HOMECOMING ROYALTY. Big Lake High School students crowned Austin Poe Homecoming king and Kelli Poffenberger Homecoming queen in a coronation ceremony Friday. Other candidates are (from the left), Andreas Lindberg, Tanner Snare, Chandler Lannes, Dylan Pothen and Reid Ramsdell for king and Samantha Young, Brooke Maruska, Caitlin Engberg, Paige Nagorski and Laura Jore for queen. The homecoming game is Friday when the Hornets take on Duluth Denfeld. Support Big Lake and join the tailgating fun at 5 p.m. prior to the game.

Royalty chosen at BLHS

Staff Writer
Jennifer Edwards


This week is homecoming for students in Big Lake schools and the week long celebration concludes with a football game versus Duluth Denfield.
Candidates for homecoing king and queen participted in the coronation ceremony Friday. All candidates are selected and voted on by the students.
Nominees included Chandler Lannes, Caitlin Engberg, Andreas Lindberg , Laura Jore. Austin Poe,  Brooke Maruska, Dylan Pothen, Paige Nagorski, Reid Ramsdell, Kelli Poffenberger, Tanner Snare,                         and Samantha Young.
Austin Poe and Kelli Poffenberger won the honors.
Dress up days are this week and this year the theme is sports apparel for  Monday. Tuesday is Super Hero day. Wednesday is  Wacky day. Thursday is Twin day and Friday is the traditional blue and gold day.
Students who dress up are eligible to win prizes. Winners are picked by the teachers.
The powder puff football game is scheduled for Wednesday. Friday there will be a pep fest at 1:47 p.m. 
The first ever tailgate party is scheduled for 5 p.m. and the homecoing game kicks off at 7 p.m. Everyone is encouraged to come out and cheer the Hornets on to victory.


(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.)