FUR TRADE. Mike Hoffmann, of Becker, demonstrated his blacksmithing, machining and metal working techniques at Jan Donelson’s Christmas Tree Farm north of Becker the two weekends after Thanksgiving. He has been a fixture at Jan Donelson’s tree farm for the past 16 Christmas seasons. Hoffmann sold his unique, hand-crafted wares at the tree farm, including furs, iron work, tomahawks, axes, period clothing and knives.
Mike Hoffmann grew up in a tool shop. Well, not literally. Mike’s dad was a machinist and tool maker. He was employed at St. Cloud Reformatory and retired after working for 15 years in the license plant at the prison. Mike shares his father’s passion for working with metal and his spent his life working with metal.
 
BULLDOG ALEXA HANOWSKI (L) dribbles past Hornet Courtney Nelson (R) during last Friday’s game in Big Lake in which Becker won 58-47. Hanowski had 24 points in three games this past week to help Becker improve to 3-3.
The Becker Bulldog girls basketball team improved to a .500 record on the year with two wins and one loss this past week. Becker 53, Milaca 32 Amanda Lindsay scored 10 points to lead Becker (3-3, 1-1 GRC) past Milaca at home Tuesday. 
OAKWOOD CHURCH in Becker will be holding their fifth annual “Road to Bethlehem” live nativity in the parking lot of Becker Furniture World Dec. 21-22-23. Members of the church volunteer to act in one of the 10 stages of the nativity story while visitors drive up in the comfort of their warm vehicles.
Oakwood Church in Becker will be featuring their fifth annual Road to Bethlehem live nativity the three days of Dec. 21-22-23 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m in the parking lot of Becker Furniture World.
 
FUR TRADE. Mike Hoffmann, of Becker, demonstrated his blacksmithing, machining and metal working techniques at Jan Donelson’s Christmas Tree Farm north of Becker the two weekends after Thanksgiving. He has been a fixture at Jan Donelson’s tree farm for the past 16 Christmas seasons. Hoffmann sold his unique, hand-crafted wares at the tree farm, including furs, iron work, tomahawks, axes, period clothing and knives.
BULLDOG ALEXA HANOWSKI (L) dribbles past Hornet Courtney Nelson (R) during last Friday’s game in Big Lake in which Becker won 58-47. Hanowski had 24 points in three games this past week to help Becker improve to 3-3.
OAKWOOD CHURCH in Becker will be holding their fifth annual “Road to Bethlehem” live nativity in the parking lot of Becker Furniture World Dec. 21-22-23. Members of the church volunteer to act in one of the 10 stages of the nativity story while visitors drive up in the comfort of their warm vehicles.

Sports

BECKER’S ADAM BAUMAN (L) got the Bulldogs off to their winning ways with a major decision win over Dan Schneider, 11-2, after the first five matches Thursday night went to Foley wrestlers., JACOB BERNING (R) faced a formidable foe in Foley’s Ryan Dunlap at Thursday’s home meet. Berning lost the match in a major decision, 13-2.
The Becker Bulldogs wrestling team lost to Foley Thursday at home and finished in the lower half of teams in last weekend’s tournament in Brainerd.
 

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Obituaries

Steven M. McKee, age 51 of Hanover, passed away on Sunday, December 7. Mass of Christian Burial for Steven will be Friday, December 12 at 11 a.m.

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