BIG LAKE COBORN’S STAFF have been raising funds for the Big Lake Fire Dept. through brat sales and the sale of buttons. Last week Coborns’s staff posed for a picture by the grill. Front row are Vicki Sabre and Kitty Underwood. Back row is Ashley Pelkey, Amy Fiester, Manager Mitch Utecht, Melissa Schafer, Michelle Galvin, Matt Schacht, Curt Allgood and John Howard. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).
There is still time to contribute to Coborn’s Big Lake Fire Dept. appreciation event, held throughout the month of May.

MEMBERS OF THE Big Lake American Legion flag corps, at attention during Monday’s Memorial Day services. From left, Dennis Gail, Don McVeigh, Don Deuel and Gary Poslusny. (Photos by Gary W. Meyer)
A weekend of rainy skies gave way to a slight mist as Big Lakers celebrated their Memorial Day services at Big Lake Cemetery Monday.    A nice crowd turned out to remember their fallen and deceased, reminded of that by the Rev. Marty Mably of Lord of Glory Lutheran Church.

Xcel Energy Plant in Becker.
Xcel Energy — long criticized by environmentalists as catalysts to pollution throughout the state — has come to an agreement to bridle emissions at their Sherco Power Plant in Becker.

Larry and Lavina Pattee
Larry and Lavina Pattee, who make their home in Big Lake, have always enjoyed travel, so when they found an opportunity to travel to Cuba with the Rhodes Scholar program (formerly known as Elder Hostel), recently, they were eager to sign up.

Gene Graff
Sherburne County Veterans Service Officer Gene Graff retired Friday after seven years with the county. Graff, who grew up on a farm in Northfield, has served his country in one capacity or another since leaving the farm to join the Reserves at age 21.

Felix Schmiesing standing in front of his poultry barn.
Avian influenza, more commonly known as bird flu, has killed more than eight million birds in Minnesota’s  poultry flocks in 2015. It’s approaching 33 million in Iowa. Some were victims of the flu itself. But the majority have been euthanized to prevent the spread of the disease.

BIG LAKE COBORN’S STAFF have been raising funds for the Big Lake Fire Dept. through brat sales and the sale of buttons. Last week Coborns’s staff posed for a picture by the grill. Front row are Vicki Sabre and Kitty Underwood. Back row is Ashley Pelkey, Amy Fiester, Manager Mitch Utecht, Melissa Schafer, Michelle Galvin, Matt Schacht, Curt Allgood and John Howard. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

MEMBERS OF THE Big Lake American Legion flag corps, at attention during Monday’s Memorial Day services. From left, Dennis Gail, Don McVeigh, Don Deuel and Gary Poslusny. (Photos by Gary W. Meyer)

Xcel Energy Plant in Becker.

Larry and Lavina Pattee

Gene Graff

Felix Schmiesing standing in front of his poultry barn.

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RIVERS OF HOPE STAFFERS, front from left, Carl Young, youth advocate (counselor), Alison Likens, Sherburne County advocate, Jodi Vannett, executive director. Rear, Lisa Thompson, office manager, Laurel Thompson, Wright County advocate. Not pictured, Jody Mowry, fund development. A seventh staffer, Michelle Wicken, in domestic violence/youth advocate position, will start April 16. (Photo by Gary W. Meyer)

Rivers of Hope staff moves into new quarters

Rivers of Hope staffers opened their doors and welcomed the public to view their new office in Monticello Wednesday.

BIG LAKE FLORAL AND GIFT has a new owner. Lacey Sizer bought the business started in the same location 30 years ago by Trisha Moos with help from her mom, Jean Nelson. (Submitted photo).

Big Lake Floral in new hands after 30 years

Big Lake Floral and Gift changed hands this week as Trisha Moos officially handed over the reigns of the flower shop to Lacey Sizer after 30 years of business.

FULL HOUSE. The annual Sherburne History Center fundraiser, titled "Rhythm & Brews" drew a good-sized crowd to the Carousell Works in Big Lake Saturday night (March 21). The event raised $2,100 for the SHC, significantly ahead of last year's earnings, according to Exec. Director Mike Brubaker. (Photo by David Hannula)

History center has a good night

The Sherburne History Center had a good night Saturday (March 21), raising a record $2,100 at their fundraiser at the Carousell Works in Big Lake, reports Executive Director Mike Brubaker.

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BIG LAKE COBORN’S STAFF have been raising funds for the Big Lake Fire Dept. through brat sales and the sale of buttons. Last week Coborns’s staff posed for a picture by the grill. Front row are Vicki Sabre and Kitty Underwood. Back row is Ashley Pelkey, Amy Fiester, Manager Mitch Utecht, Melissa Schafer, Michelle Galvin, Matt Schacht, Curt Allgood and John Howard. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

MEMBERS OF THE Big Lake American Legion flag corps, at attention during Monday’s Memorial Day services. From left, Dennis Gail, Don McVeigh, Don Deuel and Gary Poslusny. (Photos by Gary W. Meyer)

Larry and Lavina Pattee