BULLDOG PLAYERS in pre-season practice.

The Bulldog football team lost their season opener Friday night at Minnetonka in a most-excruciating way - a last-second field goal by the Skippers to wrest a 25-24 victory.

BACK IN THE SADDLE AT SNAKE RIVER FARM. Gail Wilkinson and Tom Barthel enjoy sharing their knowledge and love of horses with friends and family. Wednesday marked their final weekly horse riding session of the summer at Snake River Farm north of Becker. Several of my nieces and nephews really enjoy riding and have been blessed by Tom and Gails generosity.

I just returned home from a long weekend in Dallas, TX. While ranches are quite common in Texas, they are not that prevalent in central Minnesota. Tom Barthel and his wife Gail Wilkinson own and operate Snake River Farm, south of Santiago. 

TEACHER CONTRACTS APPROVED.  The Becker Board of Education approved contract agreements with the Becker Education Association for the 2013-15 and 2015-17 school years by a 5-1 vote in both cases at a special meeting Thursday night.  Shown, from left, are board members Mark Swanson, Jason Kindred and Lori Molus, Sup. Dr. Stephen Malone, Chairman Aaron Jurek, and Board Members Bryan Olson and Sheri Lumley.

The Becker Board of Education approved contract agreements with the Becker Education Association (BEA) for the 2013-15 and 2015-17 school years at a special meeting Thursday night.  Both contracts were approved on a 5-1 vote, with Board Member Sheri Lumley casting the lone negative vote both times.

 BULLDOG PLAYERS in pre-season practice.
BACK IN THE SADDLE AT SNAKE RIVER FARM. Gail Wilkinson and Tom Barthel enjoy sharing their knowledge and love of horses with friends and family. Wednesday marked their final weekly horse riding session of the summer at Snake River Farm north of Becker. Several of my nieces and nephews really enjoy riding and have been blessed by Tom and Gails generosity.
TEACHER CONTRACTS APPROVED.  The Becker Board of Education approved contract agreements with the Becker Education Association for the 2013-15 and 2015-17 school years by a 5-1 vote in both cases at a special meeting Thursday night.  Shown, from left, are board members Mark Swanson, Jason Kindred and Lori Molus, Sup. Dr. Stephen Malone, Chairman Aaron Jurek, and Board Members Bryan Olson and Sheri Lumley.

Sports

SPIKE. Sam Haugen spikes the ball over two Rogers defenders. The Bulldogs lost to the Royals 1-3 at home on Tuesday night.

The Lady Bulldogs fell to the Royals 1-3 in their first home match on Tuesday night. 

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Obituaries

October 26, 1933 - August 26, 2014

Darlene “Dar” Trovall of Becker passed away peacefully to be with her Savior on August 26, 2014.  Her final days were spent with her family and friends at St. Benedict’s Senior Care Center, St.

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