
  • 6:30 - 9 p.m. Middle School Activities Night
  • 7 p.m. Wrestling individual Conf. Championship vs TBD at home

Sat. Jan. 24:

  • 10:30 a.m. Dance Time Inv at Blaine
  • 9 a.m. Knowledge Bowl at home TBD
  • 10 a.m. One Act Play Festival at Cambridge-Isanti

Have a great weekend!


THE STRUFFERT FAMILY of Big Lake has dedicated their lives to law enforecment. Six members of Pat and Vernon Struffert family are peace and safety officers. Family members are (front row, left to right) Sheryl (Struffert) Beier, Pat Struffert, Amy (Struffert) Skerry. Middle row (left to right) are Andrew Struffert, Courtney Struffert, Kathy Struffert, Mark Skerry and Wendy (Johnson) Struffert. Back row (left to right) are Dale Struffert and Brian Struffert. Andrew and Courtney are married. Dale and Kathy are married. Brian and Wendy are married and Mark and Amy are married.

All in the family - Cops, that is

Pat Struffert grew up in Oak Grove and graduated from high school in Foley in 1963.

(Left to Right) County Attorney Kathleen Heaney, Sheriff Joel Brott, Auditor/Treasurer Diane Arnold and County Recorder Michelle Ashe. (Photo by Ken Francis.)

Officials get 2% pay hike

The Sherburne County Board Tuesday approved a two percent salary increase for its four elected officials.

THE BECKER BIG LAKE EAGLES ARE BACK ON THE ICE and played the Princeton Tigers Tuesday. Above, Jake Piehl looks on as senior Nick Stalpes and freshman Alec Doran take on a Princeton forward. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

Eagles returning after their best season ever

The Becker Big Lake varsity hockey Eagles play in the Two Rivers Conference. The Eagles are coached by Doug Fredrichs. This is what he had to say about his team.

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E-Editions


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

Volume 35, Number 50, Saturday June 14, 2014

Special Sections


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

2014-15 WST Community Guide

2014 Clearwater & Clear Lake Communities Guide

Spring Guide 2014

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ARNIE JOHNSON, as grand marshal of the Big Lake Veterans parade in November, 2013. (Tribune archive photo)

RIVER OAKS PARK Master plan will be presented to Big Lake residents at open houses in the months to come.

BIG LAKE HIGH SCHOOL’S outstanding Knowledge Bowl Team took fourth place out of 91 teams at the St. Francis High school Rumble on the Rum meet last week. Team members are Jacob Block, 12th grade, Jack Flicker, 10th grade, Peter Wallace, 12th grade and Jake Dickinson, ninth grade. (Submitted photo).

CITY OF BIG LAKE PUBLIC WORKS employee John Moshier retires at the end of January after 34 years of working for his home town. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).