Andrew Paul Pittman
Andrew Paul Pittman, age 47, of Duluth and formerly of Big Lake, passed away at St. Mary’s Hospital in Duluth  on Wednesday, July 16, 2014.  Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, August 2, 2014, at 10:30 AM at Church of Mary of the Visitation, 440 Lake St.

FORTY-FIVE YOUTHS AND NINE ADULTS traveled to Ashland, MT to participate in a mission trip at an Indian Reservation last week. The group was led by Youth Pastor Doug Watercott of Mary of the Visitation Catholic Church in Becker/Big Lake. (Submitted Photo)
Doug Watercott recently led a team of 54 people to Ashland, MT for a mission trip to help the people of the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation “right” a few things and re-focus their lives.

Dazzling Dave the Yo-Yo Man
Dazzling Dave the Yo-yo Man brought his fast-  paced yo-yo show to the Big Lake Public Library Wednesday. About 40 young people and their parents attended.

Graniteman Triathlon in Clearwater
BICYCLISTS RACED ALONG Co. Rd. 75 Saturday morning during the second leg of the Graniteman Triathlon in Clearwater. Athletes swam .46 miles in Warner Lake, rode their bikes 14.3 miles, then finished with a 3.1 mile run. There were 251 finishers - 145 men and 106 women. The overall winner was Casey Miller, 35 of Baxter, MN in a time of 1:05.57.

THE CITY OF CLEARWATER is no longer accepting brush near the maintenance building on Co. Rd. 75. The maintenance crew is picking up brush the first Wednesday of each month with curbside pick-up. The site will be used for installation of a solar energy system. Residents can still drop off leaves and grass cuttings at the compost site behind the maintenance.
Last month, the City of Clearwater closed its brush dropoff site near the maintenance building on Co. Rd. 75. The site had been an issue in recent years because whenever the city burned the brush, smoke from the pile was traveling across the road into neighbors’ homes.

THE CLEARWATER DEPOT BUILDING at 340 South Walnut Street.
The Clearwater City Council last week agreed to help a dental business relocate in the Clearwater Depot building at 340 South Walnut Street. Wayne Elam from Commercial Realty Solutions told the council he had a purchase agreement for the property but some language in a deed restriction was holding up the closing.

Andrew Paul Pittman

FORTY-FIVE YOUTHS AND NINE ADULTS traveled to Ashland, MT to participate in a mission trip at an Indian Reservation last week. The group was led by Youth Pastor Doug Watercott of Mary of the Visitation Catholic Church in Becker/Big Lake. (Submitted Photo)

Dazzling Dave the Yo-Yo Man

Graniteman Triathlon in Clearwater

THE CITY OF CLEARWATER is no longer accepting brush near the maintenance building on Co. Rd. 75. The maintenance crew is picking up brush the first Wednesday of each month with curbside pick-up. The site will be used for installation of a solar energy system. Residents can still drop off leaves and grass cuttings at the compost site behind the maintenance.

THE CLEARWATER DEPOT BUILDING at 340 South Walnut Street.

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BIG LAKE COBORN’S raised $1,500 for the Big Lake Fire Dept. during the month of May through the sale of buttons, t-shirts and brats. Sherri Lommel and Store Manager Mitch Utecht presented Big Lake Fire fighters Jason Smith and Lyle Lommel with the funds in appreciation of all their efforts on behalf of the community. (Submitted photo).

Coborns leads $1500 effort for fire rescue

Big Lake Coborn’s Manager Mitch Utecht stumbled on a great idea, to support Big Lake, thanks to his employees.

GRAND KNIGHT DENNIS NAGORSKI of the Knights of Columbus presented Big Lake Chief of Police Joel Scharf and Becker Chief of Police Brent Baloun with a donation of prescription drug drop-boxes for each city. Along with marijuana, prescription drugs are often abused because of easy access. Keeping them out of the water system is important to protect the environment. Now our residents have a safe way to dispose of their unwanted or out-dated medications. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

KCs present police with drug drop boxes

The Knights of Columbus from Mary of the Visitation Catholic Church in Becker and Big Lake donated almost $1,800 to purchase prescription drug drop boxes for the police departments in both cities

SHERBURNE COUNTY 4-H’ers got some hands-on experience working at the 4-H foodstand at the fairgrounds Wednesday evening in preparation for the Sherburne County Fair, which starts Wednesday. About 60 kids from six different 4-H clubs learned how to grill burgers, cook fries and hot dogs and serve customers during the orientation event. Above are Big Lakers Katie Olson (left), Kirsten Olson and Taylor Muehlbauer cooking fries and Bailey Muehlbauer (right) getting hamburger buns ready. (Photo by Ken Francis.)

4-H'ers excited about their food stand

The Sherburne County Fair starts this week, and wherever there’s a fair, there’s food.

FRESH FLAME BURGER serves up fast food with its own flair on Hwy. 10 in Big Lake. Clara Henderson, Kari Luckey and Jamall Whitelaw ordered their food to go from restaurant owner Gus Afrooz. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

Fresh Flame Burger a Flaming

The old A&W and Long John Silvers restaurants at On The Run Gas station are gone and the fast food restaurant with its drive-up window are under new manage

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Andrew Paul Pittman

FORTY-FIVE YOUTHS AND NINE ADULTS traveled to Ashland, MT to participate in a mission trip at an Indian Reservation last week. The group was led by Youth Pastor Doug Watercott of Mary of the Visitation Catholic Church in Becker/Big Lake. (Submitted Photo)

Dazzling Dave the Yo-Yo Man

Graniteman Triathlon in Clearwater

THE CITY OF CLEARWATER is no longer accepting brush near the maintenance building on Co. Rd. 75. The maintenance crew is picking up brush the first Wednesday of each month with curbside pick-up. The site will be used for installation of a solar energy system. Residents can still drop off leaves and grass cuttings at the compost site behind the maintenance.