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.

FIVE YOUNG MEN who are ready for school to start again are Miles Olson, Joey Caliguiri, Chase Bologi, Luke Hettler and Max Nelson, who all attended the Night to Unite BLPD Picnic in the Park. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards.)

School is just around the corner

Summer marches on and the calendar reminds us that in a few short weeks, Big Lake students will go back to school.



MISCHIEF MANAGED is the name of Leah Corder’s family counseling business now open in Big Lake above the Fudgin’ Delicious Ice Cream Shop. Wednesday the Big Lake Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting at her office. Pictured above from left to right are Mayor Raeanne Danielowski, City Clerk Gina Wolbeck, State Rep. Nick Zerwas, Economic Development Specialist Heidi Steinmetz, Leah Corder and Darla, the Great Dane, Accountant Michelle Backlund, Ken Geroux of Ken Geroux Construction and Chamber President Tricia Skodje.

SWIMMING CHAMPION Madison Starr enjoys having lunch with Darlene Lanz, who grew up in Big Lake.

GRAND KNIGHT Dennis Nagorski donated blood at the American Red Cross blood drive Monday. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

Interim City Admin-istrator and Finance Director Jessica Green has accepted another job with Northland Securities as the V.P. of Public Finance and her last day with the City of Big Lake is Dec. 12.