October's Hornet Heroes Named

Submitted Article


Each month Big Lake High School recognizes students from each grade who have demonstrated traits that align with the Hornet Way.  The Hornet Way emphasizes respect, honesty, kindness, responsibility and fairness.  These are students who are leading by example, promoting good choices, or who are committing random acts of kindness.


This month's students recognized include: Natalia Springsteen, Cory Mallon, Keon McGarvey, Ryan Murnane, Kelli Poffenberger, Ashley Chouinard and Preston Hesley.


These students will receive small tokens of appreciation for being a positive student leader. In addition, students will be acknowledged on the morning announcements, the following student assembly, parents will be notified, and a display case will feature the students’ school pictures.


Congratulations Natalia, Cory, Keon, Ryan, Kelli, Ashley and Preston!




SHERBURNE COUNTY FAIR BOARD MEMBER Irene Kostreba, pictured here showing a very old poster advertising a Sherwin Linton concert, is still looking for items to display in the county fair history center. Items could be given on loan or donated to the fair board. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

FRESH FLAME BURGER serves up fast food with its own flair on Hwy. 10 in Big Lake. Clara Henderson, Kari Luckey and Jamall Whitelaw ordered their food to go from restaurant owner Gus Afrooz. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

SHERBURNE COUNTY 4-H’ers got some hands-on experience working at the 4-H foodstand at the fairgrounds Wednesday evening in preparation for the Sherburne County Fair, which starts Wednesday. About 60 kids from six different 4-H clubs learned how to grill burgers, cook fries and hot dogs and serve customers during the orientation event. Above are Big Lakers Katie Olson (left), Kirsten Olson and Taylor Muehlbauer cooking fries and Bailey Muehlbauer (right) getting hamburger buns ready. (Photo by Ken Francis.)

GRAND KNIGHT DENNIS NAGORSKI of the Knights of Columbus presented Big Lake Chief of Police Joel Scharf and Becker Chief of Police Brent Baloun with a donation of prescription drug drop-boxes for each city. Along with marijuana, prescription drugs are often abused because of easy access. Keeping them out of the water system is important to protect the environment. Now our residents have a safe way to dispose of their unwanted or out-dated medications. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).