Ida's Gherkin

One of the surest signs of the approach of autumn at The Citizen is the departure of my colleague Bill Morgan, who makes his annual pilgrimage to the shrine of All Things Minnesotan on a Stick at just this time of year, the last fling of summer, the Minnesota State Fair.

The Becker Buzzards’ season ended last weekend as they went 2-2 in the state tournament.  It was the first year of a one class tournament which meant the Buzzards played with the AA teams as well as the class A teams. Buzzards Co-Manager Mark Kolbinger said he was really pleased with the results.  

IT WAS A SEA OF ORANGE with a few splashes of blues, blacks, pinks and yellows as Saturday’s fourth annual Haitian Hustle 5K Fun Run for Education kicked off in the parking lot by Becker High School.

Last weekend, hundreds of people from all around the area gathered at Becker High School to participate in the annual Haitian Hustle 5k Fun Run for Education.

ROADSIDE FARM STANDS LIKE NORM’S AND SVIHEL’S are seeing business pick up as more people journey to local farms to buy vegetables and fruits in the freshest way possible. Kathy Uram and Linda Johnson of Monticello (left photo) shopped for tomatoes and corn and got advice from Sara Johnson at Norm Johnson’s stand in Becker Twp. Rosie Beager of Becker and her grandkids, Bryce and Hayden Sweeter (right photo) bought corn, cantaloupe, peaches and blueberries from Tanya Pohoretska of Svihel Farms in Foley.

Last week was proclaimed “Farmers Market Week” in Minnesota by Gov. Mark Dayton to celebrate the benefits of farmers markets and the agricultural products farmers provide.

Word came from Becker Public Schools Thursday that the Becker teachers union and Becker board negotiators had reached a tentative agreement for a new two-year salary and benefit package.

Ida's Gherkin
IT WAS A SEA OF ORANGE with a few splashes of blues, blacks, pinks and yellows as Saturday’s fourth annual Haitian Hustle 5K Fun Run for Education kicked off in the parking lot by Becker High School.
ROADSIDE FARM STANDS LIKE NORM’S AND SVIHEL’S are seeing business pick up as more people journey to local farms to buy vegetables and fruits in the freshest way possible. Kathy Uram and Linda Johnson of Monticello (left photo) shopped for tomatoes and corn and got advice from Sara Johnson at Norm Johnson’s stand in Becker Twp. Rosie Beager of Becker and her grandkids, Bryce and Hayden Sweeter (right photo) bought corn, cantaloupe, peaches and blueberries from Tanya Pohoretska of Svihel Farms in Foley.

Sports

PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT. The Becker Bulldogs are hard at work running plays for their on the road meet against the Minnetonka Skippers Aug. 29.

The Becker Bulldog football team will start the 2014 season on the road against the Minnetonka Skippers Aug. 29.

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Obituaries

March 19, 1958 - August 8, 2014

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at Faith Lutheran Church in Becker for Jon L.

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