BLMS SEVENTH GRADERS created this beautiful model of the Hornet in a three-week Hornet Hour class taught by Mr. Jeff Vogel (far left). In the short time the class was together, the boys got a real taste of the metal trades as the learned to cut, debur, weld, bend and paint metals. The Hornet was dedicated to the middle school Monday in an unveiling ceremony attended by parents. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

Hornet students make their own hornet

Big Lake Middle School Teacher Jeff Vogel teaches social studies but he has another set of skills he learned from his father.

SCHOOL IMPROVEMENTS NEEDED were discussed in some depth at a recent meeting. Pictured above are David Loew, Consultant and Architect Bob Rego, Finance Director Angie Manual, Health and Safety Director Brad Schnitzler and Interim Supt. Crystal Thorson. (Submitted photo).

School considering finance options for fall vote

The Big Lake School Board has already made it clear that it will ask voters to head to the voting polls in November; however, what community members will be vo



DANCERS FROM JENNIFER’S DANCE CENTER will be performing at Disney World in Florida in October. Pictured (front row, left to right), are Grace Esselman, Lillian St. Jean, Sophia Gerou, Kailey Buchta, Rowan Payne and Hannah Oakes. Middle row are Amelia Cameron, Brianna Anthony, Jacqie Bengtson, Gianna Mitchell, Alex Dillion, Abby Yanke and Rose Curtis. Back row are Tori Ramert, Alexis Erickson, Sophia St. Ives, Tiana Link, Rachel Royseth, Kristian Kunkel, Brooklynn Bengtson, Nicole Bengtson and Kendall Luoma. Not pictured are Haylee Oakes and Melanie Miskowic. (Submitted photo).

FIVE GIRLS FROM MARY OF THE VISITATION CHURCH’S YOUTH GROUP helped Gail Stanley (not pictured) of Big Lake pack her belongings for a move she was taking to Princeton last weekend. The girls are (from left to right): Bridget Buchholz, Jasmine Johnson, Michaela Manifold, Brittney Kostek and Josie Berger. (Photo by Bill Morgan)

CENTRACARE HEALTH MONTICELLO HOSPITAL provides top-quality health care for the community. St. Cloud Hospital, run by CentraCare Health, was recently named the third best medical facility in the state, second only to the Mayo Clinic and Abbot Northwestern. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

CHUCK MAURER, 54, of Becker was killed in a car crash Tuesday and his 10 year old daughter, Casey, was airlifted to North Memorial Medical Center after his mini-van was t-boned by a pickup truck driven by four teenagers from Little Falls. (Submitted photo courtesy of the Maurer family.)

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