Archive | May 20, 2011
by Nathan Warner Contributing writer “Our overall goal for Zimmerman’s Wild West Days is to offer the community an amazing event that is as accepting, inclusive, and as accessible as possible,” says Bill Potrament, the president of the Zimmerman Civic Club. Wild West Days will launch this year...Read More
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by Nathan Warner Contributing writer This year, Julie and Shorty Dorweiller will be the grand marshals of the parade, bringing home to Zimmerman more of the great tradition that defines the spectacle.  Julie and Shorty have a long history of announcing for rodeos and parades. Together, they started...Read More
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by Nathan Warner Contributing writer The long-standing tradition of the Wild West Days Soapbox Derby will be sure to draw crowds this year with its original vehicle entries. The derby will be held Sunday, May 29 at 11 a.m. at the corner of Fremont Avenue and Main Street in downtown Zimmerman. There ...Read More
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by Jim Boyle Editor After 18 months of relative obscurity running out Westwood Elementary School, The Crossing Church’s Zimmerman campus has moved into its newest permanent facility in the former Lane’s grocery store. The church will host its first Sunday church service May 22. Most of the 150 p...Read More
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Great River Area Faith in Action launched “Pennies for People,”  a campaign to raise $20,000 to meet a growing need for help to people in the community. Approximately 200 jars with the “Pennies for People” label are being placed in businesses and churches throughout Sherburne, Wright and St...Read More
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Otsego City Council members approved two capital equipment purchases at the May 9 city council meeting. The first item approved was for a 2007 Elgin Pelican street sweeper listed at $82,000. However, the city was able to trade in a 2006 model to bring the actual price down to $77,484. Council member...Read More
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Otsego residents have an opportunity to get involved in their city’s direction. Three commission positions are presently open. Two are on Otsego’s Parks and Recreation Commission, while the other is on the city’s Heritage Preservation Commission. Those interested in applying for either commiss...Read More
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Prairie Park in Otsego could get enlarged if the city and resident Randall Begin can agree on a deal. Otsego would like to purchase 5.9 acres of Begin’s property, which sits across the street from Prairie Park, facing 90th Street. The city already owns 30 acres adjacent to Begin’s land. The accu...Read More
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by Jim Boyle Editor Members of Jet Stream Aquatic Racing will hold a swimathon starting at 5:30 p.m. Monday, May 23 at their home pool at VandenBerge Middle School in Elk River. Club swimmers will be challenged to swim 200 lengths, the equivalent of three miles. They are getting pledges ahead of tim...Read More
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