Archive | May 17, 2013

A: May 15 was designated National Peace Officer’s Memorial Day in 1962 by President John F. Kennedy. The week containing May 15, which is May 12-18 this year, was designated National Police Week. National activities are hosted each year in Washington, D.C., to honor those law enforcement officers who made the ultimate sacrifice the previous [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor Capt. Bob Stangler was only few short months into his career as an officer when he learned fatal accidents would be the toughest part of his job. “They’re so sudden,” he said. “You have to deliver that message to a family member. People take it for granted that their loved one [...]

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The Sandhill Photography Club is sponsoring its second annual Powered by Nature Independence Day photography contest. Continuing to key off of Elk River’s branding initiatives, the club has expanded the contest to include multiple categories and a people’s choice award to be selected but the public at the ArtSoup Community Arts Festival in downtown Elk [...]

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An alliance between  the industrial busiesses CDI, Sportech and Alliance Machine in Elk River who hosted a Red Cross Blood Drive on Wednesday, May 8. “CDI is always looking for things like this to participate in to help our community,” said Pat O’Brien, owner of CDI. The three companies asked fellow employees to give blood [...]

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Where’s Waldo? He’s coming to downtown Elk River and Zimmerman, but you’ll  have to find him. The famous children’s book character in the striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is visiting 50 different local businesses throughout the Zimmerman and Elk River communities this July.  Those who spot him  in local businesses can win prizes and more [...]

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by Nathan Warner Contributing writer Named after local legend Anna Mae Illiff, Anna Mae’s Mercantile will close down Main Street in Zimmerman next week for Wild West Days. Organized by new Civic Club member Amy Hicks, the Mercantile runs next Friday through Sunday, hosting a record range of vendors, in memory of one of Zimmerman’s [...]

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by Nathan Warner Contributing writer Summer revs up next weekend with Zimmerman’s First Invitational Bike and Car Show, Saturday, May 25, at Countryside Collision Center. Planned and organized by new Zimmerman Civic Club member Kris Hicks, the show promises to be remarkable and memorable. “In addition to the great local engines to be represented, we [...]

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by Britt Aamodt Contributing writer Alice Thibodeau had recently turned 50. She went with her daughter Jodi and two grandchildren to McDonald’s in Maple Grove. Her daughter looked at her and said, “Mom, is there something you’ve always wanted to do and never done? Something you haven’t told anybody about?” There was. Thibodeau had always [...]

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• Powered by Nature theme to include three categories and people’s choice award as well   The Sandhill Photography Club is sponsoring its second annual Powered by Nature Independence Day photography contest. Continuing to key off of Elk River’s branding initiatives, the club has expanded the contest to include multiple categories and a people’s choice [...]

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