Big Star Lake Association

Welcome to the Big Star Lake Association site.   We hope the information here will be useful and look forward to your input and additions.  Welcome to the next exciting stage in the evolution of our new website. The new website also has exactly the same content as our old site, but just moved around some of the content locations.

The new site will work fine in all main browsers but we recommend the following:
For Windows : IE6 / IE7 / Safari / Firefox2.
For Macs: Safari / Firefox 2.
For Linux: Firefox 2.
We suggest a minimum screen resolution of 1024×768 pixels.
We hope you’ll notice some big improvements straight away and the site should be self-explanatory. We hope you enjoy the use and look of it as much as we had fun re-designing it.


January 30th, 2016
It is with great sadness that I have to announce the passing of Reverend Bill Dobson to the Big Star Lake Family. Reverend Dobson served faithfully for many years at the Lake Community Church. Bill was loved, respected, and helpful to many of the children and families in our area. We passed away Wednesday night in Florida. Funeral plans are still pending. I will announce any information about the funeral services as soon as I it comes to me. Reverend Dobson loved our Lake Community and cherished his time at the Marquette Trails as well. Larry Treece, President

December 28th, 2015
Happy Holidays from The Big Star Lake Association. A new feature in the website is NEWS. You can find it under the About section. Joining him in the spirit of Christmas is Don B, Bob R,Sheila M, and Brent H. The front row is the Treece Grand children hoping to get candy from Sheila M and Uncle Don Britton.

December 16th, 2015
Thanks to Sharon M Van Dyken for the great picture. Her picture is perfect for the seasonal change. Who will have a picture for the spring?

December 2nd, 2015
Season’s Greetings to all BSLA Members. Just wanted to let everyone know, that the Fall/Winter Newsletter is in the mail. You will enjoy the information in this newsletter. If for some reason you do not get a copy, please contact us through the web site with you correct mailing address.
I have attended several of the Lake Township meetings. I have also spoken with our new Sheriff Dennis Robinson. He has been with the Lake County Sheriff’s Department for many years and works with the K-9 unit as well as the Marine Patrol. Sheriff Robinson assures me of a firm commitment to training and safety when it comes to the Lake County waterways. I look forward to meeting him again this month to review the past year with SGT Bob Myers our new Marine officer in 2015.
I also had a chance to meet with John Drake regarding some Big Star Lake history. He passed on to me a historical manuscript which his uncle has written about early Big Star life. It was just fantastic.!!! I can tell you this, when you drive by the" Old Bowery" site, you are driving by one of the former hottest spots for food, dancing and entertainment in Lake County. So beware of the "GHOST" of the Bowery as you drive by that empty lot near Ridge Road. Thanks to John Drake for sharing all the historical information.
All is pretty quiet at the Township level except that tax bills are coming out soon if not already today. Have a Merry Christmas. Please remember Tom Miller’s family in prayer as they grieve their loss of "Fisherman" Tom Miller. Thank you all for your support. Larry Treece-President

November 8th, 2015
It is with great sadness that I tell you of the passing of our "Big Star Fisherman",Tom Miller. I got a call from his son Sam, who informed me that Tom had passed away in his sleep last night. Services will be in Southfield, Michigan at the John Molnar Funeral Home. I had just spoke to Tom last week as he had finished up the BSLA newsletter article on fishing.
Tom was just astounded how the contest was coming along and the interest that had been generated this past year. Tom was a supportive member of our group at BSLA and took over the Fishing Contest from Bob Bromley, two men who really cared about sport fishing on our Lake. We will miss him, but will always remember his support to BSLA and the improvement of sport fishing.
I fondly remember a saying he liked.  It went like this: "a FISH is an animal that grows the fastest between the time it is caught and the time the fisherman describes the story to his friends." Thank you Tom, from all of us and our sympathy to his family and his family at Big Star Lake.
Larry Treece-President

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Links to other Big Star sites

Big Star Lake History

Fireworks July 4th

Camp Tall Oaks, 7153 S. Rebecca Rd in Baldwin Michigan