Christian Ropte and April Harrison crowned king and queen. The royal couple pose for a picture with their court, classmates Jake Pribnow, Tyler Halverson, Michael Doperalski, Connor Johnson, Morgan Turk, Nikki Hallman, Abbey Domyahn and Ana Doran. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

Sno Daze Coronation

THE SNO DAZE CORONATION at BLHS was delayed for two days because of below freezing temperatures, but Wednesday morning saw Christian Ropte and April Harrison crowned king and queen. 

BLMS SPELLING BEE PARTICIPANTS are Gabby Klinkenborg, Allison Dinsmore, Ashton Warnke, Ethan Cypull, Joey Stowell, Cassie Walsh, Allie Heltemes, Alex White, McKaylee Snyder, John Haynes, Aaron Williams, Taylor Amundson, Vicente De Lorenzo, Ben Ewert, Caden Weber, Connor Roberts. Justin Tolkkinen, Lauren Rufcorn, Kamryn Robarge, Emma Pace, Eli Flicker, Joey Kneeland, Andrew Pederson and Sidney Kosch.

Cassidy takes top honors in local spelling contest

The Big Lake Middle School spelling bee pitted 24 students against each other to see who is the best speller in school last Thursday evening.



BABY LIAM SCHUMACHER and marathon runner Amy Visci who returns to Boston this year to support Team Liam. (Submitted photo).

WATERSHED EVENT. Sherburne SWCD Watershed Coordinator Tiffany Determan will host the third-annual Mississippi Watershed Event Thursday, April 24 from 4-7 p.m. in the Monticello Community Center at 505 Walnut St. SWCD staff and experts from state and federal agencies will be on hand to discuss lake and stream renovation projects, and refreshments will be served. (David Hannula photo.)

PAPER TRAIL. Newspapers, tax records, plat books and dozens of other books and printed items in the collection at the Sherburne History Center were highlighted during the "Day at the Museum" tour at the facility last Saturday. One day, the newspapers shown here and many others will be available on a computer screen, SHC officials said, making family historical research a much more convenient process. (David Hannula photo.)

OUTSTANDING FORESTRY AWARD. Sherburne SWCD Conservationist Gina Hugo received this Minnesota Community Forestry Award in March for her work in five urban communities in the previous year. (David Hannula photos.)

POSING FOR A PICTURE WITH THE EASTER BUNNY are Johnny, Olivia, Joe and Jacob O’Brien. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).