Ethan Assmann of Tolar, Texas loses his hat during his ride in the Bareback Riding event on Friday, June 26 in the 61st annual Buffalo PRCA Championship Rodeo. Assmann scored 70 while riding his horse “Cherokee Country.” (Photo by Rob LaPlante)


Specialty Act Jerry Wayne Olson, and his 22-year-old Palomino horse Justin Boots, salute the audience during the 61st Annual Buffalo PRCA Championship Rodeo last weekend June 26-27 at the Buffalo Rodeo Grounds. (Photo by Shelby Maznio)


Team South defensive end, Cal Redemske (left) of Maple Lake, defends two North players during the 42nd Annual MFCA Tackle Cancer All-Star Football Game last Saturday, June 27 at Husky Stadium on the campus of St. Cloud State University. Redemske had two tackles in helping the South defeat North 21-10. (Photos by Rob LaPlante)


BHS Music Director Tracy Hagstrom Durant (center) holds a crystal award presented to the BHS Theatre Arts and Music Department. The group was honored for several awards including Outstanding Overall Production for the musical “Children of Eden.” The awards took place on Sunday, June 14 in the 10th Annual Hennepin Theatre Trust 2014-15 SpotLight Musical Showcase at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis. Pictured (in no order) are some of the cast members from BHS: Jonah Schmitz, Patrick Lubben, Lauren Cepress, Brandon Bednarek, Katie Swartzer, Emma Maxson, Lydia Jagodzinski, Mallery Rabehl, Joey Patterson, Emily Twardy, Grant Walker, Alec Waters, Jonny Miller, Spencer Herdklotz, Mattie Lubben, Noah  Gilbertson, Ingrid Nelson, Madelyn Backes, Josiah Crawford, Kelly Winczewski  (Submitted photos)


Members of The HERD band section (front row, left-right): Hannah Zimmerman, Rachel Bursch, Andrew Scherber, and Sam Twardy, perform the clarinet and flute sections during their performance on Friday, June 26 in the Rapids River Days Parade in Sauk Rapids. The HERD finished second overall with a score of 83.6. (Photo by Brian Kolling)