BLMS NATIONAL GEOGRAPHY BEE CONTENDERS had to take a test just to be eligible to compete. Competitors are Alex Dembinski, Emma Shiota, Eric Voight, Michael Aubol, Shane Roberts, Isaac Flicker, Ashton Warnke,Sam Hart, Randy Olson and Gabrielle Imm. (Submitted photos).

Geography Bee winners named

 Eighth grader Eric Voight won the Big Lake Middle School National Geography Bee last week and goes on to take the written test to participate at the state level

POETRY OUT LOUD contest winners were (front), Laurel Pietrzak, third place, Karrissa Bechtold, first place, and Jessica Stenberg, second place. Honorable mentions went to Alexander Prom, Hannah Schoening, Aliyah Agykum and Shiloh Zoccoli. Bechtold and Stenberg go on to compete in the next round of competition in Minneapolis March 10. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

Students excel with Poetry Out Loud

Big Lake High School students participated in the Poetry Out Loud competition in the high school auditorium last Friday.



BETTY THIELEN, 88, of Big Lake was seriously injured in a traffic accident on Airport Road in Big Lake Township Thursday afternoon. (Archive photo by Jennifer Edwards).

BIG LAKE MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT COUNCIL have purchased hydration stations for their school and help prevent waste from plastic water bottles. Front row from left to right is Sophie Wesolowski, Emily Zinken, Erin Rootes, Mia Mielke, Destinee Schieck and Annika Holl. Back row from left to right is Erik Poffenberger, Sydney Throolin, Hailey Atwood, Cassie Walsh, Trent Ramert, Isabella Dahlen, Lexi Nau and Ashlyn Mattson. (Submitted photo).

SHERBURNE COUNTY SHERIFF Joel Brott at the Orrock Township meeting Wednesday. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

THE BIG LAKE AMBASSADORS take charge of the serving line.