Photo by Debbie Griffin Everyone at Zimmerman High School celebrated homecoming with festivities this week, including a parade Wednesday, a Spirit Fest and coronation Friday and fun costume themes each day. The 2014 homecoming court – some dressed for the day’s character theme and some in their “Thunderwear” – are, from left to right, seated [...]
Submitted photo Samantha Hendricks and Nolan Dwyer paraded around the Elk River High School gymnasium after being crowned homecoming king and queen. Their crowing capped off a boisterous pep fest and led into a parade down School Street, a homecoming football victory over Park Center and a school dance.
by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Three horses named Hope, Gallant and Jojo have found a happy ending to their sad stories. The three are rescue horses that were trained by women from Nowthen. They all competed last weekend in the Trainer’s Challenge of the Unwanted Horse in St. Paul, which was put on by the [...]
by Joni Astrup Associate Editor The city of Elk River is moving ahead with the second phase of a business park near the Northstar train station. The 45-acre project will open up five lots for development in the Nature’s Edge Business Center, located near Highway 10 and 171st Avenue. Two of the lots — 6 [...]
• More than 4,800 votes cast in Ford video contest win food shelf a 2014 Transit Connect by Jim Boyle Editor After an intense daylong volley of back and forth voting that came down to the wire on Sunday, Sept. 14, the wait to hear from Ford Motor Company began. Community Aid Elk River, [...]
• MHS executives, legislators and farm benefactors cheered the groundbreaking for a $10.5 million project by Don Heinzman ECM Publishers Two oxen pulled the plow guided by dignitaries officially breaking the historic ground for a new visitors center Saturday at the 1860s Oliver Kelley Farm in Elk River. Minnesota Historical Society executives, legislators and benefactors cheered [...]
by Joni Astrup Associate Editor A bench memorial in honor of Tom McNair will be installed in a riverfront setting at Bailey Point Nature Preserve in Elk River. McNair was a local banker and Elk River Rotarian who died in 2012. The Elk River Rotary Club has donated $3,500 to the city to pay for [...]
Sept. 17-23 is Constitution Week in Elk River. Mayor John Dietz presented the proclamation Monday to Marilyn Schroeder, of Elk River, representing the Daughters of the American Revolution, Anoka Chapter. Sept. 17 was the 227th anniversary of the drafting of the Constitution.