MAX, THE KLEINBANK MASCOT took a turn throwing pies at Principal Caryl Gordy, Teacher Karen Nelsen and Assistant Principal Teresa Smock-Potter during the Liberty Elementary School Pennies for Pies event, which raised over $3,000 for the Big Lake Food Shelf.
EIGHTH GRADER ELI FLICKER took fourth place in the state level of the National Geographic Geography Bee held at St. Cloud State University last week. Eli and his brother, Jack, are the only two students from Big Lake to make it into the top 10 round of the state contest. (Submitted photo).
ARCHIVE PHOTO of Mrs. Julia Stevens second graders at Liberty Elementary School engaged in learning with an artist-in-residence. They were learning about “zentangles” and drew some of their own. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).
WATERSHED EVENT. Sherburne SWCD Watershed Coordinator Tiffany
Determan will host the third-annual Mississippi Watershed Event Thursday,
April 24 from 4-7 p.m. in the Monticello Community Center at 505 Walnut St.
SWCD staff and experts from state and federal agencies will be on hand to
discuss lake and stream renovation projects, and refreshments will be
served. (David Hannula photo.)
PAPER TRAIL. Newspapers, tax records, plat books and dozens of
other books and printed items in the collection at the Sherburne History
Center were highlighted during the "Day at the Museum" tour at the facility
last Saturday. One day, the newspapers shown here and many others will be
available on a computer screen, SHC officials said, making family historical
research a much more convenient process. (David Hannula photo.)
OUTSTANDING FORESTRY AWARD. Sherburne SWCD Conservationist Gina Hugo received this Minnesota Community Forestry Award in March for her work in five urban communities in the previous year. (David Hannula photos.)