FOURTH AND FIFTH GRADERS learn archery at school, thanks to a grant from NASP, which paid for equipment which is shared between two schools.

Big Lake kids as archers

Fourth and fifth grade students in Liberty and Independence Schools in Big Lake have an opportunity to learn the basics of archery, thanks to a grant the school district received last year.

BARELY RECOGNIZABLE, Assistant Principal Theresa Smock Potter, fifth-grade Teacher Karen Nelsen, Kindergarten Teacher Taylor Klausen and Principal Caryl Gordy sat still for the annual Pennies for Pies event which raised $2,748.46 for the Big Lake Food Shelf Monday afternoon. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

Pie in the face!

Students at Liberty elementary School raised $2,748.46 in pennies for the Big Lake Food Shelf through their annual Pennies for Pies campaign.

PLAYING THE PART. Autumn Clyde (left) plays Cinderella’s stepmother and Aliyah Agyekum plays Grace, one of the “ugly” sisters.

Cinderella now playing at BLHS

Students at Big Lake High School are deep into rehearsal for their upcoming production of the Rogers and Hammerstein musical Cinderella this week.



Mike Zdychnec, Executive Program Director for Healthcare Management at MN School of Business. (Photo by Ken Francis.)

JEN SCHUMACHER (far left), applauds as 15-year-old Matthew Trutna wins the 2015 Team Liam 5K Saturday. (Photos by Jennifer Edwards).

Kathleen R. Huber

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)
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