Archive | May 20, 2011

Blunt Betty Lou Blunt, 81, of Zimmerman, died Tuesday, May 17, 2011. Per her wishes, private family services were held.  Memorials are preferred to Guardian Angels, 280 Evans Ave. N.W., Elk River, Minn. 55330. Her survivors are her children, Jim (Jerry), Patrick (Rosella), Joe (Pat), and Cecilia Niedzielski;  daughter-in-law, Colleen Matthiesen; 12 grandchildren; 21 great [...]

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Ewy Jason “Jay” Ewy, 41, of Elk River, died unexpectedly at home Wednesday, May 11, 2011. He was a graduate of Deer Creek High School, graduating in 1988. He married Jill Johnson on March 19, 1994. Mr. Ewy graduated from Dakota Aero Tech College in 1990. His career started with US Air in Salisbury, Md., [...]

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Miller Frank P. Miller, 70, died Wednesday, May 11, 2011, of leukemia. He was born Jan. 2, 1941, in Little Falls, to Lawrence and Anna (Sonoski) Miller. He moved to Elk River in the late 1970s and began working at the Fullerton and River Valley lumber yards. He worked in the maintenance department at the [...]

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Andersen Mary Agnes Andersen, 77, of Zimmerman, died Thursday, May 12, 2011. She was born on May 27, 1933, to William and Mary (Gallagher) Wilson of Zimmerman. On June 2, 1956, she married Nels C. Andersen. Together, they were charter members of the Zimmerman Evangelical Free Church, where Mrs. Andersen remained active until her last [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor The Elk River City Council gave Annie Deckert, the marketing and business development administrator for the city of Elk River, a huge vote of confidence. They decided Monday, May 16, to promote her outright to the director of economic development post vacated by Cathy Mehelich, who has taken a job with [...]

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by Bob Grawey Staff writer “Gifted and determined.” That is how Spectrum High School Director Vanessta Spark describes the charter school’s third graduating class. It is also the biggest class at 66 graduates, compared to the first graduating class of 28 students. Of this year’s graduating class, 10 students finished their high school years with [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor The Elk River Area Arts Alliance has made a conscious decision to support downtown restaurants and businesses at this year’s ArtSoup community arts festival. Food at the June 18 event will be limited to local fare, and these vendors have had booth fees waived and told they wouldn’t have to worry [...]

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