Retirement party for outgoing street superintendent Phil Hals is Jan. 3

The city of Elk River will host an open house retirement party for Phil Hals, who is retiring after 30 years of dedicated service.

The event, which is open to the public, will be held  from 1 to 4 p.m. Jan. 3 at the new Elk River Maintenance Facility. The building is located at 19000 Proctor Road.  There will be cake, bars, cookies, coffee and punch.