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OLD eMAC COMPUTERS dating back to 1998, await recycling in the hallways. The school district has been replacing them slowly. These few are the last to go. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

School doors are ready for opening

Big Lake students and their parents are gearing up for their return to school in September, while the school district puts a few last minute touches on their buildings.

PRINCIPAL DARREN KERN, who is working on his doctorate, will be the new principal at Independence Elementary School when students go back in September. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

Kern to lead staff at Independence

Students at Big Lake’s Independence Elementary School will meet their new Principal Darren Kern when they return to school in September.

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Pictured back row left to right: Alixandra Virnig, Claire Ireland, Kammory Josewski, Jayden Prill, Makayla Hintz, Taya Fjone, Emily Earney. Middle row left to right: Emily Steen, Olivia Stockham, Lily Peterson, Natalie Johnson, Maddie Fitzgibbons. Front row: Macy Farrier (Submitted photo.)

Big Lake Township resident Jeff Krischano, wins back to back national powerboat racing championships.

COBORN’S HAS GIFT GIVING IDEAS and great food. Pictured are Ashley Peltier and Nick Miller, giving away samples at Taste of the Holidays. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER FINALISTS at last weeks Big Lake Chamber of Commerce Christmas get together were Dr. Bill Mickle of Great River Spine and Sport, Chad Lofgren of Lofgren Construction, Gillian Kleppel of Anytime Fitness, and Big Lake Chief of Police Joel Scharf for his Duck Dynasty monstrosity. Dr. Mickle was the winner.