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PRAIRIE FIRE CHILDREN’S THEATER presented the play Peter Pan, based on the novel by J. M. Barrie. Alex Prom played the title role. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

Peter Pan on stage presented by Prairie Fire Theater

Prairie Fire Children’s Theater, in conjunction with Big Lake community education, put on the play Peter Pan in the high school auditorium Friday and Saturday.

BLHS SPANISH TEACHER Michelle Chabot is part of the Friends of Rachel group leading Rachel’s Challenge, designed to eliminate bullying in school and the community. (Phot by Jennifer Edwards).

Living the rage of school violence

Michelle Cabot lived in Cold Spring and was a middle school student when Rocori freshman Jason McLaughlin bought a gun to school Sept.

BIG LAKE HIGH SCHOOL HOMECOMING COURT for 2014 were Ben Book, Collin Teigen, Sam Jochum, Nick Miller, King Dustin Wilcox, Queen Jaiden Lund, Rylee Sayler, Amber Pribnow, Lily Noble and Payton Thompson. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

King Dustin and Queen Jaiden crowned at coronation Friday

This past week was Homecoming Week in the Big Lake School District. Candidates for homecoming king and queen were announced at a pep fest Monday. Coronation was Friday.

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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.)