American Legion

by Paul Rignell Contributing writer The Elk River American Legion increased its order from a smelt supplier for a second annual smelt fry dinner May 28, but the bounty still was not enough as guests who arrived late in the third hour found those fryers to be empty. After seasoning and serving 200 pounds of […]

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Elk River Mayor John Dietz’s monthly meeting at the Elk River American Legion has been cancelled for October. It was to be held Oct. 6 but will not be held due to a candidates forum scheduled for that day. The mayor’s next regularly-scheduled meeting at the Legion will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3.

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VFW 5518 and Legion Post 112 and Ladies Auxiliary members will distribute poppies in Elk River Friday, May 11. Donations stay local and help assist veterans and their families, and mail packages to active duty military personnel.

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I believe the American Legion is an asset to our community. Do you realize that there are men and women who gather together every Saturday just to socialize? There are also organizations that meet weekly. On Memorial Day the Elk River German Band performs there after the Memorial Day service. Food is also available. Many […]

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Thanks for your coverage of the plight of the American Legion building, which is a treasure for the veterans and an important asset to the community. I’m convinced it’s worth the battle to raise $5,000 to eliminate the need for a Nov. 8 sheriff’s sale of the building. What can we do? Make a donation. […]

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by Jim Boyle Editor Brian Gardner gave little thought to joining the Elk River American Legion when he moved to Lions Park Apartments in the mid-1990s. “I thought it was just a drinking establishment for old men,” he recalls. He himself was a recovered alcoholic, so the Legion had little appeal. He’s now the commander […]

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