Archive | June 7, 2013

(Editor’s note: Below is a listing of scholarships of $1,000 or more to area students who have graduated from Elk River High School, Ivan Sand Community High School, Rogers High School, Spectrum High School and Zimmerman High School.) Elk River High School Kasey Beran, Elk River Fire & Ambulance Service Jack Kreuser Memorial Scholarship, $1,000 Joshua Chuba, Noelle M. Anderson Scholarship, $1,000 Derek Cross, Great River Energy, $1,000 Anessa DeMers, Great River Energy, $1,000 Abigail Dery, Ramsey Lions Scholarship, $1,000 Ryann Eckblad,  Noelle M. Anderson Scholarship, $1,000 Anna Gadach, Three Rivers Foundation, $1,000 Terry Hadden, Ramsey Lions Scholarship, $1,000 Anna Haugen, The Bank of Elk River, $1,000 Lauren Hipsag, Connexus Energy, $1,000 Emma Hohlen, Fairview-Northland Medical Center, $1,000 Corissa Howard, ERHS Yearbook Scholarship, $1,000 Dustin Johnson, Three Rivers Foundation, $1,000 Austin Kettner, Three Rivers Foundation, $1,000 Emily Kirscht, Three Rivers Foundation, $1,000 Alix Klang, Fairview Northland Medical Staff, $1,000 Haley Lenz-Severson, ERHS Yearbook Scholarship, $1,000 Rebecca Lieser, Christopher Lange Memorial Scholarship, $1,000 Taylor Lorentz, Noelle M. Anderson Scholarship, $1,000 Jordan Mathewson, Dana Hunt Art Scholarship, $1,000 Abigail McDonald, First National Financial  Services, $2,013 Katie McElhone, Noelle M. Anderson Scholarship, $1,000 Ryan Nguyen, James P. Voight Scholarship, $1,000 Isabella Nordahl, Connexus Energy, $1,000 Brandon O’Connor, Dana Hunt Art Scholarship, $1,000.00 and the Great River Energy scholarship for $1,000 Miranda Olson, Ramsey Lions Scholarship, $1,000 Scott Reber, Great River Energy, $1,000 Mariah Rustom, Great River Energy, $1,000 Aaron Schwab, Cretex Co. in Memory Of John H. Bailey, $10,000 Allison Schwab, Halgren Family Scholarship, $1,000 and the Lyle Christensen Memorial Golf Scholarship, $1,000 Holly Skalsky, Three Rivers Foundation, $1,000 Will Strei, Connexus Energy, $1,000 Ashley  Tchalla, Three Rivers Foundation, $1,000 Emily Thao, Ramsey Lions Scholarship, $1,000 Anna Weeks, Three Rivers Foundation, $1,000 Rogers High School  Mitchell Biehl, $1,000, Rogers Lions Erik Bremer, $1,000, Oliver Kapsner Leadership-Rogers Lions Cameron Bursch, $1,000, Three Rivers Community Foundation Grace Cullen, $2,013, First National Financial Services Caroline DeWerd, $1,000, Three Rivers Community Foundation Megan Dobberstein, $1,000, Rogers Royals Tip Off Club Zachary Dohmen, $1,000,  Ted Biren Volunteer-Rogers Lions Kelsey Frain,  $1,000, Rogers Royals Tip Off Club Elizabeth Glass, $1,000, Rogers Royals Tip Off Club Erin Gustafson, $1,000, Rogers Lions Megan Hebert, $1,000, Fairview Northland Medical Staff Kirsten Heikkinen, $1,000, Rogers Royals Tip Off Club [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor Downtown Elk River just got busier on Thursday nights. Reading Frenzy and the Elk River Area Arts Alliance kicked off their town picnic and author grilling schedule that fed right into the Downtown Concert Series sponsored by The Bank of Elk River each year. The first band was Arch Allies, a [...]

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Downtown bars have agreed to partner again to bring about a second annual pub crawl Saturday, June 29, for the benefit of the Elk River Independence Day celebration. The crawl will kick off with registration at 2:30 p.m. at the Elk River American Legion before making its way to Sunshine Depot, McCoy’s Pub and the [...]

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A History Day event will be held in Elk River in conjunction with the ArtSoup festival on Saturday, June 15. Events include: •10 a.m. to noon: An old town ball game at Handke Stadium, 1170 Main St. •1 p.m.: A fashion show by the Living History Society in downtown Elk River. •2 p.m.: Best historic [...]

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The Zimmerman City Council has voted unanimously to use a different credit card processing company called Payment Service Network, which should save the city more than $400 per month currently on fees associated with people paying their bills with credit cards. The new company will also allow payment to be more flexible and allow for [...]

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Bids have been received for the Second Avenue North street improvement project to connect 45 to Second Street East in Zimmerman. Assessments were published based on the best bid received, and the public hearing was Saturday, June 8. Roger Muntzer, a Zimmerman property owner, was disgruntled with how high the assessments were. He argued the [...]

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Motorists and residents along County Road 4 and in the area may have wondered and worried about the large plume of thick black smoke from a residential area. Many drivers even pulled off of County Road 4 to check out what was a training session on structure fires. Zimmerman Fire burned down a building on [...]

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Zimmerman: Cassie Ortberg, star athlete, puts classes first by Bruce Strand Arts Editor For Cassie Ortberg, earning the valedictorian award was just the final plum in a most fruitful high school experience at Zimmerman. Ortberg, daughter of Janet and John Ortberg, notched a 4.017 grade-point-average, tops in a class of 135 students. She’s a star athlete, [...]

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